Shattered Pieces

I looked at the mirror and saw my future. I frowned a bit and suddenly a smile broke across my face. It was unbelievable. I was surprised myself. How in the world did this happen? I never believed this was even possible. The odds weren’t that favorable at all. Despite everything, I was there standing … Continue reading Shattered Pieces

Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete

With a year left, coming back to play Taekwondo one more time for my university is as important for me as to finishing my degree. Once Mapua Institute of Technology, now Mapua University; my life in MU (although MIT sounds great) is at its peak intensity. Throughout my stay in Mapua, I've been constantly asked … Continue reading Life in Mapua: Student-Athlete Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School

Last April 26, I received my list of matches for "The World in Your Classroom - Taiwan" project from the organization. Quickly after reading the matches, another email popped up in my inbox. Teacher Tracy (Hsuan Chen) greeted me with a warm message. One of the highlights of her message must be her introduction of … Continue reading Taipei Municipal Datong Senior High School

#DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures.  Leaving the Philippines last February, the last two familiar faces I saw were Kike's and Blanca's. Meeting them last January was one of the highlights of my comeback in Mapua. I met Blanca first when AJ wasn't able to meet her as the student buddy. A week … Continue reading #DawningInTaiwan: Viaje rápido? Vámonos!

A Look Back at #AlennaFitat18

Note: Photos below. #AlennaFitat18 (months long of hashtags on gaining abs and getting fitter) was an ultimate goal which is all about my 18th birthday which turned out to be quite a rare experience. Back then, the day itself almost came out to be terrible. Now, it's laughable. Months before my birthday, I eyed on … Continue reading A Look Back at #AlennaFitat18

Of All Places

I've only been away from home for a few times. The places I've been into gave me unique experiences. Most were great. Some were tedious. Others were insane. However, the last time I went away to go to a new place, my life was changed by this place. Unexpectedly. A place different from the rest. You’d constantly … Continue reading Of All Places

Alenna in Waterland

Mermaids... are they for real? It's almost every little girl's dream- to be a mermaid. I know it was once mine. Or perhaps, it still is. Mesmerizing, picturesque, breathtaking… word cannot suffice the description of what I’ve seen down below. There’s so much more to these adjectives. I’m more than enthusiastic to share this experience … Continue reading Alenna in Waterland