Ai's Cracker

Personal blog of a thirtysomething from the Philippines

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What's in my Blog

Like other blogs, this is a website for personal views, stories, and memories.

What's in my shelf

I read biographies, literary novels, short story and poetry anthologies, thriller from that late Swedish author, French language books, and historical nonfiction.

What's on my shelf

An owl, a samurai, a mini microscrope, a vintage luggage from Bangkok, a popcorn bag from Singapore, a bamboo rainmaker from Palawan, a framed drawing of the Game of Thrones’ night’s watch, a purse from India, a mini lamp post, and more.

What's in my closet

Vintage and modern dresses, corporate attire, coat and jackets, scarves, pantyhose. No jeans. Someday, jeans And jeans - finally, after 30 years, I bought a pair.

About Me

Aileen has a degree in Communication Arts, major in Writing, minor in Speech Communication, from the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She took courses in Comparative Literature before she left University teaching in 2010.

She has published more than a hundred magazine articles covering trade, economics, healthcare, education, technology, and science. Her first attempt at a personal narrative was published in the Youngblood column of the Philippine Daily Inquirer; it was shared more than 15,000 times online.

During her salad days, her 20s, she put up a travel magazine in the Philippines, worked in Singapore, roamed around Southeast Asia, and collaborated with people from different countries and cultures.

Currently she lives in Berkeley, California.

Contact Me


Basic stock market seminar
(April 8, 2014)

iACADEMY 6764 Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Six Thinking Hats Training
(July 24, 2014)

PBCom, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Self-Leadership Training
(May 23, 2014)

PBCom, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

World Rice Trade Conference
(October 2012)

Sheraton Hotel Saigon, Vietnam

Let's Talk

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