Anthony I wish I could say that I was a hardcore fan of Anthony Bourdain. That chef with lovely lines on his face, sinewy arms covered in tattoos, and a wild crown of silver hair. I wish I could say I had read his Kitchen Confidential and watched every episode of Parts Unknown. But sadly, […]go to article
Spring. I was in search of a new house and saw one advertised online. After texting the owner, I walked for an hour under the drizzle-rain combo toward a house at the south side of the UC Berkeley campus. When I arrived, there seemed to be a mistake: neither the house nor its rooms were […]go to article
Yesterday was Facebook reactivation day, and what a day it is to see the newsfeed again. Congress has voted to give the Commission on Human Rights Php1,000 or USD20 for its next year’s budget. Obviously this is because the CHR has been vocal against the extra-judicial killings of drug addicts, including so-called collateral damage, under […]go to article
Sometimes one has to disconnect from social media to regain trust on oneself in times when the erosion of trust on institutions such as journalistic organizations or the academe has been more palpable than before. These times are challenging. Self-doubt is a cousin of anxiety.go to article
Around this time last year was a beautiful start to a year of travels literally around the world from Manila to Aarhus to Milan to Berkeley and back to Manila. If one is to choose a city to live, Manila would be a difficult choice right now given the levels of air pollution and the density […]go to article
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.
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
TALKS & SEMINARS ATTENDED
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
(May 23, 2014)
PBCom, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
World Rice Trade Conference
Sheraton Hotel Saigon, Vietnam
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