Right through the very heart of it: New York City

I flew in from JFK twenty-four hours ago, I'm waiting for my swab test results, wearing my auntie's comfiest FILA sweats, and enjoying the rainy-but-relatively-warmer-compared-to-the-East-Coast weather. Hello SFO, here I am, barely avoiding omicron. Until I've fully righted myself to Pacific Time…

11 Things About Boston

I just submitted my last exam for the first semester forty minutes ago, and I’m leaving for New York in about sixteen hours with my luggage still unpacked. But look at me, having the sudden urge to write about my many trips to Boston. Is it a couple of weeks, months, too late? Sure. But hey, let’s just roll …

When Fall Comes to New England

One of the things that most thrilled me about living in the New England area is experiencing autumn in all its glory. All the oranges, reds, burgundies, ambers. To borrow from Linda Cope: "And that orange, it made me so happy, as ordinary things often do."   I'm not a very outdoorsy kind of gir…

Thirty!

1st anniversary of my 29th birthday! As a random treat to myself (after all the cake and mojitos courtesy of my friends), I rewatched the  Loki  finale. Yep, three months later and I'm still processing it. Did I expect to  feel  as much as with WandaVision? No. Did I cry at the possibility of worlds,…

Franklin Pierce, Finally: Starting my LLM in IP at UNH Law

Signs of life: Yep, I'm finally here! A journey that started in 2018 now finally coming to fruition. I'm officially an LLM in IP student! Hi, UNH Law! It has been a while since I last wrote here, I know. I've always been meaning to but somehow as soon as everything started, time just whirred by s…

To flow and to float: On "Why We Swim" and "Spaceman"

When I lined these books up for my June to-read list, I had no idea how similarly both books would make me feel after the last page. I got so caught up in the narrative of each book that I sped through each of them in three days, and found myself wanting to go outside and soak up all the earth that Earth cou…

Last Seen After Midnight: On "Trese" and "The Mythology Class"

Ahead of the release of Netflix's "Trese" adaptation, I decided to pull these out of my bookshelf and re-read these graphic novels on Philippine mythology. Coming to terms with the myths in our culture is imperative. So many of these stories were passed on to us orally by the older generations,…

Whirlwind: On admissions and affirmations

Because of the ongoing pandemic (and last year's deferral), I decided to take my chances and apply to other universities for my LLM, despite believing that some of them may be quite a reach. While my heart was set on going to UNH Franklin Pierce because of its consistently top-ranked and renowned inte…

Three

My third anniversary in the office is coming up (tomorrow, to be exact), and it just dawned on me that I haven't exactly written about my work life. Not in my old blog, and not even in my personal journal. I've shared snippets of it on Twitter, my LinkedIn profile is pretty transparent, and surely mo…

But What If This Time You Stayed: On "Someone Who Will Love You In All Your Damaged Glory" by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

(Say hello to my Kobo Glo HD, a New Year gift to myself) “You can write it all down, you can put it in your book of facts, but the truth is no one can ever really understand the tangle of experiences and passions that makes you who you are. It's a secret collection, a private language, a pebble in your p…