spark joy (of missing out)

I can’t believe a whole month off 2019 has just breezed by. Tomorrow, we will be waking up to a brand new one: February, one of my favorites. My son is halfway through his third month, and I find myself wishing for the proverbial freeze frame button (Surely, there has to be one tucked somewhere??). Hours […]

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11 weeks + 2 days post-partum

Sometimes it still feels surreal that I’m already a mother. I welcomed 2018 as my usual spontaneous, introspective single self, and said goodbye to it feeling like my old self…but minus the spontaneity and with a little creature literally depending on me for sustenance. The first few weeks were the toughest. A rite of passage. […]

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[photo diary] la union

Today being the last day of 2018, I initially planned to write a year-end entry with the lovely La Union sunset photo. It was taken May of this year. I was 18 weeks along, hence I jokingly refer to this weekend getaway as my babymoon. Thought of also sharing a bunch of snaps from my […]

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This quiet season of transition

I have grown through the years, and I’m proud of (or more like at peace with) the journey that’s uniquely mine. There are a few real regrets; so many lessons learned along the way. I am still very much a work in progress, but I’m grateful and relieved that you will be entering my life at […]

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Sometimes it feels like I’m so close to stumbling upon something. I just don’t know what exactly.  

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When it hits you

You were wandering around those narrow alleys in downtown Kyoto. You were alone. It was early Sunday night and you just came from hiking to the summit of Fushimi Inari Taisha with Nakatsuka-san. You already polished off an early dinner, a comforting bowl of kitsune udon, and had allotted the rest of the evening to […]

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