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“Our Guest is Our God”

There’s a saying in India that’s roughly translated to English as, “Our guest is our god”. And boy, do the locals here really live by that phrase! You walk into any Indian household and chai or coffee is basically shoved down your throat. I had brunch with a colleague recently and we discussed our living experience…

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Authenticity in the Digital Age

What does it mean to be authentic?  In the Golden Age of influencer marketing, does the word “authentic” really mean anything to us millennials anymore? Aren’t we all curating our social media content just to be featured on larger community accounts to receive validation from strangers on the internet? These so-called virtual communities? (Hello, #socality?) Aren’t we all…

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Why I Prefer Long-Term Travel

It’s been 172 days since I’ve seen my mom, had a cup of Tim Hortons, or eaten a home cooked Filipino meal. Having said that, I may or may not be dead on the inside. However, I really can’t blame anyone but myself since I’m making the conscious decision to further extend my stay in the Bay. (Can…

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Genuine Support + Introducing #MondayMusings

Lately, I’ve been thinking about how much I’ve learned about blogging and social media engagement over the past few months. I’ve learned about analytics. Hashtags. All the nitty-gritty details that every wannabe blogger should know about. But more than anything else, I’ve learned what it truly means to have genuine support from friends who believe…