by Jean Madrid Note: This was written just a few weeks after Eric and I got engaged. After a couple of months of marriage preparation, we got married and moved to China. Two weeks after Eric and I got engaged, we made a joint decision, which is by far, the best decision we have made … Continue reading The Beauty of An Engagement Is in The Gray Area
Imagine being in a place where because you cannot understand what people are saying, you are forced to understand what they’re not. Imagine being in a place where a food photo on the menu elicits a huge sigh of relief because finally you can order food you can see and recognise and understand. Imagine being … Continue reading A Child of the Universe
I used to be a commuter when I was in the Philippines. I used to commute every day via the MRT. But it reached a point where it was more difficult to commute than to drive (and that’s saying a lot in Metro Manila traffic), so I stopped commuting. I remember asking myself then why … Continue reading A Trainwreck Waiting to Happen
Throughout the history of religion, many things have been claimed all for the "Glory of God" - money, power, conquests, success, etc. To be more specific, many "human" desires that were pursued by people "not for themselves" but this is "all for the Glory of God". As if God is this tyrant whose sole objective … Continue reading All for the Glory of God
The month before I got married, I had a long talk with my then-fiancé Jean. She asked me to rest for around 3 months, and just think about what I want to do next. She said that the same thing happened to her when she resigned from her job of 8 years some months before … Continue reading Productivity Secrets I Learned While On Sabbatical
There’s something to say about marriage as settling down. For some, it is a literal settling down -- i.e. living a much quieter life compared to the life of being single. For others, it is the beginning of settling in -- becoming gradually familiar with this new way of living because you are going to live that for the rest … Continue reading Settling Down and Settling In
I am here! I arrived some days ago and we are fixing our new apartment (Ikea and Walmart, thank you so much!) and getting the hang of being newly weds and married. It has been fun and exciting. Some weeks back, I promised to write why we have decided to live in China. It’s good … Continue reading China!
Yesterday, I got married. Tomorrow, we fly to Macchu Picchu, And then we move to China! I won't be blogging for awhile, at least until I settle down in Shenzhen and start another adventure. I'm excited to write about that next time. In the meantime, you might want to check out the following articles from … Continue reading See You On The Other Side!