South Carolina Stopover

South Carolina Stopover

Our first stopover on the way home to Tampa, Florida was South Carolina. While I was taking my master’s degree at the University of the Philippines, I studied American culture and literature, and the African-American history is one of many topics that fascinated...
Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Topsail Beach, North Carolina

Everyone has that one place where they can just go and be happy. For me it has always been the beach. I can sit in the sand for hours and never get bored. There is nothing like watching the waves roll in and feeling the wind blow through my hair. That’s why I...
Fourth of July in Ybor City

Fourth of July in Ybor City

I’ve been in the US for more than a month now. I’m still adjusting to my new environment and so far I’m doing okay. Florida weather is similar to the Philippines’ so I didn’t have a hard time acclimating. I don’t really miss the...

Understated

This week has been absolutely chaotic. Aside from juggling projects, I also had to go back and forth to Makati for work and errands. I really can’t imagine living in the South. The traffic is terrible and many people always seem mad and in a hurry. I honestly don’t...

Marooned

Publishing my first post after redesigning my blog! Have you noticed? I thought maybe Metamorphosis just needs a brand new layout to inspire me to write again. So far it’s working, I think. I managed to haul my ass out of the rut and forced my sister Denice to...

Taking Chances

As the year draws to a close, I cannot help but feel a mixture of regret and sadness sometimes.  I don’t feel I made good use of my time. I know that may be an exaggeration–pretty sure I’ve had achievements in the past months, but I can’t...