can I be a data journalist?


I have over decade of experience in cleaning, manipulating and analyzing data to beautifully visualize into a nice power point slide, and lately, I’ve been itching to get into the world of data journalism.

I love writing (obviously!) and data journalism seems like the perfect blend / mix of two things that I not only enjoy, but have the skills for.

I used to think that I had to separate my professional life filled with numbers from my personal life, filled with words and lofty dreams. However, as I mature, I’m realizing that my skills and seemingly unrelated interests are what makes me me and there is no need to try to separate my interests.Read More »

how’s your email situation?


I’ve been slowly unsubscribing to a lot of newsletters and promotional emails to address my email situation. My inbox is currently housing about 15,000 unread emails and I’m trying to get to the bottom of it.

For the longest time, I felt that I was in control of my inbox, even if it was overstuffed and overflowing with emails calling for my attention. I can decide what to open, hence, I was in control. Wrong.Read More »

new years resolutions


It’s been a while since I wrote new year’s resolutions, mostly because it feels shitty to realize that I haven’t kept any of my lofty goals at the end of the year.

But this year, I’m inspired by Samantha Irby’sNew Year, Same Trash: Resolutions That I Absolutely Did Not Keep,” where she chronicles all of her wishes and how she failed at them in her signature raw and funny self-deprecating style.

They say that imitation is the best form of flattery and in hopes of becoming a funny and entertaining writer like Samantha Irby, I’m listing my string of wishes below loosely based on her table of contents*.Read More »