Can’t believe September is already almost over! With the end of the month coming around, it is time for a new Blogger Dossiers post! This month’s featured blogger is Jae! She’s someone I’ve recently started to follow, so I was really thrilled she agreed to be featured. It also gave me a chance to get to know her better. Do check out her blog, as well as her Instagram and her Twitter! Enjoy this post and enjoy getting to know Jae!
Hi, guys! My name is Jae, and I blog over at SCATTERBRAIN. I am Filipino, but I immigrated to the United States to put an end to our 6-year long-distance relationship and live with my husband for good. My interests include writing, reading, food, music, travelling, and taking photos of places my husband and I discover and explore. Such is evident in the things I commonly share in my blog.
It is my first time living away from my family, so since I left last April, I try to hold onto all of the memories — beautiful or not — I have of them. The most recent of which was our family trip to Bangkok, Thailand last December/January to spend the New Year’s there. It’s truly a time well-spent, and I can’t wait to visit the Philippines again to make new memories with them!
If you know this song, then you know why I recommend it. If you haven’t heard of it, then take some time to listen — like really listen — to this song’s message. You’re welcome.
Coffee Break Conversation
Who is your all-time favourite fictional character and why?
Belle from The Beauty and the Beast has got to be my all-time favourite. I’ve always been a fan of the Disney Princesses, and I like Belle the most. I think all Disney Princesses are pretty, but I particularly love Belle’s face among others. I adore her so much that at one point, I considered having my ball gown during my 18th birthday designed after hers.
What part of the Philippines would you recommend first-time visitors to visit and why?
Man, this is a tough question. I’ve only been to a few cities beyond Manila, but the best time I had was in Cebu and Bohol. These two are neighbouring cities that you can simply hop on a boat, and cross either of them. Each city boasts one of the best histories and richest cultures in the Philippines that tourists, both local and foreign alike, must not miss out on!
Between the North and South Pole, which would you travel to first and why?
Where most of the penguins are because they’re interesting to watch. Clearly, I’m not certain whether it’s in the Arctic or Antarctic region. Ha!
What is one cause you care deeply about and why?
Environmental advocacies. I know experts have been trying to figure out how to preserve our planet in the most humane way possible, but with the advances in technology come another chance to contribute in destroying it. I did get to experience a fair share of what nature we have today, but it’s definitely not like how it used to be hundreds of years before our existence. I often tend to wonder what this world would look like in the next 50 or even a hundred years.
What are some of your favourite books?
I have plenty, but I’ll leave you with just five (in no particular order):
- The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
- Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah
- The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman