The Things I Never Said..

July 11, 2017

Hello there! So I'm finally using this site and it feels surreal. I was a little at a lost as to what my first post here should be. A lot of you probably know me from my previous blog but there might still be a bunch of you who have no idea who I am... so for my very first article in my very own website (pinch me mate) - you will GET TO KNOW ME, because people - here are the things I never said..

Just a few days ago before this site went live, I asked on my Instagram stories what are the things about me that you are MOST interested and curious about. And giiiiirrrrrls (and a few boys) lemme tell you, you have A LOT of questions and I am so excited to answer some of them here for you! Let's start? Okay!

How old am I?

I don't know why you are so freaking curious of this, literally a dozen asked me this question. lol.  I AM........ 27 years old, I'm actually turning 28 this 26th of July. Scary, lol.

What is my real name?

Although I will not say my FULL name for you know, confidential reasons, ha. I will tell you my second name which I haven't actually let out. Hi, I'm Nikki.. Nikki-Mae. *hides*  Nikki. (hyphen). Mae. -  how 7 year old is that?! Haha, and yes, it really does have a hyphen. TRIVIA: I only knew about the hyphen thingy right before my high school graduation, apparently, my name in the birth certificate has it. How sad for a graduation surprise.

What is your job?

my office desk on my bday 2 years ago

The thing is, I currently do not have a "day job" as most people call it.  I used to be a Recruiter for a large Investment Bank here in the Philippines for 3 years and a lot of different human resources job before that. Although it was a job I liked, it was also where I felt stuck and unmotivated and unhappy. I'm not going to repeat my resignation letter here (lol) but there are just some instances where you will not grow so you need to let go. I am not closing my doors to "normal" employments, but I am also perfectly happy with managing my own time accepting commissioned works, tutoring, designing and blogging - so I guess you could call that my 'job'.

What made you start blogging?

I may be an introvert - but girl, I am innately a talkative or more accurately type-ative (lol I made that up) person. I just feel like there's so much to talk about, to share to you guys! Whether it's a book that changed my life, that one place I will be visiting again and again, or that way of writing you so find cute. I really like the feeling of imparting something I know to other people. It just gives me a certain sense of fulfillment. It's really more on sharing what works best for me that could potentially work for you too! So yeah, blogging it is!

Are you ever going to try Youtube?

HAHA. No. -_-  Lol. I may love the camera but being in front of it really scares me. So, no... not in the near future.. But okay, not closing my doors on it yet. Maybe I'd try like travel vlogs or calligraphy tutorials or stuffs like that? Would you want to watch those?

Le Boyfriend

Where did you and your boyfriend meet?

I am so amazed that someone asked me this question, because although my boyfriend is technically a household name in my Instagram (lol), I actually never shared how and where we met. So okay, we were "text-mates" before we even met. We personally met at our university. Our mutual friend (who is in heaven now, she died of leukemia - I miss you Memoi!) introduced us to each other at the first day of school. There has only been 11 days of courting (damn, I was easy) and I said yes to officially being his girlfriend on June 21, 2008. The rest was history.

How many boyfriends have you had before your current?

Only 1. It was a high school romance but it lasted for 3 years - nothing serious though, we were basically kids. haha. We broke up in college.

Are you a vegan or a vegetarian?

Sadly, no. A part of me wants to try but I also think it will be a huge effort and sacrifice, not to mention commitment. Let's see in the future, i'm not close minded about this.

How many hours do you read a day?

It depends, there are days that I read for hours on end and there are those days that I don't at all. But if we're talking on an average, probably 7 hours max a day.

What is your favorite book?

Darling, we DO NOT pick favorites - haha. Well I have a lot. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (plus a dozen of her other books); The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien; Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll; The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman; A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness; Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas and so much more we could talk all day.

Why do you love pets?

Cody & Arya; my brother with Max & Gidget

This is a very unique question but I think I know how to answer this - our parents brought us up this way. 🙂 We have SO MANY dogs for as long as I can remember. In fact, I do not remember NOT having any kinds of pets while growing up, whether it be a dog, a hamster, a bird, a fish, etc. We always have furry (and sometimes scaly) friends. So yeah, I could never imagine a life without a companion. Life is SO MUCH BETTER with them.

we so cute right?! haha

Were you a good student when you are still studying?

I laughed out loud when I saw this question because after that she also said "..because you know you read a lot". Uhm, although I don't believe you need to be a reader to be able to excel in your studies, I have to say in relation to this question that I was quite a good student back in the days. I graduated class Valedictorian during grade school, graduated with honors in high school and was fortunately a Cum Laude when I graduated in college (I took up Psychology). I'm not perfect - I skipped some classes I wasn't feeling, scored low for a few tests, delayed for a handful of projects, I had problems but yeah, I think I was basically a good student in the norm's point of view.

I guess that's about the questions I'll answer for now - don't want to bore you with every single detail about myself.. but if you really can't get enough of me HAHAHA, then check out my About me page for more!

Since it is my very first post, allow me to say: Please subscribe to my website (you can see at the end of this page) because I have a ton of surprises in store for you! And do leave a comment here if ever you visited, would love to see you here!

Talk to you guys soon!

  1. We have some similarities. Lol hahaha . You know what ate Nikki my cousin told me that I’m addicted to you then I’m like “NO! It’s just that I’m really glad and I was amazed by your Instagram. I’m amazed by you”You’re one of my inspirations! Especially when it comes to bookstagram. Your post was so lit 🔥💯 Hope to see you in person 🙈 Hehehe

  2. I think we should make ‘type-ative’ an actual thing! Like it’s such an apt word for me,and who knows for how many more out there. And I loved reading the entire post!

  3. Ooooh you’re a year older than me and a year wiser. 😁 Congrats Nikki! I will certainly be on a lookout for you blog posts. 💕 Your site is lovely

  4. Hi Nikki!
    I have been following your feed for over a year on Insta.. truth be told you are the reason behind me joining the bookstagram… Loved your post…it’s so open and honest… If you could please share some tips for fellow bloggers..😘😘

    1. will do! and thank you so much! I’m always glad to hear people when they say they started bookstagram because of me. it’s like my heart expands a bit every time 😀 but thanks so much! will definitely blog about some tips 🙂

  5. I’m a huge fan of your love story <3
    I remember during our college days, sa tambayan, summer outing etc.
    I miss you ate nikki <3 Hope to see you soon! So proud of you :* Regards to lolo Kuya marvs (lol)
    and Oh! Advance Happy Birthday to us. 😀

  6. WOW! This post by far my favorite! Pushing publish is a persistent fear that plagues me. The very thing I want is want I don’t want to face. Facing off with the enemy reveals I’m my own worst! Thank you for being awesome and bringing your expertise and excellence to my life with Tribe Writers. Can’t contain my excitement ahead!

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