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Resolutions, Solitude

#2: How to be alone.

by Aaron Palabyab

Lungsod quezon — I wrote a #1, so I figured, why not keep going? Resolution #2: learn how to be alone. It sounds ironic coming from me. I’ve spent my whole life “alone,” relationship-wise, and I’ve managed to travel solo for months, but I still don’t think I’m much good at it. We’re constantly hearing how important it is to be our own person, to have high self-esteem, to stand apart, to be ourselves —- yet we s...

Travel, Wonder

You belong to the world, and the world is in you.

by Aaron Palabyab

Lungsod quezon — Finally finished and shared my film, a heartfelt ode to travel, inspired by my two months traveling in Latin America. My buddy Christine Herrin did a wonderful job with the handwritten lettering you s...

Thoughts, Belonging

I've never really felt like I belonged anywhere. This isn't a complaint. Maybe, subconsciously, I've never wanted to.

by Aaron Palabyab

Lungsod quezon — I talk and write extensively about wanting to leave home, as if in some undiscovered Elsewhere, my true Home awaits. But sometimes I’m skeptical of my own existential unease, like any self-aware mille...

Rain, gratitude, home

Back in stormy Manila. Learning something essential to stay sane: how to be grateful for the rain.

by Aaron Palabyab

Lungsod quezon — My goal in life is, essentially, to do work that affords me what amounts to an endless summer: spend Christmas and summer in the Philippines (they’re consecutive seasons in this part of the world), an...

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