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The Blogger

TheGlowie

Chemist by trade. Traveler by heart.

I am a self-proclaimed travel junkie specializing in quick getaways on a budget. I have lived in all three major islands of the Philippines--I was born and raised in Mindanao, have learned to love adventure in the island province of Cebu where picturesque mountains, pristine beaches, and majestic waterfalls are only a few hours away from each other and now I am currently living in the bustling metropolis of Luzon.

My current interests include travel, calligraphy, journaling, urban sketching (trying and failing miserably), and postcrossing. Yes, my love for the written word has gotten me into sending postcards to strangers. If you want one, leave your mailing address on the Contact page!

The Blog

I have always called my blog Afterglow from the very first time it launched on Friendster to the time it moved to Blogspot. It bore the heading Afterglow but the address was theglowie.blogspot.com (Afterglow or variations of it were unavailable). When it was time to invest on a domain, afterglow.com was already taken so I had to stick to theglowie.com. Nevertheless, I continue to call it Afterglow.

af·ter·glow
ˈaftərˌɡlō/
noun
  1. light or radiance remaining in the sky after the sun has set
  2. good feelings remaining after a pleasurable or successful experience

 

“Let my thoughts come to you when I am gone, like the afterglow of sunset at the margin of starry silence.” -Rabindranath Tagore