Hi, I’m Astrid. I moved from Vancouver to Manila to pursue my film degree. I currently work as a content producer in the big city. Living in Manila is great, I enjoy the convenience and the stimulating atmosphere but it can also be stressful- the traffic, the heat, low pay, high cost of living and the cultural differences. This blog is where I document how I’m creating a space- a peaceful, well lived, slower way of life even while living in the metro. I cook on the weekends, pursue my writing and art on the side, tend to my growing plants, walk my “adopted” dog, and talk candidly about the struggles, concerns and joys of single living.

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Pablo Picasso