About Jan


In an ideal world, it all would have started with a small talk that you initiated about the book placed on my lap as we were sitting on a bench at a lush green park in the middle of the city. But this is the Internet, not really a place where romance is revered and love is sought-after. So as much as I would like to get this little tryst underway with a cute, little tete-a-tete, time is of the essence. So let’s get down to business by allowing me to give you a quick profile of myself.

My self-summary
Hi, I’m Jan. INFP. Individualist. Social Constructivist. I love meeting new people, exploring new places and interests. I’m into international politics, philosophy, psychology, economics, geopolitics, cinema and RPG. I love having intellectual conversations with interesting people and extremely hate small talk. I’m a romantic and would go far for love.

What I’m doing with my life
I currently live in Makati, Philippines. I’m also presently pursuing my master’s degree in International Studies at the University of the Philippines Diliman. I work as a social scientist for a policy center.

I’m really good at
Writing, singing, giving life advice, I guess.

The first things people usually notice about me
People say I intimidate them. I’m not sure why. I’m the sweetest person I know.

Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Coelhos, art films, Park Chan-wook, Wong Kar Wai, James Cameron, Foreign Language films, Sex and the City, Game of Thrones, Desperate Housewives, Girls, Homeland, Hannibal, Downton Abbey, Sense8, 2 Broke Girls, Mom, Fresh Off The Boat, Modern Family, Fiona Apple, The Smiths, Joni Mitchell, Nirvana, Sponge Cola, OPM, Daughtry, Lady Gaga, The Script, Avril Lavigne, Filipino and Italian cuisine.

The six things I could never do without
My laptop, Internet, books, movies, money, cellphone

I spend a lot of time thinking about
Love and romance, marriage and family, Philippine and world economics and geopolitics, philosophy, psychology, my studies, domineering the world.

On a typical Friday night I am
Surfing the net, researching, flirting, working, dating, watching a movie

9 comments

  1. Naaaliw agad? Hindi ba pwedeng akma lang kasi ang Marxismo sa kontexto ng kalat na ginawa mo? Stop attacking Marx and debunk arguments. Also, stop hiding your post if you’re so convicted about your beliefs about the middle class. Why cower?

    1. Madaming beses na kong nakipag-argue at alam kong ni isa sa atin walang magpapatalo. Ayoko nang mastress. Tutal nabasa mo na naman ang thoughts ko at nasabi mo na ang gusto mong sabihin, siguro masaya ka na naman dun. Kung karuwagan to, fine. Hindi ako nakikipag-contest dito.

      1. What? Saan ka nakipag-argue sa akin tungkol sa merits ng kalat mo? Ayaw mo na mastress o sadyang wala ka lang kasing maibubuga?

  2. By whose standards? Come on, name the person. Hindi ako naaliw kay Marx, nagkataon lang na siya ang may apt na definition at arguments laban sa dinish out mo na petty ones

    1. Nasa Pilipinas tayo. So malamang yung standards natin ang gagamitin ko.

      “While noting that there is more than one way to categorize people as middle class—by income or expenditure, or by attitude or “identifying with a certain standard of living,” […] government defines the middle class by the following characteristics:

      – Those with an annual family income of from P282,000 to P2.296 million
      – Families whose heads have a college degree
      – Those who own a house and lot, though this is arguable
      – Those whose homes have strong roofing materials
      – Those who own an oven, an air-conditioning unit, and a vehicle.

      Yan ang kinukunsidera na middle class ng Pilipinas ng gobyerno.

  3. Oh bakit tinago mo ngayon yung post mo tungkol sa pagiging elitist at “middle class”? Hiyang hiya ka na sa post mo ano? Aral aral din kasi muna bago ang satsat!

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