Okay, indulge me please.
I am writing this as I’m taking a break from packing all my belongings in a large suitcase, seeing all the things I’ve accumulated over the past few years. I am moving out of my unit this end of April--the end of my two-year lease in this studio and a four-year stay in this building.
It’s strange and a bit surreal to see all my possessions unravel, the way my whole life is summarized by the objects and trinkets I've accumulated.
Recently, a friend and former colleague passed away in his sleep, much to the surprise of all of us he left. He was young—in his early 40s. You could say there still was more to life at that age.
But life goes on. We amble forward.
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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