Midway between packing my two large bags with clothes as I prepared to move out of my old condo, I suddenly had to pause as a phrase kept repeating itself in my head: the stripping away of the inessential.
With Biboy (right) and Ria (a new friend), near the Hanoi Opera House.
Over dinner on our second night in Hanoi, my friend Biboy shared to us how he up and left Manila for Vietnam.
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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