This was a draft I began writing in August 2014. I am not sure why I didn't get to finish this. I am publishing this now with some thoughts I've added, four years later.
Today I had an anxiety attack.
It wasn't the first, nor the worst, but it crept from behind and surprised me. I was having a pretty good day when it suddenly appeared. I was in the middle of a meeting when it popped out, almost paralyzing me.
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.
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.
More about me here.