Uy, kumusta?

My name is Misty Karen. I’m 31, and I live together with my husband and one true love, Q, in one of the quaint little cities in the Philippines. We have twin ginger kittens, whom we take absolute delight in raising.

I thrive and take pleasure in slow living. I love the mundane and the little things. I believe it is where the true beauty and joy of life lies.

Though trained in music education, my day job involves social media content creation. And as a side hustle, I teach piano and ukulele online.

I dabble in few other interests as well. I’m into calligraphy, language learning with focus on Nihongo, coffee brewing, and journaling.

But two things that has been consistent in my life is my love for reading and writing.
I love to read fantasy (I hope to dig deeper into Tolkien’s books), contemporary fiction, and a few selected non-fiction books. Recently, I’ve started learning the art and craft of creative writing, hoping I will be able to finally wield my words and carry my truth boldly and with certainty.

From time to time, I will be sharing some of my personal stories in this intimate space, some adventures and misadventures in learning how to grapple with the hard truths that life often throws at me, and yet somehow, makes me love it more.

Here you will also find a few of my writings, well, more like attempts, towards being a writer. I have always been afraid to write, yet, I desired and longed so much for it. So, now, I’m learning it one step at a time.

I hope in this space you will find stories that will resonate with you.

Know that each word that I put down here is an act of bravery and showing up–mistakes, vulnerabilities, and all.

May all these be a remembrance of everything that I value in this life.

A photo of Misty Karen reading the book Anne of Green Gables

“Dear old world’, she murmured, ‘you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”

L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables