About

My name is Melissa, known  to some as Melai, Issa or milaiski. I grew up in the land of the chilis in the Philippines, the Bicol region. I am am ENTJ according to Carl Jung’s and Isabel Briggs Myers’ typology but generally I am mix of a nerd and a dork.

I’ve been existing in Manila since 2005. Despite graduating as a Chemist, I am now handling R&D projects on  diagnostics, genomics and drug discovery. Every now and then, I also space out about quality management, process improvement and strategic planning. You’ll also find me juggling work with books, travelling, watching Asian shows till the wee hours of the morning, and getting lost in thoughts while observing people and figuring out the world. 

Thoughtful Paper has been my outlet of my various insights about life,  hobbies and experiences since 2xxx. Struggling to update, but still alive. I’m hoping to keep it that way. 

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47 thoughts on “About

  1. You have a great blog running here. Interesting topics being touched around. Very much looking forward to be following you around and reading your posts.

  2. loved your photography blog….I too am a photographer and know how much its to first click the moments and then put them in ur blog…..
    btw where are you from..?? and wts ur hobbies..?

    1. I’m from the Philippines. How about you? πŸ˜€ My blog basically sums up my hobbies.. Watching asian movies and dramas, reading books, photography and traveling. πŸ™‚

      1. m from india…..
        and your hobbies are great and few same as mine….I like photography, watching Asian dramas and movies and cooking…..
        books are not my cup of tea…needs so much patience to complete a book

        1. Nice to meet a fellow blogger who share interests! πŸ™‚ I do agree books take up time but so do kdramas! hahah! But yeah, can’t give them up.. books are my first love. πŸ˜€

  3. Hi Melissa! I have been fascinated with your stories and pictures especially on travels and adventures. Well, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. I hope this will be a wonderful news for you. To see more about the award and this nomination, please visit my post at http://smartntrendymom.wordpress.com/2012/12/15/liebster-blog-award-the-first-award-for-my-blog/
    Congratulations and all the best to you!

  4. I just want to mention I am new to blogging and site-building and actually liked your web site. More than likely I’m going to bookmark your site . You surely have awesome articles and reviews. With thanks for sharing your web site.

  5. Hi! I saw your comment in one of the blogs I followed and I decided to look around yours and I found out that you’re a chemist! πŸ˜€ Sorry, I’m just happy. I’m currently taking up Chemistry and it’s just nice meeting someone here who’s already a chemist. Hope you don’t mind if I follow your blog and be inspired. πŸ™‚

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