My name is Melissa, known to some as Melai, Issa or milaiski. I grew up in the land of the chilis and volcanoes 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. I have a dual background in Chemistry and International Health. Currently, I lead a team of 20 young ones and once in the monitoring and evaluation of health R&D projects. Every now and then, I also space out about Science policy, technology management and quality management. 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 2010, although I’ve been blogging since 2006. Struggling to update, but still alive. I’m hoping to keep it that way.
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I really really loved your blogs po. Sobrang interesting. New follower po ako and looking forward for more. More power po! :). Godbless
Struggling to update but thank you for the kind words. 😊
Thank you for visiting my blog. Looking forward to know you more here 🙂
Thanks too! 🙂 See you around!
Thank you for showing us a glimpse of your paradigm!
And thanks for dropping by! 😀
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.
Wow! Thank you for your kind words and for appreciating my random posts here. 🙂 See you around!
Hello fellow blogger!
I have nominated you for the “Super Sweet Blogging Award”.
Feel free to click on the below link if you wish to accept the award and all you need to do is follow the quick and simple rules.
Well done and congrats for being one of my nominees
-Teenage Views xoxo
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..?
I’m from the Philippines. How about you? 😀 My blog basically sums up my hobbies.. Watching asian movies and dramas, reading books, photography and traveling. 🙂
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
Nice to meet a fellow blogger who share interests! 🙂 I do agree books take up time but so do kdramas! hahah! But yeah, can’t give them up.. books are my first love. 😀
Kdramas do take as well dont know why but I feel attached to them more than anything else…and so does with my camera….
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!
I do not know if your upto this, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog because A thoughtful paper is really a blog of my favorite.
Heres the link for the Liebster Blog Award.
I just saw this now! haha! Sorry and thanks a lot for the nomination. 😀
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.
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Good to hear you are versatile 😀 Nice to meet you here Melissa 🙂
Thanks for dropping by my blog too! 😀
Hi Milaiski. It is nice to meet somebody from the motherland. 🙂
hallo! Thanks for the comment. 🙂 So I take you’re originally from Pinas too?
Yes. 🙂 I left in 2004.
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! 😀 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. 🙂
Of course I don’t mind. 🙂 thanks for following my blog. I noticed from your profile that you’re from uplb?
Yes. 🙂 Why? Are you from UPLB too? Or from another UP campus? 🙂
I graduated from up diliman. 🙂
Wow! UPD! 🙂
I also have friends who are in UPLB chem. 😀
Sino sino po? Baka kilala ko yung iba? 🙂
Paul Valle, Irish Bicaldo. 🙂
You’ve got a good blog going here (hope you wouldn’t mind I took a look around) with nice photos and posts. Hope you’ll keep it up!
Thank you very much for the very kind words! 🙂 And please don’t apologize. In fact, I’m very thankful you find my blog interesting. 🙂
Hi Melissa, just letting you know that I added you on my blogroll. 😉
Thank you! Will you back too. 🙂
Many thanks for the art, it is interesting and compelling. I have found my way here through Google, I am going to return one more time 🙂
qeQiBR The text is promising, will place the site to my favorites..!!
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