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 2010, although I’ve been blogging since 2006. Struggling to update, but still alive. I’m hoping to keep it that way.