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.

49 thoughts on “About

  1. I really really loved your blogs po. Sobrang interesting. New follower po ako and looking forward for more. More power po! :). Godbless

  2. 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.

  3. 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? πŸ˜€ My blog basically sums up my hobbies.. Watching asian movies and dramas, reading books, photography and traveling. πŸ™‚

      • 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! 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˜€

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  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™‚

  6. 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!

    Best regards,

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