Welcome to Alaizza’s digital anthology of her travels & adventures, adulting, and everything in between.
My name is Alaizza Quiozon, and I’m a mid-twenties Filipina celebrating the world — and finding my place in it. I officially started this site in March 2018, amidst losing almost every single thing and living a life of purpose & meaning.
But first things first…
1. Let’s get to know each other:
You might be wondering who the person is behind these stories — that’s me, in my natural habitat. I have a thing for traveling, motorbikes, adrenaline rush, and that wild & free feeling.
If you haven’t read My Story yet, that’s a perfect place to learn more about my travel (and my career) journey and how everything started.
Also, feel free to send me a note and say hello, either via leaving a comment or by sending me an e-mail to email@example.com.
I’d love to hear from you!
2. Why I started this personal website:
I take great pleasure in writing random jottings, creating stories, and making handwritten love letters — I had some of them posted on my Tumblr account almost a decade ago.
And then, life happened.
Sometime in 2016, someone special at the time believed in my creative writing & story-telling skills so much and tried to convince me to “blog” about my adventures — but I didn’t.
However, I started to write again, but mostly for a travel website, some fashion designers, an online magazine, and as a ghost writer.
To create for the joy of creating — not for the pursuit of perfection.
Fast-forward to 2018, I unexpectedly went through some sort of a proper quarter-life crisis. My first instinct was: to create something for myself — to have something I can call my own whatever happens.
Cliché, but, I was lost and uncertain… until I decided to push the negativities aside, generate a WordPress account, and share my first ever very personal diary-style entry.
3. How we can connect:
I write at my own pace but I try to post at least once a month on this site.
I currently have a 9-5 job in China, so please bear with me! *wink*
4. My site’s key highlights:
When I think of which stories to highlight, my mind keeps circling back to a singular theme: Homecoming
Currently working on: Female Expat Diaries, China Takeaway, and INSPINOY: Find A Way, or Make One
I found home because I stopped looking for it in other people.
I found home because I had been broken apart and I have put myself back together.
And that’s how you build a home.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Again, I’d love to hear from you!
For now, put the kettle on, brew yourself your favorite cup of coffee, and get comfortable.