About me

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Hello! I'm Odyssa, a teacher and writer from the Philippines, living in Hanoi, Vietnam. I'm the writer of Like A New Sun Rising: A Collection of Poems on Love and From Where I Stand: A Collection of Poems on Travel.

Writing started as a hobby when I was a child. I discovered reading fiction and non-fiction when I was 11 years old and my love for writing grew even more. In 2019, I discovered Medium and wrote articles about relationships, books, yoga and living simply. You can read my stories in Medium, NewsBreak, and my blog posts here

My work appears in Amendo, The Good Men Project, and GirlTellMe. I've written content for DoYou Yoga and the now-defunct online magazine What's Up BGC.

Here are some articles I've written:

An Open Letter To The Loved One That's Far Away

How I Learned to Love My Parents Better After Moving Back Home

5 Books that Remind Us It's Okay to Be Heartbroken

A Stranger’s Gift: Stories of Friendship From Unexpected Places

5 Harmful Habits That Can Break a Long-Distance Relationship

When Love Comes A Little Too Early

You may contact me here.