Home for a dual citizen: Home is where the cat is! As a dual citizen, I sometimes find it confusing on how I will introduce myself regarding my nationality. It seems a bit funny because I’m both Filipino and British. I was born and raised in the Philippines and moved to the UK in 2009, and eventually became a naturalised British Citizen. It is a unique privilege to be a dual citizen, and I’m grateful for it. It gives me the freedom, rights and opportunity in both countries. Would it be appropriate if I introduce myself as Filipino or...Read More
Adulting 101: 30’s is the new 20’s! Adulting 101 — Goodbye 20’s and hello to the new chapter of my adult life the BIG 30! My 20’s had been one hell of a roller coaster ride. Surely it did have lots of ups and downs, triumphs and struggles, people have come and gone, some are here to stay. All the idealism in my teenage years has slowly faded out to the reality of life. There were few life milestones, happened in my 20’s, and I’m grateful for it. In my 20’s, I graduated in a reputable university in the...Read More
Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ StumbleUpon Pinterest I gathered all the best British expressions that I’ve encountered here in Blighty a.k.a Britain. I have lived in the UK for almost eight years now, and somehow I’ve managed to adapt the British traditions and culture. As an adopted child of Britain, I integrate myself on learning few things here and there about the country and most especially their language. The English language is the second language of the Philippines however; this is more of the American English. So when I moved to Britain, I found myself rather confused and amazed by their...Read More
Shares Facebook Twitter Google+ StumbleUpon Pinterest Travel blogging changed my life completely in many unimaginable ways. Now that I’ve recently set up my personal blog – Everything Zany, I would like to share with you guys on how blogging made a big difference to who I am today. The blogging industry has boomed over the last few years. In the world today you can find virtually any information you need with just a few clicks of a button. I had never imagined myself getting into blogging. I must admit, I was not into writing or any form of literary background when I...Read More
I got “The Call” (well…email) within the next couple of days to say I had been chosen to be part of the singing team! I was thrilled! I almost still can’t believe it. Back in March this year, I was finally persuaded to go for auditions with Worcester Musical Theatre Company. The most professional amateur group in the Worcestershire area. I can’t tell you how nerve wracking it was to make that decision to do something so wildly out of my comfort zone, something I had never really done before. I had previously seen the show in action two...Read More
Hi! I'm Ryazan! The Miss ZAN-shine behind this blog. Hoping to inspire and help you through my stories.