My name is Alicia.


Photo by Danielle Han.

I’m a young Filipina post grad in New Jersey, and I’m trying to create a meaningful life of learning, compassion, and discipline. Learn more about my story and the purpose of luminimal here.

Quick Facts:

  • I’m looking for opportunities to support online content creators. (If you know any bloggers/YouTubers/creatives looking for a virtual assistant, email me!)
  • I’m on a continual journey towards minimalism: practicing mindfulness and being intentional with my lifestyle.
  • I’m the Executive Assistant for Lavendaire, a brand for personal growth and inspiration about creating your dream lifestyle
  • I prefer to wear all black over colors. In the words of Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto:

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy — but mysterious…Black can swallow light, or make things look sharp. But above all black says this: ‘I don’t bother you — don’t bother me!

Check out what I’m up to now. 


Read my thoughts and experiences below:


i’m tired of inspiration

entry from my journal i am so tired of looking for inspiration and wise words from other people. I’m tired of looking for revelations in other people’s experiences. why can they say things to change my life or outlook or mindset. they have nothing to do with me. it’s all just me. people who’ve had … Continue reading

I suck my stomach in, and I’m really sorry.

This is such a privileged problem to write about, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about for years. Living my authentic self means being open and vulnerable, even if it means admitting I lie on a regular basis. I am very thin. I’m not particularly fit or healthy, just thin. I’ve always looked this way … Continue reading

Keep a list of your rejections.

In the past ten months, I’ve been rejected 18 times. In the same time span, I’ve been accepted 6 times. In total, I’ve experienced growth 24 times through job applications, cold emails, and requests in my personal life. In my bullet journal, I keep a “Rejection Log”. A table lists: Date pursued Description of the … Continue reading

Social Media + FOMO: Stay Away or Stay Present?

I struggle with social media. I used to spend sequential hours sitting and scrolling. I wasn’t looking for anything or anyone in particular. I thought it was just something to do. But it wasn’t because I didn’t have other things to do. I recently realized my motivation was FOMO. Fear of missing out on anything, … Continue reading