You don’t write because you want to say something; you write because you have something to say.
—F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Author

Hi, I am Jae.

I was born and raised in the Philippines. I am the eldest of three, and the unica hija in the family. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas; however, I chose to take a different path to work full-time as a Production Editor for a UK-based publishing company.

I changed my name in December 2013 when I married my high school classmate who has served the US Army for almost seven (7) years until he decided to quit to pursue his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. We have been married for several months now, but I have yet to know what it’s like to be a full-fledged housewife because we are 10,000 miles apart as you read this. I look forward to that day that this field will be updated to something that indicates that we are finally together again for good.

A Japanese pop-psychology quiz revealed that I am fearless, but do not mistake it for arrogance. I am a practicing Catholic, and being God-fearing and God-loving are only two of the many things my parents have instilled into me early in life. This influence has made me very much family-oriented, and such is pretty evident here in this little space.

The Blog

Speaking of space, I started leaving footprints in the blogosphere since 2006. I have tried several other platforms until I finally settled with WordPress.com in February 2012.

SCATTERBRAIN is a blog name I have kept back when I started writing which I think is simply appropriate. In this ‘brain dump’, I write whatever comes to mind or what I think is worth sharing which has evolved in a lot of things. I found my niché in telling stories about the mundanes of my daily life which is often in a capricious and idiosyncratic manner. I am not a professional writer nor do I have a formal background in writing, but having family and friends who believe that I am good at this is good enough reason to set my heart on what I love most and what [I think] I do best.

There are no rules here, but let it be known that all entries are personally written by myself unless stated otherwise. If you are concerned with the content, or wish to borrow anything from this site, please drop me a line or two here. That’s all.

Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy your stay!

Literary compositions I have written are featured here:

  • Health is Wealth in Jollibee’s Kiddie Newsletter (early 1990s)
  • Come What May. . . in The International Library of Poetry (September 2001)