Hello, I’m Joan (not “Jo-ann” but “Jone.”)

I love music and play music. I surf as much as I can, and it is the only way you can get me to wake up before 7 am.  I don’t take for granted that I live near the ocean. I love to cook plant-based recipes and I especially love to eat. I sometimes blog about ramen. I enjoy traveling, road trips, crossing borders by foot. I have always been interested in all things mystical (the moon, dreams, cards, astrology, etc.,) I was always shy to share my lifestyle, but I am doing it now.

As I go through my journey, I want to share stories, experiences, advice, or whatever it is I can come up with.

Random Facts About Me

1. My favorite color is blue.
2. My favorite foods are ramen and lasagna.
3. My favorite animals are dogs.
4. I know almost 4 languages (English, Tagalog, some German and a sprinkle of Spanish.)
5. My husband is a German, guitar-playing, fun guy.
6. I love flowers, especially tulips, carnations, and plumerias.
7. I’m afraid of heights.
8. I don’t eat meat anymore.
9. My very first blog is
10. French fries are my weakness.
11. I’m a whisky afficianado.
12. I love Audrey Tautou films, especially  Amelie and Priceless.
13. My favorite musicians are Corinne Bailey Rae, Esperanza Spalding, The Roots, and No Doubt.
14. I drive a manual.
15. I secretly love the Spice Girls…
16. I broke my right arm when I was in the third grade.
17. I read tarot cards.
18. I like books.
19. I am a proud owner of a calamansi tree.
20. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.
21. I’m officially a YouTuber on minimalism, self development, and other random things.

That’s it for now.

– Joan