Hi! My name is Jae.

I’m terrible with introductions, so I’ll just let you in on a few random things about myself: (1) I hail from Manila, but have called San Diego my new home since Spring 2015; (2) I’m the eldest, and have two younger brothers back home; (3) I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the same university my parents, brothers, and most cousins graduated from, too; and (4) I’ve known my husband (Roan) since high school (no, we’re not high school sweethearts), but we eventually ended up marrying each other because God works in mysterious ways.

Welcome to SCATTERBRAIN! This blog has been around since 2010, and the blog name hasn’t changed since. What I write in this ‘brain dump’ have evolved into a lot of different things over the years. SCATTERBRAIN is a chronicle of sorts, a repository of personal thoughts and experiences about my new life as an immigrant in the United States. I blog about our travels and current lifestyle often in this space, so if these are right up your alley, then this is a good place to hang around.


All entries are personally written by myself unless stated otherwise. If you are concerned with the content, or wish to use anything from this site, please get in touch with me via the contact page. When you have time to spare, do read the FAQ page where I answered some of the common questions I’ve gotten over the years.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you stay awhile!