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; (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.

Welcome to SCATTERBRAIN! This blog has been around since 2010, and I’ve stuck with its name since. This space has been dedicated as my ‘brain dump’—a chronicle of sorts about my personal life then and now. Besides pouring my heart out from a personal perspective, writing about our travels and current lifestyle are what I enjoy the most. If these are right up your alley, then this might be 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!