Hey there! Thanks for coming across my “about me” page!
I guess I should start off by introducing myself. My name is Alvin-Christian, though most people just call me Alvin, I’m Filipino, and I live in Van Nuys, the heart of Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. I decided to start writing again because it has always been a way for me to gather my thoughts and these posts help me to remember the past and how I have grown throughout the years. I started with xanga during my high school days and now, I have found myself here.
In June of 2011, I graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in Global Studies and a minor in Education. I wanted to combine a passion for learning about the world with educating others. As part of the major, we were required to study abroad as part of a global studies program. I ended up spending around six weeks in Shanghai and fell in love with the city. The experience of living abroad for over the month while learning about globalization helped my passion grow.
Most of my posts here either cover really interesting topics in globalization which I love to talk about or adventures that I am taking now or have taken in the past. Sometimes, I reflect on past excursions in China, but I also like to explore my home city of Los Angeles and its surroundings. I’ve grown up here for all of my life and there is still so much that I haven’t seen or done.
Those are pretty much the basics about me, and I think you learn much more by reading my posts. Of course, you can also ask if you have any questions. If you are new to my blog, I’d recommend starting out with “Love, Life, and Globalization” and “An Introduction“.
Thanks again for dropping by and I hope you come back regularly!