Hi! I’m Christian Jane L. Carls, most people know me by my pseudo-name, “Jesse Ng Mendiola”. I love backpacking & mountaineering so I try to do it as much as I can. The thing about me traveling is that, I hate traveling like a tourist (because it’s expensive af). As much as possible, I stay in hostels and go to places where it isn’t very tourist-y. I am currently an undergrad studying BSBA Marketing Management at San Beda College (Mendiola), hence the wit of the pseudo-name. I save up for all my travels and never try to ask my parents money for it. It gives me pride and at the same time discipline to actually to do something for what I want, making most of my travels are budgeted, so I try to make the most out of it. I’m fine traveling alone and traveling with friends, although I sometimes prefer to go solo.
In my spare time, I indulge myself in books, novels mostly and a lot of poetry. I am also a musician by heart. (guitars)
As a kid, I’ve always dreamed of being a travel journalist. I greatly admired Kara David, Jay Taru or Jessica Soho as they were the only ones I ever anticipate on tv. When I started traveling, it ignited that dream again, so this blog is my stepping stone to achieving that dream. I love writing. I’ve been writing stories and eventually school newspaper articles when I was younger. Now, I mostly just write poetry. (Then this blog happened.)
Follow me on instagram too! @supxtian