No, this is not a travel blog. Well, if you consider living as traveling, then that definition is appropriate. Unlike other “nomad” blogs, this is a personal website.

I am Ian Leoj M. Gumban from Iloilo City, Philippines. I am spectacled and thick and I love to write.

I am a Christian. I lead worship at Re:New Christian Church, a small congregation in La Paz, Iloilo City. I also head the church’s publication, social media, and online presence. My dad is a church minister and our family has pastored this local church since 1989. I talk about my faith and my love for the Christmas season on this website.

I am a medical student. I have been a student of science since high school but realized late in my college years that I want to become a doctor someday. I currently study at West Visayas State University – College of Medicine. I talk about my pursuits and the challenges that I face as a medical student. Medskul is hard but I try to find meaning in it and I am still trying to find my place in it.

I am a flunker (even though it’s not a real word). I have failed many of my subjects across the years. Not only that. I also signed up for a different course for my college education, then decided to have another, then decided to transfer schools. In post-grad, flunked again and again. I hope this is a different opinion. You always see success stories online, about people who succeed in their education. Care to read about failures? I write about them and how I feel about being someone known for getting flunked.

I am progressive. I consider my ideas to be nonconformist, open-minded, and liberal in this time and age. I do not belong to a specific political color but I have opinions that most of the time I hide within myself. But if there’s an opportunity to speak about something, I will gladly tell you about what I feel or think.

I am a layout artist/graphic designer. I find it ironic to say that but yes, I did and am doing layout and designing projects in various offices since 2011. I write about my experiences and would hopefully setup my online portfolio here. You know, in case you want to hire me. Me need the cash.

I am a bookworm. But I have not read anything more than my academic books for years. I take this blog as an inspiration and drive to read more and more.

I am a nerd. I don’t know if it’s accurate but I’m a Whovian, a Kamen Rider fan, a manga/anime enthusiast, and anything in between. Now you know why I want to be a Doctor. I might write about them from time to time. Yeah.

I am engaged. Yes, after ten years, I asked my girlfriend’s hand for marriage. But the ceremony will have to wait. Pray for me. Wish me luck.

Well, that’s about it. This website is what my brain’s sulci would be if they will be mapped and printed. Happy reading!


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