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 previously led worship at Re:New Christian Church, a small congregation in La Paz, Iloilo City. I also formerly headed 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. Since high school, I have been a student of science 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.

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 I often 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 I did and am doing layout and designing projects in various offices since 2011. I write about my experiences and would hopefully set up my online portfolio here. You know, in case you want to hire me. I 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 a husband. Yes, after thirteen years together, we finally tied the knot.

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

*Graphic image by Riggs Zyrille Vergara.