According to my linear time memory, I was born in Manila, Philippines, and was raised on a farm forty miles south of Manila. My ancestors were Chinese, Filipino and Spanish. I went to the University of the Philippines and obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering, and then I went to Hawaii to attend graduate school. I obtained a degree in Biochemistry at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and did my postdoctorate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. I taught Biochemistry and General Chemistry classes for several years and then left the academia altogether. In the recent past, I have dealt primarily with investments , funding proposals, coaching and writing. This same profile is on Twitter eCademy and linkedin I manage a club on Facebook called Manifesting Magical Moments Now, I am simply grateful for every breath. My favorite quote: " You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen, simply wait, be quiet still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked, it has no choice, it will roll in ecstasy at your feet." Franz Kafka And this I always have to remind myself "None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "