Welcome to my website. I’m Chai (also known as CM) and I have a knack for removing the vowels in my name, and that’s how CHMNTR was born. I’m a 30-something Filipino born and raised in Daraga, Albay, but I’ve called Manila (as in the Metro) home since 2005…
…and Spain from September 16, 2019!
I’ve held many jobs since I set out to live on my own. I was a transcriptionist, bar promoter, English tutor, writer, pub crawl manager, hostel manager, tour operator, communication assistant and client services manager, before I decided to leave the corporate world and try my hands at freelancing. I thought it was going to be easy given that I have years of experience, but, boy, was I in for a treat!
So, here I am, finding something to do that I know I am good at (or, at least, surviving). I wish to take some time to talk write about things that bring me happiness, like traveling and waiting with bated breath for my application as an auxiliar de conversación in Spain to be approved and finalized (Update: it has!). I also want this website to be my means to improve my writing skills and eventually be hired for freelance work.