A couple of weeks ago, I came across the Miss Minimalist blog ( and it didn’t take long (or more than one page) before I got hooked. I instantly added it to my Favorites folder.

See, I’ve always been interested in minimalism, whether we’re talking about design or even the more serious aspects of life. I remember how when I was a little boy, I was not just organized and a little OC when it comes to possessions, I was also already a minimalist—I didn’t argue with my mom when she suggested for me to give away some of my toys (which she did on a regular basis), and when too much stuff crowded my shelves and drawers, I opted to let go of some things instead.

Of course, when I grew older, I kind of lost the minimalist in me (I actually turned into a hoarder!), but little mister minimalist would make its presence felt from time to time (a la Mr. Hyde).

This year has been very interesting for me so far; some of my relationships ended, I am earning more but I feel like I never have enough money, my two-year old girl is growing up so fast. I have also been doing a lot of introspection lately, pondering on relationships, goals, self-fulfillment—you know, life. I constantly get reminded of how old I am getting and how life is short so I really have to live it up and make the most of life.

Which leads me to minimalism. I am at a point in my life where I sincerely feel that, when it comes to a lot of things, more doesn’t necessarily mean more. I just feel like I can get by with less stuff, and that my life is actually easier and more fulfilling to live if I didn’t have much.

I am glad to announce that little mister minimalist is back—and that he’s here to stay. I am actually excited to blog again because I have all these stories on minimalism that I shall be putting under a new category, The Pinoy Minimalist.

More importantly, I am a little more excited about life again, thanks to this new outlook. I feel like I’ve been born again.

Let’s get minimal!