Hi! My name is Andrea.

I am a Filipina, currently based in Dubai, a full-time corporate slave and part-time blogger. 

I have been blogging since I was 15, back when people were writing testimonials on Friendster and adding friends on Myspace. Girls of my age then had diaries with locks on, but I preferred blog posts published publicly on the web (don’t try to look for them because they were banished from existence (Livejournal, Blogpost, Xanga, Tumblr… you name it)

I am keeping this blog as a way of holding on to that dream of becoming a writer someday. I was already working for a bank when I realized I wanted to write for a magazine. Applications to these jobs require a certain credentials that I don’t have. That’s why I resorted to blogs, online publications (such as Rappler and Thought Catalog) and small writing gigs to continue living the dream.

I aim to live a life with minimal regrets as possible  – I’d rather say ‘oh well’ than ‘what if’.  This, combined with a major quarter-life crisis led me to pack my bags, leave Manila and seek my Great Perhaps. 

Quick facts:

1. I am an ENFP and a Leo

2. My ultimate dream is to be a nomad, jump from one country to another with a small luggage and laptop in tow, write a book/blog from different coffee shops without worrying about $ (Someday I am going to take that 1 year Sabbatical) 




In 2014, I was thinking of a good pun for my name: Andrea / Dreia (hard, right!?) – the best that I came up with was ‘Dreia-lity Bites’ and thus was the birth of my blog name.

A quick google search of Reality Bites, you’ll see that it means ‘bitter truth’ or ‘comes down to earth with a bang’. For me it means that the real world can be harsh and brutal, but as an optimist, I think that no matter how bad life gets there’s always something good that will come out of it.