When she was 21 Lauren used to dream about being the youngest PhD holder in the field of Philippine anthropology but she has since given up on the idea, choosing instead to
Now 32, Lauren prides herself on the solid relationships she has with her toaster and coffee press. She lives alone in Baguio City with a solar-powered toy elephant, a small wooden mannequin, a thrift shop-bought handmade toy horse (zebra?), and some potted plants that are miraculously still green.
The road to her becoming a crazy cat lady isn't so smooth (pets are not allowed in her building), so she makes up for it when she comes home to Manila, where her family is owned by at least 10 cats (they also have dogs to play with and boost their morale, thank God).
Lauren currently works as a copy editor for an online publication, but doesn't edit herself when she writes here. Because.
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