She’s fun to people who’ve just met her, too serious according to her friends, stingy says her family, crazy after a dose of sugar, boring to those who think too highly of themselves, and an acquired taste to the unclassified–either way, it doesn’t matter. Sasha is Sasha, a rambunctious half-probinsyana, half-unicorn too otherworldly to be captured in a single web page.
Sasha moved to the big city to take up a degree in Communication (Journalism) from the Ateneo de Manila University, the place where she believes she’s spent some of the happiest years of her life–so far.
As per some friendly advice, she started spreading her wings early, trying to get her byline out to whoever wanted it. She wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s 2BU and Young Blood sections, as well as Sunday Inquirer Magazine, and was appointed managing editor for Candy Magazine’s Council of Cool Batch 9. An active member of several school organizations, she gave up most of them in her Senior year when she chose to intern for both critically acclaimed documentary show, Storyline (she was one of its first interns) and Summit Media’s Femalenetwork.com.
After throwing her mortarboard in the air and bidding adios to the scholastic life, she took a break and volunteered for ABS-CBN’s 2010 election coverage instead of applying for an “actual” job. That took up a whole summer and she was happily in limbo. Eventually, the real world came knocking (and busted the door open). At 19, she was officially working for a living–first as a Lifestyle editorial production assistant at the leading broadsheet in the country, the Philippine Daily Inquirer, then as a writer for top publishing company, Summit Media, where she writes for its premiere lifestyle website, SPOT.ph.
On a regular day, Sasha writes mostly about food (her current niche), but she’s also a freelance PR and copy writer. Yes, she is for hire. 🙂 E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.