I’m Reina: True Neutral, Slytherin, Scorpio; erstwhile nurse, writer, witch.

My purpose has always been about projecting outward – a call I once thought I could answer by being a health professional, and that I now fulfill by writing intentional, informational content and reading tarot for those in need of clarity.

I believe that writing is words changing the world, and so we have to choose our words responsibly, in order to affect change responsibly.

On the Internet, it is a daily challenge to write the truth and say things with kindness. Everything I put out there keeps in mind that a real person will read my words and impact their story accordingly.

For you: whether you’re here to engage or peruse my words, I hope they move you to change your own world, choice by choice. There is a real person behind every written word here, and she wishes you the very best of jujus and the power to craft your own stories.

Warmest regards,

  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Santo Tomas in 2013.
  • Presented our senior thesis, Self-Reported Level of Competence, Perceived Degree of Confidence, and Willingness of Public Health Nurses to Respond to Disasters at the Philippine Forum of Nursing Scholars in 2013; was awarded Best in Oral Presentation.
  • Attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas from 2013-2014.
  • Trained as a critical care nurse at the Medical Intensive Care Unit of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center in 2015.
  • Lead author of our case presentation on mitral valve prolapse; was awarded Best in Case Presentation that year.
  • Worked in hospital administration at Army General Hospital in 2016.
  • Main writer of the Army General Hospital Manual in 2016.
  • Professional content writer of articles on topics such as health, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, relationships, self-development, and others.
  • Writes regular book reviews for the First Look Club, a pool of reviewers for Philippine bookstore chain, Fully Booked.
  • Writes articles on geek and pop culture for Play Without Apology.
  • Wrote articles for The Lookbook, the beauty and fashion section of The Manila Times.
  • Contributed literary pieces to the UST College of Nursing publication The Nursing Journal and its literary folios, as well as to the UST Faculty of Medicine and Surgery publication Sulo.
  • Wrote reviews and did crowdsourcing for various types of content for Candy magazine’s Council of Cool 8 in 2008.
  • Won 3rd Place in the Copyreading and Headlining category of the Regional Secondary Schools Press Conference (Taguig-Pateros Division) in 2008.
  • Began my formal study of the tarot in 2017, and of simple witchcraft in 2018.
  • Started reading professionally in 2018.
  • Enjoys historical fiction, dystopian YA, and military strategy books.
  • Plays a regular campaign of Dungeons and Dragons as an aasimar rogue named Amity!
  • Lives with a family of two dogs and my doctor boyfriend in Manila, Philippines. 🙂

My headquarters on the web were previously under writer-queen.com. We had some good times, but eventually I needed a home for all my words, not just the ones I wrote for other people.

Here, I hope to share not just how I make a living, but also how I see life and how I intersect with the lives of others.

Browse my stories and get a feel of my magic – or better yet, let’s make some together. 🙂

The Universe brought you here for a reason. It probably thinks we’d be good together!

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