Celina Chan, 2020. Photo by Rachelle Dakis.

Ina is a 29-year-old living in Parañaque City, Metro Manila, the Philippines. She works as a government contractor during the day, and volunteers her time as pianist at a Catholic church during Sundays.

Born, raised, and educated in the city, she finished high school in an exclusive school for girls, and entered the University of Santo Tomas taking up a degree in Accountancy upon her mom’s persuasion, and left with a degree in Communications, her degree of choice. After college, she’s gone back to school several times for Graphic Design as well as a teacher’s certificate in anticipation of shifting careers in the future. So far, that has not happened yet.

Her real-life work experience leans towards project management, client interfacing, event conceptualization, and creative thinking. With work experience for a BPO, a local tech startup, and a brief stint for an events agency, her career eventually led her to public service, working with and among colleagues in developing and implementing events that cater to Creatives.

Some of the highlights of her career include: CITEM’s Design Week Philippines Creative Marketplace, a pilot event to what is now known as Create Philippines, the maiden edition of the International Design Conference from the Design Center, and an edition of Design Week Philippines, a biannual nine-day event held in Intramuros, Manila. With knowledge, skills, and the tenacity to mount events of different sizes, she can be trusted to work with a team in delivering well-executed events. 

She hopes to acquire experiences that lead towards a life well lived and well rounded, and to own a place of her own while getting to travel to new places every so often. For the time being, she lives at home with her parents, sister, Mamu, and a west highland terrier named Kaila.

About 365inasnap

365inasnap is Ina’s username that means Every Day, Ina Takes Pictures. It has gone through may iterations, such as a photoblog, a money diary, and a journal. Some time in the past, she dreamed of monetizing her drawings and writings, until eventually realizing that the source of joy comes without a price.

This current iteration of 365inasnap revolves around the intimate of all spaces: sketches, writings, illustrations and its odds and ends. With a 160-strong collection of journals, notebooks, and sketchbooks, every visit will open another door to the inner workings of her mind and what makes her tick.

Welcome home.