Found myself in HIVE- My Self-Introduction


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Hello Hive world! My name is Klause but my parents, siblings and relatives call me Pipoy or Pogs. I know, my nickname is really far off from my real name and my parents can't seem to answer me why my nickname is Pipoy but as far as I know there was a famous Filipino celebrity before who was named Pipoy and I just assumed its from him. The nickname Pogs was sort of an innovation from Poy to Pogs. It was my cousins who made it up.


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I was born and raised in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. I’m the fourth in five siblings and I’m a proud Cancer. I’m Vegan since 2017 after watching the Youtube Documentary “The Earthlings”. It changed the way I see animals and my relationship with food. I worked in the Food and Service Industry for 8 years. There was a time in my career that I was Vegan and have to sell animal-based products. It was a difficult time for me to have contradicting values but the only way for me to thrive is to coexist because we live in a non-vegan world. Until recently that I got hired to work for Anahaw. It's Vegan/Vegetarian friendly restaurant with a yoga studio. I am so grateful to worked for Anahaw. It helped me to continue practicing yoga and was able to share my smoothie bowl recipes in the menu. On my alone time I compose quotes in my notes or end up googling for vegan recipes.


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Moving to Negros Oriental and working for Anahaw is one of the highlights of my life and Yoga is something that I'm constantly learning. I have been pushing myself to consistently practice and attend more classes. Discovering different cuisines and dishes which I can veganize is something I enjoy too. I save those recipes and whenever I have time to cook, I’ll give it a try or put my own twist to it.


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Why @asasiklause?
After I graduated high school, I've been to several cities around Visayas. I spent 2 years in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental for my bachelors degree but I finished the rest of my degree in Roxas City, Capiz. After graduating in college, I moved to Cebu to look for a job then 8 years after I moved to Dauin, Negros Oriental. I spent almost 7 months in Dauin then decided to moved back to Cebu. I decided to name my blog as "Asa si Klause" which translates "Where is Klause?" because most of the time people can't seem to keep in track my location. When I was still working in the restaurant industry, people will always look for me because I'm almost everywhere and I can't update everyone my location which leads them to ask someone else "asa si Klause?"


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How I found Hive?

Gilaine aka @purepinay introduced Hive to me. She contacted me through Instagram and told me that I should share my food photography talent here on Hive.


What am hoping to get out of Hive?

I’m hoping to get connected with like-minded, goal-oriented and smart content creators. I want to be a part of community which I know I could learn and experience.

Thank you for taking the time to read my Hive introduction post. I'd like to know you too, please say hi in the comment section and I would love to know your hobbies and passion.


Connect with me on:
Instagram @klause.tlbn & @asa.si.klause
Facebook Klause Talaban