A Terrific Evening…

After a hard day’s work, we had a quiet dinner with the parents, then went back home to relax.

We ate at King Chef in Banawe, a restaurant that my college classmate opened. Loved their Hong Kong Spareribs (a bit sweet but nicely done!) and lomi. We also had a bit of their dimsum.

What was great about the evening was that I spent it watching The Three Musketeers (2011) while fixing my iPad. My brother was kind enough to do that for me, and I spent the rest of the night watching American Idol reruns and downloading stuff from the Internet.

Fixing my iPad took awhile, but it was worth it.

Ah, the only perfect addition to an otherwise nice evening is a cheap Balinese massage, which btw only costs a reasonably priced Php 220 for an hour of pleasure.

This is what we call work life balance. But then again, I’d rather say it’s the joys of family time.

I really hope I’d have more days like these…

Happy Friday!

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About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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6 Responses to A Terrific Evening…

  1. Law Student says:

    What was your undergraduate studies before taking a MBA?

    Were there any lawyers or law graduates in your MBA class?

    • Bonita says:

      We had two lawyers in our MBA class. The funny thing was, as we are often shaped by our own professions, they had a tendency to talk a lot, analyze things to death and speak about morality.

      I took business for my undergrad.

  2. Law Student says:

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, lawyers tend to be like now, and now imagine a tutorial of 25 of these students with different 25 opinions :P.

    Do you think the MBA program at HKUST provides enough ‘technical/mathematical’ for those who have no Business undergraduate studies/experience?

    I have heard MBA programs in general will not cover enough mathematical aspects of Business/Financial for those who want to move into the financial sector with no prior related undergraduate study. What are your views on it?

    What sector of finance are you now in?

    I would probably work in HK as a lawyer and would be interested in HKUST in the near future.

    What is your view of doing the HKUST program part time?

    Sorry for all the questions.

    • Bonita says:

      There are 200+ students per batch of part time intake. That’s a lot of people to get to know. Downside is: you will have to balance work + life + school and that can be tough when you have a challenging job. Also, most of your classmates are local HKers vs. full timers where only 2% of us was really from local HK.

      Depends what you want. If you are already trained as a lawyer, why would you want to spend 16 more months to get an MBA? An MBA is just that — a masters in business. It’s helpful if you have NO biz background but for me, a lot was just a repeat of what I’ve learned in undergrad. The only difference is working with a diverse group of people who have tons of confidence with their abilities, lots of conflicting opinions and people/crisis management. In a way, it’s about thinking strategically and getting work done on time albeit different opinions than the technical skills required.

      If you are entering finance, then it MAY be helpful. But if so, why not take a masters in finance instead? More focused and with like minded people? I took an MBA because I wanted an MBA, period. It was part of my bucket list. But is an MBA useful in finance except to get your foot in the door as it’s a great excuse to change careers? Not really.

      I am currently back in Manila helping manage my family business. Ironically, I am dealing more with real estate which is not trained for in an MBA. Real life is more complicated. An MBA gives you exams that tells you how much is a project valuation and you do your numbers. In real life, we find the numbers ourselves, and you don’t even know whether your data is real or not so you have to ask tons of intelligent questions to everyone.

      An MBA is not for everyone and the grass is greener in the other side. Why do you want an MBA anyway? Really think about it first and if you still want more answers, let me know…

      • Law Student says:

        Thank you again.

        For me as well, MBA is on my bucket list- I had to choose economics or law and I choose law. I feel incomplete with out some business/economics/financial studies.

  3. Law Student says:

    Sorry, I had too many misstakes.

    Thank you for your reply.

    Yes, lawyers tend to be like that, and now imagine a tutorial of 25 of these students with different 25 opinions.

    Do you think the MBA program at HKUST provides enough ‘technical/mathematical’ aspects of finance for those who have no Business undergraduate studies/experience?

    I have heard MBA programs in general will not cover enough mathematical aspects of Business/Finance for those who want to move into the financial sector with no prior related undergraduate study. What are your views on it?

    What sector of finance are you now in? What did you do before you took the MBA?

    I will probably work in HK as a lawyer and I am interested in taking an MBA.

    What are your views of doing the HKUST program part time?

    Sorry for all the questions.

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