Category Archives: Family

Mien Bao (Bread) huo Ai (Love)?

In Taiwan, there’s a saying, “面包或爱.” This literally mean, “bread or money.” This implied that if we’re lucky, we can have both. But if we’re not, we may have to choose between marrying for love or money. By ourselves, we are complete … Continue reading

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A Sister’s Advice to a Brother on his Wedding Day

Dear Brother, Welcome to the married club! Finally, you’ve decided to get married! And if you wonder why I’ve been less opinionated as of late, know I do so because I wanted you to make the most important decision in … Continue reading

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Think about your guests when planning your wedding

A wedding is a happy ceremony celebrated between two families, as an event to cement one’s love for each other. Truth be told, a successful wedding is one where two people marry the persons of their dreams. No matter how much … Continue reading

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My List of Baby Essentials – Here’s my list from my own experience. What’s yours?

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How to Make Your Wife Happy

When my baby was born, I was caught up with babywearing, and hoarded carriers. My mom bought me an Ergobaby 360 before our daughter was born, and since it was too hot and bulky, we bought the Baby K’Tan for … Continue reading

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The Cookie Test

My husband tells me that he comes from a family that doesn’t say “Thank you” a lot. He chides my family for being overly polite and for saying thank you too often that it almost comes out as fake and meaningless. … Continue reading

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When my kid gets older, I’d ask to her to work as a sales staff…

A sales staff in Manila earns minimum wage. Currently, the price is Php 491/day (USD 10.00), and the number goes up a little every year. Its a thankless job — standing up for 8 hours straight with 3 breaks (one … Continue reading

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How does it feel to donate 3000 oz. of breast milk in 10 months?

My daughter is an exclusively breastfed baby. Ever since she was born, she has received nourishment straight from the boob. Not for the lack of trying, we’ve tried to get her to take milk from the bottle, but she has stubbornly … Continue reading

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The Alleged Evils of Peppa Pig and the Importance of Censoring your Children’s Shows

Peppa Pig burst into existence last May 2004. Peppa spoke in a British English accent and the show revolves around her adventures with her family and friends. But a lot of psychologists warn of the dangers of watching Peppa Pig without … Continue reading

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Why you should NOT come back to Manila?

Someone asked me in my blog what I regret the most coming back to Manila. To be honest, I’m pretty lucky. I got to spend one year with my father before he passed away from liver cancer, met a reformed troublemaker … Continue reading

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August was a bad month for us…

My friend Carol posted the following on her Facebook page: TROUBLE BY WARREN WIERSBE Read Psalm 102:1-11 One day I phoned a friend of mine who is in the ministry and asked, “How’s it going?” His quiet reply was, “Well, … Continue reading

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Top 5 Reasons Why Couples Divorce Very Quickly

It is every girl’s dream to be married. From the time they were young, they dream of wearing the perfect dress, walking down the aisle to a song they’ve picked from high school, looking to the crying eyes of her Prince Charming. … Continue reading

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To Share: Useful Video Links of Taiwan Tour

If you are not joining a guided tour, here are a few videos you can watch beforehand about Taiwan for your reference! All these are based from the six-day itinerary I wrote the last time at post: To Share: A Real-Life, Jump-Packed 6-Day … Continue reading

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To Share: A Real-Life, Jump-Packed 6-Day Taipei – Hualien – Jiufen – Yehliu – Taipei Itinerary

My family is planning a 6-day trip to Taiwan and they’ve asked me to prepare a customized schedule for them. Their tour agency suggested that they visit Sun Moon Lake and Alishan but I personally feel there’s more than enough to see just in Taipei alone. If … Continue reading

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How to Keep Sane — Prioritize Only 3 Things!

“Why does it seem as if time flies?” I asked my husband during lunch today. “I really wish that there are more than 24 hours in a day.” After I got married, I found myself short on time. But I am always … Continue reading

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The Intricate Balance of Getting Along with Your Husband

I think marriage is about getting along with another person. Day in and day out, you’re pretty stuck with each other. And if you don’t get along well with each other, then life can really be hell. That’s why it’s really … Continue reading

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I Thought I Was Pregnant… And Then I Wasn’t

It was the perfect birthday gift. After having a nice romantic dinner at Bonifacio High Street, I gave my husband a little dark gray box with a nice bow… He looked at it and smiled, “So, we can now call our mommies … Continue reading

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“I’m sick.”

“I’m hungry,” my husband groaned last weekend while we were at SMX at the bridal show. “Uhhhhh… we’re still not yet done setting up,” I said. “But I’m hungry,” he moaned like a ravished child. I need something to eat. I was torn. While I don’t … Continue reading

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No Rest for the Weary Entrepreneur

I’ve learned a valuable lesson this week. If you are an entrepreneur, theoretically, there is no sleep and there is no rest. When we returned from a one-day vacation last June 2, husband and I were riding high from an awesome December … Continue reading

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Edric Mendoza — Many Women’s God’s Best

“Eeeeee! He’s on TV!” my husband shakes me as he sees Edric Mendoza on TV. If you are wondering what is causing my husband’s excitement, here is a photo of Edric Mendoza that I’ve gotten on the Internet: Cute, ey? Bespectacled, … Continue reading

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Does God answer prayer?

My husband and I are born-again Christians. In the evening, we try our best to have quiet time together, reading a few chapters in the Bible and reflecting on what they mean. Afterwards, we say a little prayer thanking the Lord … Continue reading

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When Old People Brag…

My father in law told us that he used to work 70-80 hours a week. With only seven days a week, that’s around 10-12 hours per day, EVERY DAY. As he wrote to us in an email: Every old timer Chinese … Continue reading

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Enjoying Corporate Overseas OR Come Back and Build Your Own Business in Manila (Extra: The Hard and Joys of Coming Back Home)

So many of you have wondered whether you should give up your nice cushy job abroad and come back to the Philippines to start your own business. Having done both — going corporate and being self-employed — I feel I’m in the … Continue reading

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Dear XXX — The first days of marriage

Dear XXX, How are you?! It’s true what you said before. After marriage, you’ll miss your parents (or in my case, my mom) a lot. I didn’t shed tears or try to run home to her, but there were times … Continue reading

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Buy One, Take One

My mom today SMS’d me to ask if I would be available to attend with her my uncle’s 94th birthday. If I was, she can pick me up at 6pm. I asked if my husband is included. She said, given … Continue reading

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The Tinghun List

Praise the Lord that my future in-laws are so good. As per Chinese tradition, they are gifting me with a semi-traditional engagement party (tinghun). Whereas in many Filipino-Chinese families, tinghuns are no longer mandatory, they’re still definitely a nice to have. … Continue reading

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To my Dear Little Brother

March 18, 2014 Dear Little Brother, I thought it would be best to write you a letter. I write to you because I struggle with some indecision. Honestly, I am afraid to make a mistake, and I want to ensure … Continue reading

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Wedding Prep is NOT a Fairy Tale

Most women dreamt about their wedding since they were young. They’ve leafed through wedding magazines, pinned their favorite colors and motifs on Pinterest, and started random conversations with, “If I got married…” No, not me. Actually, the first time I’ve … Continue reading

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World War IV

My brother and I aren’t doing well. We just came off from a testy episode where my brother already cursed me to the noon, with the exception of “SOB” since that would mean cursing his/our own mother. As you can … Continue reading

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My Brother Has Crossed the Line and Became Unethical

Irrefutable fact: My boyfriend has brought in a new category of products to the Philippines. Before he brought it in, that product was non-existent. On a grand gesture, he offered my brother to be his official distributor last January, but … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to ME!

It’s that time of the year again where I celebrate yet another birthday. Honestly, I feel I’m growing old way too fast and find myself trying to hold on desperately to my youth. I mean, where the heck did my … Continue reading

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When Parental Guidance Become Toxic

When two people get together, they create themselves a bubble. They come up with their own cheesy languages and nicknames. They tell themselves inside jokes only they can understand. And they interact as if there’s nobody else in the room. They … Continue reading

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We Took Mommy Scuba Diving

My mom celebrated her 67th birthday last week. In all her 40 years married to my dad, she never really got to celebrate her freedom apart from what my dad wanted. Which was why we were ecstatic when she showed … Continue reading

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Fake it till you make it — NOT!

I can’t really fake what I feel. Despite what other people say, my emotions can clearly be seen in my face. If I’m happy, I cannot help but laugh out loud. If I’m sad, I cannot help but be bothered. … Continue reading

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A Leap of Faith

Life is but a constant leap of faith. If you’re not really closing your eyes and making a few leaps once in a while, you probably ain’t living your life to the full. –-Bonita The last two days had been … Continue reading

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What would you do if you do not like the girl your brother is dating?

They’ve actually dated for three years and I know her for almost two. Don’t get me wrong. She is a nice person and her family is the greatest. Her dad is an accomplished president of a non-profit organization, her sister-in-law … Continue reading

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Mommy Time – 2x a Week!

Context: Ever since my dad passed away last February, my brother and I had been happy to invite and take my mom out for dinner, for movies, and elsewhere. This helps her avoid depression since my parents have always been … Continue reading

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Am I Happy I Went Back?

A few weeks ago, I was visited by some friends from Hong Kong. It was my mentor back when I was working in a British bank, and he brought some of his high-flying friends. They were looking to invest in … Continue reading

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Update: Three Months and Everyone’s Pressuring Us to Get Married!

Boyfriend and I had been blissfully dating for the last three months. At this point in time, he is now automatically invited to family events and dinners, and vice versa. The funny thing though, everyone around us — my mom, … Continue reading

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Talking of the Future

I joined my boyfriend’s family last night for dinner at the Marriott Hotel buffet. This is nice — When your boyfriend’s parents like having you around, as you are blessed to be in their company. “This is how an ideal relationship … Continue reading

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What type of marriage would you want?

My family is still at the camp that as marriage is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make, they’d rather that we be single than marry the wrong person, grandkids or not. I’ve actually seen how marriage can … Continue reading

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My dog ate and pretty much destroyed my head phones

Yes, shit happens. Like today, I went back to our bedroom and found that my lovely Maltese pup Yuki looking at me innocently. I looked around watching her in contentment when… Oh my gosh. She ate and destroyed my headphones!!! … Continue reading

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I Need to be Strong

I am working on a pretty big pet project at the moment. It’s this project that makes me smile and drives me. It will come to play in 2012, and I can’t wait to unveil it in the next few … Continue reading

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Getting Married?

Trader’s 26-year old little sis is getting married today. Or is already married if we followed Asian times. His sister is pretty cute/hot/beautiful. She’s not that tall, but has this lovely almond shaped head and eyes. She looks like a … Continue reading

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Week 1 in London: Food

Dear dad, mom and Jr.,   London is about self-resilience. In Hong Kong or Taiwan, if you’re hungry, you can always go downstairs and grab something to eat.   But not in Hong Kong.   From my house at St. … Continue reading

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My first week of internship

Dear dad and mom, The first week of internship is over. There are still 9 more weeks to go till the end, and I had been assigned to trading, which is a field that is super duper unfamiliar to me. … Continue reading

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Relationships are all about sacrifice

Today, Trader met my parents for the second time. The last time left a bad taste in both sides’ mouth. Trader was darn scared of my dad and felt that my father was a tad unappreciative and selfish (which btw, … Continue reading

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Chat of the Day – Eeeehhh?

Me: “My mom has been asking me questions again.” Trader: “What does she want to know?” Me: “She wants to know when I will get married.” Trader: “Oh gosh. Hahahaha actually my parents haven’t been mentioning you anymore.” (Quicknote: Trader’s … Continue reading

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Mom’s reply to my letter – she wants me to have FOUR lovely kids!

Dear Bonita, Mom is happy for you because if Trader thinks that way, he is a responsible man. Trader wants 2 to 3 children. For us, we wanted you to have four kids with 2-years interval. Like now, we are … Continue reading

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Feeling pressured after meeting the parents

Hi Bonita, How did you survive this weekend with your in laws. Please share. Love, mom REPLY: Dear mom, The weekend went really well. Trader’s family is just very warm, loving and I left the weekend feeling very loved and … Continue reading

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To Go or NOT to GO?

Trader and I have recently been discussing travel plans and he’s tentatively invited me to his family holidays in South Africa this December 2011. Hence, not wanting to make any radical decisions, I’ve asked my mom for advice. Her wisdom … Continue reading

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Reprint from the WSJ: Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

I am afraid that the WSJ would not give anyone access but here is a beautiful article on the difference of Chinese parenting. In my case, it’s my dad, who may or may not have scarred me for life. =============================== … Continue reading

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My Family is Kinda Nuts

My family is kinda nuts. My father is strict, while my mother is a nervous wreck (aka praning in Tagalog). Put it this way, since I am not always in Manila and my dad was playing mah-jong this evening, my brother and … Continue reading

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What I did in 2010… (Part I)

2010 had been a year of new beginnings and many changes. Here’s a brief rundown: January 2010: Trader and I had already been together for the last eight months and our relationship is rocky. We fight a lot because he … Continue reading

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Home from Boracay, arguably one of Philippines’ best beaches!

This was where I spent December 26 to 30 with the family — Boracay, a beautiful island in the middle of the Philippines known for its 5 kilometers strip of white fine sand beach. To get to Boracay, we did the … Continue reading

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Women in Business – Can we have it all?

This morning, I awoke early at 6:30 am to be at the American Chamber’s Women in Business awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The half-day conference started off with a bang with Ms. Angelina Kwan, MD of a regulator/compliance … Continue reading

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Dear Mom and Dad: I am Losing my Sanity

Dear mom and dad, How are things at home? MBA life has been quite exhausting to date. Aside from balancing my extracurricular activities, networking and multiple, never-ending group meetings, we are constantly barraged by 7-chapter Data Analysis quizzes, a regression … Continue reading

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And it’s only been Day 1!

Dear dad and mom, School has been very stressful. This week, our assignment is to read a whooping 80-page annual financial report and answer a 4-page question sheet. We also had a 16-page economics report to analyze and digest for group … Continue reading

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Whattado if his parents hate you?

There are times when we’re stuck, with no solutions in sight. Today is one of those times. The ultimatum just arrived: Trader’s parents hate me, and they want Trader to break up with me. He is of course, sad about … Continue reading

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Parentsitting

My parents are here! They arrived yesterday afternoon and we’ve been together ever since. Here’s the shocker though: After suffering from pneumonia a few weeks ago, my 75-year old father is such in a weak state. He finds it difficult … Continue reading

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T’is is NOT the Season to be Jolly!

Three couple friends in 24 hours. Two breakups. One on the way. Inasmuch that summer is moving towards autumn, breakup season signals its dire return. “Hon, can you please call me?” I asked Trader today after his work. There is … Continue reading

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I Feel Like James Bond

There is nothing scarier than hiding the truth. Or stretching the truth for that matter. Actually, my parents do not really know that I’ve already resigned from my firm and had been traveling for a month and counting. The most … Continue reading

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On the Shanghai Exponanza!

Stuck at the Shanghai International Airport waiting for the free Wifi to work. It doesn’t so I’m writing as a draft and publishing later. The last three days were spent pushing my dad in a wheelchair around the magnificent Shanghai … Continue reading

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So why am I doing my MBA full-time again?

I’ve just finished watching An Education starring the upcomer, Academy-nominated young actress Carey Mulligan, and the suave charming Peter Sarsgaard. It was such a pleasure to watch, and really hits the bulls eye on the type of education we’d like … Continue reading

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Our almost one-year anniversary

For our first year anniversary, we celebrated it at one of the nicest restaurants in Singapore. The place was called Jaan Par Andre, which is located at the 70th Floor of the Swisshotel Singapore. “Jaan is the 39th best restaurant … Continue reading

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Debating Part-Time vs. Full-Time MBA

I’m wavering between taking a full-time MBA course and taking a part-time one. Most of my Asian friends and family have strong opinions about the subject. They lovingly suggest that I take the part time course given that I enjoy … Continue reading

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Met the Parents – Check

So we’ve met the parents. Great news: My parents, with the usual apprehensions, overall like him. Bad news: His parents towards me — not so much. Hardly surprising though. The least we could expect was that the weekend was no … Continue reading

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In Defense of Desperate Housewives

Traderr and I had a fight the day before yesterday because I was too stressed out when he shared his wish for me to be a home-maker once we get married. Not that I’m discounting the hard work being a … Continue reading

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“I dreamed a dream…”

As many of you know, I’ve always wanted an MBA. Ever since. It’s been my dream ever since I was in college, but I figured that I had to work 2 years or so to be eligible for the program. … Continue reading

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Trouble in paradise?

Trader and I are in a bit of a bind these days. On a gross twist of fate, his parents now hate  mine even though they’ve never even met, because they think my parents are mayabang (arrogant). Of course, Trader … Continue reading

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You’ll hate me for this…

What’swrong with not wanting to have kids? 😦 Yesterday’s dinner conversation gradually revolved around childbearing given that I’ve met up with two of my old high school friends last weeknd. One was already a mom to a smiling 10-month old … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to a 29 year-old me!

Last year, my parents told me that I can now officially date. Now turning 29, I’m dating this really nice guy, relocated to a new country and are celebrating by parent-sitting this week. My dad is constantly in my back … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday…

To me… Happy birthday to me… Happy birthday, happy birthday… Happy birthday to me. Trader called to warmly greet me a happy birthday. A great start to my day. My parents are over for the week, and my dad picks … Continue reading

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How do you know if he/she is the One?

Answering the question, “How do you know if he/she is the One?” my mom has her words of wisdom to share: “As you always asked mom – how would I know if the guy is meant for me or not? … Continue reading

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Parentsitter

My parents are here for two weekends and have just spent the last couple of days with them in Shenzhen. So far, it’s surprisingly been such a blast and no wonder. We spent the last two days checking out the … Continue reading

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My Confession: I am a workaholic

Yes, I admit it. I am a workaholic. I come to the morning early in the morning at 7:30 am to join in the morning meeting, and my day continues on from there. Checking my mail which pops every few … Continue reading

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Dad’s in Town

My parents are in town. As usual, the Commander in Chief (my dad) has more than a few ideas on how I should live my life. Just my luck, this is the week that I go househunting, and this Sunday … Continue reading

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The Life Crisis: where are you going?

There was a story of a traveler who sees an old man outside a random town. “What type of town is this?” he asks. The old man asked him what he thinks the townsfolk is like. “Places like these are … Continue reading

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How am I special?

Feeling a bit blue, I need to pop myself happy a bit. And what better to do than to make a slightly more narcissistic post than before? 🙂 As I was riding the MRT home, I asked myself, what made … Continue reading

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Pampered in Manila

Ever since I arrived last Sunday, I’ve been well-fed and pampered to death by my family. Ah, twas a sweet homecoming! For example, early Monday morning, we took a trip to the Quezon City Sports Club so that I can … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m still alive!

Despite a less than satisfactory company performance, I am happy to report that my boss has fairly compensated us for slaving ourselves to death last year. First, I got a minor pay increase, but the fact that I have received … Continue reading

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100 More Things About Me

It’s typhoon day and I found myself finishing this list — at long last! It’s been over a year since I’ve come with a list — and at a point of being uber-narcissistic, am again recording my legacy by listing … Continue reading

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