Category Archives: Hong Kong Life

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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I’m Not Perfect — Are You?

When I was in Hong Kong, most guys never really bent on bended knee to ask a girl to marry him. It happened, sure, but not like here in the Philippines where a guy dates a girl a few months … Continue reading

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Do You Still Find the Opposite Sex Attractive While in a Loving Relationship?

I’m a Libra, with my birthday coming up next week. Among the zodiac, Libras are known to be fun, playful and slightly flirtatious. We like to pretty ourselves a lot, and if unaware, you can always catch us checking ourselves … Continue reading

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Dead Tired

Last night, I plopped to bed and dozed off to sleep for almost 9 hours straight. It’s been one of the longest sleeping times that I’ve had in the last two weeks since starting my MBA. Some internship thoughts: My … Continue reading

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3D Disney and 3D Porn Marathon

My classmate and I decided to watch the first ever 3D porn movie Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstacy just because I have never seen a 3D porn movie on live cinema. According to Wikipedia, after the movie opened a month ago … Continue reading

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A Consolidated Guide to Reasonably-Priced Service Apartments in Hong Kong

As I am moving out from HKUST this June in time for my internship in Central, I have been on the lookout for a few short stay serviced apartments in Hong Kong Island. I only have a few requirements, as … Continue reading

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Loving Rachel Zoe!

“To be honest, there are a million people out there waiting to see me fail. It makes for a better story. It’s what people want to see. They don’t like success stories. So I have to work much harder to … Continue reading

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I will miss you, XXXX!

Received last March 16, 2011 from a very very good friend in Hong Kong: Dear Friend, As you read this, I will be on my way to New York. It was a long time coming, but I am finally starting … 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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So, why NOT HKUST?

I have earlier talked about the benefits of taking a full-time MBA at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) here. Though many of the points are still valid seven months into the program, there are also harsh … Continue reading

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Artjamming and dire results

Maybe it’s because of the 8.8 earthquake and x-sky high tsunami that hit Japan last Friday… Or the fact that Spain’s grading was downgraded… Or the fact that Ireland’s request of having their cost of borrowing reduced denied… Or the … Continue reading

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I’m sniffing and for all the wrong reasons

Trader flew in last Friday for Valentine’s Day with at least a Valentine’s Day card and an apologetic grin. He found my letter to be “hilarious,” and did his best to reassure me that he’s in it for the long-run. … Continue reading

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The Breakup Letter

 Fact: I am very happy that you’re flying here. I’ve missed you and it’ll be great to see you again.   My mind is just exhausted from Spring semester but let me try to explain myself. What I’ve heard … 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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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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Easy Guide to HK Utilities: What if you’re moving out?

Before you move, you have to deal with terminating your contracts with your internet/cable, gas and electricity companies lest you seek to forgo your deposits and be penalized for the new tenants fault. Since I have already spent over an … Continue reading

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Evenings at Home…

Despite the rain, evenings at home are made so much better with some flowers on the table, some nice smells, and this: Amazing what a few touches from Ikea and other cheap stuff can do to your mood! My vase … Continue reading

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The Man on the Street is to be Admired

Right below my building is a wet market. Everyday going to work, I always pass through it without thought. I was already used to the people and the smell so nothing really fazed me. Today however, when I was on … Continue reading

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WTF, Apple?!

Apologies to all the Apple fans out there, but what the hell is going on with your products? Yes, I do appreciate the convenient touch-screen screen, the ability to download thousands of apps for free to my device and your … Continue reading

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Why My Days Are Perfect…

Though I’m super sad that I’ll soon be moving out of my lovely apartment, I enjoy the last few days of it by reminiscing of all the memories I’ve had of this place in the past. What’s more, thanks to … 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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Burglerized!

I came home Sunday discovering that my house has been broken into. The damages were my Sony Vaio Laptop, some cash and jewelry. Irreplaceable are the gazillion of photos stored in my laptop as well as my almost finished MBA … Continue reading

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Biggest Lessons in 2009

Trader asked me what my New Year’s resolutions are. His were to sleep earlier, play less video games and read more books. He’s just started getting addicted to video games and wanted to curb this time-wasting endeavor. “To be better … Continue reading

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What made my day today…

It’s really amazing to see how people appreciate your work at year’s end. At least, after months of hard labour, you see that people are grateful for all the assistance you’ve extended to them. This is what made my day… … 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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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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Our fourth month-sary!

What I learned after our fourth month anniversary with Trader? 1) Relationships are already hard enough. Happy to admit that I’m more than a handful to be a boyfriend too, and can be over-annoying sometimes. Hence, it’s really important that … Continue reading

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So what about the Ex?

Curiosity got better of me and I met Ex#3 this week for afternoon tea. Trying his best to be the understanding boyfriend, Tader knows about it and tells me that it’s okay so long as it’s in a public place … Continue reading

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Disturbed by the Noise

Before you read this post, I’ll leave you this link. If ever I forget to add this link by the end of the post, you may go back up again and click on it. That’s how I feel about Trader … Continue reading

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Wanna Watch this Film!

Heard it’s a not-so-romantic love story that’s based on reality. Just loved reality-based movies! Wohoo! Too bad the showing’s not till August 27 (Thurs) in Hong Kong. But ooh, wanna watch, wanna watch! 🙂

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Best. Chicken. Rice. Ever.

Okay, so people may pelt me with stones disagreeing, but I’ve just made the nicest discovery ever. On my quest to find half-bottles of wine around in my area, I came across this restaurant that’s a mere 10 minutes away … Continue reading

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Foodfare

Sorry for the lack of updates. Dad, mom and a handful of my siblings came by to Hong Kong for a weeklong visit, so I’ve been quite busy parent sitting and ensuring that they have a nice time here.  My … Continue reading

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The Art of Successful Pickups

Today I met someone who I knew would be very good in picking up women. He made an impression on me and for all jilted men out there who thinks that picking up a woman is difficult, this is for … Continue reading

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One more time?

“So what are you doing this Friday?” he asked. “Am still deciding whether or not I’ll be going to this party,” I replied. “We’ll see.” “Well, if you’re not going to the party,” he continued. “Maybe I can take you out … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Homeless Bonita…

by January 2010. Oh my gosh, as if things cannot get any worse. My landlord sold my apartment without even consulting me! I accidentally bumped into the brand-new owner today in the elevators. “My parents bought it for me because … Continue reading

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Hot and Bothered

Let me be honest here, the scenario here stinks. People on the street are blaming those in Wallstreet for their problems. They think we must have sprouted horns or something. “It’s not our fault that the economy is sinking! It’s those … Continue reading

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Where’s home?

My friend writes to me that he’s going back to Manila after a decade in New York. “My father is getting older and he needs someone to run the family business,” he explains. “Sayang naman (Such a pity) if nobody … 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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Rising Up to Challenges

A warrior of the light is reliable.  He makes some mistakes, and sometimes considers himself to be more important than he really is.  But he does not lie. When people gather around the fire,  he talks to his male and … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to 2008 — and hello to 2009!

2008 passed by so fast — where has it gone?  In a way, it seems that 2008 was the transitional year.  It was the year when I deepened my expertise in project and relationship management, in addition to actually making … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

What better way to spend the New Year than with strangers (no longer though) in one of the most beautiful places in Hong Kong? Fed up with passively feeling somber about my loneliness in this hectic city, I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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A Lazy SunDAY

Our Sunday brunch menu featured some delicious Xinjiang Fare in a restaurant at the corner of Water Street and Pok Fu Lam road) in the company of new friends. To the inexperienced, Xinjiang food uses a lot of heavy mutton … Continue reading

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5 Observations about HK

My blog is often so text-heavy, you feel that you’re reading the encyclopedia (zzzzzz…). I often wonder how most of you can take it. Hence, here’s some photos of my observations on my 3-week stay so far in Hong Kong: … Continue reading

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The Slow Disappear

I think I’m too rational for my own good — too logical, even-minded and fair. I had previously mentioned that men like drama. Sure, they get all pissed off and claim that their girl is psycho, but soon enough, you … 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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