Category Archives: Taipei 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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To Share: My One-Week Travel Itinerary of Amazing Taipei

Most people don’t give Taipei a lot of credit preferring mostly to spend their vacations in Hong Kong or Singapore. However, having stayed in these countries for prolonged periods, I still find Taipei to be the best travel destination in … Continue reading

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Don’t Look for Love. Look for the Right Person to Fall in Love With.

The average age for a Filipino to get married is 22.6 years old. For men, it’s at a higher 25.8 years. For people in richer, urban areas, expect this number to be higher, say 26 to 28 years old for … Continue reading

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One-Day Taipei Itinerary: What to do if you have ONE day in Taipei?

Follow this map and you’ll never go wrong… made for fun prior to my MBA when so many friends and clients were requesting for an itinerary on what to do while they’re in this lovely city: Yes, I’m feeling generous … Continue reading

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Giving Up on Taiwan

People who know me personally know that I’m an avid fan of Taiwan. For example, I don’t think that Taiwan will ever return to the Mainland China fold though they’ll work more closely together, economically. The Taiwanese are far too … 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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Top 5 Snacks at the Shilin Night Market

Trader and I visited Taiwan last weekend and gorged on its cheap eats at the Night Market. Boy, Trader was like a little boy let lose in the candy store. He LOVED everything! I took him to the cheapest place … 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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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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Big Pond, Small Pond Theory

What motivates me to go on daily is the constant fear of failure — I’m afraid to be and remain ordinary. Some people care about succeeding and excelling. Me? I fear being at the end of the foodchain, settling for … Continue reading

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Thank you so much for your prayers…!

I made it!!! And before I roll up my sleeves and get back to work, I just want to take this moment to breathe deeply, pray to God for His many blessings, and thank you all for your prayers, especially … Continue reading

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Reflections of 2007…

2007: An Amazing Work-Centric Year As I look back and recollect the highlights of my year, it surprises me that most of the ups and downs were almost related to work! For example, here were some of 2007’s most notable … Continue reading

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Why is it…

…that moving forward often seems as if you’re moving alone? Aside from a brief luncheon with Top-Climber last Tuesday, I’ve been a hermit the entire week, holing myself up in an airconditioned room for hours to come poring through a … Continue reading

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27 and a Happy Birthday to me!

*Backdated October 16 — so do forgive me if a few things are already outdated: In light of this blog’s annual tradition, a brief rundown on how my year of being 26 is in order and what have or have … Continue reading

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Moment of Clarity

I think one of the reasons I like placing my thoughts down on paper (or via a blog) is somehow, ideas that were formed in my head suddenly become a lot more real. From their formlessness springs reality, and everything … Continue reading

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Another Crazy Marathon Weekend!

Since last Tuesday, I’m 27 years old! *Shudders* NOT a good thing when a day before your birthday, you bump into an acquaintance, who after finding out you’ll be turning 2-7 the next day nonchalantly comments: “Oh, so you have … 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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Restaurant Review: Mamm Goz

Today, I discovered a fellow food lover, AT. We were supposed to have dinner last Thursday to no avail. So we made a date to see each other today and it was really fun. So what is a food lover? … Continue reading

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So True!

This manga talks about Japanese women, but seem to relate to Taiwanese women as well. Heck, it relates to women around the world. Period! Haha, this is funny — Career Woman sounds so much like me right now, minus the … Continue reading

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16 Things About Taiwan That Drive Me Crazy

Sometimes, Taiwan just drives me nuts. Despite being here for over 4 years to date, there are still things that I can’t understand about this country. Therefore, ignoring the risk that you’ll be pummeling me with rotten eggs and tomatoes … Continue reading

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End of the Line

Enough is enough. I’ve reached the end of the line with all the partying. My lil brother who never gets out because my daddy’s super strict will kill me for saying this, but too much partying is truly bad for … Continue reading

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Now and Then

I sometimes wonder what’s it like if I didn’t come to Taiwan. Would life would’ve been any different? My guess is, thanks to my Atenean degree and my rich leadership background, it would’ve been possible for me to be employed … Continue reading

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The End of 2006 — The Beginning of a New Year!

As 2006 has ended, now’s the time to look back and reminisce over the past year! Whereas 2005 was the year of intense organizational activities and social events, 2006 was the year of the self, career and a simpler lifestyle. … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Happy New 2007! Bravely faced the crazy Taiwanese crowd milling and sitting around the 101 area and trudged to the Tavern to spend New Year’s Eve with Top-Climber and friends! Crazy fun! 😀 Had a few … Continue reading

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My Top 20 Dining Picks in Taipei

I’ve always raved about food in my blog, but never really collated a list of my top dining picks in Taipei. So here you go for your viewing pleasure: 1) Ruth’s Chris – If you don’t mind the $$$, it’s … Continue reading

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