After my Skype call with Manuel today, I found renewed energy and perspective to see myself through unemployment. Manuel is my “career mentor,” well at least I consider him so. He holds a director position at a graduate program in a university in the US. Four years ago around May, I e-mailed him regarding the … More It pays to be mentored
The thing people do not speak about: post-traumatic stress SUPost sent a rejection e-mail today, and trivago a week ago. Flashback to 8 months prior–I was packing my things back home to the Philippines, and making sure I leave Japan without any loose thread. I took care of pending bills, and the mandatory pension I will … More Traumas and the Talk
I was thrown off. Coming into the second interview, I felt I have prepared enough to get me through–I have practiced possible behavioral and personality questions and studied on what a media buyer job entails. Having proved to the Team that I do have the skills in data analysis, I thought that I passed the … More “Consider it done.” -God
My Celeste, As I head off to bed here soon I just wanted to tell you that I am your number 1 fan and that I support you in all your endeavors. 🙂 Go get them sweetie ❤ I know you can do this because you’re such an amazing person. 🙂 Love always your Malachite … More Number 1 Fan
I am waiting for Malachite to wake up with a mug of red wine beside me. I must have finished a third of a bottle. I’ve just finished watching the movie Life of Pi in my attempt to understand the whole thing the second time around. The first time I watched it was in the big … More Pi & Despondence
THE BRITNEY SPEARS SYNDROME A.K.A. THE “LUCKY” I’ve never had a boyfriend, and in three days I will turn 24. It no longer surprises me that this fact surprises people. I have gotten too many “No kidding?” and “You gotta be lying!” to react any differently. In fact I have crafted the best answer when I deal … More Am I ready?
Dear Malachite, Before I start working again on my trivago data set, I just want to thank you for being the most supportive partner in the world. Unemployment is tough for everyone, and more so for me who has been focused on “establishing a career” since preparatory school. When I was a kid, there is nothing more … More Data & Malachite