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
Dear Malachite, First off let me greet you Happy 9th TCM Day! It used to surprise us how deeply we’re connected despite knowing each other for a relatively short period. Just couple of days from when we started doing voice calls, we both felt that we’ve known each other for a while. Two months later, … More 9 months
No shocker this post is about a promise ring, but it’s not just about any promise ring. It is a diamond ring sent from Kentucky to Manila, paid for in Texas. You see we’re living in a borderless world. Dec 2, 2016 Manila–The morning after I got back home from my two-week vacation in Singapore, my … More Promise ring
I am here at the Study Lounge of the National Library of Singapore trying to make my day a little more productive by stepping out of my aunt’s place. A little less than two weeks ago I flew to Singapore without an itinerary and, much less, a clear reason why am I jet-setting—if you may … More When in Singapore
Today is a day that we celebrate the wonderful things we have been blessed with in our lives. I feel that God has blessed me with so much in my life and I feel so grateful for everything he has so graciously placed in my life. There is one special blessing though that words can … More Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Malachite and I have both been caught up with a lot of things lately which explains why our blog has seen no progress for almost 2 months. Malachite has been busy with school, and I have been helping him as best as I could. He’s been getting good marks for which I am very proud, whereas I pushed deep in … More What’s up?
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
The rabbit and the squirrel who are very fond of each other always walk together in the pasture. The rabbit noticed that he walks faster than the squirrel, and the squirrel had the same observation. Soon they both figured that the rabbit’s strides are longer than the squirrel’s, and so as they walk the rabbit … More Rabbit & Squirrel: Expectations