Tag Archives: Coming of age

Three years.

13 Jul

94,608,000 seconds. 1,576,800 minutes. 26,297 hours. 1,096 days. 157 weeks. 36 months. All equivalent to three years. That’s the amount of time that I’ve surprisingly stayed committed to a corporate entity, my job.

After graduating from the top university of the Philippines, I felt entitled to land a job meant for the best. With four years worth of lectures, business case studies, financial exercises and presentations, one can’t help but feel equipped to face the “real world”.

Three years down the line, I can’t help but laugh at how unequipped I was for the supposedly glamorous corporate world. Here are three things to keep in mind especially for those who have just landed their first jobs or are still in the search of a job that they will love…

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The Haruki Murakami Book Series

21 Jun

When I started working, I’ve invested more time in physical and outdoor activities, neglecting the need to sit down and have a good read.  So, towards the latter half of the year, I made time to read.

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”

  Reading became an ease when I was handed a Hurakami book. His books always left me curious and unsatisfied; leaving me with a longing to know more. Thanks to my generous book sponsors H and R, let me share with you my top 5 Hurakami reads…

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A Reset

13 Apr

One of my three words for 2014 was “Respect”.

I contextualized this word into two aspects: time and myself.

And if you’ve been with me in my journey in 2013, most of you would know that respect was definitely not in my dictionary…

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