Officially Employed. The First Month.

Hello, I am back!

I want to share with everyone that I am now officially employed!

For obvious reasons, I cannot freely disclose my work or my employer but what I can share is I am working in retail as a publicist of sorts with occasional sales associate work tossed in the bunch for good learning measure.

I am still adjusting to this new routine. Actually, I am with my employer for a little over a month now but the first few weeks was more of training. In all honesty, I seriously thought  would barely make it through the training because I had a difficult time processing all the information thrown at me. It was far from what I originally wanted as a first job but given the dismal employment opportunities, who am I to complain? I figured, I’ll just do the best that I can give everyday. If they decide that my best isn’t enough and things go downhill then maybe, just maybe, it will be best to move on and find something else along the way.

I am blessed with a good employer who is passionate about our business and looks out for the welfare of each and every employee. There is indeed a lot to learn and while I do feel exhausted at the end of every single day after work, I enjoy it and the degree of freedom we employees have is much more than others can offer.

Yes, I know that retail isn’t for everyone but, I seriously think that it is one of the most humbling jobs in the world. I lost count of how many times I had to deal with an irate or demanding customer to the point that I considered quitting already because I felt demeaned as an employee and as a person in general but had no choice but to ask them (with grace and composure) to calm down. I am glad I survived it because I am sure there is much more to come.

Come to think of it, we really ought to show more respect, kindness and understanding to everyone. Then maybe, the world will start becoming a better place for all.

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Why it’s Okay to Feel Like a Loser According to Diane Von Furstenberg

This video could not have come at a better time.

As some of you might know, I am currently job-hunting while waiting for graduation.

Exactly a week ago, I went to an interview for a major luxury goods brand for a part-time retail position. Honestly, I don’t know what I was thinking the moment I sent my CV in because well, I was trying my luck. The whole interview was about an hour or so and it seriously felt like the longest interview in my life ever. I think I did well with the supervisor but the store manager was different. I don’t know if I did well or not but I would like to believe I did well and I understand if the manager has reservations about me. I did try my best to get myself across, that I am willing to undergo further training and have a career with them.

Fast forward to today, I have yet to receive any feedback from them. I will not lie that I feel terrible right now because I have a gut feeling that I didn’t get the job. Then again, I don’t want to lie, beg and look desperately pathetic just to have it either. At this point, I have no idea what to do with my life anymore because I have sent several CVs already to no avail, but I told myself that the first company that responds to my application will be the one I will work for no matter what.

The most important relationship in life is the one your have with yourself. – DVF

Video: Time/YouTube ;  via

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SHOPAHOLIC – a Thai short film starring Ice Preechaya

Finally! Thesis defense is over but since my other major subjects decided to play catch up, (I suspect they must have conspired to make the graduating students’ lives a miserable living hell) so, obviously, they did it in the worst possible way by giving us a pile of output to be submitted ASAP. Now I don’t know with you but I really just want to end this insanity, by watching fun videos on YouTube. (It’s a Sunday for crying out loud. Please give me time to unwind!)

Now, I’d like to share with y’all this short film that caught my attention. I don’t know if share the same experience from where you live but it’s certainly like this here in the Philippines as well. Not much different from Thailand pala. The actress has an enviable complexion if I may add. Similar to the Japanese and Korean artistes. How I wish I have enough resources to have and maintain a fair, clear and smooth complexion!

Have fun!

Credits to the Film owners. I do not own this film nor do I claim any ownership, copyright or the like. 

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Inside Guantanamo Bay’s Kitchen: The Politics of Food

Before anything else, I want to wish my very good friend (and blockmate) AJC, a very Happy 21st Birthday!! Thanks for last night!

Anyway, going back. I found this video on YouTube about food in Guantanamo Bay and it’s interesting how they serve humane and decent food to their prisoners. It’s not the way it works here in the third world. Not to mention, their kitchen is bad-a**!

Via Munchies YouTube Channel

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5 day break

Yes, the Pope in here in the tropics and the 5 day holiday is wonderful so I am taking advantage of the short break to accomplish school work.

As much as I want to go to school on Sunday to catch a glimspe of the Pope, I don’t know if I can, nor do I have the energy to do so I think. I’d rather stay indoors and watch the whole thing on TV nalang because it’s definitely going to be an exhausting Sunday with all the pushing, shoving and shouting from the youth encounter and if the state weather bureau predicted correctly, there will be scattered rain showers on Sunday.

My 2015 is not off to a good start. I feel like I have low energy all the time so I don’t feel like doing anything at all. If I could stay at home for a week just sleeping, I’d definitely do it.

It would be a dream to pack my bags, leave everything and everyone behind and have a fresh new start in life but the big question is, where will I go and what will I do with my life? and is this what people call “quarter life crisis?” even if I am nowhere near a quarter of my life yet?

How depressing. Well, I need to get back to my schoolwork because it won’t finish by itself!

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Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness in Manila

I have to admit, it was not love at first taste but I found it interesting to have shaved ice and custard which tastes and feels much better than your regular ice cream-in-a-tub. The photo below is called “Gelati”. Too much shaved ice gave me brain freeze so I vowed to come back and try the Blendini



and I did go back after a week or so and tried their signature “Blendini” (ice and custard blended with your own choice of mix-ins) I like this better than the “Gelati”

Ritas Ice Custard

on my last visit, I settled for their frozen custard-only option. Think soft serve only much more firm. For me, this is the best way to have Rita’s.


And the good news is, it doesn’t hurt the bank! So if you find yourself in Greenhills, pay Rita’s a visit. You will not regret it. Although you might need to bring a little more patience with you as the lines can get long.

Ground Floor V-Mall, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
(+632) 650-5859
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Thank you to Elyssa and her mom, Tina for this gorgeous Murano Glass charm from Rome.

It’s indeed beautiful!

Thank you very much for this gorgeous Italian Murano Glass charm, @lopzeelopz and tita @alwaystina!!!

I keep it inside my bag next to the “for exams” charm I bought during my Japan trip. I shall post a photo soon!

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