Yes, I’m still alive!

Despite a less than satisfactory company performance, I am happy to report that my boss has fairly compensated us for slaving ourselves to death last year. First, I got a minor pay increase, but the fact that I have received one despite increasing worries of a recession is blessing enough. If it makes me feel […]

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Raven’s Dating Tips

Dear Successful Date, Congrats on passing the first rigorous days/weeks/months! Reaching this point is truly an achievement and if you think dating is tough, you’re not the only one. Trust me, there are so many guys who manage to screw up dating a wonderful woman because of some avoidable boo-boos. Which is why, after seeing […]

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Facebook Blunder

Scenario: My friend had his “Facebook-themed” housewarming party this weekend. As a source of fun, he had: * set aside one “poking” room to place coats and bags (i.e., poking rhymes with coating)* people write their “status” as nametags* prepared a lot of booze and cocktails as part of the Booze Mail, and even had* […]

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Frustrating…!

I’ve spent almost an hour surfing online trying to find financial modeling classes either in the Philippines or in Taiwan. The former because am visiting there soon, and the latter because well, I live here. After sharing with my boss and colleagues the good news of passing an all-important exam, I feel that I have […]

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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 on those extremely stressful November weeks. I don’t know how it happened, and am still […]

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Do I Look Like the Yellow Pages…?!

Big sigh. This is the third time this week that some guy has asked me to take him out partying… Don’t they have any friends to do so? And do they think that I’m this crazy animal who’s invited to all the parties…?! To tell you the truth, I spend more time in a coffee […]

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In Brief…

…because I have to sleep extra early today, I can only summarize what happened during this crazy weekend. Hopefully, I’ll have enough time in the week to post some photos. They’re pretty hawt! 😉 Friday: Had a nice local Taiwanese dinner featuring honey-barbecued goose liver at Yongkang street, before attending my friend’s Comedy Show at […]

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Why am I single?

“Yeah — you’re the pretty girl who doesn’t date because the good ones are too intimidated to ask her out, and the rest are just bastards.” — HH “Ah, I figure you out now. You are afraid…” — French-Cutie My fault or theirs? 🙁

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Laos: To Luang Prabang (Part V)

As a rock climber, I try to squeeze in some rock climbing in my travels. Hence, I’ve been rock climbing in Phi Phi Island and of course, Laos was no exception. Hence, when I heard that you can actually rock climb, I jumped at the chance. At USD20 a day with all equipment included, rock […]

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Laos: Vang in the Vieng (Part IV)

I wanted to wake up early because I wanted to try one of two Vientiane’s most famous bakeries, both of which were situated near the fountain. There was the Scandinavian Bakery, which failed to appeal to me at all. Maybe it’s because of the sheer size of the pastries! For someone who is watching their […]

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Men…

Why is it that if you sleep with her easily, she’s a slut. If she doesn’t give it up too easily, she’s a tease. We women just can’t win, can we? 🙁 On the flipside, I now know why last year, the guys I’ve dated had asked me out, had a great time at dinner […]

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Relaxing Weekend

There’s nothing better than having a relaxing weekend shopping. Yup, you heard me right — Raven has caved and done some retail therapy. Luckily too as it’s sale time these days. And where else did I go but Marks & Spencer! After taking a practice exam, I came upon Marks & Spencer Dunhua which bright […]

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