These are the days…

After meeting up with someone in Central, I sneaked and watched Wall Street 2 at IFC. It was a tiny pleasure that I could understand everything that the movie said. Ultimately, it was a good finance movie, though reminscent of too 2008 for me. However, I wanted to say that it was just nice being […]

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No… no… no…!

It’s started. It’s when relationships start getting complicated, and people who came in with a significant other consider messing around. I wonder what is it that makes someone consider switching sides? Is it the close proximity that MBA students have with each other? Is it the loneliness of not having a significant other always around […]

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Defining MBA Success

How do you define success in an MBA? The last couple of days had led me to really question about how success can be portrayed in an MBA. How do you know that you’ve really maximized your MBA experience? “It really depends on how much jump your salary enjoys on your first job after MBA,” […]

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Still Alive…

Is it just me or are meetings dragging on to hours long? Back when I was still working, we didn’t have time for longer meetings but now it seems that it’s the norm than the exception here. Which is a bit of a pity since I missed two different talks today because of poor time management. […]

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Are Crushes Dangerous?

I’m thinking about writing a post on crushes. But posts like these often times get me to trouble. Different from when we were younger, crushes are no longer as harmless as they seem. Especially if you’re already in a committed relationship, crushes can be quite dangerous. “Nothing good comes out from this,” stated Trader after […]

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The MBA Group Honor Code

In an MBA program, we have tons of opportunities to work in a group. Preasently, in the five classes we’re having in this 1.5-month half semester, we have groupworks done for three of them. A group is both an opportunity and a challenge. It is an opportunity because you have multiple means to gain deeper […]

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Cooped Up on a Friday Night

It’s a Friday evening and I have chosen to stay at home and work on my economics assignment. As usual, there is our regular batch of classmates going out to party in LKF. “Come on Bonita,” one classmate invited, “It’s a Friday night!” The issue was that I’ve made such a big deal about coming […]

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Consulting Me vs. Telling Me

Today’s argument came from the least likeliest of places. Trader was telling me that his friends were inviting him to go to Bhutan and said, “I’d love to go to Bhutan.” Now, a man could always want to go to a place. I myself would want to revisit Myanmar again if I can in my […]

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My Second Home: The HKUST Library

The facilities here at HKUST has been quite impressive. Not only do we have a spectacular view of Clearwater Bay, but it’s also home to a gorgeous library, where silence is king. I’ve spent a few hours today in the library. It’s my first time for me to really study here since school started. More […]

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MBA Lesson of the Week 1: Pakikisama

Success in MBA comes in a lot of ways. Near-term for example, my biggest lesson of this week is all about pakikisama. Pakikisama is a Tagalog word that means, “to get along,” and this word is often used in many levels of society. For example, it deftly explains on the need to get along with […]

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And it’s only been Day 1!

Dear dad and mom, School has been very stressful. This week, our assignment is to read a whooping 80-page annual financial report and answer a 4-page question sheet. We also had a 16-page economics report to analyze and digest for group work. I am also trying to be active in extra-curriculars, to see how I contribute […]

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