Women in Business – Can we have it all?

This morning, I awoke early at 6:30 am to be at the American Chamber’s Women in Business awards at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong. The half-day conference started off with a bang with Ms. Angelina Kwan, MD of a regulator/compliance advisory company, jokingly quipped that if Lehman Brothers were led by more women (e.g., if […]

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A woman in her late 30s…

As I reach the big 3-0 this year, it’s harder not to feel nostalgic and somewhat afraid of the future. Will I ever get married? Is a normal family life or me, or will I be more like those women at Sex and the City? Mind you, there’s nothing wrong about being in your late […]

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More options = better?

“Does it frustrate you that you only have one body/life/job/girlfriend?” I nonchalantly asked Trader. I have this silly tendency of asking totally random questions which trouble him very much. “I mean, for example, per day, despite the many options you have on your cabinet,” I started, “You can only pick one outfit.” “Of course, you […]

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Whoa! Must be mad!

Post our finals, we MBA students like to destress. I did my destressing by doing some retail therapy. Fortunately (or unfortunately), Steve Madden is having a sale, and I purchased these mile-high clogs for HKD399 (Original price: HKD950). Now, us women are crazy. We would buy something at half price even though it’s darn expensive […]

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Seeking: Quality

The wonderful thing of getting older is that you have so many more choices. You can chose the types of restaurants you want to go to, clothes you want to where, places you want to visit. However, in the midst of all these choices, we realize that we ourselves have some limits as well. For […]

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Happy Birthday to a XX-Year Old Me!

As I strike another milestone, I look back to see how far I’ve come since I last left the Philippines. At the age of 21, I first stepped out from my comfort zone and left my parents’ home for the very first time, originally thinking that I’ll only be gone for a year. In fact, […]

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Money, money, money…

Phew, we just finished our first exams and my hands are aching. That’s around 3 hour’s worth of writing, yo! 🙂 Anyway, the topic for today is all about money. Trader and I got into an intense argument yesterday because of such sensitive topic. Though I felt that he has always been generous to me, […]

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Short Talk: Just realized that…

…I share my birthday with many other brilliant, respectable and beautiful people. Haha, that’s what you call a self-attribution bias. You give yourself credit but it’s really not about you. However, jumping over the fence makes me reminisce of the last 10 years. Has it been almost a decade since I last left home, and […]

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My Dormroom

I know that I’ve mentioned that I’ll be posting photos of my dormroom. A month has passed and I have yet to do so. Here is my dormroom for your viewing pleasure… The black sheets are from Ikea and I used them before from home. I just love the contrast between the black sheets and […]

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Don’t spread your legs too widely

Admittedly, it has been a tad frustrating for me that some people just don’t take MBA seriously. “The school has a grade non-disclosure agreement,” one year 2 student stated a matter-of-factly. “Hence, employers cannot really get your grades without your consent. Given this, you don’t really need to worry about your grades so long as […]

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@ Complete @sshole

Question: What happens if you ever piss off the professor before he gives you a final grade? Answer: You never do that. If there’s a lesson you should learn, DON’T DO IT. Before the grades had been released, smile, listen and just keep your damn shut. Otherwise, the result will be the same: A major […]

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Sleep deprived

MBA is really about good time management. Though our semester consists of merely five (5) classes a week at 3.5 hour per class weekly, we’ve been swamped with a myriad of groupwork, networking opportunities and extra-curricular events. I don’t know about you but I only have 24 hours a day. Let me give you an […]

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