Opinion Only: Do I Think Filipino Employees in General are Underpaid?

I used to think Filipino employees were way way way underpaid. But when I worked here vs. overseas, I realized why the relatively lower salaries: 1. ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE (AWOL) IS A CONSTANT PROBLEM Hindi papasok kasi walang magaalaga ng anak. Gusto mag give up agad. Magprovince daw bukas, etc. Overseas, NOBODY knows what AWOL […]

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Highly Recommended: Sing Lum Khui Noodle House in Tsim Sha Tsui

Whenever we are in Hong Kong, we always visit Sing Lum Khui Noodle House in Tsim Sha Tsui. Just a few minutes walk from the TST MRT, the Sing Lum Khui is an institution, and their soup base has remained consistently delicious throughout the years. You come in and order from this form, similar to […]

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5 Important yet Unconventional Questions to Ask BEFORE You Marry

Husband and I have joined more pre-marital counseling sessions more than average. We’ve gone through at least 15 separate sessions both one on one and as a group, but after we got married, there was still some adjustment. Apparently, most pre-marital counseling sessions are merely formality, and despite their good intentions, do not really dive […]

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Why I got into Business

A high school student came the other day and asked me about my experience as a businesswoman. His comments made me reflect on the decisions that I’ve made and why I actually got into business. My parents were both businessman. My father was an engineer who never practiced while my mom was a calculus for […]

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Leadership Lesson: Be Kind

When I was in Hong Kong, I learned how to be a bigger b*tch. Everything was fast paced and everyone was on top of their games. I worked with the best of the best, and loved it. I worked from 7:30am until after midnight, answering queries from my Blackberry. I walked fast, thought fast and […]

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Enjoying Corporate Overseas OR Come Back and Build Your Own Business in Manila (Extra: The Hard and Joys of Coming Back Home)

So many of you have wondered whether you should give up your nice cushy job abroad and come back to the Philippines to start your own business. Having done both — going corporate and being self-employed — I feel I’m in the right place to contribute my 0.02 on the matter. To start, I’d like to share with […]

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Do You Still Find the Opposite Sex Attractive While in a Loving Relationship?

I’m a Libra, with my birthday coming up next week. Among the zodiac, Libras are known to be fun, playful and slightly flirtatious. We like to pretty ourselves a lot, and if unaware, you can always catch us checking ourselves out in the mirror. I know, we are quite the narcissists. Personally, I think I […]

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Dead Tired

Last night, I plopped to bed and dozed off to sleep for almost 9 hours straight. It’s been one of the longest sleeping times that I’ve had in the last two weeks since starting my MBA. Some internship thoughts: My firm is really good – people are nice and they have a decent internship program […]

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