Category Archives: Life lessons

Respect in a Time of COVID-19

Respect is very important in the time of COVID-19. During the time of COVID-19, I am reminded of the word RESPECT. There’s three ways we should respect — Respect for SELF, Respect for your WORK, and Respect for OTHERS. You gotta … Continue reading

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10 Invaluable Lessons for Employees During the ECQ (And Things to Prepare so We Don’t Panic Again)

Hindsight is the greatest teacher. While people are suffering due to the no work no pay policy during the ECQ, I cannot help but think that there’s invaluable lessons for employees from this ECQ experience. Not everyone goes through the … Continue reading

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Love Hacks: Talk about Cheating BEFORE it Happens

A woman is mad because she discovered her husband was talking to a recently separated officemate and offering her words of comfort as she goes through her separation. “Honestly, I felt jealous on how he comforts her,” she complained. “He already … Continue reading

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10 Quick Takeaways from the Lockdown

1. Make sure you have savings to tide you even with a 6 month lockdown. Stop buying luxurious things if you don’t have any savings —- Do you really need a pair of Valentino shoes? 2. Work for a company … Continue reading

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Q&A: What should I do if Husband and I Have Petty Fights all the time? He does not give me what I want…!

ORIGINAL QUESTION: My husband and I constantly fight over petty issues. Like just 2 weeks ago we fought over an officemate of his that would send him memes from FB through messenger. Anytime of the day even during weekends. His … Continue reading

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Love, Mr. Dessert and Hope for Single Women in Daranak Falls

We had an interesting experience at Daranak Falls Tanay. When we went to Tanay Daranak Falls, we heard the big voice of a man who was hawking his mango graham goodies. Mango Graham in a tub is super easy to … Continue reading

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Why Buying a Car is not a Good Idea

My father tells me a story of a man who won a helmet in a raffle. As people were congratulating him, the man became sad. When asked why he was sad, the man said, “Now that I have a helmet, … Continue reading

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Reposting: “Tita” or The Auntie

This is repost from the Internet, but translated to English by me. I have an tita, or auntie who is is 46 years old. She has no boyfriend, husband or kids. However, despite her lack of a boyfriend, husband or … Continue reading

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Life Advice: A Car is one of the Worst Purchases You can Make (Unless You can Really Afford It)

A credit investigation field officer arrived today to ask whether a certain Jane** is working for our company. Apparently, Jane has applied for a car loan at the Philippines Bank. She is planning to buy a Mitsubishi Mirage which retails … Continue reading

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Leadership Series: Crab Mentality

In the Philippines, we have a saying that you should not have a Crab Mentality. Have you ever seen crabs in a barrel?  Everyone wants to escape to avoid being eaten, but every time someone gets a leg up, the … Continue reading

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Business Lesson: Always Check the Breakdown

Story 1: “Ma’m, it’s almost time to pay for the next round of classes again,” my daughter’s yaya said. She showed me the Statement of Account for the next session. “Huh? I just paid them,” I replied, checking the breakdown: … Continue reading

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Profound Lessons from Bike Riding

My 3 year old is learning how to ride a bike today. If you’ve noticed, if you bike the wrong way — backward — the movement is super easy. But the bike won’t go forward. However, if you exert effort … Continue reading

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