10 Things That Kept Me Busy During the ECQ

Over the last month, our family has spent a lot of quality time with each other as we generally followed through the government mandated Expanded Community Quarantine (ECQ). 1. I worked… The first two weeks, I closed the 2019 ledgers which are long overdue. I never got the chance to do this before since I’ve […]

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How to Teach Kids to be Street Smart…

HOW TO TEACH KIDS TO BE STREET SMART, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, DECISION MAKING, SOCIALIZATION, ETC. No, it’s not too late to teach children to be the above, regardless of age. However, my belief is that the above mentioned qualities stem more from time and attention of the parents, than the school itself. I will send my […]

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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 and pedal the bike forward, you meet a lot of resistance… but the bike goes […]

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Another One Bites the Dust

I was pregnant. And then I wasn’t. As per my last, the heartbeat stopped last week. It was a healthy 115 beats last May 18, and now, it hasn’t grown. The embryo is 7 weeks old. The baby should have been this week today: We are sad of course. Why is it that other women […]

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Marriage Tip: Love Your In-Laws

A lot of people complain about their mother-in-laws (MIL). One mommy complained to her husband when her mother-in-law brought out her 3-month old baby out without asking for her permission. “It was raining!” she said in exasperation. “Do I have the right to get mad? Or call her out? I just need advice right now […]

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Why You Have to Love Yourself

There’s a saying that before everyone else can love you, you have to love yourself FIRST. That’s the problem with sayings, you never fully understand them when you hear them at first. It’s like someone telling you some feel good bullsh*t and you just nod your head and you go on your day. I have […]

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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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Lessons from Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein is a powerful Hollywood producer. He is also a man who raped and sexually harassed many women. Weinstein used his position to place women in compromising positions and sexually abuse them. Here are just the impartial list of women that Harvey allegedly abused: After the Harvey Weinstein story broke in the New York Times […]

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Lesson of the Day: Engagement

I read an interesting article by Business Insider, “My 11-year-old son auditioned at Juilliard, and we both learned a lot about how top performers practice.” As I read the article, I can’t help but ask, “How engaged are we really with our life? Our work?” The reason why I’m asking is because I think many […]

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Tag Along Baby

My husband is fixing the zamboni machine at an ice skating rink in an SM mall.  We bring along our daughter with us. We picked her up from home and bring her along with us. At present, she is just walking around and trying to keep herself busy. Given her age, she finds the white […]

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What is Wrong with Working for Someone Else?

Dear Aspiring Entrepreneur, I’ve always found you to be very admirable. For one, you are very optimistic. Being optimistic despite the odds is a very good trait. It shows you have resilience, and have the ability to keep on smiling even when things seem to be against you. Look at the odds of being an entrepreneur […]

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