From Career

Anything that has to do with my professional or corporate life.

Fortune Cookie

Crazy Prolific Era

The other night, a chat with a friend reminded me of 𝐭𝐑𝐞 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐒𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐒𝐨𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐦𝐲 π₯𝐒𝐟𝐞 — YEARS πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ’-πŸπŸŽπŸπŸ”. Craziest, yes, but it was also the most prolific. Within these 3 short years, I served as social media consultant to a number of companies at the same time. I returned to Globe and led…

Fight

One thing I’ve been truly lucky to experience is having bosses, mentors and colleagues, who are not only excellent at what they do but also inspiring. They might not realize or remember it, but they taught me a lot. I’ll be sharing some of them over the next few days (weeks?) but lemme start with…

Fateful Walk

Funny how simple things can turn your fate. For example, whether I would become a geologist or a filmmaker depended on an afternoon walk when I was 16.

Winning Paris

MANILA, 2014. I can count on one hand the number of times I joined a contest. It’s something I usually stay away from, but the prize was a fulfillment of a childhood dream. At the time, the farthest I had been to was Japan. Europe was not even on my radar. “I’m going to Paris,”…

The View

My photo of Tianmen Mountain’s glass walkway in China is featured in a Japanese travel book called “WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL VIEWS”. Got my copy from the book’s author just now.

Hello, Thirties

So I’ve entered new territory: the 30s. When I hit 20, I was just about to graduate college. Still, I couldn’t figure out who I wanted to be: a screenwriter, a diplomat, a geologist, a social media marketer, a traveler. And over the next decade, I tried to do a bit of everything until I…

Today I made a decision.

Today I made a decision. Six years ago, I had one dream. I wanted to become a diplomat, a herald of peace. I hold a degree in Film so I had to work my hardest and gave my all to reach itΒ — sleepless nights of memorizing the ASEAN Charter by heart, mornings of burying my…

Abandoned Dreams and New Found Being

A bittersweet smile cut across my face earlier as I browsed photos of my friends from the Foreign Service on Facebook. Four years ago, I was with them preparing for the series of the toughest exams, providing moral support to one another, sharing stories of excitement, fears, and dreams. While I am happy for them…