10 Things to Try in Boston

Okay, I’m going to try to keep this simple, because if I start complicating this by editing photos and what not, I’ll never get to finish this blog post, and I really want to talk about how my week-long trip to Boston was. Apologizing in advance for the lack of post-processing.

Last month, I was given the opportunity to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, for the INBOUND 2017 conference...

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True Story

I’m claiming it: 2017 is my worst year this decade.

Yep, it’s true. I’ve had a shitty year so far, and I’m two months shy from 2018, so I’d say that there’s no danger of my luck turning around and my last two months of the year making up for the rest of my year.

I’ve failed plenty of times this year.

I lost so many people on my team.

I dropped out of grad school after planning for so long. And I don’t even like making plans...

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5 Reasons Why Power Dressing is an Essential Life Skill

I work as a team leader for a local agency-type company in Pasig, and while the company I work for doesn’t enforce strict rules when it comes to office attire, I take it upon myself to always dress up everyday like I’m meeting my worst rival. Power dressing is just one of those skills that people neglect, thinking that it’s not as important as doing well at work, hitting your targets, and all other things that would make your boss happy...

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Singapore Day 2: Of Museums and Hawker Centers

Our Day 2 in Singapore is the reason why we’re in Singapore in the first place: The Asian Scientist Writing Prize awarding. Kyle was invited to attend the event after submitting his entry to the contest, and we and everyone back at home were excited to find out what he won!

But first, breakfast.

Breakfast: Ya Kun Kaya Toast

The train ride didn’t cost us any more than the $30 we spent on the tourist pass on our first day. Now, riding buses and trains is a breeze...

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REVIEW: Althea Petal Velvet Powder

Earlier this month, Althea Korea released their very first product called Althea Petal Velvet Powder. When I was contacted by our friends from Althea to give it a try, I didn’t have any hesitations to go for it! Great powders that control my oilies are difficult to come by, and I wanted to see if the Althea Velvet Powder can meet my expectations.

Interestingly, I only found out that Althea was a flower when I was learning more about this product...

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Singapore Day 1

So two years after our uneventful first visit to Singapore, we made our way back again. This time, it’s for the Asian Scientist Writing Prize (more about that in the next blog post). This will probably be my last out-of-town trip this year, so I wanted to make the most of it. Not to mention, the fare, accommodation, and just about everything else in Singapore is costly! So I got down to work and planned our three-day itinerary.

Arrival: 12:29 AM

We took a cheap flight (thank you, Skyscanner!) w...

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REVIEW: Lalamove Delivery Service

Note: This isn’t sponsored. Nowadays, when you see a review by bloggers, you have to assume it’s sponsored unless it says its not.

So yesterday, I was in a rush to complete my costume for the Spider-Man: Homecoming advanced screening, and found the PERFECT TRENCH COAT online. The seller was a few minutes away from leaving town for a weekend trip, but she was kind enough to drop it off her condo’s reception area for me to have it picked up...

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Countdown to #RoadToSablay

Fun fact: Even though I graduated from UP (from the College of Nursing – yes, I was a nurse) in 2010, I never got to graduate wearing a sablay. The dean and professors in our college frowned upon it for god knows what reason, and it has always been a frustration of mine. I think we were the only ones who weren’t allowed to march to our graduation with our sablay on. But because I’ll be starting my MBA in UP soon, I have another chance at graduating with my sablay, yay!

But that’s not for another...

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UP MBA Application Part 2: Preparing for the Proficiency Exams

Note: This is Part 2 of my UP MBA Application blog series. Check out Part 1 (Applying for the UP MBA Graduate Program + the GPAT Exam) HERE.

So the challenge of getting through the rigorous GPAT is done. Now comes the hard part: The Proficiency Exams. Honestly, if you thought the GPAT was hard, wait until you get to the Proficiency Exams where your knowledge of Accounting, Algebra, Calculus, Math of Finance, and Statistics will be put to the test...

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Why I Haven’t Been as Active Lately

Hello! I’m just posting to let you guys know that I am still very much alive, just busy with work and other stuff, and I wanted to post about something personal while I’m at it.

I guess I’ve been losing my drive to blog and vlog regularly for a number of reasons. It has come to a point wherein I have lost the will to post regularly on my Instagram feed. No, I’m not depressed. But here are some of the reasons why I’ve been inactive:

  1. I really was busy with life...
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