Random Thoughts on Starting a Business

Two months ago, a colleague shared that they have started an apartment rental business. It’s going well. She and her husband get their monthly expenses from the business so their salary goes to their savings. We discussed some merits on having your own business, but we both agreed that it requires time, a bit of…

Happy New Year (2023)

Dearies, I would like to greet you all a blessed, peaceful and prosperous New Year! No lengthy post this time; just a reminder for us, as we start the new year to: Thank you to everyone and everything that became part of my 2022. It was an interesting year, with bumps, twists, and turns. But…

Kris Kringle

In my small team composed of mainly young professionals in their early 20s, the idea to exchange a small gift (with a certain price range) each week came up in November. So, everyone was given three codes, one for each week and we agreed to give the following gifts: 1st week of December – something…

Penultimate Month

November was not good to me. For some reasons, one unpleasant thing after another happened. A major project that I had been working on for over a month got postponed, then cancelled despite my efforts to make it push through. Then, three days after that, I had a major rift with my daughter who wanted…

Of Chalk, Presentations, Experiments and Lessons

At the end of a really busy workday today, my thoughts led me to my teachers who made me love learning and the quest for knowledge and skills. I’ve had numerous teachers from preschool to graduate school and until now, I still remember many of them with fondness, still chuckle at the funny classroom scenarios,…

Sunset

The orange hues from the sky mesmerized me as I gazed outside the window. Just a few minutes later, bursts of blue and gray subdued the orange shade. I recall that the last time I was out in Manila Bay to watch the sunset was a year ago. That time, I requested my staff that…

What are you good at?

In a not so recent past, somebody at work asked me “What are you good at? What do you love doing?” Under normal circumstances, I could readily answer those questions. But at that time, I uttered no words. I couldn’t say anything. I didn’t know how to answer. It was at that moment when I…

Sapagkat ang Pag-ibig ay Pagpapalaya

Sa araw na ito Sa araw na ito, sisimulan ko na Ang humakbang papalayo sa’yo. Sa araw na ito, napagtanto ko na Na hindi maaring magkurus ang ating landas Nang higit pa sa aking ninanais. Sa araw na ito, bubuksan ko na ang aking mga mata Sa katotohanan na may mga damdamin na kailangang isantabi,…

Biyernes (Friday)

May kakaibang sigla sa paligid noong Biyernes ng gabi. (There was an unusually festive atmosphere last Friday night). Tanong mo siguro, “Dahil kay Jose Mari Chan?” Hindi. Hindi ito dahil magsi-Setyembre na. (Perhaps, you’ll ask, “Is it because of *Jose Mari Chan?” No. It’s not because it’ll be September soon.) Mag-aalas siyete na nang lumabas…