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Moving out: Expectations versus reality

In the Philippines, moving out is usually something only newlyweds do. More often than not, children stay with their parents even when they are no longer children and that's totally okay. Family is important and it always will be. If you're reading this though, chances are, you've started to think about what it would mean to be independent. What's going to happen when you step out of the nest? Is living on your own something you can handle? As it's romanticized by U.S. sitcoms and movies, liv

5 mistakes fresh grads make at the start of their careers

Recently, Facebook’s “On This Day” tool reminded me of a favorite quote I posted as a status message a year ago. The quote is from John Maxwell and it reads, “It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others' successes.” Reading this quote got me thinking about all the times in my career, when I made, fortunately, small mistakes at work. Much of these mistakes - or as I would put it, “learning opportu

#LunchBreak: Affordable, yummy eats at UP Diliman Area 2

Thinking of where to spend your next #lunchbreak? If you're in the Diliman area, why not go to the green and breezy haven that is University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman? The campus is famous for its precious hole-in the wall restaurants - from Mang Larry’s Isawan to Rodic’s Diner to the Chocolate Kiss Cafe. All of these are cheap yet delicious finds that students, faculty, and visitors to the campus seek and thrive on. If you're looking for something to really spice up your work day

What These Ateneo Interns Had to Say About Being Interns

Internships [https://www.kalibrr.com/job-board/te/intern/1], as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is work performed by an undergraduate or recent graduate in order to gain experience. Here in the Philippines, almost everyone has to go through it with many universities requiring you to go out into the world and get actual experience. If you're the ultra driven type, you've probably even got more than one internship under your belt, all under the name of wanting to prepare themselves f

Moving out: Expectations versus reality

In the Philippines, moving out is usually something only newlyweds do. More often than not, children stay with their parents even when they are no longer children and that's totally okay. Family is important and it always will be. If you're reading this though, chances are, you've started to think about what it would mean to be independent. What's going to happen when you step out of the nest? Is living on your own something you can handle? As it's romanticized by U.S. sitcoms and movies, liv

5 mistakes fresh grads make at the start of their careers

Recently, Facebook’s “On This Day” tool reminded me of a favorite quote I posted as a status message a year ago. The quote is from John Maxwell and it reads, “It's said that a wise person learns from his mistakes. A wiser one learns from others' mistakes. But the wisest person of all learns from others' successes.” Reading this quote got me thinking about all the times in my career, when I made, fortunately, small mistakes at work. Much of these mistakes - or as I would put it, “learning opportu

#LunchBreak: Affordable, yummy eats at UP Diliman Area 2

Thinking of where to spend your next #lunchbreak? If you're in the Diliman area, why not go to the green and breezy haven that is University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman? The campus is famous for its precious hole-in the wall restaurants - from Mang Larry’s Isawan to Rodic’s Diner to the Chocolate Kiss Cafe. All of these are cheap yet delicious finds that students, faculty, and visitors to the campus seek and thrive on. If you're looking for something to really spice up your work day

What These Ateneo Interns Had to Say About Being Interns

Internships [https://www.kalibrr.com/job-board/te/intern/1], as defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is work performed by an undergraduate or recent graduate in order to gain experience. Here in the Philippines, almost everyone has to go through it with many universities requiring you to go out into the world and get actual experience. If you're the ultra driven type, you've probably even got more than one internship under your belt, all under the name of wanting to prepare themselves f

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