Category Archives: On The Serious Side

Efficiency

Years after being integrated into the so-called “shakai” or Japanese society, there is still one thing that baffles me to this day. It is the unwritten but generally accepted practice in the workplace to work past the specified number of … Continue reading

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A Fine Line

Someone I know recently deactivated her Facebook account for the simple reason that she got too depressed, because of hearing and knowing about what other people are doing with their lives. “Everybody else seems to be having a great time, … Continue reading

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Faith

A few days back, a memory from my high school days came back to me, out of the blue. I wasn’t even thinking about anything in particular. It was the time when somebody brought a supposedly miraculous Sto. Nino to … Continue reading

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All in the Mind

A couple of days ago I learned a new (to me) Japanese proverb (kotowaza) which goes: 案ずるより産むが易し (anzuru yori umu ga yasushi) According to Jim Breen’s dictionary, this proverb means: The anxiety that comes from doing nothing is worse than … Continue reading

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Balance vs. Mediocrity

I’ve been thinking a lot on how I can possibly apply some of the ideas I’ve learned at the women’s forum I attended late last month. I chose two workshops to attend in that forum, one of them was on … Continue reading

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Burglary!

Let’s say you own a house in the Philippines. Just your average house in an average middle-class subdivision in Cavite, say. It’s not the best-looking house in the block, but heck, it’s proudly yours and you have spent quite a … Continue reading

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Disillusionment

I probably woke up from the wrong side of the bed this morning. For some reason, I woke up with an intense feeling of homesickness. It was something I haven’t felt in years. I felt homesick – but not for … Continue reading

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Time to Fly

As they say, sometimes it is necessary for us to get out of our comfort zone in order to grow. Sometimes, in order to grow professionally and personally, we have to go to a totally new environment and learn about … Continue reading

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Published!

After months of waiting, I’m happy to announce that my first-ever book chapter has finally been published. And although I’ve yet to receive our complimentary copy of the book, the book is now available through Nova Science Publisher’s website. If … Continue reading

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Choosing to Not Give Up

How many times do we hear the old adage, “Never give up”? We see a friend who has lost hope after so many attempts, and our instant reaction is to probably say, “Hey, don’t give up!” Or perhaps we would … Continue reading

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