Creativity and the search for the familiar feels

Image from Buzzfeed After working for ten years in corporate, I can feel that my creativity level has greatly diminished. I used to find inspiration in everything. But now, writing and trying to create something is like pulling teeth. I have written about wanting to go back to writing in so many posts in this…

Vacation’s over. Now back to the grind!

Well, there’s really no way to go about it. It’s back to reality after more than two weeks galivating and doing nothing. It’s time again to face the dreaded project plans, events, pending departmental budgets and all the other stressful things in between. While it is indeed tempting to bitch about work, we must consider…

Earning Online

Earning money is tough, especially in the Philippines where you have to work your asses off just to live comfortably. Aside from my full-time job, I started writing bits and pieces online to earn a few additional bucks. Early this year, I attended a seminar and one of the spokespersons mentioned about ‘eLance” — which…

Writing.

For the times when I am stuck with the fortieth revision of a program plan or dealing again with the stupid impossibility of office politics that I sit back in my cubicle (amidst the work clutter) and ask myself where would I be should I decided to stick being a writer and not sell my…

Hustling

While I would like to make myself believe that I have enough money to fund the stupid things I usually get into — I really don’t. I maybe working from 9 to 7PM, and with responsibilities that can kill an overgrown elephant — but if you would care to look at the status of my…

…the five co-workers you will meet in hell

Ah, here we go again and my favorite topic. Work and how it inspires me (*sarcasm*) these past few days. I really shouldn’t compare really — when the latest unemployment figures released by my country’s Labor Department is not exactly conducive for anti-social people like me. The more I grow tired of my routine, the…

…being a good boss

Hey, are you the big cheese in your company? Or, are you the manager — with people reporting to you on a daily basis, usually at your beck and call. Do you juggle project after project, potently laced with various individuals’ Performance Appraisals and futures thrown in between? When I was still way, way down…

Freelance blues

With a latest “travel project” currently in the works (please see here), I am now occupied with trying to come up with additional funds to further build the travel fund. I used to have a steady freelance work writing copies for a competitor of my old kaisha. I write content for flyers, brochures and even…