Let’s all waste our time having meetings!

Is it just me–or do you agree that meetings are major productivity killers? I hate sitting through loooong meetings with a passion, you know the type–a boring presentation, followed by a loooooong discussion where everyone tries to project an air of authority of expertise, intermittently mixed with people standing up answering phone calls, getting coffee,…

wakarimashita!

Wakarimashita…it means I Understand. Or do I really? Two weeks into the new year and two weeks into my new job, I am beginning to ask myself if I still understand who I was. I loved the fact that I am challenged to excel in something I have almost forgotten how to do. I mean,…

Fake it till ye make it!

I don’t have a problem with my ego — in fact, it’s the other way around. I piss people off because I can be too confident (in their opinion) sometimes. But I do know when to shut up. I shut up when I am faced with too much talent, with people who blow me away…

Durian Dreams

I always dreamed of migrating to Singapore to start a new life with my hubby. I don’t know, maybe it’s because of feeling like after ten years of working, I still find little improvement in my life. I probably mentioned before that I have always considered Singapore as the best–if not, one of the best–countries…

When it won’t feel like work

What’s your dream job? Mine is to be a travel writer. One day I’d like to be able to travel somewhere far and offbeat then share my experiences with my readers. Forget about the boring stuff like describing the usual tourist spots or the must-have souvenir going home. I’d like to write what makes that…

In search for the job of my dreams

How do you know if you’ve found not just a job, but a career? In the first place, how do you differentiate if you have a “job” or if you have a “career” And given the chance, which would you prefer? I am 30 years old and sadly, I know that I still haven’t found…