Maths + Kamikazee Girl = Nosebleed

Earlier, during an important budget deliberation for departmental budget assignment for 2012, The SVP for Finance was explaining in depth details of next year’s budget. The SVP was explaining CAPEX, OPEX, budget allotment, computations — and it all sounded foreign to me. I can literally feel my mouth hanging open. This is how I LITERALLY…

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,…

Christmas + Manila = Hell

I’ve just been to hell and back, and I survived. If you don’t believe in hell — spend Christmas in the Philippines. Stay in Mega Manila and decide to shop for presents from 2PM-onwards on any of Manila’s biggest malls and shopping centers. If you’d like the “Singapore shopping experience” then head to Makati, to…

Not what it seems.

I don’t easily get impressed. Maybe it’s the due to working with celebrities and pseudo-celebrities early in life. In my life, I maintain that only three people can make me drop my jaw and be in total awe: Barack Obama, Brandon Boyd and oh, Matsumoto Jun. For me, the things people do is for their…

今日は良い日ではない!

Today is not a good day… kyo wa yoi hi de wa nai Started the day annoyed due to an stupid mundane activity that I must do. This morning, I was rudely reminded of one reality in my career. Seven years after a fruitful stint writing stories for lifestyle and Metro from leading newspapers, I…

If you have a Death Note

…who’d you write there? I came across this news from Japan Now about a kid in the States who was suspended for bringing a Death Note at school. For the uninformed, a Death Note is a notebook where you write the name, the time and the date, and the manner of death which you wish…

Loserville

Someone recently moved in to Loserville Wow, it now has a population of — what? two freakin’ people!?! (hopefully, the unsuspecting someone would get out soon…) This is the lowest of the low. Dragging someone into pure excruciating pain and torture just because you are miserable? Oh, sorry for this scathing post. It’s just existing…

A month to go, with still no one to vote for…

…the upcoming elections is probably the hardest when it comes to choosing the candidates whom you’d give your vote for. Maybe it’s because Filipinos have gotten tired of believing the same old crap and half-truths usually spawned by local politicians. They are now more careful, more aloof and reserved–a choice they’d rather make, than freely…

Why I love doing business with the government: Getting Rabies Shots

As you all know, I hated doing business with the government due to bad experiences in the past There is something about doing business with the government that makes me feel crappy and annoyed due to the little inconsistencies of service. PLUS–most of the employees really make you feel murderous. Last Thursday, my 90-year old…

ATM machines are for people on the go…

A quick rant because my head ache is killing me. Before I went to work this morning, I detoured on a nearby ATM machine to check my salary. I was low in cash and I figured a 5-minute trip to the bank wouldn’t hurt my chances of getting to work early. I am sadly mistaken….