My Pectus Love

photo courtesy of my father-in-law, Nicasio Orcullo

Today is Good Friday. As with the rest of the Catholic congregation, I, along with Ryan, my husband, remember how 2000 – something years ago, an ordinary man from Nazareth did something extraordinary for me to be able to cherish today.

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Summer Solutions

Ah, summer.

This is usually synonymous to other three more “S’s” – sand, sun and surf. Here in the Philippines, summer officially starts when the last bell rings after the “final” final, when you’re able to shout “SUMMER!” at the top of your lungs without any worry of an impending exam (I have heard a lots shouts in the hallway during the last week of March, so yes, this happened).

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Small Side-businesses I Started For Less Than Php 10,000

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I have been entrepreneurial for as long as I can remember – from selling stationery in elementary to direct selling, I probably think I’ve done it all. Those side hustles gave me a marginal income that provided my wants and covered up for some of my needs too.  

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A Letter To Those Who Didn’t Make It In The CPA Board Exam

It’s been three months after the results of the CPA Board exam last October went out, and after not seeing your name on the roll of successful examinees, you felt like the world crumbled beneath your feet. You felt like sh**, and even after a week or so, you still do.

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Six Pieces of Advice I Would Give to My College-Grad Self


This year marks the sixth year I’ve graduated from the university.  I still get chills remembering the times when I thought I wouldn’t make it – or nearly did. My last year in college was riddled with messy break-ups that domino-ed to my poor class performance and slight estrangement from my family and friends.

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