Singing my Heart Out

I once joined an amateur singing contest when I was younger. Much younger. It was the summer of 1994 and I was a college freshman in UPLB. Walking along campus one day, two of my friends and myself, came upon a stray poster announcing an amateur singing contest to be held the coming weekend. “Sali…

It’s Okay to Fail

Learning to fail is counter-intuitive to everything we’ve been taught since we were school kids. In fact, most educational systems are designed around the concept: do things right and you get ahead. Those who do otherwise are considered problematic to say the least. We, as children, learn over time that failure was something to be…

Looking for Web Developers

The Web Developer will be responsible for managing all web and mobile products for the Ladbrokes Coral Group, execute all web publishing tasks across all channels, and mentor junior members of the Creative Team in web development techniques. He/She will create visually appealing sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation. The Web Developer works in the Creative team…

The Stare

I was on my way back to my place at around 10:30 PM in a jeepney (this was way back in 2007). As I got off my stop, two fellow passengers alighted from the same jeep and impulsively tried to cross the street. A fast going Toyota Corolla had to slam the breaks on full…

What the Future has in Store

It was 2005 and I was in Eastwood where a Psychic Festival was currently being held. Out of curiosity (and partly because of prodding…okay, it was mostly because of prodding) I decided to have my fortune told by one of the psychics participating in the festival. I approached the young lady in charge of registration,…

How to Prepare for a First Date

Heres the scenario: you’ve been dying to ask this girl out for a couple of months already and she finally said yes. Now that the date has been green-lighted, how do you make your first date memorable enough to make her say yes again for a second time? Here are some tips to make sure…

How to Prepare for a Job Interview

A job interview is usually an interview consisting of a conversation between a job applicant and an individual or a panel meant to represent the employer. It is done to evaluate whether the applicant’s suitability for the job being advertised. Job interviews are one of the most popular devices used for employee selection. For many…

How to Write a Cover Letter

Writing a cover letter is more art than science but there is a method to the madness. As discussed on a previous article, a cover letter is a letter sent with your resume and portfolio to provide additional information on your skills and experience when you’re applying for a job. Often enough however, the cover…

How to Apply as a Graphic Designer

We are told “not to judge a book by it’s cover” but we do it all the time, none the less. I am the Studio Manager for the Creatives Department of the Ladbrokes Coral Group in Manila, responsible for the provision of creative services including overseeing the delivery and execution of creative requests across the…

The Year that was 2016

Every year I try to write a sort of round up article, a year-end report if you will. While 2016 was not a good year (for me at least), it was definitely an improvement over 2015. So what has happened this year? I Got a New Job I’ve recently accepted an offer as the Studio…

4 Things to Remember before you Resign

We’ve all wanted to quit our jobs at one time or the other. There are a myriad of reasons why you would want to resign (a bad boss being number one) but leaving work is something to be taken seriously. Assuming you’re serious here’re some things that will do you good to remember: Avoid leaving…

3 Ways to get noticed by your Boss

Doing your job is not enough these days which is to say, the bare minimum doesn’t quite cut it anymore. If you’re looking to move up the corporate ladder, you’re going to have to level up your game and be seen by the boss while doing it which is easier said than done. Here are…