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    “Denial is a useful defense mechanism until it’s not.” – Rosalind Kaplan 9/2 The week has flown and I completed the first week of work for one of my work places. There is still much to learn with the system there and I wish I can install my own system. But if I do it will present more challenges and maybe…

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    “We should respect those able to choose love after enduring a lifetime of hate. It is the least we could do.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman 29/1 Landed in Sydney yesterday, and it still feels like I am still settling in. I have unpacked but everything seems new again, which is great. It is an immense juxtaposition from living in a provincial…

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    “Sometimes it pays not to be interested in what happened but in what did not happen.” – Ambeth O. Ocampo 16/1 Did the Intramuros Walking Tour by Carlos Celdran which was another insightful day, learning about Filipino history… the end of the day on the other hand turned out shit, with a moody human. 19/1 Decided to check out the new Okada casino…

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    “Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” – Karl Lagerfeld 7/1 Saying hello from the Apulit Island Resort! Loving the vibe here, where I will spending the remaining 4 days and 3 nights. The…

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    “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley 24/12 Was my last work day yesterday for the year! Super excited for the holidays and for the trip in 12 days. I haven’t flown out to the Philippines since 2009. What has happened these past few weeks… got to see what it…

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    22/11 What a week, just been swamped with work and completing the first assignment of  the 3rd session. Now I am just looking for courses I can take, for my professional development. I think I am a little bit obsessed with LinkedIn. It is actually a great tool to investigate what paths people took, like their education and career history, to…

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    “Excellence is to keep beating your own standards every day.” – Israelmore Ayivor 8/11 This week has been a burner. It is great that the 38 hours is compressed within 4 days, but it really burns you out. No time at all to squeeze in that essential workout, I have definitely been pushing myself to get up… Anyways, I enjoy this…

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    “The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.” – Dante Alighieri 31/10 : I have the biggest nerves for tomorrow’s new role. It is always like this before starting a new role, I know it’ll be fine but I also feel anxious that something bad might happen. Which is ridiculous, because I know mistakes are bound to happen…

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    “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the heck she is.” – Ellen DeGeneres 25/10 : Ok so… I definitely have an addiction problem with watching dramas these days. Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is that very latest obsession! I haven’t watched a K-drama in a while and…

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    “…this question of the company of the past, that’s what interests me, and archives are a kind of site in the sense of like an archaeological site.” – John Berger 17/10 : Already midway though October, damn the year went by fast. I can also taste freedom from the end of this semester and excited to do the next unit of…