Employee Judie

Brake to Break

I came from one full week of vacation leave from work and it was a good one. Someone even commented at work earlier that I look rested. Partida pa yan, I look like a strawberry ūüćď after my skin tags electrocautery. LOL! I forgot about this week-long leave if not for our amazing admin who […]

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Go, Grow, Glow

I applied for a higher position at work and I didn’t get it. To say I was more relieved than disappointed won’t be a lie. The interview was something that felt like a staff meeting. I knew it then that nah, I’m not going to get it. I didn’t prepare for it as I initially […]

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Chillax

The second half of the year is shaping up pretty well. It’s a validation of sorts that people stop me now to talk about the date and immediately after that comes tiny twitches of regret that I wrote about it and was it even worth it. And then I sleep and eat fries and meh, […]

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My 30-Hour-a-Week Lover

I wrote this 2 years ago. I don’t think my preference has significantly changed. I meant to share this crazy computation since I conceived it one humid commute along Quirino Avenue. This was borne out of an impression that a man may think I would be clingy and may demand most of his¬†time when we […]

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Standardized

Things happened and they were many. Of them all, one stood out to me recently. It was a very random afternoon at work, and I don’t know what led us (I mean me, one of my teammates and our acting admin assistant) to talk about relationships and starting a family. My lack of it prompted […]

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Rerun

I ran 10K again earlier today. My last 10k was two years ago when my former boss requested us to join him for his farewell run in Manila. This time I, along with some people in the office, ran in support of ScholaRun, an American Chamber of Commerce charity event. I initially thought it was […]

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March Demarche

The first quarter of 2014 is over, you guys. However, unlike previous first quarters, this one, at least for me, felt full and the pace was just right. Everything’s peachy on the work front, save for small moments of whoopsies and wake up calls which were remedied by getting Foreign Affairs Manual refreshers (nothing too […]

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March is for books that are not mine!

EDITED!!! — Well hello there, March. February was a good month for me, reading-wise, even with my flurry of activities. I said when the year started I won’t dabble into reading challenges but may do customized ones to spice it up a bit. For this month, I thought of cleaning my borrowed books pile. One […]

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February Has Folded

Two months down, ten to go. February was a busy month for me and I loved it. Most of our work-related efforts culminated in the America in 3D expo that our office did last weekend. I was part of a small group that shot an instructional video, and I worked on information materials in between. […]

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January Wrap Up

One month down, eleven to go! The first month of the year swished just like that.¬†It was fun though. And¬†fast. Let’s see, what was I up to last month? January holds a soft spot for me mainly because of my birthday. Cash-strapped but adventurous, I managed to enjoy my 32nd birthday up at a mountain¬†in […]

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Thank you, 2013.

Happy New Year! When I did a rundown of the first half of my 2013, it was quite eventful and hopeful. The last half of the year was pretty much the same. Of course, there‚Äôs still the ‚ÄúAnother year has passed, what now?‚ÄĚ vibe¬† by December 31. ON TRAVELS October saw me, and friends Rach […]

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HALFTIME REPORT

Half of the year is over.¬† If you think it went too fast, I say it‚Äôs just about right.¬† It‚Äôs been an eventful ride. Highlights? You may have read about THE pox.¬† The rollercoaster of emotions involving my one true love: reading books.¬† I also climbed Mt. Batulao.¬† Helped in a bay cleanup in celebration […]

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What the Pox

Adults contract chicken pox, too. ¬†It was hard for me to believe it until it happened to me. ¬†I’m on the 11th day of living with the varicella virus, and I hope to part with it in the next seven days. ¬†What started as an annoying bout of on and off fever on a less […]

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Ms. Bean, March 2013 edition

This is my first edition for 2013 of “Hi, I’m Ms. Bean and I’m such a pro at embarrassing myself”. ¬†Fresh from a very recent facepalm moment with a jeepney driver, I tried to remember things I said and did as of late. ¬†I’m sure there are lots more stuff I said and did which […]

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Weekend Bender

No matter how short, I always look forward to weekends. ¬†Lately, I no longer spend all my time hunched in my chair, pausing only to relieve myself. ¬†Lately, I go out, do things, meet people — you know, normal human stuff. ¬†For the past three weeks, my Saturday routine was defined by soccer training provided […]

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Emotional Rollercoaster

December is such a busy and eventful month for me. ¬†Every single year. ¬†In just 20 days, I experienced a rollercoaster of emotions, most of which are very favorable. ¬†The kind of feelings that you want over and over. Let’s see: our performance won in the agency-wide talent competition, then a week after we bagged […]

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