My story: Moving from WordPress.com to WordPress.org (Part I)

I started blogging since March 2012 using a free account in WordPress.com. Writing became a helpful distraction at the time. Soon, I was overwhelmed by a number of people liking, commenting, following, and even contacting me through my site. In less than a year, I got more than 3000 blog followers which I initially did not expect. I felt very much appreciated that I continued blogging more. However, I had a terrible blogging nightmare few months ago which scared me of losing all my posts and interaction with my dear followers. For a week, my site was stagnant and I Read More …

Fan girl: I met SHINee’s Min Ho!

I didn’t expect I would immediately adapt to my new working surrounding and colleagues, but shortly few weeks after I started I think I have found a friend. Jelyn, a Public Administration graduate from UP who is four years older than me, became my instant friend right after the final interview in my company. We share the love for food: pasta, cake, milk tea, and Oreos. We also love shopping, pigging out, taking photos, and immersing to different cultures. One time, we had a lunch out since there are too many important people conducting meetings in our company. While deciding Read More …

Thank you and See You Soon!

On the last Friday of April, my brunch buddies and I went out for dinner. Most of them haven’t eaten a Korean dish that was why I suggested a nearby authentic Korean restaurant for us to dine in. This get together was not thought out of nowhere; there was an important reason for us to gather and share a delicious meal. It was my farewell dinner treat. A month after graduation, I was accepted by a knowledge outsourcing company for an international publishing client. Stepping out of the comfort of school and home, I was nervous how to face the Read More …

As I kiss blogging goodbye…

Last year, I was nursing a broken heart when a colleague introduced me to blogging. It could be an outlet of my emotions, voice of my thoughts, medium of my personality, bla bla. If a sales lady talks me of buying a new can opener with her melodious voice, I know for a fact that I will purchase one even if I don’t really need it. That is why it didn’t take long for my friend to persuade me to create a free account in this platform and write a mandatory introductory post. I struggled for the first few months. Read More …

Looking Back: Year 2012

As the year is about to close, I can’t help but look back to what 2012 gave to me. There were ups and downs, tears and smiles, opportunities grabbed and missed, people met and lost – all these made 2012 a memorable time of my existence. Together, let’s recount what happened to me this year. January – It was my first time to be entitled for incentive leave. I was six months employed in my first job after graduating and all was doing well. 해솔 (Hae Sol) infrequently contacted me which struck me as odd. In our more than a Read More …

Christmas is here!

Nine days before Christmas! Starting today, dawn masses or Misa de Gallo are being held in Catholic churches all over the Philippines. Filipinos in all ages wake up at an early hour to be able to attend a 4 AM novena mass. This mass will go on from December 16 to 24. For this year, I missed the first day of the mass. I went home around 1 AM already and didn’t have the energy to wake up at 4. 🙁 However, I will try to attend the remaining days. Going to church in the morning is nice yet a Read More …

私の父 : My father in Japan

Early this morning, I checked my yahoo mail account and smiled when I saw a mail from my Japanese foster-father. He replied! Few days ago, I’ve been reminiscing my Japan days. Along with those memories are the Kojimas who served as my Japanese foster family in the youth exchange I have participated. Last Friday, I sent an email to my otoosan and wasn’t expecting his response to be so soon. Usually, it takes two weeks before he can send his letter to me because 1. He’s busy as a news director of Ishikawa prefecture; and 2. He must translate my Read More …