June 20, 2011

Must try: MassKara

No, I didn't commit any spelling errors on the title because I was pertaining to the MassKara Festival of Bacolod, Philippines. MassKara Festival was coined from the terms Mass (meaning many) and Kara (meaning face) hence "many faces".

Yes I could just ride the train during rush hour and see many faces and poof, MassKara festival, right? Wrong. This festival is much more than that or so they say, I've never really witnessed the festival firsthand but I have read a lot about it.

Image courtesy of Byahilo.com

First, people wear smiling masks and parade the streets. Everything appear colorful and jolly and lively and I also imagine it to be really noisy. Then there are activities like drinking, street dancing, eating, pig catching, pole climbing, beauty pageant, mask making, coconut milk drinking and I guess other things that google forgot to mention but the main point is that it's fun - like Disney, but more cultural. 

June 19, 2011

A night and a half in Davao

Davao is very popular for its durian fruit and Mt. Apo. Unfortunately, this blog post has nothing to do with it because (1) it's not the season for durian yet (2) I was unable to visit Mt. Apo.

But there's no need to despair since Davao obviously has a lot more to offer than those, so here goes my one and a half day stay in Davao

1. TRANSPOrmers (Amazing means of public transport)
A. Trikyjeep - I call it a trikyjeep because surely it can't be a tricycle- it's like saying that Garfield is a rabbit and of course I would contest to that, but really, you can't fool me, THAT is NOT a tricyle GYAHAHAH It's more like a jeep with 3 wheels, hence trikyjeep. 

B. Motorcyles/ Habal habal - The idea of motorcycles as a means of public transport is genius, you can just wear your shades, and grin like a boss. Besides, it can go up and down the hills without much problem. Although, I have been wondering how the 4 of us (including the driver and our luggage) fitted in that puny-looking vehicle.  

Unfortunately, my beloved Manila is not yet ready for this kind of public transport.

C. Barge- Headed for Samal island, we rode a bus which was transported thru a barge. Well, nothing felt magical or so (GYAHAHA not that I wanted it to be magical) but the idea of being transported via barge is still amazing for me. It's like transpoception or something (OKAY FINE, I'M WEIRD =D)

2. Maxima Resort, Samal 

June 15, 2011

Why I wanted to take up Law

There were two things that I wanted to pursue, first was to be an animator and the second was to be a lawyer. Being an animator seemed like a logical career path back in my elementary days; everyone liked my drawings and I like anime.

However, I was mentally pushing myself to be greater and become a lawyer. It was only during my first year in college that I changed my mind. Everything had to do with my brother. Back then, I wanted to be a lawyer because I was so sure that my brother would be convicted for something someday and I wanted to make sure that I'll win the case to our favor. GYAHAHAHA I know I was such a bitch kid for thinking something like that but I was so sure. 

Now, my brother just graduated from college, not with a law degree but a degree in criminology. At least now, I don't have to think that much about him being convicted (Well, I hope so, eeeep)

Congratulations on your graduation Kuya!

Not my boss(es)

My peers and I were having a conversation about our internship which led to talks about our bosses. They were babbling on how much of a jerk their bosses were.

Well, not my boss(es)
On the contrary, they are the most amazing people I've met this summer, most definitely (excluding the 'manong' motorcycle driver that we rode on back in Davao- but that's another story).

Actually I only have one boss but since I was an intern, I put myself on the bottom of the hierarchy and consider everyone as my boss, so here they are:


To be honest, I am more of an integrated marketing/advertising/PR/events organizing/editorial/ entrepreneur person so I am not that jumpy into being an HR intern but I wanted to try it just to make sure that I am not killing any opportunities prematurely. So yeah, my second internship was in the HR division, career management to be exact, and then I met these wonderful people: