31 March 2014

You Might As Well Be Amusing

Thank heavens I only have 8 or less posts in my draft box that are all about places and events I've been to last year. The photo documentary (photo dump, rather) posting really helps lazy personal documentarians like me, don't they? Anyway. Here is a batch of more recent photographs, taken only last February. As response to some invitations from local companies, I went on interviews in hopes that I'll be prepared for future job interviews. Despite the fact that I'm not seeking for stable employment at the moment, I want to get as much experience as I can for future purposes. Let me parrot myself back and say I am currently waiting for something to happen that will determine how the rest of my 2014 will unfold. Happening of such event works like a suspensive condition (sorry, I just have to blurt out a few words I picked up from my law classes, even something as basic as conditions). Anyway, here is what I wore to the very first job interview I've ever had.

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White peplum top: Mango | Black lace skirt: Zara | Shoes: BCBG | Bag: Coach | Black slim belt: Mango

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Listen to Coco. Always listen to Coco. She knows what she's talking about. You might not get the part but at least dress it and make a lasting impression.
Image from HERE.

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It goes without saying that most of the times, I find myself in situations too difficult to handle that I don't even remember how I got entangled in them in the first place. Usually though, it's just because of my stupid stupid mouth who ends up blurting sentences after sentences that are not supposed to be spoken out aloud. To say I was candid and my answers spontaneous would be an understatement. I might have said things that made my interviewer laugh aloud but when you get right down to it, I think she thought I was more of a comic relief than a business research developer that their company is looking for. Either way, I thoroughly enjoyed the interview which ended with the interviewer thanking me for a different yet surprisingly refreshing interview.  Also, don't worry. My legs are not twice as darker as my arms. It's just the lighting. 

14 March 2014


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Dress used as top: Mango | Dress used as skirt: Lulu Castagnette | Shoes: Mango | Belt: Topshop | Ring: Aldo

Two weeks after our successful thesis defense, we treated our thesis mentor to some steak and grilled meat in Highlands Steakhouse to nicely albeit formally end our a little more than 2 months 'bonding' and to celebrate the holiday season. It felt gratifying to have had this dinner where we talked about how the panelists reacted upon hearing the marketing plan we've prepared. To just talk about the last crazy week we had where 80% of the bulk of our paper was written served as the proper way to put a dot on our college life. Of course a glass or two of wine didn't hurt.

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I'm retiring the skirt I'm wearing here as I don't anymore see it fit with the kind of wardrobe I'm building. It's actually a dress I've worn HERE but I thought it could also work well as a skirt. As for the top, it's also a dress that I've worn before. When I'm feeling creative, which normally happens when I'm retiring an article of clothing, I try to go back to what I already own instead of using any of the new pieces I've bought. To make the outfit cohesive, I opted to wear belt and shoes in the same hue. The ring completed the look.

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After dinner with the thesis team, I met up with Tatiana to grab some drinks and catch up with each other's activities. (See you once you're back, Tats!)

12 March 2014

Out and About Part 1

As if I haven't expressed enough how thankful I am for having been graduated from my Alma Mater, I just found another reason to gush about. If only I am actively seeking for an employment at the moment, I would've had an easy time looking for it as my contact details along with those of my fellow graduates are currently being evaluated by firms and companies our school sent them to. Oh well, I'm not yet prepared to take a full-time job as I still have other plans. My interview for which is scheduled this coming Friday and I don't want to jinx it in any way so I'll keep it to myself for now. Anyway, here are a few photos I've been meaning to share. Lazy as I am, I won't tell the stories completely behind each of them but will only include brief descriptions. 

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June 2013: Karaoke Day

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July 2013: Last retreat as a student

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July 2013: Mom's birthday lunch at home

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July 2013: I gave my long hair a break when I decided to cut inches off of it in my favorite salon, Basement Salon.
Light blue polo: Topman | High-waisted shorts: from my friend | Flats: Mango

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July 2013: Walking around the campus for a school work
Top: Zara | Pants: Zara | Bag: Lacoste | Flats: Pedro

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July 2013: last day of Persef3 class. Among my least favorite classes are Persef1 and Persef2 because they had plenty of requirements and attendance was of utmost importance. And then I enrolled in Persef 3 aka the Persef class that I enjoyed. It became one of my most memorable classes in college.
Top and leggings: Nike | Cap: Adidas

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August 2013: Even though we meet each other only once a year, Barbs remains to be one of my most trusted friends. (I know you'll see this. Don't isolate yourself too much, my busybee friend!)

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August 2013: We went to Christ the King Columbarium for my Uncle's first death anniversary.
Dress: from Vietnam | Shoes: Michael Antonio | Bag: Nine West | Necklace: from Macau | Pearl bracelets: from Thailand

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August 2013: Weekly hang out

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August 2013: Jer visited us in Taft.

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September 2013: Some HS friends visited us in Taft.

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September 2013: Weekly hang out

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September 2013: During my first day as an intern in Dr. Martens, they visited me in the store.

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September 2013: Catching up in Naci restaurant

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October 2013: Celebrated my baby brother's birthday in 100 Revolving Restaurant
Top: H&M | Pants: Zara | Necklace: Debenhams | Shoes: Topshop

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October 2013: During my last day as an intern, these two visited me resulting to a brief reprimand from my supervisor. As always, they've made me forget the time.

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October 2013: I went to our province and joined the farmers in harvesting the goods. I only lasted under the sun's scrutiny for less than 10 minutes.
Top: from Bangkok | Skirt: Gap | Cap: Adidas | Slippers: Havaianas
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