Imagine that you and your friend are in a café, chilling and talking over coffee and sweets when all of a sudden, she drops her hot coffee and wet herself. How would you respond? You probably won’t stand there and do nothing. That would be unkind and unfriendly. You wouldn’t say how clumsy you are, you can’t even hold a coffee right. That would hurt her feelings. You wouldn’t want to hurt your friend’s feelings, right? Yet often, that’s how we treat ourselves when we have setbacks and sufferings. We tend to be extremely hard on ourselves and subject ourselves to harsh criticisms as we go through our daily lives. We are naturally inclined to self- critique. We doubt our self-worth and think that we are not good enough. We say hurtful words to ourselves in times of suffering and failure.Read more
If you don’t prioritize your life someone else will
This struck me like a lightning bolt. It was a lazy day for me because it was rainy all day. The weather affects my mood so much that I tend to just sit and browse my computer all day. I came across Skillshare and the first video that I saw was a productivity class from Greg McKeown. It was an eye-opener and a shift of mindset for me about productivity. I realized that I am a slave of moments of distraction, you get a text from someone, you watch TikTok videos and watch series on Netflix before you realize it your time is already eaten up by meaningless things.Read more
Every relationship is unique. It has its own strengths and weakness. It has bad and good sides. But it always starts healthy. It’s always full of affection, passion, and amazing nights from the start until it starts being unhealthy and leads to toxic relationships.
What makes a relationship healthy and unhealthy?
How do you handle toxic people?Read more
Back in the Philippines, I tend to buy unnecessary things like clothes, bags and shoes. I wanted to collect as many bags as I can and didn’t want to repeatedly wear the same clothes. I have accumulated junk in my life. Those things were unnecessary and have no relevance nor served any purpose other than to sit there and collect dust. I bought things just because they were on sale. It’s only when I moved to Japan that I realized I don’t need as such. I could only take a few of my things so I had to get rid of or gave most of them. That moment struck me like a lightning. I relied too much on objects and things. I put so much value on material things.Read more
When I came to Japan in October 2016, I could barely buy my groceries in the supermarket or convenient store. When I tried to buy a temporary simcard. My friend from Tokyo had to exit from her job and come help me. I could barely get directions to the station. People were afraid of me when I approach them in English.Read more
How do I get a job in Japan? I got this question a lot in my first year in Japan and even up to these days I still get some. There are more and more people wanting to work in Japan and I encourage them too. I always support people who want to experience Japan. Here is great. I love my job, the way of living, the culture, the food, and most especially the people.
I would like to share how I personally applied and landed my job in this foreign land. This applies to people who are currently living in the Philippines and not in another country.Read more