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EAT MAKATI: DONG WON


If you’re looking for a Korean Restaurant, there’s one along Jupiter Street right around the corner — DONG WON. It’s a meat shop slash restaurant. It smells a bit funky since the fresh meat is also where everyone dines.

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A little catching up with the bestfriend and the boyfriend.

EVERYDAY: RMK meets Plus 1s


It’s about time we all meet each other’s plus ones! anndddd, Congrats to Chad and Marfori! πŸ˜€

We had dinner at Century Mall.

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EVERYDAY: Lunchbowls


My go – to Lunchout Idea! — Kimchi Rice with Wagyu Cubes!! Oh my GOD. This is the kind of food you crave for. ❀ ❀ ❀

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EVERYDAY: Gringo with J1


Because sometimes all a girl needs is a quiet talk with her friends, a beer in their hand and some frankness and laughter combined.

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EVERYDAY: MBA Experience


I am back!! At long last.. I am deeply excited to share with you that… tuhn-tuhn-tuhn-tuhnnnn.. I am finally a Masteral Graduate of Ateneo Graduate School of Business! πŸ˜€

Sooooo, I’ve decided to share with you the entire MBA experience, from the classes to the professors. Basically, I will be just listing down the classes, my professors & what I remember from the subject.

  1. Business Communication (Buscom) – Ma. Adelina Rex

If you are just about to enroll, then unfortunately you will not be able to get the Legendary Class of Prof Rex — She was famous because well, you have no choice but to take her class. She’s the only one teaching the subject. However, she retired 2 years ago.

Midterms – Spontaneous Speech. Each student gets to pick one question from the jar. One will be given 3 minutes to prepare. You are also given 3 whole minutes for your speech. What did I get? ‘If you are to die now, What will you say to Saint Peter to convince him to let you in?’ and, I got a 98 for this! Yayy!Β 

Finals – Hero Theme. Each group is given a value that they need to build a story on. & our group got a Magis — the very foundation of Ateneo Culture. πŸ™‚

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2. Financial Accounting (Finnac) – Susana De Jesus

All I remember from this subject was it, being a very serious one. Aside from having a classmate and a group that looked very much like the korean actor from the movie Miracle in Cell No 7. Hahaha

3. Applied Mathematics (Appmath) – Presentacion Santos

You guessed it right! I’m not even in the class picture. :/ I was absent during the last day of class for a reason I don’t even remember. πŸ˜€ The subject was hard, for most. Thus, the professor made it light with her funny antics and by lecturing us through games and other fun activities. There are two highlights for this class: One, this is where I found my Close MBA friends – you’ll see from the pictures below. Two, I had a proud moment when the professor asked us to solve a difficult problem and no one was able to except for meeee. :)) — Thus, I received a 4.0 for our Final Exam.

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4.Β Managerial Statistics (Mastat) – Manuel Tenmatay

I picked the right professor. I have to admit, the subject was a difficult one to understand.:/ with the alpha, beta and omega equations. :/ I will definitely recommend Professor Tenmatay. Thankful for 2 Math Wizards in our group. ::D

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5. Business Ethics (Ethics) – Vincent Festin

The subject was boring and interesting at the same time. The class was all lecture and all elements contribute for it to be boring. Or probably because the subject was scheduled from 12 nn – 3pm, which is like siesta time. πŸ˜€ But, somehow — I still managed to like the subject.

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6. Methods of Research (Metres) – Rizalito Gregorio

This is probably the hatest subject — of most students. It’s a real work, especially if you took Professor Ibarles — which is like attending a class, pretending strama. (which I think is a good thing for those GC students). BUT, for Professor Gregorio is also a piece of work. There are a lot of don’ts. (You cannot talk. You cannot be late, even for a minute. You cannot eat. You cannt touch your phone. You can’t smile). AND, he calls students randomly. So well, yeah. You have to be prepared when you enter his class.

7. Leadership Effectiveness (Leader) – Angelo Gregorio

By far, one of the easiest subject from the Prerequisites. As can be concluded from the course title — it’s mostly of discovering yourself, your abilities and basically what you read in Self – Help Books. You know?

Nonetheless, I enjoyed the subject, the short films, the classmates and the professor as well.

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8. Managerial Accounting (Manacc) – Manuel Solomon

Everyone hates math. It’s most likely the reason why I tend to get sleepy every time — plus the fact that the class starts at 3pm! Right? No offense to Prof Solomon, but he sits most of the time during lecture. BUT, if you actually make an effort to listen attentively — you’ll learn a lot from him.

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9. Information Technology for Managers (Infote) – Sandra Lovenia

One of my absolute hatest subject. One, you won’t learn anything substantially new. Two, Professor Lovenia gives the lowessst possible grade. Three, you won’t learn anything substantially new. (Yes, repeated for emphasis) — And take note, this is not just from my opinion but even from the more branier students in the class.

10. Principles and Dynamics of Management (Priman) – Nicolas Lansang Jr.

The course is a so-so for me. I learned, I participated but nothing really struck me that much. It was the type of subject that you’d like to pair with a difficult one. Professor Lansang has weekly cases that we need to prepare for a report for — which is difficult if you have lazy group mates. Although, overall — the subject was relatively ‘chill’ in a sense.

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11. Human Resource Management (Humres) – Emivita Formoso

I liked the subject — but mostly because we can get away with not attending the class. πŸ˜€ There are, however, weekly reporting. Every group is tasked to prepare but only 1 group will present. And, well — we usually leave the class when the presenting group is announced & it happens to be — NOT OURS. πŸ™‚

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12. Financial Management (Finman) – Carmencita Garcia

If you are afraid of Financial Statements, then this is definitely a subject you wouldn’t look forward to. Aside from that, the Professor is a piece of work too! You also have to come to class prepared as she will be asking random students.

For our finals, each group invited a guest who is considered an expert on a specific topic. But beware, as the Professor will inject some showbiz chika regarding the speaker, IN FRONT of the speaker. So, Imagine when I invited the CFO of PAL — & he was questioned about the principles & values of his boss and accusations regarding the PAL – SMC deal. Imagine my embarrassment and horror, having invited him myself. GAD.

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13. Applied Management Science (Mansci) – Edgar Legaspi

One of my hatest subject because of the level of difficulty. This is the type of subject where no matter how many times you read the sample problem, or no matter how much you study for an exam, you’ll surely fail it unless you’re innately born for Management Science, for that matter. Nonetheless, I like Professor Legaspi. He was not threatening at all, given how intimidating the subject is.

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14. Economics for Managers (Ecoman) – Presentacion Santos

No matter how much I try to be good at economics, I fail. I love the subject and how complicated and each & every single thing affects the economy and the principles behind the subject. BUT, it doesn’t mean that the subject became easy. I would love to be good at the economics, period. I’m far from being good at it though.

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15. Operations Management (Opeman) – Apolinar Ng

This is one of my all time favorite subjects! As I was able to directly apply what we learn from the 4 walls of our classroom to literally everyday tasks at work. No kidding! The class and our Professor, Sir Poly made it really interesting to evaluate and dissect our everyday operational activities that affects the bottom-line and the business activities.

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16. Leading Organizational Change (Leadoc) – Ma. Luisa Moguel

BLAH. — exactly what this subject is. I picked this subject as my elective class, which is such a disappointment. I was supposed to get Brand Marketing but there were no slots, that’s why I ended up with this. I.DID.NOT.LEARN.ANYTHING.AT.ALL.

Finals — Fieldtrip to BSP and write about it. What the hell right? What does that have to do with anything?Β  I didn’t even attend this trip.

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17. Marketing Management (Markma) – Emilio Macasaet III

If you are trying to expand your connections and would love to hear talks from speakers known in their own fields — then take this subject under Professor Macasaet. Sounds familiar? He is known for his Training Company — Mansmith & Fielders Inc. I, for one learned a great deal from the speakers! It’s like getting free trainings without the certificate. :/ Haha.

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18. Entrepreneurship (Entrep) – George Fong

This is my other elective class. I don’t know if it’s me having an undergraduate degree on the subject — but I didn’t learn anything new.

19. Strategic Management (Strama) – Leveric Ng

EVERYONE is afraid of this last and final course in MBA. — The subject that will all lead to the thesis and defense (that will eventually result to yourΒ  success or failure). GAH. Imagine the horror of going to class.

I chose Professor Leveric Ng since he has this reputation that NONE of his students ever failed the subject since he started teaching Strama. WOAHHH Right? Such a clean record to break. More pressure to his students! The good thing about his class is — there’s a submission of a part of the paper every class. Thus, you get to build your paper, little by little. Feedback & criticisms will be given immediately (so you have time o edit your paper and ppt). He replies regularly, even during the wee hours. He is frank and understanding at the same time. THOUGH, He hates students who are lazy and submits / presents in class with little or no effort at all.

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The whole Strama Defense is due for another post. πŸ˜€

Forgive my photos for being so blurry. I only retrieved it from Facebook,, with such a poor quality. :/

EAT BF: SAMGYUPSAL HOUSE


There’s a new Korean Restaurant along the crowded Aguirre!

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We ordered Ala Carte Plain Samgyupsal for Php 250 and Seoul Soy Sauce for Php 280.Β I prefer the plain one. The Seoul Soy Samgyupsal was too salty.

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And was FULL. I only ate the plain ones. ❀

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EAT MAKATI: KITE KEBAB


We managed to sneak out during our Lunch Period. πŸ™‚ Poblacion again.

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Check out their menu!

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And here’s our order:

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Classic Beef Kebab, Classic Chicken Kebab, Spicy Chicken Kebab and Chipotle Chicken.

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EAT MAKATI: SMOKEYARD


Poblacion Crawl it is! Now trying Smokeyard in Poblacion!

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We all ordered their Lunch Special of Pulled Pork with Iced Tea and Rice for only Php 125.

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It was deadly satisfying! Pulled Pork was tasty and filling at the same time and was affordable too.

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Lunch Group was appeased and gratified!

EAT MAKATI: MANDO’S WINGSHACK


Since the mother is out of our radius, lunch outs are more frequent. πŸ™‚ Wendy suggested this Wingshack but after trying them out, I WARN YOU NOT TO.

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The place was a bit small, just like the other hole in the walls in the area. Inside its shack can fit about 4 tables of 4.

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We got there, observed the menu and tried to order:

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TACOS – All of them are not available

BURGER – Not available

CHICKEN TENDERS – Not available.

All we are left with is their WINGS. I know it’s a wings place but what if we wanted to try all sorts from their menu? And they only have 1 freakin food in their menu that’s available!!

We were there at 12:15 pm. They open at 12nn. Shouldn’t they be there at 11 am to prepare the food already? We ordered our food at 12:20 – Wings. We were served after more than an hour! Food was not even hot, not even warm! Food was served at 1:30 pm. Some portions of the plate was wet, sauce was bland, food was cold. None of it was a good enough experience!

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Hayy. We all ordered Wings with the following Sauces:

Beer BBQ

Spicy K-Town

Sweeracha and Buffalo Style.

All four of us was disappointed.

NEVER AGAIN.Β 

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EVERYDAY: COFFEE PROJECT


I needed to vent out my frustration with strama and she needed someone to blame for the temporary closing of her salon = coffee is the key and a good interiors at that.

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Finally managed to try out something new after a while.

Happy to see you, SB! Hoping to see the others soon.

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EVERYDAY: Entrep’s Last Day


Some would think it would be fairly easier for me since I’m an Entrepreneurship Graduate — but doesn’t that just place me into a difficult position? because I have to prove the credibility of my diploma? HAHA. Nonetheless, I survived building a business course, again. In fact, I received my grades earlier this morning. Acceptable but I was actually aiming for 4.0. Whatever.

Finals? Present a compelling, viable and profitable business proposal.

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With Fey and Maf. πŸ™‚ relieving our stress with Banana Leaf.

EVERYDAY: Sophie’s Birthday


An awful godmother, I guess? I only get to see her during her birthdays! πŸ˜€ Nonetheless, I was present on all including baptism. πŸ˜›

Forgive the very lucid photos. :/ Facebook kills the sharpness of each photo.

__ Ijoh, Myself, Anne, Alex, Amyll, Abdul and Lance. πŸ™‚

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Hlaf of my Highschool: Myself, Anne, Alex, Abdul and Amyll. Missing: Kat Bucsit, Kat Vistan, Cara and Mane?

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EVERYDAY: 3 of 2s


Remember the last time I saw Amyll? We planned to meet the guy who made her nervous, sick and strangley happy at the same time. πŸ™‚ And he finally arrived last 19th! This dinner was planned way ahead of his flight. πŸ˜€

Dinner at All4u in Century City Mall.

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BABOY, INDEED. Headed out for some coffee at I’m Hotel after.

Nice to meet you, xtian! and all your seriousness. πŸ˜€ Happy for you, Pine! ❀

EVERYDAY: JOHN + NIQ WEDDING


The beautiful, literally glowing bride, buddy.

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Thank you for the invite, bud. Calligraphhhyy! πŸ˜€

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A long, blush straight gown with one slide slit. I don’t like how my hair is though. It didn’t turn out as planned.

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The group from L – R: Betsy, Rodin, Nica, Mark, Myself, My date and Erika.

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Jessica Soho, among others.

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EVERYDAY: BRIDAL SHOWER FOR CARA


1 week notice from Anne Marie and this happened. It will be the first wedding in our group.<3 Surreal.

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Congratulations, braid. :* Β Hoping to finally meet the very quiet and timid Reggie.

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** I don’t even know why very clear and sharp pictures from Iphone appears to be really blurry when uploaded here. 😦

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Beerpong and Condo after. πŸ˜€