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Working as a Home-based Freelancer in the Philippines

I have been working as a home-based freelancer in the Philippines for the past few months now. As some of you know, I left a full-time job at the academe due to a host of factors, and one of them primarily was the highly stressful life of being a professor. I struggled at the start, […]

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Sunscreen (or Why I’m not worried about what others think)

“The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.” (from Everybody’s Free to Wear Sunscreen, spoken word song by Baz Luhrmann) Yesterday my father learned that one of my friends from college has been working for […]

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Down The Rabbit Hole: I Will Quit A Stable Job and Pursue My Dream

Have you ever quit a perfectly good job to pursue a crazy dream? That’s just what I’m about to do. I currently have a full-time teaching job at the most prestigious university in the country, and I’m on track for a tenure position — you know, a lifetime of job security and opportunities for career […]