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The name is Elaine or Ien or Pssst or Hoy ...or whatever suits you

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...26 with fine lines and wrinkles already

...short-haired, two-eyed na! (thanks to constact lenses), right-handed, flat-footed

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Monday, March 14

Losing My Other Job

i think i won't be getting any teaching load from UP Mindanao anymore. no official statements from the program coordinator though. but the fact that it's already pre-enlistment and i still don't know what subject i will teach next semester is a sign that i may not be teaching there next schoolyear. it's ok. i hate the pressure of enrolling my masters here just so i'll get hired or get an instant tenure for my college teaching. don't get me wrong. i enjoy teaching. this could be my lifetime career. i will get my masters for sure... but not in davao city. i studied at diliman for my BS Arch only to aspire for a less prestigeous school for my masters? definitely no way.

well, i may be losing another source of income, but i will be gaining more time to focus on private practice. i just talked with a prospective client last weekend. and i had previous commitments that i wasn't able to attend to. pending work is mostly residential and institutional, but i don't mind. a project is still a project. i might also go back doing mala-TFA work (read: kawang-gawa, pro-bono, "socialwork-ing"). UAP davao will be involved in gawad kalinga and Mar Palengke projects soon. these kinds of work put you in the right perspective, don't you think?

losing a job also means that i have to tighten my belt for a while. luckily, i've been saving up for rainy days like this. good thing the only monthly payable i have [aside from electric and water bills] is my pension plan. i don't have a credit card. my cellphone is pre-paid. i don't buy appliances in "hulugan". i don't pawn my jewelry. Francisco Colayco's book really prepared me for this. hehehe! seriously, i'm glad that my parents (who are both accountants by the way) taught me how and where to put my money. i guess if i'm totally out of work, i can sideline as financial manager. hehehe

capt. backfire at 10:53 AM

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