Now that I’m job hunting, I realized that I want something intelligent but not too intellectual, useful but not too utilitarian, solitary but collaborative, silly but serious.
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I wake up in the morning everyday at 5 a.m. Sometimes I do this because I need to finish something for work, but even if it’s not necessary to wake up early, I still get up at 5 a.m. I wasn’t always like this. I used to be a sleepyhead who slept until noon during weekends and the summer. After I graduated, I decided to train myself to wake up early because I didn’t want to waste the day. I also knew that this habit will come in handy someday. Now I don’t need an alarm clock to wake up, but I still set my phone on alarm just in case. Sometimes I sleep until late, or I wake up earlier like at 3 a.m. I can do this even if I slept at 12 midnight or was even drunk the night before.
I started to love mornings. There’s something so peaceful about it. I discovered that I was more productive in the mornings. I used to think that I was more of a night person, but now that has changed. Below are the things I do when I wake up.
One of the things I do as an editorial assistant is to post video articles to Hootsuite before 8 a.m. I also catch up on some work when I need to.
Mang Jo started to serve the family when he was hired by Mama Lola to paint the Cruz Building. Mang Jo was a good painter. His paint coatings would be even, smooth, and perfect. I never really got to know him that well. All I remember was that he made my first writing desk, and I loved it. I wrote on that desk for years until I was too tall for that little cute desk.
*Note: If Filipino words are used, they are translated below
It was Kuya Kit’s graduation dinner, and I was a freshman in college. We were in a round table, and he was seated beside his girlfriend. Kuya Kit introduces me to the girl saying, “This is my cousin, Jasmine. She’s now studying in Ateneo, and she’s a budding debater.”
Ka Remy and Mang Jo served the Cruz family for many years. Mang Jois the family carpenter, and Ka Remyis our maid. They were already working for lola even before I was born, which was before Mang Jo and Ka Remy decided to marry each other. Ka Remy has a unique pet name for Mang Jo, and that is alpahor. It means “sweet potato.” So if other people call their lovers honey, babe, sweetheart, you can start a trend and call each other alpahor.