Introducing Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series

Yes, I made a podcast. You can listen to it via: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Below is the transcript of the pilot episode for you purist blog readers. Thanks in advance for supporting me. I sincerely hope you enjoy listening and join me on this new platform. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hi everyone, Paola here, and this is Halfreformed …

On *Languishing*

The meme wasn’t lying when it said 2020 and 2021 are twins. First off, let me just say that I am very grateful for all the privileges and blessings that I have now. However, we’ve been languishing in different aspects of life for the past couple of months. It feels like the rest of the …

Blurbs: Ironic comparisons of Philippine Elections to Job Applications

Image by Becky Phan from Unsplash Philippine National and Local elections are coming soon. In my country, this season is similar to a circus where all candidates come up with their magic tricks to lure voters to elect them in positions of power. The upcoming elections in May 2022 are considered “high stakes” as there …

In defense of adulthood and growing up

If you are on the go, you can listen to the spoken word format here: Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ Photo by Andrew Neel via Unsplash A few things highly associated with the Millenial generation include social media, skinny jeans, avocado toast, and the word: adulting. According to the Oxford dictionary, it is an informal word …

Productivity tips from a Recruiter

Photo by @magnetme via Unsplash *If you are on the go, go listen to the audio version of this post on anchor / spotify here: * Anchor: https://anchor.fm/paola-fajardo9 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1ZilRR5gtKLhEW2o1UMSCJ As Recruiters, people turn to us for career advice, job application advice, resignation advice, etc. I bet you didn’t know that we are also masters of productivity. …

Speed Reviews 4: Doctor Foster, Eleanor Oliphant, Taylor Swift…I paid homage to women.

Hello there! I inadvertently paid homage to women and the highs on lows of our life journeys with the selection of media I consumed recently. (By the way, this is a pretty long list). Here are the books, movies, and shows that have tickled my fancy from March-May 2021.  Please pardon the different writing formats. …

Do our passports dictate our career success? (Opinion)

Passports have become a powerful tool for opportunities and immersive learningPhoto by Inkredo Designer via Unsplash In PassportIndex.com, Philippine Passports’ Power Rank is currently at #63. This means holders of this passport can be Visa-Free in only 20 countries, need Visa upon Arrival in 33 countries, and require visa applications in 145 countries. Tedious, lengthy, …