Archive for August, 2006

Customer Service at a Book Store

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

I was at a National Book Store branch yesterday looking for a copy of Rainier Maria Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet. I could not find the shelf with the book so my husband suggested that I go to the Customer Service counter.

How Long Does It Take to Do a Credit Rating?

Monday, August 21st, 2006

One of the most-frequently asked questions when talking to a prospective credit rating client is: “How long will it take to get a credit rating?” The surprising part is that some clients come to a rating agency at the last minute or a few weeks before they need the actual credit rating.

Why Do I Blog?

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

It used to be called a website or a webpage but now, you hear the term “blog” more often. Blog is short for web log and that’s just what it is — it’s a log (or a collection of writings) on the web or the net. I guess “blogger” sounds more exciting and blog is [...]

Filipino Lesson 4: Parts of the Body (Continuation)

Saturday, August 12th, 2006

Here are more words that you need to learn — still on body parts: Filipino Word: English Word/Equivalent Binti: Leg Braso: Arm Siko: Elbow Kamay: Hand Daliri: Finger Palad: Palm

Short Resumes: Do They Work?

Sunday, August 6th, 2006

Most of the resumes that I see are long. Average length: 3 to 5 pages. Sometimes, I get the feeling that the applicant wants me to know every detail of his or her life as an employee . I applied for a job once with a one-page resume and the interviewer actually commented on it. [...]

Can You Sleep While the Wind Blows?

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

Some days, things don’t always go as we planned. Life is more of a challenge than a walk in the park and what determines the quality of our life is more our attitude than anything else. A friend of mine sent me this e-mail one time, just at the right moment. I don’t know who [...]

Security Guards Must Learn to Look

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

Most of the time, when you enter a carpark building, parking area, or even a subdivision, chances are you will have to stop for inspection or surrender an ID to the security guard on duty. It has happened to me several times that the guards want to talk to me but instead of going to [...]