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2016 Project 365, Day 123: More Rare Job Friends!

Photo #123: May 2

A few minutes after posting my latest RareJob Philippines, Inc. vlog, I received a message on What the F, and now I have a new RareJob Incorp friend! When I started my YouTube channel, I simply wanted to share my food adventures, but now, I think it’s also a great way to make more people aware of how amazing being a Rare Job tutor is!!! Want to have a flexible schedule and pursue your other passions? Start HERE.

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2016 Project 365, Day 121: Rare Job Coffee Klatsch 2016

Photo #121: April 30

Oh my gosh, where do I even begin to describe this day?! I attended RareJob Philippines, Inc.‘s 2nd Coffee Klatsch with our very hands-on CEO, Kato-san! The good tutor awardees for December 2015-March 2016 were recognized, and I am very pleased to have qualified for 2 awards: one for having many loyal students, the other for affiliate conversions. It’s my first time to receive 2 awards in one quarter, so naturally, I feel proud! ❤ I also took home lots of stuff haha! A mousepad for winning the group icebreaker game, pencil case for being one of the early birds, canvass bag for being Ms. Congeniality, and my favorite, the Rare Job umbrella for delivering a 5-minute speech! Not in picture: button pin and water container as the event’s souvenirs. Ah, I love you, RJ!!! THANK YOU!!! ❤ Can’t wait to create the vlog!!! 😀

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2016 Project 365, Day 44: Foozap Blog

Photo #44: February 13

Kilig before Valentine’s Day! ❤ First time to write something online with a short description of myself! Haha! Check out my article about Ippudo Philippines‘ tsukemen and Drew’s list of craft beer recommendations on the Foozap blog! 🙂

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2016 Project 365, Day 34: Be Like Me – a Rare Job Tutor!

Photo #34: February 3

I have a confession to make. Yes, I started teaching at RareJob Philippines, Inc. in September 2014, but I actually created my account in May of the same year. I chickened out because of the mock test! I even applied at another online ESL company in August, but I was unhappy with their application process and training, so I decided to be brave and finally take RJ’s mock class. It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! I get to earn, meet friends, and pursue my other passions. There is also career growth here even though it’s not an office-based job. 🙂

p.s. thanks to RJ for featuring me on their FB page and to Leo and Kuya Basel for the meme! 😀

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2016 Project 365, Day 25: Foozapping!

Photo #25: January 25

Took a break from teaching and went “Foozapping” with a fellow RareJob Philippines, Inc. tutor, Niel! We ate at Banapple and Mary Grace in Gateway, and it was such a fun experience! Watch out for our reviews on Foozap! 😀 Oh, and I plan to create a new playlist on my YouTube channel, dedicated to Foozapping haha! Hoping to bond with other tutors soon! ^^

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2016 Project 365, Day 8: My First Rare Job Office Visit

Photo #8: January 8

The next RareJob Philippines, Inc. ambassador is… not me hahaha! First time to visit their office! I felt like a tourist, so I took some pictures with the staff I’m already friends with (a.k.a. feeling close hahaha). Looking forward to my future visits!!! ❤

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Thank You, 2015!

In the Philippines, once the -ber months arrive, time seems to be on fast forward mode, and come January, I always say, “Mamaya, Pasko na naman!” (Before we know it, it’s going to be Christmas again!) I’ve been writing year-end blog posts since 2 or 3 years ago, focusing on monthly highlights. This year, however, I’d like to focus on giving thanks.

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First, thank you to all the foodie invites I received this year! I started this blog simply to comment on other WordPress blogs, which then became an avenue for my Project 365 (I’ve completed my 6th set!), and now, I even write food/restaurant reviews. 2015 is definitely my breakout year as a blogger, with greatly improved stats, particularly the blog views, which tripled in number compared to last year’s 20 thousand: 66k views! Which then leads to…

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…thanking my blog readers/followers! The Philippines and the US are the top countries, but I would specially like to thank those from Japan because a lot of them are most likely my students from Rare Job! ❤

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Ahhhh, Rare Job. How do I begin thanking you? Thank you for being such a good company to work for. I may be an independent contractor, but you guys make all tutors feel like being part of a huge family! Thank you for the fun tutor gatherings, useful workshops, and the awesome opportunity to give chances for everyone, everywhere!

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Thank you as well to ABS-CBN’s Chicken Pork Adobo Network, particularly to my network manager, former UAAP courtside reporter for the UP Fighting Maroons, Michelle Sarthou! I never thought creating vlogs could be so much fun! Thank you for this opportunity of sharing my mostly food adventures to a wider audience!  Oh, if you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, please do! 😀

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Thank you of course to my family and friends who have been supporting my new career as a YouTuber! Thank you for all the cameos and suggestions, as well as for appreciating all my food recommendations, particularly when it comes to Marikina restaurants! Many thanks as well to new found friends, especially fellow food bloggers! Looking forward to having more gastronomic adventures with you!

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And speaking of Marikina restaurants, I would also like to thank the wonderful owners who have become my friends, even like a second family. Special shout-outs to Tito Joy of Mandi’s Grill Grub, Tito Alvin of Tokyo Tempura, Ms. Aya of Bronze’s Shabu Shabu, and Karen of Yohel’s Bagnet Station!

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Lastly, I would like to thank my dear boyfriend, Leo. Thank you for your patience, time, and love! 5 years, 5 months, 8 days, and counting. I love you! ❤

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THANK YOU 2015! I’m so ready for you, 2016! 🙂