As Told by Amiciness Vol. 1

Just some of the stories I tell my friends...

Short, funny and personal stories as told by moi, Amiciness. It’s also my first time to try making comic strips for the blog. I figured I liked telling stories, drawing, photoshopping and writing. So why not do all of them? Emmerayt? Enjoy!

1. How to Eat inside the Classroom

I was in the first grade when I first felt the need to eat during class. To not wait for recess and just eat my pandesal filled with bacon and sugar, prepared by my grandmother. Of course, this wasn’t allowed. So I put my head inside my stroller bag and took a bite of my awesome blissful sandwich. Et voila, my very own 1st grade hack!


That’s why my bag is always big…

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Coffee Break: Raspberry Coffee Frappe

Starbucks Frappe
Coffee frappe grande 3 pumps raspberry whip blended in

Going to Starbucks has become a necessary habit. Recently, the more stressed we become, the more we need coffee to help us to stay focused and to give us our daily dose of happiness. A cup of coffee (specifically a frappe) is a cup full of joy. I know, I know some of the more frugal people will say that Starbucks is overpriced and spending your salary for a cup of coffee is just crazy. Let’s agree to disagree, okay? I demand Starbucks-shaming to stop, please!

This drink is a discovery of my friend, Jonats. If you want to try something different with your coffee, try this P170 drink. The raspberry syrup will tingle your tastebuds like no other. Adjust the number of pumps depending on your preference on sweetness. The drink will literally quench your thirst especially with the super summery weather we have now!

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Try this drink and tell me all about it in the comment section.

Top 5 Lessons from the Last 5 Years

Where do you see yourself in five years? This is probably one of the most common and the hardest job interview questions I have encountered ever. Even highly trained Miss Universe candidates will have a hard time answering this. How could I as a young graduate know how I intend to live my life? I earned a degree NOT an Uber ride to my future! For me, you can’t absolutely know that you’re meant for something (or someone for hopeless romantics) until you make that small step forward, and take the risk and jump!

Earlier this year, I celebrated my fifth year in the “real world.” I have been employed in the same company for FIVE years. Wow! Time flies. The journey has been a hell of a ride. I honestly do not wish to live it all over again. I’m grateful though for having dealt with the highs and the lows of the first chapter of my working life.

How did I answer the question five years ago?

In five years, I see myself climbing up the corporate ladder, being an expert in what I do.

Vague, right? Did I achieve my “vision”? Bluntly, no, I have not been promoted and no, I’m still learning. And you know what, it’s okay. I’ll tell you why.

JUSKO. Wag naman sana. (The Fault in Our Stars Via Pinterest)
JUSKO. Wag naman sana. (The Fault in Our Stars Via Pinterest)

Here are my top five lessons from the last five years of working.

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