Month: January 2016

TAG Media & Public Relations to slate Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016

[Sponsored Post] Reaching target markets and converting them into clients is the primary role of digital marketing. It is not only very effective in allowing people to collaborate and communicate through social media networks, but also costs the organization virtually nothing. TAG Media and Public Relations recognizes this, and are spearheading the next e-commerce conference, Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2016, on 27 May 2016 at the SMX Aura in BGC, Taguig City. THE CONFERENCE. Once again, the guest speakers are leaders from different industries, who are in pursuit of creating a huge positive impact in the ASEAN region. They will be providing insights and discuss various cases that could help improve an organization or individual’s products and services. Among these top-ranked speakers are the following: Janette Toral – Founder, Digital Filipino Club, Author, and dubbed as the e-Commerce Guru of the Philippines Kristian Melquiades – Country Manager, Viber Thierry Tea – Managing Director, Philjets Group Lars Jeppessen – Managing Director, Tech One Global Mannix Pabalan – Founder, Hashtag Digital Spanky Enriquez – TV Host and Writer, Philippine Star Quintin …

Choosing to homeschool

Our tweener will soon graduate from sixth grade and my husband and I have been discussing for months now where to enroll her next. We agreed that the standard of teaching at his alma mater, where both our daughters are currently enrolled, has declined and we have no desire to enroll her in the same school for high school. Not to mention we have seen very little improvement in our daughters’ school facilities and management over the six years that she’s been with the same school. I have also been on the lookout for better schools near our place, but have not found any that would really convince us that it’s good enough; there’s always a flaw that we could simply not overlook. I must admit that I have always secretly wanted to be my daughters’ best teacher in the world. To homeschool them would be a dream come true to me, but I have also always doubted my ability to teach them effectively. After all, like many moms, I, too, tend to be exasperated …

Start of the year realizations

The first month of 2016 is coming to a close and it feels like I have not done enough to reach some of my goals. Some days I’m out all day doing errands and attending to the girls’ needs, while some days I just feel so tired that I would simply rest and sleep for hours. I am starting to feel pressured, but before I start feeling overwhelmed, I think it would be a good idea for me to see go through the things I have learned so far this new year. There’s a thin line between resting and procrastinating. As much as I have learned to value and appreciate rest again–I’m no longer the driven career mom who’s enslaved to the notion that I have to be busy and productive all the time–it has become much easier for me to succumb to procrastination. Unfortunately, I still have a lot of backlog in writing, editing, and translation, not to mention, there are meetings that I still need to organize/attend. When we got back last January 1st from our …