It’s almost Friday once again(advance posting), so here goes…
1.When the Med Tech Board was released, I was already working my first job as Professional Medical Sales Rep with Elan Pharma(Zuellig).
2. I worked as a Med Rep for three years and one day I woke up, I decided I didn’t want to be “nice” to Doctors anymore.
3. My Med Rep experience was my vehicle to getting myself into corporate sales. I don’t want to bore you, by writing a “resume”. To make the long story short, through training and experience, I was given the chance to join Procter and Gamble as Sales Manager and worked with the company for a while. At P & G, as my former colleagues used to say, you don’t have to go to a graduate school to get your MBA. Training was so extensive and they made it so enticing, that trainings were held off-site(out of Manila) or if it was in Manila we were housed at a 5 star hotel. My last job, prior to moving to NY was as Regional Sales Manager with Sara Lee Philippines(not the direct selling group, the retail group).
4. I drove cars that I didn’t buy, maintain and insured. They were given as perks on the job. They eventually became mine “for a song” after 4 years and eventually be issued a new wheels again.
5. I’m or I should say, I used to be a shopping addict. When I was in the frenzied corporate world, I had three closetful of clothes and yet, I always found myself saying I’ve nothing to wear. My Mondays were off to a good start if I wore a brand new outfit that day.
6. I got into buying suits from the couturier, Edgar Madamba because one day, when I had a meeting with the Advertising Agency, Cintas, while employed with Sara Lee, one of the agency staff was wearing exactly the same suit as I was. Imagine, being in the same room with someone wearing exactly the same outfit. We just didn’t talk about it, although, we both knew the suit was from Escada.
7. True to being a shopping addict, of course I was also addicted to shoes and bags. I used to buy shoes even if they didn’t feel good, for as long as they looked good on my size 9.5 feet. When I travelled then, every designer shoes that was purchased had to be in their boxes even if they took up a lot of space in my suitcase. I used to have about 60 pairs of shoes all in their boxes and labelled properly. Of course, those shoes matched a specific bag that I owned.
8. I never and didn’t know how to cook prior to getting married.
9. I lived in my own apartment at the age of 24. My parents were so against it but I prevailed. I still remember the line I said to them: ‘I’m not asking for permission to move out, I’m just letting you know’ and this was on the phone because they were in the US then.
10. That said, I am the only child in our family that lived independently while still single.
Till next Friday…Have a great weekend everyone!