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Valentine’s Day

Cupid must be blind, either that or his arrows are too blunt because of the Financial crisis that he can’t even afford to have the arrows sharpened by the nipper sharpening guy walking on the streets shouting “baaaa-iiiid” (What’s the Tagalog term for “sharpen”?). Anyway, I don’t think there will ever be a Valentine’s day for me as for sure, I will be packing my bags for Eservices in Manila that day and for sure, I will be too busy to even notice the pile of long stemmed roses in my office that are being delivered every 30 minutes (yeah right, wishful thinking).
I used to joke about Valentine’s day before as how every year, I don’t get a single rose or not even a card and just like the US Civil war reenactments, I can very well act out being on the field, all tied and you would hear someone shouting “Open fire!”. Until, I dunno, somebody must have heard me say that (or shall I say, got tired of me saying that) that, right in the middle of class, on Valentine’s day, a “Delivery guy” knocked on the door and informed the instructor he had a bunch of roses with him that was to be delivered to me. I was absolutely embarrassed ( I’m not too keen on every body looking at me and saying “ssssssssssss”). As a kid, I always enjoyed Valentine’s day as it meant that my older sister’s suitors would be sending boxes of chocolates. Of course, my ate would hand the chocolate to me and my little sister (it was only when we were older that our ate told us that she had the fear that maybe the chocolates were laced with “gayuma” and so she did not eat it ….bad!).
I guess, those are my little memories of Valentine’s day as I always think of spreading the love not only on occasions such as these but everyday (yeah right, sour-graping blues). This being the month of love however, I thought it would be nice to write down whatever I can remember about this fateful day (fateful man talaga). How about you? Why don’t you Share your Valentine Story? I think what’s nice about these occasions though is that we can get to recall fond memories and talk about it, just like what I did. 😀 Enjoy the upcoming occasion as I will enjoy counting the number of socks I have packed and wonder if I have packed my toothbrush in my kit. Lol!

About The Author


Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 19 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is also the founder of Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation Networking and Knowledge) for women to encourage and empower more women in IT and to encourage the younger generation of women take up STEM. She is a speaker and mentor in various Startup, Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She also currently serves as a director for the Eisenhower Fellowship Association of the Philippines. She has completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016 and recently completed her term as National President for the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines last 2017.

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  1. would you be coming up here in manila soon? do tell me. by the way, my blog is do link me up. thanks.


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