Tuesday, May 1, 2018

My Experience As A Financial Advisor

Beginning of a new Journey

When a friend of mine suggested I apply for a  job posting as a financial advisor, I was hesitant and thought I can never survive the training away from home. 

I tried anyway..
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 The rigorous training, tests and seminars were not easy. I had to take two licensure exams for traditional insurance and for VUL, a requirement by the Insurance Commission of the Philippines to make sure we really know and fully understand what we are getting into. 

Training bestie - Ryan Gerasta
Unexpected Friendships. 

My month-long stay in Makati City was eventful and fun, thanks to my co-trainees who helped in making it possible. They represent the different provinces of our vast country. Our favourite activities were story-telling, learning their dialects, sharing jokes, and food hopping. But more than that, we learned to cooperate and unite despite our differences especially during our test reviews, presentations and team assignments. 

My Branch of Assignment
What now?

Now I have an 8-5 job and helping families achieve their long term financial goals through Variable Universal Life. It's a 3-in-1 product: Life insurance + Health insurance + Investment. As a licensed financial advisor, we help our clients determine which product design would suit them well through what we call needs-based selling. We are required to explain every important detail and make sure our clients have a thorough understanding, especially on the terms and conditions of their policy, before we process their applications and payments for approval. After-sales are pain in the neck though, one that they've never mentioned during our training. Our job can be super toxic, we eat rejection in the morning as a matter of fact. But as they say, anything worth it is never easy anyway. This job would help me pay bills and for now, that is enough for me to survive.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

MAKATI GIRL FOR A MONTH!!

I saw Jericho Rosales inside Power Plant Mall and that’s the main highlight of my stay in Makati!! #FanGirl


I am currently staying in one of the big hotels here in Makati City for a month-long job training and I can't believe I just saw one of my idols in the flesh! I was in Power Plant Mall Rockwell the other day to buy a pair of shoes for our training, when a familiar figure casually walked past me and I looked up to find it was Echo. Yes, it's so real. My heart seemed to have skipped a beat. I was shookt! It was a slow-mo moment for me, I froze and I was speechless. I watched him reach the main entrance door without a word. I didn't have the guts to ask him for a photo, Jericho Rosales making my day was more than enough. 

Here's a compilation of some of the photos I took with my phone during my stay in Makati City:
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when the going gets tough, one goes to jolli jeep for lunch

where people meet for the love of art

blood, sweat and tears for sale

you can buy a nice bed but not a good sleep

where jaywalking is almost legal

the red district never sleeps

feeling blue in corporate jail
If you liked this post, please do follow me on Instagram for more photos @lvlygrey 

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Miss Grey 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

WHERE TO EAT IN CALASIAO : Javeritas


Inspired by my WHERE TO EAT IN DAGUPAN Blog Series, I bring you WHERE TO EAT IN CALASIAO! Dagupan City and the municipality of Calasiao has been Pangasinan's main food hub centers for years. So there's no doubt that more people are visiting these place each year to dine or to open a food business of their own. 


I've been invited by the owners through my Facebook page to visit their humble cafe located at San Miguel Rd, Calasiao. It's almost on the exact opposite side of Robinsons Place Pangasinan so it's easier to find. I like the vibe as I enter the cafe, for me, it looked like a bachelor pad with a feminine touch here and there. It's simple with an exposed concrete wall inside and bricked wall on the outside. 


I ordered beef lasagna and a coffee-based frappe on my first visit. Lasagna was good! I also love the fact that they have a window huge enough to give someone who loves taking a selfie a good natural lighting. They have a wide space for parking and may I say a small yet nice comfort room as well.


I recommend this cafe for everyone who wants to chill without hassle. It's relatively a small cafe but it's a worth a try. I also recommend their cakes and tuna pesto, I wasn't able to take a photo of those. If you want to see more from this cafe, just follow @javeritas on Instagram and Facebook!

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Monday, January 1, 2018

WELCOME YEAR 2018!!

New year, new me?

Nope, still the same.

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We've all been there before right? Making New Year's resolutions and forgetting them before we knew it. SO, instead of posting about what's and what not's, I'm writing about my expectations this year. 

For starter, I expect everyone to be watching vlogs on Youtube rather than reading blogs on the different blogging platforms available online. I expect that more people are going to travel this year after a surge in the number of travel vloggers and travel agencies out there. I expect to see more makeup gurus online and more makeup brands reaching out to every market segment. I expect a crowd at the gym after the holiday food binge, and I expect that I will be one of them. 

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How about you? What are your expectations this year? Comment below! Photos by JD Tomagan
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