October 24, 2017, 1:30 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07134 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20455 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.33662 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02487 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03458 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03885 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.60625 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03236 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00733 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.77953 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02645 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13326 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06247 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26263 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.2012 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 388.88889 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03881 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02456 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01915 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.27409 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12894 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 57.24748 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.99748 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.82304 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42383 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.43493 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12305 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91725 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.22277 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25859 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34188 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52409 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01653 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03972 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01472 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08496 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.91414 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 174.78632 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14265 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93765 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15157 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45491 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12399 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.18939 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.08741 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 263.01476 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06781 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.26296 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.669 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 667.07459 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04662 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.45552 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01374 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20812 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 2.00952 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.32896 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 78.1857 Cambodia Riel
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1 Philippine Peso = 17.48252 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 21.95047 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00587 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01593 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.52234 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 161.26651 Lao Kip
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1 Philippine Peso = 2.98368 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.29817 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.267 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05922 Lithuanian Lita
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.02654 Libyan Dinar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.33557 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.00952 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.41803 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.5136 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15611 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.8244 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65657 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.30245 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.91123 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37068 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08228 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.91531 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59261 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15522 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01146 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02786 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00746 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06287 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06211 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04157 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0698 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 109.32012 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07303 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07595 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11692 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.13209 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07284 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15112 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25618 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12937 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15921 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02646 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01475 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43135 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 148.01865 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.85859 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 405.06606 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16997 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.0035 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26663 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.64433 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04839 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04297 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07213 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12972 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.58747 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.47319 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.51593 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 70.94017 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01943 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57556 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 156.17716 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19376 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 441.37529 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.06876 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04978 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.83178 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05245 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.68376 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.97222 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.85431 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26674 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 100.80614 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.02991 Zimbabwe dollar

The advantage of seniority and maturity is hindsight.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that the older you are, the more mistakes you’ve made. You don’t have to learn the hard way. If you’re wise, you learn not only from your own mistakes but also from other people’s.   You don’t have to pay the tuition. They do!

One time, decades ago, I had a “getting-to-know-you dinner” with my lady boss. We had a fledgling friendship then, but we trusted each other even before we met. How so?

Well, you see, I was recommended to her by her sister -- thus, she pirated me from the organization I was working for. She (my boss), on the other hand, was a long-time classmate of one of my best friends who spoke very highly of her.

So we trusted and “chose” each other by only one degree of separation. It was an auspicious start to a professional relationship that soon evolved into a wonderful friendship, and then, much later on, developed into a deep sense of sisterhood.

If only all work relationships ended up this way!

Upon working with her, I noticed right away that my boss was a very humble person -- even if she was intelligent, lovely, elegant and refined, had impeccable taste in everything from clothes to food to furniture, and had excellent executive skills. You could say she almost had it all. Aside from that, she came from a very wealthy family. 

I remember that back in school, she sometimes came in a chauffeured limousine. (Which she quickly downplayed by saying, “Oh. That was my dad’s.”) But now that she was working, she drove to the office in this cute little Beetle. You know, the classic Volkswagen Beetle.

So at that dinner, just the two of us, I asked her this question: “How come you’re so humble even if you’re rich, smart, and lovely?” I wasn’t   boot licking. It was an honest question. I guess she knew it, thank goodness. 

She paused, midway, as she brought a forkful of something to her mouth. Very quietly, she said, “I’ve seen how proud people always suffer terribly, in the end. So I got scared of being proud. I always try to remind myself not to be proud. Because the consequences are always painful. Very painful.” 

That floored me. She was, maybe, only 26 or 27 then. It was decades later, however, when I was already in my 50s, that I realized how wise she was. 

In hindsight, there were several things that made my ex-boss one of my best friends now. We may not see each other as often as circumstances allow, but whenever we meet, our conversations are deep. We are genuinely interested in each other, so we ask lots of questions. We don’t waste time talking about other people and their misfortunes. However, we have this penchant for talking about the people dearest to us -- how they constantly amaze or frustrate us. 

Our conversations are rich, funny, informative, interesting, multi-faceted, open. We don’t play games. We don’t wear masks. We have a tendency to meander at times, but our conversations are full of current and practical wisdom. 

We don’t chit-chat. We don’t small talk. We dive into the pithy things right away. And when we laugh -- oh, how we laugh!!! Not escapist or nervous laughter. But real, honest-to-goodness laughter caused by something we find outrageously funny. 

By the way, to us seniors, something funny, something hilarious, is always worth talking about! Because happy hormones, endorphins, are one of the coolest things God invented. They boost our immune system, aside from making us feel on top of the world! 

In hindsight, I know now that to be happy is to be wise. But to be grumpy, critical and negative is to be awesomely stupid. It’s not only a horrible waste of time, it’s also toxic. Low serotonin levels is bad news. Some people die in the prime of life -- depressed, deluded, completely dissatisfied with life. You don’t want to go there. 

Both the happy and harmful hormones/chemicals in our body can be produced by the attitudes we choose to have. So, it’s not rocket science to be happy. 

In hindsight, there really are only two things that can make us happy or sad. First is our relationship with God -- or the lack thereof. And second is our relationship with others -- or the lack thereof. 

If we have an intimate, thriving relationship with God, then most assuredly, we will also have thriving, healthy relationships with others -- whether they be family, friends, or work mates. 

The most miserable people are those who have no intimate relationship with God, and therefore, have no thriving, meaningful relationships with others. 

At the end of the day, God is always the best reason to do whatever it is you’re doing. All else is just piling up dung heap. And it’s always wise to remember: People are always more important than projects. 

In hindsight, my relationship with God, and my relationship with others, have given me the most happiness, security, and significance in life.
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