January 22, 2018, 2:21 pm
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07248 UAE Dirham
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.03513 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37432 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02466 Australian Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 1.63391 Bangladesh Taka
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Bermuda Dollar
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.06307 Brazilian Real
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1 Philippine Peso = 11.98717 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12629 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 56.09039 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 11.14821 Costa Rica Colon
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1 Philippine Peso = 3.49517 Djibouti Franc
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.94356 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.24754 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25256 Estonian Kroon
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.537 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01614 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03952 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08955 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.95481 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 177.50149 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14478 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 4.06335 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15424 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.4645 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11993 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2536 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 4.98796 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 262.6801 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06734 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.2595 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 23.36688 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 722.49855 Iran Rial
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1 Philippine Peso = 21.05013 Korean Won
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1 Philippine Peso = 6.40616 Kazakhstan Tenge
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.33221 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99072 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 26.54431 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 47.6416 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15887 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.94691 Mauritania Ougulya
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1 Philippine Peso = 14.08092 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.36718 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07768 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24178 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 7.06532 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.6045 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15516 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.01397 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02711 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00759 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06337 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06241 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.17782 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06737 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 110.75588 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07183 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07523 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.11021 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.49398 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07401 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15294 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26317 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13811 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15903 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02605 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.43825 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 150.5822 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 11.09138 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 395.67793 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.17269 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 10.16341 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24082 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.62838 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04813 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04392 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07512 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1331 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57902 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 44.22736 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56937 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.46241 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01974 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.56325 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 160.3513 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19686 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 447.97712 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.03691 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0496 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.5818 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05329 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.49813 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92441 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.9329 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24034 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 102.41761 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 7.14229 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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