May 25, 2018, 2:01 am
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1 Philippine Peso = 0.07022 UAE Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 2.04971 Albanian Lek
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03427 Neth Antilles Guilder
1 Philippine Peso = 0.46553 Argentine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02521 Australian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03403 Aruba Florin
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03824 Barbados Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.6174 Bangladesh Taka
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0318 Bulgarian Lev
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00722 Bahraini Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 33.47954 Burundi Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01912 Bermuda Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02536 Brunei Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.13117 Bolivian Boliviano
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07028 Brazilian Real
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01912 Bahamian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30067 Bhutan Ngultrum
1 Philippine Peso = 0.19226 Botswana Pula
1 Philippine Peso = 382.79159 Belarus Ruble
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0382 Belize Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02445 Canadian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01907 Swiss Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 12.17151 Chilean Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12202 Chinese Yuan
1 Philippine Peso = 54.9522 Colombian Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 10.70612 Costa Rica Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01912 Cuban Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 1.78834 Cape Verde Escudo
1 Philippine Peso = 0.41644 Czech Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 3.3891 Djibouti Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12076 Danish Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 0.94646 Dominican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.21398 Algerian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.25367 Estonian Kroon
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34149 Egyptian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.52008 Ethiopian Birr
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01621 Euro
1 Philippine Peso = 0.03927 Fiji Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 Falkland Islands Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01423 British Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08859 Ghanaian Cedi
1 Philippine Peso = 0.89503 Gambian Dalasi
1 Philippine Peso = 172.06501 Guinea Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.14027 Guatemala Quetzal
1 Philippine Peso = 3.93289 Guyana Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15004 Hong Kong Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.45428 Honduras Lempira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.11999 Croatian Kuna
1 Philippine Peso = 1.19751 Haiti Gourde
1 Philippine Peso = 5.1499 Hungarian Forint
1 Philippine Peso = 271.08987 Indonesian Rupiah
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06827 Israeli Shekel
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30228 Indian Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 22.63862 Iraqi Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 804.0153 Iran Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 1.99809 Iceland Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 2.38145 Jamaican Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0135 Jordanian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 2.12293 Japanese Yen
1 Philippine Peso = 1.91587 Kenyan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 1.30863 Kyrgyzstan Som
1 Philippine Peso = 77.2065 Cambodia Riel
1 Philippine Peso = 7.91109 Comoros Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 17.20841 North Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 20.57725 Korean Won
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00577 Kuwaiti Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01568 Cayman Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.29369 Kazakhstan Tenge
1 Philippine Peso = 159.08222 Lao Kip
1 Philippine Peso = 28.77629 Lebanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 3.0153 Sri Lanka Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 2.55793 Liberian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24207 Lesotho Loti
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05829 Lithuanian Lita
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01187 Latvian Lat
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02595 Libyan Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.18017 Moroccan Dirham
1 Philippine Peso = 0.31807 Moldovan Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.99293 Macedonian Denar
1 Philippine Peso = 25.85086 Myanmar Kyat
1 Philippine Peso = 45.83174 Mongolian Tugrik
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15455 Macau Pataca
1 Philippine Peso = 6.76864 Mauritania Ougulya
1 Philippine Peso = 0.65679 Mauritius Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.29771 Maldives Rufiyaa
1 Philippine Peso = 13.64149 Malawi Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 0.37878 Mexican Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07606 Malaysian Ringgit
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24208 Namibian Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 6.88337 Nigerian Naira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59598 Nicaragua Cordoba
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15388 Norwegian Krone
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08185 Nepalese Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02752 New Zealand Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.00735 Omani Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01912 Panama Balboa
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0627 Peruvian Nuevo Sol
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06117 Papua New Guinea Kina
1 Philippine Peso = 1 Philippine Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 2.20841 Pakistani Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06955 Polish Zloty
1 Philippine Peso = 107.60994 Paraguayan Guarani
1 Philippine Peso = 0.06959 Qatar Rial
1 Philippine Peso = 0.07495 Romanian New Leu
1 Philippine Peso = 1.17737 Russian Rouble
1 Philippine Peso = 16.18375 Rwanda Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0717 Saudi Arabian Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.15039 Solomon Islands Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.26023 Seychelles Rupee
1 Philippine Peso = 0.34331 Sudanese Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.16581 Swedish Krona
1 Philippine Peso = 0.02562 Singapore Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01424 St Helena Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.42459 Slovak Koruna
1 Philippine Peso = 149.13958 Sierra Leone Leone
1 Philippine Peso = 10.7457 Somali Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 397.36138 Sao Tome Dobra
1 Philippine Peso = 0.1673 El Salvador Colon
1 Philippine Peso = 9.84665 Syrian Pound
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24215 Swaziland Lilageni
1 Philippine Peso = 0.61434 Thai Baht
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04906 Tunisian Dinar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.04426 Tongan paʻanga
1 Philippine Peso = 0.08746 Turkish Lira
1 Philippine Peso = 0.12714 Trinidad Tobago Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.57119 Taiwan Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 43.51816 Tanzanian Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.49847 Ukraine Hryvnia
1 Philippine Peso = 71.12811 Ugandan Shilling
1 Philippine Peso = 0.01912 United States Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 0.59981 Uruguayan New Peso
1 Philippine Peso = 152.58126 Uzbekistan Sum
1 Philippine Peso = 1501.96941 Venezuelan Bolivar
1 Philippine Peso = 435.35373 Vietnam Dong
1 Philippine Peso = 2.08088 Vanuatu Vatu
1 Philippine Peso = 0.0494 Samoa Tala
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62849 CFA Franc (BEAC)
1 Philippine Peso = 0.05163 East Caribbean Dollar
1 Philippine Peso = 10.62849 CFA Franc (BCEAO)
1 Philippine Peso = 1.92218 Pacific Franc
1 Philippine Peso = 4.7782 Yemen Riyal
1 Philippine Peso = 0.24216 South African Rand
1 Philippine Peso = 99.22562 Zambian Kwacha
1 Philippine Peso = 6.91969 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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