The Business Side of Little Old Me

I have a couple of business ideas running through my head which I have been toying with lately.  Since one of the ideas of having this blog is to help me “concretize my thoughts” and translate them into action (HA!), I thought it would be a good idea to write them down and develop them into something I can work on.  (Perhaps help me flesh out exactly what I want to do..)

The name “Pinay New Yorker” is something I started using some two years ago.  I had bought the domain and was putting together a website (crude and confusing but it’s my own!) and one of the portions I had was meant to be for “Pinay NewYorker Gear”.  I have never gotten down to doing anything with that.  In fact, my website ( and another domain I use ( are still existent although I have not touched them in ages.  (Motherhood again..)

My initial idea for the website has “evolved” and I would like to think, is now more refined.  One of my major projects is to redesign the website and to fine tune its concept and limiting its offerings.  That will take some redoing but it’s nothing that I cannot make time for.  Besides, the site has lain dormant forever, and my excuse of Motherhood is no longer viable given that the baby is now a year old.  It’s about time I started to try and make money out of what I worked so hard to put together two years ago.

Back to the concept of “Pinay New Yorker” — with summer around the corner, I’m thinking of doing one-of-a-kind pieces I can sell.  I will start experimenting with the various materials in my head and see what I can come up with.  I remember when I was in high school and it was just around the time of the punk rock era (I guess that gives away my age.. ) — there was a local artist in Manila who handpainted white t-shirts which sold like hotcakes.  (I can’t remember who now..)  I’m no Picasso but I figure I can toy with some ideas in my head.  I am planning to come up with some sample works I can give away to friends.  I have a marketing plan in my head.  Now if only I could start working on this project.  (Let me get my childcare issues taken cared of and my boy’s first birthday over and done with and I will pursue this in an organized fashion.)

With my penchant for taking photographs of the city, I can certainly meld this together with Pinoy elements.  (Maybe a jeepney cruising through Park Avenue?)  It’ll take some manipulation, but I think it can be done.  Others can just be phrases.  Ideas, ideas..


A day going by so fast

There are days when there are a thousand things to be done and you wish that the day just wouldn’t slip by so fast.  This is one of them.  I am trying to get things ready as I will be out tomorrow.  (Spending the day taking care of my little tyke and gettings things ready for his’s on Sunday!!!)  My boss will be in meetings so I am hopeful that it won’t be too stressful for the complaining bunch around me.  (I am on top of the pecking order of assistants here so they cover when I’m out and they’re not too happy covering for the uberboss.)

I think I’ve accomplished a lot so far.  I’ve set up some meetings, sent out a couple of e-mails and will be working on expense reports and tidying up before I call it a week!  I am so excited because it’s Angelo’s birthday.. my boy is turning a year old!  It’s going to be a fun week, I know.  I have half his goodie bags together — bought those little toys I can put there.  Tomorrow, we are hitting the dollar stores in the city (if plans push through for my boy and I to ride to the city with Alan) and we are going to take pictures.  It is supposed to be a nice day out.

It’s just that so many things are happening all at the same time.  I wish I could just stop and take a breather.  Perhaps tomorrow will afford me that chance to step back and relax.  I wish..