I'm typing this in between the last day of August and the first day of September. :) While I'm very excited to welcome the BER months, part of me is frustrated with my blogging performance. I made less than 10 posts in August. I've been so occupied with teaching and freelance works. Although I can always accommodate a post every weekend, I can't find an interesting topic to blog.  Who would ever get interested with number crunching and Statistics?

Something like this?!?

My job is to weave true stories from these numbers. I have to find patterns, relationships and unnoticed behavior behind these numbers with the help of different statistical tools. So this has been my life over the past weeks. I breath and eat numbers.

I've been juggling two clients. I'm assisting Client # 1 for her feasibility study. Client intends to offer this unique beauty product in individually packed sachets. Wish I could tell it here, but I have to save everything for my client. A few things I learned from this project emerged from our exploration of the Philippines' skin care industry. The sad reality we discovered is the lack of successful homegrown skin care products. Most products in the local market were conceived and developed by the multinational retail giants.

Client # 2 is way different because we are analyzing the buying behavior of the Filipino market for cars. I was quite surprised to see myself in this project because I don't know anything about cars?!? All I know is that I love Fast and Furious and my troop of girlfriends never fail to admire smart and handsome men in wheels. Heehee Client # 2's paper made me discover that Fuel Efficiency is the name of  the competition in car sales these days.

So much about my work, here are the few beautiful things that made my week

When Friday came, I thought that I will be writing a boring and lousy Sunday post. But my friend G surprised me with her out-of-no-where desire to play bowling. As always, I messed up the scoring boards. LOL I was so good in making gutter shots. While I've been blessed with the patience to deal with the unruly college kids, my body never owned even an inch of athleticism.

After our play pretend competitive game (haha), we ended up at Recipe's. We savored the great food and the juiciest stories from the workplace.

Like my other Sunday series, this post will never be complete without my foodie adventures

Over the weekend, I was blessed with these

Cake from Max's Bakery

Two boxes of happiness from Pizza Hut, Chef Tony's popcorn and french macaroons from French Baker

All the more to love and support Chef Tony's popcorn

Lesson for some companies: Sometimes, the best promotional strategy does not come from the million pesos celebrity endorsement. Why not try advertising and promoting from the heart? :)

PS I had the most number of participants from my last Beautiful Sunday post. Give me until this week to visit Jeanne, Rajesh and Mrs. Bush.