If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Nothing would be better than a flavorful tapsilog. I love a delicious and scrumptious serving ofthe classic Filipino breakfast in the morning or at any time of the day. The harmony of the tapa (dried or cured beef), sinangag (garlic fried rice), and itlog (fried egg) perfectly fits my preference of flavors in food.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given?
I received the best piece of advice from my boss when I was still working in the media industry: “Ayie, pursue your dreams and be who you want to be. Try as many things as you can and do without regret. This, after all, is the essence of life.” Those words helped me become my own person, inspired me to always have the courage to pursue my dreams relentlessly, and to live in resilience—the capacity to rebound from disappointments and learn from failures.
If you could have any office pet, what would it be?
Maybe a fish or a turtle?
What is one thing you want to tick off your bucket list?
The ambience of a music festival never fails to spark a light inside me and my bucket list requires at least one big event. To be able to attend Fuji Rock Festival, the largest outdoor music event in Japan, would definitely be a surreal experience. I'd like to discover new music especially by independent artists from around the world and find myself shuffling between different stages that are nestled between mystical forests and sparkling streams. Another motivation for going would be the chance to meet new people and make new friends with whom I can share similar interests and activities.
Which store would you max-out a credit card at if given the chance?
Shop for premium sneakers and latest models of the most popular brands at Foot Locker.
What is one piece of advice you would give someone who wants to join the SEO Premier team?
Work with integrity, face each hurdle as it comes, and grow in confidence. Also, learn the importance of true grit in order to succeed at work.