This month has been all about accomplishing my clearance at the Court of Appeals, collecting documents and filling up pre-employment forms for my new job AND applying for an exemption with the MCLE. In short, I've been up to my eyeballs in paperwork, collating paperwork and making sense of more paperwork while churning out as many decisions as I could. I thereby dedicate my new papercut to the person who invented forms.
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
There's no denying that debt is debilitating and has ruined one too many lives, but the effect of debt on a person's psyche was once again brought to the spotlight with the recent news of the suicide/ murder of the Hsieh family.
The news outlets say that the family's business went bankrupt and with their mounting debts with loan sharks and the knowledge that under Taiwanese law their children will inherit their debt, the parents deemed it best to just kill their children and themselves.
I've heard people ranting about how death was not the only solution that they could have pared down their belongings and sent their children to less expensive schools in order to pay their debts down. And those are very valid solutions, but the thing is, you don't really think rationally when crippling debt gets a hold of you and drags you down into deep depression.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Where do I even begin with what's been happening in my neck of the woods? In a nutshell, we'll be moving houses, playing landlord, taking on new challenges, tightening our belts and I'll be adding RFP in my calling card (at least after I pay the membership fee and if I had a calling card).