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Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series.

Halfreformed: The Spoken-Word Series.

By Paola Fajardo
No funfair, just articulating.

About me: I’m Paola. I’m a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words.Here, I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter.
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Why I am closer to death, and what I'm doing about it
Final spoken-word episode for Season 02! In this episode, I talk about the life I’ve chosen for myself, why that makes me closer to my deathbed, and what I am doing about it. Thank you to everyone who listened this season! I’ll be taking a break to brainstorm new things to bring into Season 03. See you all again soon! About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore, and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice, and stories about my life as a Career Recruiter. If you like what you are hearing or reading from me here or on my blog, I hope you will consider donating or giving me a tip at buymeacoffee.com. This will help me get motivated to continue creating content for you guys. The link is buymeacoffee.com/halfreformed12 Background music (℅ Lofi Beats on Spotify) Structures - yudaii Beggin’ - Pjuck Nocturn Doubts - Dosi, Dinis Soulmate - Oilix, Hirokee If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My blog: halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
06:47
September 27, 2022
My resistance to TikTok, and why I am sitting on this hill for now (Opinion)
Most of the world has been consumed by this app called TikTok, especially the youngins’. NO I’ve not downloaded the app since its inception. Despite its popularity, how everything is there now, and how trends spring up from there, I don’t feel compelled to download it. I share my reasons why on this episode. Links on my bio! About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore, and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice, and stories about my life as a Career Recruiter. If you like what you are hearing or reading from me here or on my blog, I hope you will consider donating or giving me a tip at buymeacoffee.com. This will help me get motivated to continue creating content for you guys. The link is buymeacoffee.com/halfreformed12 Reference: TiffanyFerg on Youtube: Why does youtube feel so lackluster right now? | Internet Analysis Background music ℅ Lofi Beats on Spotify Dale Dale Dale by Utopiaboy Dahlias by Cecelie and DESH Bridges by Hawkone Moment of Clarity byt Oatmello Sneaking in the Long run by Bamboozled Bumblebee If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My blog: halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
08:15
July 25, 2022
On Work and Politics changing my definition of (good) leadership
I finally caught a breather and had some time to think about good leadership, thanks to work-life (I am a Supervisor again!) and politics =D I share how my definition of (good) leaders changed in this episode. About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore, and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice, and stories about my life as a Career Recruiter. If you like what you are hearing or reading from me here or on my blog, I hope you will consider donating or giving me a tip at buymeacoffee.com. This will help me get motivated to continue creating content for you guys. The link is buymeacoffee.com/halfreformed12 Background music: (c/o) Lo-Fi Beats by Spotify Crescent - Urchin, Clay House Tiramisu - Codewav, DreamBetter Dove - Eleven, Berj Easy Lovin - Thelonious Coltrane If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My blog: halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
07:01
June 20, 2022
Interpersonal Skills (and tips) from a Recruiter
As a continuation of my “From a Recruiter” series, I am sharing another set of tips I gathered from my baptismal by fire as a Recruiter, that is interpersonal skills (my favorite). *If you like what you are hearing or reading from me here or on my blog, I hope you will consider donating or giving me a tip at buymeacoffee.com. This will help me get motivated to continue creating content for you guys. The link is buymeacoffee.com/halfreformed12 About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore, and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice, and stories about my life as a Career Recruiter. Background music (c/o Spotify - Lofi Work) Celestial - Doe Rak Love, lost.mindd, Chill Select Blossom Minds - Midnight Sleep Lavanda - Staysea Pancake Power - Mr Jello, Chill Select Orbital - Wood. If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My blog: halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
11:12
March 27, 2022
Were you robbed of life during the pandemic?
The pandemic robbed both youth and adults alike. What life experiences were taken away from you these past two years? How do you intend to bring these experiences back into your life? I share a humble suggestion in this latest episode. If you like what you are hearing or reading from me here or on my blog, I hope you will consider donating or giving me a tip at buymeacoffee.com. This will help me get motivated to continue creating content for you guys. The link is buymeacoffee.com/halfreformed12 If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My blog: halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore, and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice, and stories about my life as a Career Recruiter. Background music credits (c/o Music For Plants playlist on Spotify): Dream In (TiMT Remix) - Kan Sano and TiMT  Comfort Chain - Instupendo
06:36
February 03, 2022
Career 2021: Revival, Trauma, Resignations and The Reckoning
We are at the home stretch of 2021. Since most of my life is spent at work, I share with you some of my reflections about 2021, work-wise.  About me: I'm Paola. I'm a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words. Here I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter.  Background Music Credits (c/o Spotify):  1) Out the Blue - Beat Edit - Slim, Summer Sons 2) Moog Me Up - Wibke Komi 3) Space Fern - Mujo 4) Connection - Chip Sum If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or: My Blog: http://www.halfreformed. com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
07:01
December 14, 2021
In defense of adulthood and growing up
Whether you are a Millenial, a Zoomer, a Boomer, a Gen Xer or whatever name your generation is called, I’m very sure there is this one word you have heard so many times it makes you want to cringe. Thank us Millenials for bombarding you with this. It’s the word Adulting, also known as existing, and I want to do a little deep-dive into that. About me: I’m Paola. I’m a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words.Here, I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter. Sources:  Adulting: Do Kids Really Think Growing Up is an Accomplishment? https://grownandflown.com/adulting-kids-growing-up-accomplishment/ Why slow adulting is a good thing - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVc42U25a4 Jane Fonda's Guide to Love, Friendship, and Political Activism | Explains It All | Harper's BAZAAR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dlrhX3mD9Q&t=387s Kindly Shut the Hell Up About "Adulting" - https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/news/a58946/stop-adulting/ Background Music Credits (c/o Spotify - Lofi Work Playlist) Poppa Sodalicious - Ashley Orikami Boredom - Chkody Dominoes - Keith Garland If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here or:  My blog: http://www.halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
08:28
August 30, 2021
Productivity tips from a Recruiter
Today’s episode will be an advice-y type. I would like to share with you all a number of productivity hacks that I’ve learned in my long career and illustrious as a Recruiter. About me: I’m Paola. I’m a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words.Here, I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter. Background Music Credits (c/o Spotify): 1) Friends at the bar - Lozzle 2) Take the back roads - Sidezz 3) Hawaiian Organ Donor - Beat Oven 4) Ripples - Alonia Pearl 5) Built by Clay - Hand Made 6) Cloudy Daze - Blackburri If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here, or:  My blog: http://www.halfreformed.com Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
10:47
July 19, 2021
35 months on internet stealth mode
In this audio-only episode, I want to talk about my experiences this past 35 months or so on internet stealth mode, and what I learned out of it.  About me: I’m Paola. I’m a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words.Here, I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter. Background music credits:  - Cloud Smoke by Liam Huston -Smooof by Fresh from the Over -Handprints by Lazy Leopard -Rooftop by Olivier Abeille If you have questions or suggestions, you may send me a message here, or: My blog: http://www.halfreformed.com  Email: halfreformed@gmail.com
06:22
May 31, 2021
Halfreformed: Pilot EP
So here we are, the very first episode and may I call the test episode the spoken-word format of my blog halfreformed. About me: I’m Paola. I’m a Millenial, an Asian based in Singapore and a true-blue introvert wanting to make my voice heard through the power of words.Here, I talk about my ruminations, pop culture, advice and stories about my life as a career recruiter.
04:49
May 03, 2021
Test episode
Test episode
00:02
April 11, 2021