About Jean Monique

Jean Monique is 25 years old and now on an adventure to find new work in a new country — Singapore. She has lived most of her life at Parañaque, Philippines. With no province, so to speak, she dreams of someday acquiring a property in several provinces where she can spend vacations from time to time away from the hustle and bustle of Metro Manila.
She is a Registered Pharmacist who earned her degree at the University of the Philippines Manila. She previously worked for 2 years as a Pharmacist Trainer then transferred to being a Key Accounts Associate at Erikagen, Inc., the owner and operator of Generika Drugstores nationwide. She loves her job as a Pharmacist Trainer because she gets to meet a lot of people and gets to travel a lot. As a Key Accounts Associate, she was more involved with program management, business development, sales distribution, and health promotion. She was also responsible for creating the successful Community Pharmacy Internship program.
Her current project is the website AskYourPharmacist.com.ph, where she is a writer, editor, website administrator and developer, and an online marketing executive.  It is a platform where people can ask questions related to their health and medicines. It is also where articles on various health-related topics can be seen.
She is an advocate of responsible pharmacy practice and is rooting for the adaptation of the practice of clinical pharmacy not just in the hospital but also in the community setting. She also believes that the pharmacy profession greatly “needs improvement.” Being the experts in everything drug-related, pharmacists have a great role and a much greater responsibility in the improvement of the health of the Filipino people. Idealistic as that may sound, she firmly believes that when pharmacists work together they can uplift the image of the pharmacy profession in this country.
She is also a freelance writer and editor.  She was a news writer for 5 years at The Manila Collegian, the official student publication of the University of the Philippines Manila. After 2 years as a writer, she then became a news editor, then a managing editor, then the Editor-in-Chief during her last year in the University.
She was also a review lecturer for both top review schools in Pharmacy — MANOR and BREX.
And as evident from the content of this blog, she is also an amateur makeup artist. 🙂
She is the eldest daughter among 5 children–yes, a big family. Though it’s a tough job, she salutes both her parents for raising them well. Job well done! She totally loves and adores her caring, loving — albeit, crazy — family.
She is in a relationship with Rhalph, a programmer who she lovingly calls a geek. In terms of cartoons, he most identifies with Dexter (in Dexter’s Laboratory) and Jimmy Neutron. If you know the TV series “Big Bang Theory,” he has the personality and IQ of Sheldon Cooper. They have completely different personalities which is the cause of many arguments but also the reason why they complement each other so well. Rhalph and Monique have been high school best friends and have known each other since 2000.
She loves dogs and owns a long-haired black dachshund named Tikiwiki. The family also has 2 other dogs: Ginny (a half Japanese Spitz) and Rocky her brown-haired son who looks like a labrador but is actually a mongrel. When together, they look adorable with their black, white, and brown colors. 🙂
She loves reading books and already has quite a collection. She dreams of having her own private library someday. She has an Amazon Kindle which she now uses to read ebooks. She also shares her collection to other book lovers through Sophya Libris.
Aside from her ebook shop, Sophya Libris, she is also the owner of Antheawhere she sells cosmetics (such as contact lenses), clothes, and other beauty and skincare products.
Amidst all her accomplishments, she still continues to believe in her dreams and will do everything to achieve them. She believes in the adage “Dream big and aim high!” And she also believes in the saying, “Change starts with me.” As what Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”
Let’s all dream big and aim high!
xoxo,
Monique

2 Comments

  • Edmund Sarte Yang

    Hi Jean, I saw your entry on the medical mission Generika organized together with PhilSeven and the Paranaque City government.
    Just to let you know, I am writing a book on pharmaceutical product management and would like to ask your permission to use some of your pictures here as an example of what activities there are in the pharmaceutical industry.
    Just like you I live in Paranaque and like writing.
    Regards.
    Edmund

    • Jean Monique

      Hi Edmund! Yes, it’s possible to use them provided proper credit will be given for the photos. Let me know which photos you wish to use. And also, I’d like to have a copy of the article where the photos will be featured. Thanks!

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