Jean Monique is a Filipina in her 20s whose main interests lie in fashion, beauty, food, travel, books, movies, and health. ♥ She currently goes by the saying…
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
She is a Registered Pharmacist who earned her degree at the University of the Philippines Manila. As part of her dream of someday working with the World Health Organization, she is currently studying International Health at UP Open University.
Apart from her work as a Research Assistant at UP Manila, she is also a freelance writer and editor for various websites and publications — both local and abroad. 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.
Aside from this blog, she is also the administrator of the following websites: AskYourPharmacist.com.ph, MangStocks.com, and Shop.JeanMonique.com. When schedule permits, she also teaches at review centers in preparation for Pharmacy licensure exams.
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 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. Her family used to have a lot of dogs. She someday dreams of having a Shih Tzu, a Dachshund, and a Siberian Husky. 🙂
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 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, she is also the owner of Anthea, where she sells contact lenses, bags, and other 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!
♥ Monique ♥