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31
Dec
12

Missing Cebu

it’s been a month since I left the Queen City of the South.

I was one of the lucky ones to be deployed in Cebu last August.  At first, I was so excited because it’ll be my first time to work in a new environment, but scared at the same time because I’ll be away from home for a couple of months, and meeting and dealing with new people has never been an easy thing for me.

To my surprise, our (well, “my”) work there has been very light, and the people in our work are very nice.  I’m happy that I was assigned to PTM team under Ms. Arlie, and our project went really smooth. Then when I was transferred to Eval Team, I met Boss Rex,  Nins, Che, and others, and they’re all very nice.

Livin there in Cebu was really fun. I was able to learn the daily languages that are essential, like for travelling.  “Lugar lang” and “Palihog” were my overused words there 😀 .  Every weekend, when I’m so bored staying in our apartment, I used to go to Ayala Cebu or SM Cebu, watch movies, or just walk around.

We also had the chance to roam around Cebu.  I miss our trips to Moal Boal, Sto. Nino Church, Mr. A, Sutukil food places, Mactan Shrine, Magellan’s Cross, and our Island Hopping in Cebu! Yeah, it was work and leisure for us there!

I also miss the food places that we’ve tried there.. AA BBQ every night, Golden Cowrie, Chowabangga, Chicken Charlie, Casa Verde, and of course Jollibee, KFC, McDo and Shakeys hehe.

It was also a chance for me to meet some Cebu Rushers there.  I was able to meet and greet @dreivance and @giantumulad, and I also met up with Manila Rushers like Ina, Dru, Merl, and Kim!  It really felt like I was not that far from Manila.

There are other things that I really miss in Cebu.. the light traffic, the fresh environment, the gorgeous people, and a whole lot more.  Given the chance that I’ll be deployed again there, I’ll gladly take it and fly back there again.

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29
Jan
12

January 2012

January has been my busiest month so far!! Ang daming nangyari, and ang dami kong nagawa, nakilala, at naexperience.

Work

So far, my career is doing well. Lots of studying going on, so many preparations. At ngayun, nafifeel ko na ang pressure ng pagiging leader. Waaah.  Scheduling, delagation of tasks, training, reservation, technical support, code review… unti unti na akong sinasabak sa real work… medyo nakakakaba pa rin, and misan para kulang pa talaga skills ko.  But I gotta do it.

Then may mga new members kami, and happy naman kasi dumami na ang department namin. Now I’m training them and medyo pressure din talaga, lalo na pag nagtatanong na sila Lottie at Mark, tapos di ako sure sa sagot ko. Nakakahiya. So I need to make an effort talaga.

And my tardiness this month? WOW. May katumbas ng love letter! Huhuhu. Living the title of Filipino Time’s Person of The Year!

Health

I’m happy that I could say that I’m pretty healthy this month. No major sickness, though my weight is really bothering me hehe. Really need to gain weight so that I’ll feel good about myself.  Other than that, my root canal appointments with my dentist is still on going. Sabi nya mga 5 sessions pa siguro. waaaaah dami pa pala.

Love life

next.

Twitter

Again, my TT (twitter timeline) is crazier than ever! Following this new set of new rushers will really shake your TT! Ang hahyper nila… but I can still handle it.  And in just one month, I already gained 150+ new followers. Wow! Sana lang lahat sila nakikipaginteract sakin diba? 😛 But again, thank you! 🙂

Temple Run

the newest addiction! This is a new app on iOS and I’m sooo loving this game! Sobrang nakakaadik, to the point na kahit nasaan ako, I’m playing it. Napapahiga pa ako pag nagslide na yung character haha.

Path

This is the new community I discovered last year and I could say that I’m loving it more and more. Ngayun nalaman ko na kung pano ilink ang Path moments sa Twitter, FB at Foursquare.  At naayos na rin ang pag sleep at pag wake up ko. Yay! So many achievements lol… and few more friends to go, mapupuno na rin ako.. Though I dont wanna go to that point.  Hirap mamili ng aalisin eh pag puno na.

EBs/Instameets

And this month, I just had 9 EBs/Instameets!! Ang dami! Ako na ang may social life LOL.  It was hell fun! I met a lot of new friends and all of them are awesome! My memorable moments for this month are:

1. Despedida Inumanyt and Instacoffee with Sarci and the gang

2. Dinner with Kite and Rushers (ang sapilitang pagpiga sakin lol)

3. Videoke with SMB for Ron’s birthday

4. Instameet with Mitch sa RX

5. Dinner with Eric/Efsalo and IG friends

6. Birthday Party of Eric/Efsalo

7. Chinese New Year EB

8. TMR Book Signing!!!!

9. Inuman/Coffee/Videoke for April’s Despedida with our IG friends

 

It was one hell of a month!! So fun!! Here’s wishing that the rest of my 2012 will be like this! Fun, Epic, Memorable!

31
Dec
11

2011: Year-end Post

2011. A Year of Discovery.

The first few months of this year was pretty crazy. I was out of control.  I discovered a lot of things, tried a lot of things, and broke myself free.   I wasted a lot of time and money.. and love.

I discovered a new friend.  I met Jake.  On that moment when we first met, I knew that he’ll be a good friend.  He stood by me during the scariest time of my life.  And I’m happy that he was there! Despite his condition, he stayed strong for me. Such an inspiration.  And he made me proud on what he’s been doing now.  And knowing that I’m somehow one of the reasons why his life changed, I’m touched.  That’s one of the highlights of my year.

I discovered a new light in my career.   Being a part of the Android Team is such a fun part of my job.  And, this year, I think I got my mojos back.  Promotion, New office, New officemates, New projects.  It all happened this year.  Although it was not perfect at all! I think I accumulated my most number of tardiness this year! Haha! But my tardiness brought in something good at the end of this year!  Was awarded as Person Of The Year of The Filipino Time for being consistently late, and still proud of it! LOL

I discovered more rushers. This year is also one of the best! I met a LOT of new rushers this year, and they’re crazier than the former rushers I know (but of course, iba pa rin ang mga orig, those I’ve been with since 2008).  But combining them altogether is such a riot. And big thanks to Twitter for connecting me to them.  My day is not complete without them.  To all the old and new rushers, Cheers!!

I discovered a new book. Also this year was the release of Chico and Delamar’s TMR Top 10 Book.  It’s an another feat for the duo, and I am so very proud that I’m part of the book. Reading all of the entries there brought back a lot of memories.  And seriously, when people asks me to sign their book, it makes me proud of what I contributed to the show.  As I’ve said before, I never dreamt of this treatment, I still consider myself as one of the simple, regular texters/listeners.  Still, thank you guys for the love!

I discovered a new world.  Instagram.  I thought at first that it was a simple app where you will post your photos.  A virtual photo album.  I was wrong.  There I found a new community, a new group of friends, creative and wonderful people, a new family! Big thanks to all my instagram friends, esp to Igersmanila and all the 9pmhabit people.  They brought in a different fun on my life this year!

I discovered another beauty of the Philippines.  My most memorable trip this year is our Palawan Getaway with my College Friends.  It was a fun trip, and the experience will be treasured forever. I actually wanna go back there and experience it all over again!

I discovered new communities. Kik, Path, Soundcloud. I’m getting addicted to these things.

All in all, 2011 has been a great year for me. Thanks to all the people I’ve been with this year. To my family, relatives, HS friends, College friends, Officemates, Rushers, FB friends, Twitter Friends, Instagram Friends, KaPathid, LP brothers.  Thank you guys for a great year! See you all this 2012!

10
May
11

Nang dahil kay Yoda…

Two weeks ago, I asked Yoda (via PimpOut Sat) if I’ll be promoted that week.  I was wishing for a “yes”, of course, but the toy answered “NO”.

Yes, he is JUST a toy.  But I’ve been asking him for so many times now, and he often got it right. And guess what, my latest question is not an exception.

Last Friday was the monthly announcement in our company.  My friends from 3rd BU joined me in my area and kept teasing me that I’m expecting the promotion.  I just laughed about it.  But I’ll be hypocrite if I’ll say I didn’t.  The announcement was over, and nothing happened for me.  Yoda got it right.

It hurts a bit, I admit.  But it’s okay.  I just really thought it’s the right time for me.  After all the PhilNITS thingy, those OTs and sacrifices on my last project, I really thought I had it already.  I did my best, but I think my best wasn’t good enough.

I just have to wait, I guess. Hopefully for a little time, and that time will eventually come.  I just have to be more pro-active, more patient, more eager, more energy, more happy. Mag Enervon Multivitamins.

01
Nov
10

Someday..

Someday by Rob Thomas

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this already, maybe on facebook, yeah.  But when I heard the song a couple of days ago, it struck a nerve, and here I am writing it right now.

The song talks about Hope, Trust, Moving on.  These words somehow have heavy impact on my life right now.  I bet some people don’t understand it, but a few, for sure, knows what I’ve been going through.

I’m starting to like where I am right now, my current project.  But that doesn’t mean that it’s okay for me to stay here, and not go back to where I’ve been, the old department.  I’m still hopeful that things will change and we’ll be able to return to our home.

I know some of my batch mates are not happy with the things that are happening right now.  There are thoughts of quitting, but there are also some of em who are still hopeful, just like me.

I already asked myself if I’m ready to look for a new job.  And I think I’m not.  Maybe I’m afraid that I will never be able to find a company like this.  Going through another exams and panel interviews are also my fears.  And the skills, I think I still don’t have “it”.  And.. I still love this company.

Up until now, I’m still confused. I don’t know how long I could last in this journey.  But I’m staying positive. 🙂

“Someday”

You can go
You can start all over again
You can try to find a way to make another day go by
You can hide
Hold all your feelings inside
You can try to carry on when all you want to do is cry

[Chorus:]
And maybe someday
We’ll figure all this out
Try to put an end to all our doubt
Try to find a way to make things better now and
Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud
We’ll be better off somehow
Someday

Now wait
And try to find another mistake
If you throw it all away then maybe you can change your mind
You can run, oh
And when everything is over and done
You can shine a little light on everything around you
Man it’s good to be someone

[Chorus]

And I don’t want to wait
I just want to know
I just want to hear you tell me so
Give it to me straight
Tell it to me slow

Cause maybe someday
We’ll figure all this out
We’ll put an end to all our doubt
Try to find a way to just feel better now and
Maybe someday we’ll live our lives out loud
We’ll be better off somehow
Someday

[x2]
Cause sometimes we don’t really notice
Just how good it can get
So maybe we should start all over
Start all over again

07
Jul
10

a never-ending ride?

07.05.2010

This is my first day at 3rd BU.

We’ve undergone orientation first for our 4 months training in this department.  And after that… hmmm… I don’t know what will happen.

After the orientation, we were designated to our own station.  It was actually my first time to enter the office of 3rd BU.  It’s a restricted place from the other BUs, and did I say strict?  Yeah.  Super.  But the ambiance of the new place is quite good.  The view of the whole Ortigas Center is a sight to see.  We can clearly see the changes in weather, the traffic on each corner, and the passing of each day.

We took the C Assessment exam that afternoon.  Then the next day, we got our result.  I got the highest score.  I don’t know if I should feel good about it.  I got Ovalteenies for that though.  Ok, that’s good.

During our free time, we still go back to our place on 1st BU.  Some of our things are still there.

They say this is only temporary.  But with the words we’ve heard on the orientation, it doesn’t sound like that.

I’m still hoping , and yearning, for a positive outcome of this training.  I really wanna go back to 1st BU.  This whole experience is like working abroad, and all you wanted is to be home.

But our faith is not in our hands, for now.  The least that I can do is to try to go along with the flow of the river, and trust God that this path is good.

I have a feeling though that this will be a long ride… or maybe, a never-ending ride.

20
Jun
10

great week!

After a very depressing week… things eventually improved for me.  Like what I’ve posted a couple of days ago, I hoped that things will go my way.. and it did!

Our project is finally over, but we’re still doing some investigations for it.  And then I was assigned for this special task and I accepted it confidently.  I can feel it… the passion is back.  I can see some improvement in me… and I’m hoping this will continue and I will not lose it.

I finally tried this new drink, I’ve been tweeting about it lately. Nescafe coffee drink.

I’m happy that I tried drinking this.  It was yummy, much cheaper than starbucks coffee, and it keeps me awake!  I can’t say that I’m officially addicted, but maybe.. I’ll buy one every morning. Haha!

Then last… hmmm wednesday? or thursday?… during our lunch break, I was tuned in to The Ride… RX started giving away tickets for the Monster Movie Premiere of Knight and Day the other day, so I was waiting for chances of that promo… I went to our Net Kiosk and check my emails.. then when I went back to my table and put on my earphones, I heard Rico Robles announcing that the first texter will win a pair of MMP tix!! I grabbed my celfone, typed in my name and the answer, and sent it right away to 2299.  And voila! They announced that I won the premiere tickets!

Then last friday, while i was online, i decided to check out some of Gabe Bondoc’s videos that I haven’t seen yet.  I browsed his youtube page and saw his song “Addiction” and watched it.  Then I posted it in my facebook page.  After a couple of minutes, I received a notification saying “Gabe Bondoc accepted your friend request.”

Waaaaah! I got excited!! I instantly posted a message in his wall.. and broadcasted in my own wall!! I’m such a fan, I swear.  So since I still dont have a copy of his LP, i downloaded his songs, 56 songs!, and put it in my phone… I’m a big fan that way!  So here, lemme share to you one of his great songs.. Addiction.  Addicition it is.




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