Compliments, how do we deal with them? Some of us simply nod and get on with things. But what if we want to express appreciation? The best way changes from one situation to another and depending on our skills, it could either be a fulfilling moment or just downright awkward. In this episode we share … Continue reading How to accept compliments?
On November 24, 2020, I turned 31. Next year, my age will no longer be found in the calendar. That's a big deal for most people I know. But I am not most people I know. Sheets of paper often defiled by my father for all sorts of reasons have no influence over how I … Continue reading Hats off to my 30th year in this planet. It was good in unexpected ways.
For the first time, I was invited to do some tech talk and it was in Adamson University. The event was part of the course on IT Issues taken by Computer Science students. It was quite on short notice and we came there rather unprepared and clueless of things. I was able to write down … Continue reading Some Realizations for a Beginner in the Philippine IT Industry
Really? Well if they say so. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would … Continue reading 2012 in review
So I was looking for something I could get happily busy with, the mobile applications development team to which I belong was into all this business model canvas thing, and I made it as a goal to get exposed and be active in IT events. And guess what? Startup Weekend Manila 3 was announced. The … Continue reading The Startup Weekend Experience
A favorite author and blogger's mention of cheap fountain pens available at National Bookstore made me look instantaneously to my newly bought journal and want one. Hadn't it been midnight, I would've gotten up and gone to the nearest shopping mall to buy myself one. That's me with another obsessive-compulsiveness attack. Yes, it is self-diagnosed … Continue reading Obsessive-Compulsiveness Attack
I pay the rent and cable service and my sister takes care of the electric and water bills. We give extras to our mom for the groceries. That's our agreement at home. It's the first of September; another month has passed. I went to the nearby mall this afternoon to withdraw some cash for the … Continue reading We All Got Special Talents
It's 15:52 – I find it a lot more convenient nowadays to tell time in that format – and the apartment looks all sort of homely for a writer. I don't really mean it in a very nice way. I mean it like how you appreciate going home to your dirty room. But referring to … Continue reading My only Plan to Happiness
I've been quite busy lately. Working on a maintenance project with a pretty passive client, that's something new. Most of the time it's me who find ways to keep myself busy in the office. That involves sending emails to my client inquiring about certain things they need to get fixed; and also to my superiors … Continue reading Train the Trainers Program
Originally posted here. No, I'm not here to re-sell the career choosing drama. I'm here to talk about the situation that the statement suggests. Well this may be partly because I've nothing to do at the moment, partly because I (or perhaps we) seem to always encounter the same thing, and partly because I'm experiencing … Continue reading The last time I thought of what I want, I ended up working for what I need.