Monday, April 22, 2013

To leave or not to leave work

Last week, as I open my Inbox, C's farewell message caught my eye. C is one of my colleague here in my current company. Has help me a lot when we're doing the automation project last year. C, Thanks much for the help!. Like many of my colleagues here, C has left the company, which I believe it is because for a greener pasture or milkier cow. :D

The contents of his email makes me aware that there two types of working people in a typical corporate environment, the first type is the one whose inspired to wake-up every morning and prepares himself for office, very much ready to conquer the day's tasks, while the second type is obliged to wake-up every morning and prepares himself to work as day's tasks are waiting to be completed.

C seems to point out that the first type of employee says;
 "Yehey! I've done it! Ive learned something new today! Waiting for the next challenge!"
while the second type of employee may say;
 "Okey I'm done! I've completed my task! What's next?"

With this, I've asked myself, which employee I have become? Which employee have you become?

But then again, this is a view from a yuppie that is 10 years younger than me.
I'm not sure if these behaviors are observable in other working people from other corporate offices but one thing is for sure here --- today's generation are more empowered, aggressive and outspoken. They do not get tired looking for challenges, do not afraid taking risks. Like C, he wants to explore adventures he passionately wants. (For C, God Bless on your next big thing and Thanks Much :D)

Is it a good thing? Yes?! Maybe?! Honestly, I don't really know!!

10 years ago, when I was accepted for my first job, I got scared for everything. I don't know what awaits there but I still pursue, being proud that a company accepts me. I don't know if I Ioved my first job, but I was there for 4 years. Maybe, patience, sacrifice and perseverance helped me survived. Or maybe I'm not adventurous, I'm afraid to take a risk or just plain contented at that time. I don't have any idea at that time, I simply learned something and somehow liked it?!

Am I still a yuppie? Nah! I don't think so but 10 years after, here in my current job, I'm almost 4 years and I always whine and wail and complain but I'm still here (maybe because I have new priorities)

Still, I wonder which type of employee I am for now? If I am just martyr or pliant or just conform with today's younger generation! Hhhmmnn…

How about you? Are you still happy at your work?

PS: On the same week I read C's farewell note, I also found this photo of the previous team I was once a part of (of same company), only four of us remains as others, for whatever reasons, chose to leave.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Summer 2013

It started out with my family's trip to Cebu all the way from Cagayan de Oro City. They came as a promise and gratitude for the blessing received. My mom vow to visit Simala Church at Sibonga, Cebu.
On our way to Sibonga, we stopped at the Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (the pink church) at Minglanilla, Cebu.
We also linger by St. Francis of Assisi Church of Naga, Cebu. Got amazed with the bell's tower which stands separately from the main church (just like the famous Cagsawa Church beside Mt. Mayon).
Taking a pose beside the statue of St. Francis of Asisi.
Energy has been drained when we reached Simala Church due to hot weather. But that does not hinder us to climb the church. My mom attended the mass while the rest of us went up to Mama Mary's statue.
To refresh and refuel our spirit, we went to Alcoy, Cebu to take a dip in their beautiful beaches. I personally love it. 
Sadly, we stay only for a short period of time because we need to be back at Cebu before the sun downs. We still have to visit Sto. Nino Church.
The following day, we attend the mass at Our Lady of Rule Church, Lapu-Lapu (sorry, was not able to capture special moments there) and went to see the Lapu-Lapu Shrine after. 
Too bad we are so drained that even malling at Ayala Terraces doesn't help. They have to rest since they have to go home to CDO the following day.
One week after, its our time to go home and visit our hometown, City of Golden Friendship.
Having fun with cousins.
Saying hello to Wawa Eng-Eng.
The best part of it, beating the summer heat by taking a swim at Marco Hotel's Pool.
Oh well! Summer 2013 is still not over yet :D

Photo Credits: 
- Daddy Omar
- Mama Day2x
- Papa Tan2x

Friday, April 5, 2013

Honey turns 7

Someone has just turn 7 yrs old last March. She is now in a pruning stage.
Mature enough to argue with me yet still needs guidance and explanation on why I sometimes does not agree with her.
 Old enough to be a responsible ate to her little brother Jiggy yet still needs cuddling and affection from her mom and dad.
(Personally created the cake for her. This is inspired from i-heart-baking and Sprinkle Bakes and Sweetapolita).
Independent enough to decides on what she likes (especially on what clothes she wants to wear) yet still ask my approval on how she looks.
Old enough to determine which is good and bad but still needs further understanding on what disciplining mean.
Happy birthday Honey and I hope you will grow to become a good and God-fearing daughter
We love you so much :D
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On 5th birthday:
On 4th birthday:
On 3rd birthday:
On 2nd birthday:
On 1st birthday:

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