Thursday, June 28, 2007

Victor Chronicles

Recent quotable quotes from my boss...

As much as I would like you to stay young, you just have to learn to be a grown-up when making decisions.


We build project leaders here, not just project managers.


On project leadership... under-commit and over-deliver.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Repost: Heaven Is You

Two years ago, I posted a blog entitled 'Heaven Is You'. It is a song that greatly reminds me of the architect. I wasn't able to upload the song until today. Finally, after 2 years, here it is...

Song of the Moment



HOME (Chris Daughtry)

I'm staring out into the night,
Trying to hide the pain.
I'm going to the place where love
And feeling good don't ever cost a thing.
And the pain you feel's a different kind of pain.

I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home.
Well I'm going home.

The miles are getting longer, it seems,
The closer I get to you.
I've not always been the best man or friend for you.
But your love, remains true.
And I don't know why.
You always seem to give me another try.

So I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old.

Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all,
And then some you don't want.
Be careful what you wish for,
'Cause you just might get it all.
You just might get it all, yeah.

Oh, well I'm going home,
Back to the place where I belong,
And where your love has always been enough for me.
I'm not running from.
No, I think you got me all wrong.
I don't regret this life I chose for me.
But these places and these faces are getting old.
I said these places and these faces are getting old.
So I'm going home.
I'm going home.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Been Busy...

- trying to close a deal with a client
- been going to Sta. Rosa, Laguna once a week to attend client meetings
- attended baby christenings for 2 consecutive weekends! there goes my inaanak list.
- attending driving classes during weekends. twice a week, 2hours per day. tiring! stick shift baby!
- watched Ocean's Thirteen which was way better than 12 and Fantastic 4- Rise of the Silver Surfer also in my opinion was better than the previous one.

Can't wait for my Hong Kong trip at the end of July. These trips AKA tiring vacations are something that I look forward to at the end of a tiring day at work. Motivation ba. there's no sense in working hard and keeping all that money when you can't enjoy what you worked hard for. ok... im making an excuse for spending. haha. But seriously, life's too short to be spent inside the office. Although we need to save money, opportunities to travel (i mean good schedule + good companions + fun) is priceless altogether. The probability of all team leads (who are my good friends) in my company will be allowed to be out of the office on 2 working days, in the middle of projects and absolutely no working while away is close to impossible. Nope, this is not a company outing but big boss allowed us to take a break all at the same time. However we would accept donations or sponsorships for hotel accommodations and plane fare from the company if big boss insist. hehe.

When people ask me how much I have saved from my per diem during my long deployments to Finland, I tell them none. My per diems are either inside my closet (in the form of clothes, bags and tons of shoes) or in my cd's containing pictures from the trips I've made. I love traveling. Maybe it's my purpose in life. Haha... exagge! Although I become homesick easily or hate long flights, something in me still wants to be always on the go to see new places, try something new or do unconventional things people my age don't usually experience.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My Visual DNA

29th

Architect,

Wherever you are, happy 29th birthday!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Still Counting

I've neglected this blog for many weeks. Been busy with work and counting the days until my teamlead comes back from maternity leave. Hehe. she's actually back from her leave since monday... what a relief! She's slowly taking some of my load and getting back to her work momentum.

By the way, I got my raise! Well, it was 51% increase from my old salary. It was a little short from the salary I was wishing for but who am I to complain considering getting more than 50% increase in salary doesn't come too often. Believe it or not, I've been underpaid for the last 4years.