Family Picture Sunday 2016

I have always loved family photos. It always reminds me that every little time spent with your family members is worthwhile and it cannot be replaced by anyone or anything in the world. Our family is a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in General Santos City and November is always the family month. The last Sunday of November is usually scheduled as the Family Picture Sunday wherein photos of families are taken for free.

For our family, it is always something we look forward to since it is one of the few times we are complete because I and my eldest brother, Kuya Nate, is currently residing in Davao City.

I have shared our family photos from 2009 to 2015 in my old blog. If you wanna see the posts click here and here. If you don’t, here’s a quick preview of the photos:

For this year, the Family Picture Sunday was last November 27, 2016. Here is our new family photo:


Some foreheads and double chins, right? This photo also made me realized how I am getting fatter through the years. Haha! Better shape up, self.

Until our next family photo.

Carpe diem,

Work Travel and Some Fun

Part of being a newbie in a company is undergoing a lot of training. I am no exception to that. For the past 2 months, I have been going back and forth to Manila for my training in our head office. I flown twice in October and once in November.

October 4 to 7, 2016. I did not know what to expect – and accurately, my Day 1 turned out totally unexpected. My flight was around 10am and ETA is around 12 noon. Here’s the catch, due to air traffic, the aircraft I am in kept flying high above the sky for an hour and the pilot decided to divert aircraft landing at Clark International Airport which is like 3-4 hours (or more because of traffic) travel to Manila. People inside the aircraft were mad and gratefully after a few minutes, the pilot announced that we will go back to NAIA and land there. I arrived to our head office at around 5:30 pm already.

I finally met my colleagues in the HR Team and also, I was able to meet our business unit’s General Manager. They are really welcoming. It was timekeeping period and it was expected that the HR team were really busy – and they had to render extended hours at work. Even though I was really tired, I stayed with them so I can get used as to how they do things around.

So here are my new teammates!


Day 2, another overtime work. Day 3, we had a training for a new portal to use at work. I was a bit groggy that day because we went home at 4am the dawn before. I only had 2 hours of sleep. Nice? My flight back to Davao is at 6pm because I need to go to class the day after. Technically, I didn’t have enough sleep. And my pimples started to show up. Gaaah!

After Idling

Heyaaa! I am sooo so back. I just realized that my last post was already 2 months ago. My schedule was so full, I haven’t had any time to actually sit down and open my laptop and update. So what was up after September?

In case you know me personally, you know I have left my first job and I got a new one! My transition started last October 3rd (which basically explains why I was busy).

I admit it was kinda difficult to leave my previous company at a time when my team was challenged. Honestly, I have thought of whether I should stay or leave months prior to my resignation. I have been praying for God to answer me in the right time. Until a good opportunity knocked on my door and yep, you thought it right, I let it in.

Goodbyes are difficult but I haven’t let the goodbyes hold me back from getting into something new – something that could help me mold my fullest potentials and put them into great use. I believe my three years of stay in my previous company was already enough for me to finally explore a world apart from it. I am grateful though. If it hadn’t been for my previous job and for my colleagues, I wouldn’t be the type of career person I am right now.

Currently, I am happy with where I am connected. Although it is a challenge for me to handle a position that performs general HR tasks, I have accepted it lightly because I know I’ll learn so much from it. And I am so thankful I have really good and accommodating colleagues that made it easy for me to adjust to the new environment.

This new phase of my life has made me let go of the stresses I once felt and this is the kind of job I have always wanted where every ounce of sweat and hard work is all worth it — and I hope to sustain it for the longest time. Aaaaand what is greate is that I’ve no need to worry about my school on weekends.. and I get to travel a lot! Yay!

I am continuously praying to God to always give me strength in my new career, to always make me productive, and never give up.This is a really wonderful blessing for me and I will forever be grateful.

Carpe diem,