Growing Up with New Hobbies

>> Monday, August 15, 2016

Josh is now on his freshman year in high school and I’m glad he’s grown up to be smart, nice and cool. He has a relaxed attitude over things which make me smile most of the times. At times I’m worried that he’s so relaxed for comfort that it will affect his competitiveness. Well Moms tend to worry too much I know but he’s my youngest and since my two girls are in college and most of the times they’re not in the house my focus is on Josh. My soon-to-be teenage boy is charmer too and he’s winning all of our attention in the house with his funny jokes, techie wizard info and sweet actions. 

Now he’s giving his attention on playing musical instruments which he really loves especially his keyboards.  He also has his flair on browsing music sites. When he told me about radial engineering at I’m amazed at how he can spare some of his busy hours to look at those things. He can easily understand things and equipment beyond his very young age and he tells me all about it when I go home from work. I wonder what he should be taking up when he finished high school. He has many things he wants to explore and maybe when he reaches the right age he’ll be able to choose which path of career he should take.


The Best Job I've Ever Had

>> Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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With all of the jobs I ever had, all six of them would never compare to my life time job of being a Mom.  The job without a day off, without specific time schedule and without boundaries on job responsibilities is also a non-paying job.  My salary for being a Mom are the kisses, smiles and hugs of my three beautiful kids and that's incomparable with all the thousands and millions in the world.  Such a great job that I've never applied to but gets employed at once after a year of marriage with my husband.  

The day that I hear the cry and saw the little beautiful eyes of my first born I was promoted to regular status at once.  Then every year thereafter I always have an increase and a bonus after my second and third child.  I don't have to impress my boss just to have promotion as God sees through all my love and care and promote me every single day of being a Mom. By the way, it's the only job that I will never get tired or disillusioned.  I will not resign nor retired from it.  It's a job for life. Now am I right in telling it's the best job I've ever had?


Pushing My Music Studio Plans

Years back I have dreamed for a music studio for the family especially that my kids have flair for music. At their young age I’ve observed my grandfather’s music gift to them. They’ve inherited the skills and art of playing music instruments which my grandparents had when he’s still living. It runs in the blood because my brother’s kids have the same gifts as well. They also play various musical instruments like violin, guitar and keyboards. 

It’s a gift that should be nourished and improve so I really want to have a nice studio where they can practice their craft. This dream of mine was rekindled when I saw some studio equipment for sale at Msuician's Friend and I somehow think that those equipment would be a good addition to any music studio. If only I could save some more I would be having my dream studio this year. Well a dream is a dream and I can make it happen next year if I will push my goals.


Prioritizing Your List of Work

>> Thursday, July 14, 2016

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When I’m working I see to it that I have my notebook where I can list all the things I have to do for the month, for the week for the day. I’ve been doing this since I started working two decades ago. It has helped me a lot in ensuring that I will be able to do my work ahead of time and will not forget any of those tasks. Even my former boss referred to my list at times when he want to make sure of the past dates of transaction or when he want to remember future deals with the customer. 

In doing your list you should have some noticeable marks labeling your list according to level of priority, days to do it and people in-charge of the job beside you. Prioritizing your to-do list is of great importance because you’ll be able to maximize not just your time but your efforts as well. Of course you don’t want to be so early on the job which is not due immediately when another task is waiting to be done on the next day. Working is like treating your family also because you have to plan everything for them and give what they want at a time when they really need it.


Reasons for Work Conflicts

>> Monday, June 27, 2016

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They say that conflict is just normal in work places due to various reasons that never seem to change like professional rivalry, position jealousy, crab mentality, ranking, work attitude, differences in beliefs and bad approach to fellow workers. There are more reasons beyond my observation but those mentioned are the common causes of conflicts especially to companies with a great number of employees. 

I've been to 6 kinds of jobs and companies but I can say that conflicts and indifferences are not for me as I've tried to adjust myself with different personalities and characters of my co-employees. I easily get along and I can mix with varied kinds but still I have preference with the kind of office friends I stayed with. In my longest ever job I had group of friends whom I became very close and they all left the company before me. 

With over 20 years of working life I have observed that no matter how different your opinions are you will not be in conflict if you will say your remarks or views nicely. Your colleague wouldn't be insulted or aggrieved if the tone of your voice is calm and not on a high-pitch tone. Everything can be agreed upon but there must be respect to one's opinion first. So I agree that a greater percentage of conflict will really come from the wrong tone of voice and the kind of words used.


Doing the Job You Love To Do

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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We all have our ups and downs on our jobs but we must admit that beyond all these our love for our work stands out and no matter what happens we like the feeling that we’re financially stable.  Our jobs give us provision for the things we need and support our family as well; as such we give our best to show our capabilities to reach our goal of career advancement.   Some are lucky to be promoted; others are not and most try their best through their years of service hoping that their good fortune will come next. 

These are all for our financial needs and career dreams but when we talk of happiness it’s finding a job that excites you every day-something that you look forward every morning that you go to work.  This is also the time when you care more about the people that you work with rather than the amount you get from your work.  Well if you really love the things you’re doing sometimes the salary is not the first to consider because after all if you hate your job you wouldn’t be your best ever.


My Online and Offline Work

>> Wednesday, June 15, 2016

There are advantages and disadvantages of working in the real office compared to working at home only. I’m not much of an employee who rant about hardship at work or difficulties with dealing with office mates because I always bear in my mind that all kinds of work has its own problems and they’re just the same in some ways. With regards to office mates I always get along fine because I can work with various moods of people and as long as I can do my work well enough I’m fine.

The only thing that I find hard is my travel to office because it really consumes all my energy especially if it’s traffic and hard to secure transpo vehicle. Working at home give you the benefit of convenient working without the hassle of traveling and at the same time you can take care of your family while you’re working at home. It’s only the stability of income that I’m thinking about which is the reason why I returned to corporate office. Now that my online work is not on the peak I’m thankful that I have another source of income to spend for the family’s needs. With the combination of my online and offline income we got through expenses just fine.


Preferring Musical Hobbies than Online Games

>> Friday, May 20, 2016

With all the online activities of the youth these days it’s a refreshing sight to see some who choose to play musical instruments in their free time. Since online games and social sites became rampant not only in malls but in homes as well parents should be vigilant in monitoring their kids’ activities. It’s not healthy to let our kids develop a hobby that relies on the web so it’s best to encourage them to play the usual games we do when we were kids, playing on the street is good also if the place is safe or in the park. If it’s not safe outdoor kids can play board games in the convenience of our homes or learn to play music with whatever instruments they want to play with. 

My kids started with summer music school learning only the basic then as years passed by they learned to practice by them and honed their skills progressively. Now they’re often browsing on online music store for nice instruments and accessories like tascam interface where they get some inspirations. They’re also saving for some of their wished accessories with my help of course. It’s nice to see kids with flair for music and other recreational things than spending all their time on the net.


Work, Talents and Hobbies

>> Thursday, April 28, 2016

We’ve already started our new project first week of the month and even though it’s only starting we’re already busy. My hands are full now with my two soon to finish projects, one other project and the new one. Sometimes I get some headache on those because I have to answer and solve the requirements of our clients even though it’s not my job and my field of expertise. If there’s one thing that I learned through my 3 years of coming back to my old company it’s learning everything I can to do what can’t be done by busy engineers. I studied engineering myself but I’m not into civil. I’m more well-versed in computers and telecommunications but now I learned to do highway design and many other reports. Well that’s a plus I may say but still it’s hard sometimes. 

Maybe that’s the real picture of life- you study one thing but you work on another thing and you master on some other things. I remember my father when I was young and I was amazed at how he can be a very good administrator, municipal secretary, speech writer of the town’s Mayor, contract expert, outstanding tailor, creative carpenter and a music enthusiast also. He finished a Law degree and he’s a very good businessman. He’s a jack of all trade and as I grow older I’m getting some of his ‘trade’ skills and talents as per my Mom’s observation. 

Anyway as to his being a music enthusiast he didn’t enrolled in any music school. He just bought instruments like a grand piano in his younger days and learned to play on his own. He would also love to learn woodwind & brasswind instruments at that time but he has a job in public service and a business to spend his time. Well if he’s still living now he would be happy and proud that his grandkids have flair and talents in playing musical instruments. He would love listening how Gen plays the piano and guitar. Music runs strong in our blood and my kids are lucky that they inherit the talents. Hope they can use it in playing musical instruments in our church soon.


Resource for My Kitchen Cabinets

>> Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Now that there are only two weeks left before the school break I’m looking forward to do spring cleaning of the house. I will also make some arrangement with our carpenter to build customized cabinets in the kitchen. I love working in the kitchen where I spend most of my idle time cooking and preparing foodies for my family but sometimes it gets so messy that I hate looking at the whole area. Due to increasing stocks of kitchen utensils and small cooking appliances the kitchen suddenly became small. 

It’s hard to work if the space is small so I really need to organize things and put the small clutter to cabinets so I can work and cook conveniently. I’ve seen some creative ideas on and think of buying a ready-made customized one if my budget will allow. Well I have to consult DH if we’ll build our own or just order from a reliable supplier. Kitchen is my favorite nook in my house and if ever I’ll have more finances I’ll have it renovated and redecorated. Wishes…


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