10 to 16 December 2018

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Highs

We bought the new tree from a random shop in our village.  Later, I made sure to buy the Christmas balls on sale at Lander’s.  Soon, it will begin to look a lot like Christmas in our home. 

The traditional Christmas get together made more memorable with dinner at People Palace and coffee later at the Via Mare Oyster Bar with HS friends was so much fun.  The catching up and  spontaneous laughter made the hours passed so quickly.  We had our gift giving which we relish.  These rare moments are something we look forward to at this time of the year. 
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3 to 9 December 2018

Words to Live By….

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Highs

I got to posting ads at olx  for my Christmas tree, camera and puppies… As soon as I posted it, there was… were inquiries.  At some point, two very determined potential buyers were like slugging it out.  The first caller contacted me at an inopportune time. I was walking on my way home and was having a hard time keeping up the conversation that I had to cut it short promising to call her as soon as I get to the terminal.  As I was alighting the jeepney, there was a call and I took it.  She sounded like she made up her mind about the tree and we agreed she can have it.  I checked my phone again when I got settled and realized it was another caller.  I called the first caller explaining to her what happened. She seemed disappointed and would like to get the tree that evening.  I told her I already agreed with the other caller.  Not losing faith, she said that if the other caller will not take it, she’ll be ready to take it anytime.  It must be hers as things worked to her favor and I had to tell the other caller about the change in my decision.   Made this post as my old tree went to a new home.    

Got my new fitness tracker at my set budget… and it’s unused and a new model.  The seller got two of it from an event and his mom does not to wear it.  Am I lucky to get what I want at a steal. 

Me day which took longer than expected, 7 hours, and I was late for my get together with C and M at Vivere.  Nonetheless, it was a great night spending time with friends.  What with great food and good music to go with the tete-a-tete and picture taking at their well-adorned Christmassy lobby.

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26 November to 2 December 2018

 

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The first of its kind in our new engagement…meeting with regulators.  The bigger boss was there as our anchor.  Prior to this activity, the BB didn’t seem to agree with our promotion strategy, even sarcastically commenting on our plans.  But here, he promised ‘heaven’ to his counterparts.  I’m confused but nonetheless welcome the change of heart. 

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19 to 25 November 2018

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Highs

I sent J… to assist in another division’s seminar when they ask for assistance.  I felt good even if they didn’t even afford J… the benefit of fully benefiting from the seminar, I think they are starting to see the value in collaborating with us.  I hope they can also learn the art of sharing knowledge to gain wisdom.

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12 to 18 November 2018

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Highs

One final meet up in my assessment work coupled with a little R&R before we close the book.  We got to see for real the amazing working environment of Google where our TL works.  It’s a place where working seems fun. 

A refreshing change of scenery as my brothers and I drove to the countryside to explore options on a piece of property.  It was good meeting up with my cousin who is brokering the deal and another relative with some domestic problem.   Continue reading

5 to 11 November 2018

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The final activity in my assessment work.  Some of the judges were not so objective but I think we handled the deliberation well.  I had to give it to TL for keeping the team on their toes.  He is a good TL to work with… respects our time and space but expects that things get done.

The preparation for the document for collaboration  is moving along well… and soon this new initiative will be one important milestone up our sleeve…

The meet up with friends I haven’t seen in a while was sweet.  It’s nice catching up with all friends, regaling in each one’s story.  Dinner at Manam made the meet up put together. 

Change of scene… a breather from my daily routine… It’s rare that I get to step on greens, breath fresh air, have wind blown through my hair and enjoy countryside food.  I needed this trip to fix hanging stuff and I hope to do this soon. 

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29 October to 4 November 2018

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We have finally fixed the date of the last big activity for the year after the bigger boss acceded to my suggestion to let her subaltern chair the meeting.  It falls on the birthday of OS…. but the activity has to go on. 

Visited the grave of our families is always a reunion of sorts.  First, we went to H’s parents.  Together with his brothers and their family, we prayed, played and ate.  Visit to my parents are always timed when the crowd has thinned, either before of after All Saints’ Day.  We don’t stay long unlike in the case of H’s family.  Travel time is usually much longer than our stay because we live in the South and the cemetery is in the North.  MB and I with our kids usually go together.  We also prayed and talked to the caretaker of my parents grave.

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