Eventful Weekend

This weekend was one for the books. It was definitely tiring but it was also a great way to bring myself back on track.

Korean Class

We didn’t have class last time. The teacher had to attend to something. Without the class, it seemed like a part of me was missing. This weekend, we learned about asking where something is and some activities like (to go and to do). I am actually learning a lot and watching Korean dramas have become easier.

Hoping that I will get good grades so I can continue on to the next module.

Volleyball at Home Court Gym

My teammates and I scheduled a reunion game. It was 2 years since we all played together and the company one-day league prompted us to want to play with each other again. It was full of fun and I was actually more tired from laughing rather than from the play itself.

It was a (sort of) goodbye game for one of our teammates who’s going to Canade for post-grad studies. I hope that she will be successful in this endeavor.

MMVL Off-Season Tournament

Although we lost, it was still a good game for us. The scores were 26-24 and 26-24. If only we had more fight in us, we could have ended the first set easily. It was a learning experience, definitely. It was also the first time played together so it was like testing the waters.

I am hoping that we will fare better, and win the game, the next time around.


With all that’s happened this weekend, am I ready for Monday? The first order of business tomorrow is to write down everything that I have to do for the week.

AJA. AJA. Fighting.



Taken at: Hive Hotel and Convention Center in Quezon City, Philippines

Today is the start of a week-long training for a disaster assessment system. It should be helpful especially now that we are more vulnerable to disaster and incidents like never before.




Taken at: UnionBank Plaza in Pasig City, Philippines

We had our Green Belt Exam review yesterday. And as the day was about to close, they called me over because they wanted to share some good news!

There’s a very big sense of fulfillment knowing that the students were able to pass a very big exam.

How To Burnout Employees

You know you’re doing a good job when:

  1. Assign them to a totally incompetent line manager
  2. Make them do all the thinking and have the line manager micro-manage them
  3. Have the micro-managing line manager move to another department
  4. Remove one half of the original pair and inject another officer who’s just thinking about retirement
  5. Make them do all of the work and supervise them oh-so-slightly
  6. Assign urgent items and request for items that were put on hold
  7. Give them work that should be handled by a team of 4
  8. Leave all of decision making to them
  9. Be completely oblivious to the need of having a framework or direction

That’s probably a good way to start.

And, honestly, I am on the verge of having a burnout. I am completely lacking in confidence and I don’t think I want this anymore. I am actually looking for a direction. A framework. If I could only tear everything apart and build my own program, I’d probably do it. However, I do not have the expertise to do it and I don’t want to build it based on feelings and irrational judgment.

That’s all. Maybe that’s why I am lethargic or unmotivated most of the time. That’s probably why I am tired or always looking forward to the end of the day or the weekend. I just hope things will pick up soon.

And I just hope that I could have the courage to say: “I don’t think this project is working.. Let’s just build our own first and conform to an international standard once we have matured.”

There’s still hope though. There’s hope that a phoenix will slowly rise from the ashes that burned.