Archive for June, 2012

GOOD IDEA

Posted: June 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

This morning I open my facebook account, I saw in my news feed this SUBWAY “FREE MEAL FOR THE HOMELESS”

thinking what if all of the fast food chain in the Philippines will do it.

Most of my friends knew how thrifty I am, instead of eating in a fine restaurant I just choose to eat in a fast food chain. Even if I have the means to eat in the first-class resto I always thinking of the people around me.

I save money as much as I can without suffering my happiness. My parents and family teach me to buy the things I need most.  I’m contented with my life, sobra sobra pa yung blessings na binigay sa akin ni LORD. 

Right now I’m doing my assignment at Business environment, while researching on the internet I remember my professor final words before we leave our room last week; write down our assignments in a yellow pad and it must be hand written for the reason that it proven to remember all those things when you write it.

In my opinion there is no secret to become a brilliant student in a class, it doesn’t guarantee that when you write all of the things in a paper it quickly absorb by your mind.

College years are “nerve-racking” but I realized I’m a EUSTRESS person which means stress in a positive-productive manner. Going back to study habit, not applicable to you is applicable to all. My study habit is simply staying in a quiet room with bright lights, turn on the radio and have some munchies at my side.

Before, I try to write down my reviewer I noticed that I accumulated much time rewriting. From then on I think of less time review plan to make it applicable to my busy schedule. I usually remember my task for the following day by doing FIRST my priority, if I finished it all I’ll take a break for 10 minutes just to refresh my drained mind.

It all depends on the persons mood, when you want to study then do it, if not relax your brain. Don’t push yourself to review, because nothing will sink at your mind.

FOCUS is easy to say but I admit it is hard to do.   

 

My School Bow

Posted: June 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lately in our class discussion at production management we talk about about comparing Letran with other schools here in Laguna. My good friend ann complaint about the not-so-good rooms at school and she added that it need to repaint again to make it look pleasing to the eyes of the student.

I keep  quiet and not respond to what she said, realizing the fact that we study in a school that offers good facilities, approachable teachers, cool air conditions in each rooms, and library that full of latest books.

I’ll never criticize my school because this place completes my life so far.

Seeing the scenario of many college students contented to have one electric fan in their rooms, they don’t mind how big or small the classroom they have as long as they learn period. My dear friends and classmates be thankful and contented to what you have now, appreciate it well; think how lucky you are to belong in an excellent school, and you have time for “petics mode”. While others go to work after school just to pay their tuition. Be sensitive.

Don’t waste your time complaining, be mature enough to be a productive citizen/student of this country.

Enjoying my College life

Posted: June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

Last year at Letran is not a big problem for me, I guessed I enjoy my life here as a college student. I’m thankful for myself for allowing me to grow even better, I don’t want to spend my time sleeping or staying at my dorm. I just love to talk to people. My marketing friends “Maggie” always make me laugh by saying that I am Ms. Congeniality.

For others school is for learning, fun and the key to have a good job in the near future. But in my own definition school is the place where you can hone yourself, share thoughts with your peers, to appreciate your life better and discover opportunities and ways to be trained.

My college life is not complete without sharing some memories in my dorm; I love to live here because I learn to budget, organized my things and explore the different places here in Laguna.

Even though it is costly I don’t even bother to pay as long as we (my best friend) enjoy the moment of being a teenager were stressors are all about school requirements and boys? LOL

In totality life is more enjoyable if you allow yourself to change and confidence to face the unending challenges in life.

For now I will focus to what is needed…


[The following is an excerpt from What Would Steve Jobs Do?: How the Steve Jobs Way Can Inspire Anyone to Think Differently and Win by Peter Sander (McGraw Hill)]“It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the navy.” This quote, made back in the days of the original Mac development team, says a lot about how Steve viewed people and selected them for teams. It also speaks to the kind of team and team behavior he admired. To build a team, all organizations seek the best and the brightest people, particularly for their innovation and new product development organizations–that’s not what’s in question here. By seeking out the pirates, Steve took the idea a big step further.

Why pirates?

A pirate can function without a bureaucracy. Pirates support one another and support their leader in the accomplishment of a goal. A pirate can stay creative and on task in a difficult or hostile environment. A pirate can act independently and take intelligent risks, but always within the scope of the greater vision and the needs of the greater team.

Pirates are more likely to embrace change and challenge convention. “Being aggressive, egocentric, or antisocial makes it easier to ponder ideas in solitude or challenge convention,” says Dean Keith Simonton, a University of California psychology professor and an expert on creativity. “Meanwhile, resistance to change or a willingness to give up easily can derail new initiatives.” So Steve’s message was: if you’re bright, but you prefer the size and structure and traditions of the navy, go join IBM. If you’re bright and think different and are willing to go for it as part of a special, unified, and unconventional team, become a pirate.

PIRATES WITH PASSION

Steve looked for the pirate in all his team members. But it wasn’t enough just to be brilliant, and it wasn’t enough just to think different. Steve’s pirates had to have the passion, the drive, and the shared vision to want to delight the customer with a perfect, game-changing product. Steve was constantly worried that as Apple grew, it would become like other big companies: tied up in bureaucracy, with a hundred reasons why something couldn’t be done. Pirates with passion would not let this happen. In keeping with this idea, Steve wanted his pirates not only for the product development organizations, but also for routine business functions like accounting and even his administrative assistants.

As Steve told Fortune editor Betsy Morris in 2008: “When I hire somebody really senior, competence is the ante. They have to be really smart. But the real issue for me is, Are they going to fall in love with Apple? Because if they fall in love with Apple, everything else will take care of itself. They’ll want to do what’s best for Apple, not what’s best for them, what’s best for Steve, or anybody else.”

WELL-TRAVELED PIRATES

Steve Jobs placed a lot of value on having a diverse organization, and on choosing individuals with diverse backgrounds and sets of experiences, like his own. Steve never finished college–not even his first year. But he was able to synthesize his own interests and experiences, from electronics hacking to Zen Buddhism to calligraphy, add three heaping scoops of passion, and become what he became. He felt that others should do the same.

When selecting team members, Steve looked for the same breadth of background and experiences. A good technologist is a good technologist, but one with interests in philosophy, the arts, literature, and such really moved the needle. He also liked entrepreneurship and signs of success at other endeavors. People who show the ability to get things done in other fields, to synthesize their experiences, and to take a broader view of the human experience are more likely to be the pirates that Steve was searching out. In a March 2011 iPad event, Steve told us: “It’s in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing.”

YOU CAN FIND A PIRATE ANYWHERE

Not surprisingly, as Steve Jobs looked for people with diverse backgrounds, he would look everywhere. He was known to recruit the friends and acquaintances of his existing team members, feeling that they were most likely to fit with the team and share many of the same values. Apple doesn’t do a lot of outbound recruiting–these days it doesn’t have to, but even in the old days, people were just as likely to be found through happen-stance and connections as through formal recruiting efforts. Even John Sculley was brought to Steve’s attention by two of Steve’s early Stanford recruits.

Once a contact was made with a prospective pirate, the interview was likely to depart from the norm. It wasn’t your typical engineering interview. Diverse, seemingly off-task questions often bring diverse answers, and Steve was known to rely not so much on what people said as on how they said it, and on the meta-data that came in around the actual answer. Again, from the Fortuneinterview: “Recruiting is hard. It’s just finding the needles in the haystack. We do it ourselves and we spend a lot of time at it. I’ve participated in the hiring of maybe 5,000-plus people in my life. So I take it very seriously. You can’t know enough in a one-hour interview. So, in the end, it’s ultimately based on your gut. How do I feel about this person? What are they like when they’re challenged? Why are they here? I ask everybody that: ‘Why are you here?’ The answers themselves are not what you’re looking for. It’s the meta-data.”So, in Steve’s book–recruit a team of diverse, well-traveled, and highly skilled pirates, and they’ll follow you anywhere.

We set this date to explore Manila (as I requested with my nanay), we choose to commute rather than bringing our car. Our so called field trip for two is more exciting if we commute.Our first destination would be the Quiapo Church ever since we pass through Manila we always draw closer to “Poong Nazareno”.

We move towards the China Town, I ask my nanay to see what the china town looks like. It was my first time to come here; I see a lot of Chinese living at this place. Most of the Chinese businessmen manage jewerly store, drug store, groceries, lucky charms and appliances.

Finally I see the famous “Mr. hopiang ube store”, his bakery is always feature at the television that’s why I’m eager to buy his well-known HOPIANG UBE.

This field trip with my nanay will never be complete without having a shopping experience at 168 shopping mall  also known as Tutuban Mall. We buy bags, clothes and accessories with affordable prices.  I really enjoy this shopping galore; even if my feet feel worn-out I can’t stop buying cute items.

We also eat and shop at SM Manila, I am looking for “megamelt”, my favorite ensaymada.

I miss to ride at LRT, bus and jeep here at Manila, while we are sitting at DLTB bus my mom and I talk everything under the sun. This bus maintains their passengers to feel relaxed and comfortable. They play latest movies with a clear signal, their seats and surrounding was very clean and smells good.

Soon I want to bring my best friend jill ann at 168 Mall.

My own capture photo at Binondo

At 168 Mall

 

It is not the end

Posted: June 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

I’ve been taking my practicum or OJT at Tong Hsing Electronics Philippines located at Carmelray Canlubang, Laguna. Truthfully, I want to obtain overtime just to finish my 300 hours requirements. Surprisingly I can’t imagine that I will retain on that company for almost 2 months. I really don’t mind the allowance that the company will gave to me I’m just enjoying what I do and learn to adopt to the new things that fresh to me. I know all of my classmates were experiencing the real HR world because many of them where be in the right place of good company .But my experience at Tong Hsing is different and I practice all the HR functions.

But from all the things that I learned and discover from my OJT   one thing really “crash” in my everyday task and that is being an immense friend with my co-workers not only in HR but in different department. I’m not limiting myself to read many books just to learn, I notice new unearthing from their sharing as well as my questions regarding their workplace. They welcome me with open arms, I will really miss them and hopefully when I get in with the real world I will share to them what I cultured.

My OJT experience is the beginning of my journey through my long term goals.

dinner time with other departments of Tong hsing

hr staff of Tong Hsing

Outing at Splash