Wednesday, November 19, 2014

In High Spirits

It was my lucky ride yesterday when I booked a cab using the GrabTaxi application. I was on my way to the airport and the meter registered 57pesos, but since they have a promo which is 100pesos off the metered fare, I didn't pay anything. :)

So yesterday, I went to Iloilo for a speaking engagement at a workshop with OCD. When I arrived at the Iloilo airport, I felt nervous for my talk, being in a new place and talking to a new group of people, but it helped a lot when I heard Christmas songs just as I got out of the plane; these songs always fills my heart with gladness. I also felt intimidated at first when I got to the venue, unfamiliar faces seriously looking at me. But after my talk, everything changed and the organizers were really nice and so accommodating, it felt like I've worked with them for a long time. I admire them so much. I love their positive attitude towards work and their leadership when it comes to disaster management.

And now I'm back in Cebu, I had to go straight to work for an 8 hour shift and I felt tired but some good news would keep my spirits high and keep me awake.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


I am so blessed. Early this year, I was so excited with my Europe plans for March next year and tried so hard to save, but then, life is full of surprises. Two weeks ago, an opportunity came for a scholarship in Australia and I am so ecstatic. I'm done with the first exam and the panel interview, and the results went well. I still need to go through more exams and interviews but I am claiming it now! I am not worried anymore coz I know, whatever happens, there will always be detours and might as well enjoy it. Along with this, I recently attended a training in the central office and it was great. It was a collaboration with the UK Met and they introduced some warning systems which I think should also be adopted in our country and the talk of their chief meteorologist was inspiring. I am blessed, I am inspired. And I hope I could spread this positivity wherever I am headed today.

Saturday, November 1, 2014