Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Changes

Every day in the office, a lot of things bother me; from a broken chair, to a messy dining area, an unused weather model, high volume during afternoon TV drama, damaged photocopier, poor billing system, and the list goes on and on. During my first year, I was able to adjust to these things without complaints. But now, not only these things are embarrassing to outsiders, but also making me uncomfortable at work. I have a lot of sensible and practical suggestions in my mind, and I hope I would be able to present them and not be judged as superior or assuming. I simply want a well-organized office with clean and presentable facilities. Well, I hope someday I may have the chance to materialize these changes with the right attitude, and a right approach, to the right person.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 Animated films

I recently watched Big Hero 6 and I immediately like Baymax, a robot invented to be a personal healthcare companion. The film is indeed funny and the robot's ballooney appearance made it more adorable. I think the idea of the robot’s appearance and abilities is cool, and it surely added humour to the story. Meanwhile, How To Train Your Dragon2 is also hilarious. The story had a wonderful twist, plus, the graphics is wonderful, and I believe it would look awesome if you watch it with 3D.
Both films are definitely entertaining, funny with a bit of drama. Both are nominated for the Academy Award, and they both deserve it, but I believe How To Train Your Dragon2 has a better shot for the Best Animated Film.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMANG 2015

I just a very productive and super hectic workweek. Since there's a lot of important events this week, the demand for weather information is really high. The inquiries from local government, the media, and the public are nonstop. Everyone's getting anxious since a significant weather disturbance is coming, which could happen during the major activities like the Pope's visit in Tacloban and as well as the Sinulog fluvial and grand parade. With our initial forecasts, we will feel the worst of this storm on Saturday, though a weakening trend is expected as it interacts with cold air, as it gets closer to the landmass. This will be the first tropical cyclone for 2015, which has an international name MEKKHALA, and local name AMANG. This one seems to be so eager to meet the Pope.

So now, it's finally my off day, I hope I can fully relax before my trip to Manila next week, and I really hope for the success of the activities this weekend as well as the safety of everyone attending.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Cameron's view

I love Cameron Diaz' view of how we should live our lives, and some of the things she said in interviews are just realistic and also reflects her strength as a woman, something that I really want to abundantly have as I wander through life.

"I think the big misconception in our society is that we're supposed to meet the one when we're 18, and we're supposed to get married to them and love them for the rest of our lives. Bullsh*t." — Stylist magazine, 2010

Friday, January 9, 2015

Happy 2015!

The last two months of 2014 was the busiest for me. A lot of things happened which included my scholarship preparation, training, out-of-town speaking engagements, hosting a Christmas party, and the passage of three tropical cyclones. Most of these involved travelling and there were times when it was very exhausting as I only get to rest for a day or two before the next travel. I could not imagine how I got all the energy to take care of all those things. So now I'm hoping that it would be less busy next month because I might not be effective anymore with my work. And for the past days, it seems like I’m only sleeping but not actually resting.

Well, I may be so stressed out but I am so grateful and I feel so blessed to be given all these opportunities and I know that there's more to come. So 2015 will be an exciting one. Europe may not be part of this year, but I know, there's always a best time for it in the future.