Weekend Story: Crazy Workload, ASEAN Summit Gala Dinner, and Other Stuff

I was swamped with work the entire month of April. Actually, I was crazy busy in the office even before that time. We were handling five big events and my officemates and I were really having a hard time managing our time. Like it was beyond-what-our-human-bodies-could-take kind of thing already. There was just so much to do with so little time and energy from our part. We prepared early but it seemed all our preparations weren’t enough. After publishing my first weekend story for the month, I couldn’t get myself to publish the next ones so I decided to just publish them all in one go today. Yes, only today when I’m as free as a bird again, work wise.

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Weekend Story: Short and Productive

Last weekend flew by quickly. The hubby and I drove home in Bacoor on Saturday morning only to be advised by my boss that I had to go back to Manila the next day for a short notice, work-related meeting at PICC. I badly needed to rest but the said meeting was crucial in discharging my tasks for our upcoming events so off I went. I told myself to make bawi na lang once all of our five ASEAN-related events are over and done with. Despite my crazy sched that weekend, the hubby and I were able to squeeze in attending the anticipated mass at this new church in Las PiƱas and a meetup with Team Accent Philippines (TAP a.k.a the car group he wants to be part of).

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Weekend Story: All Work in Baguio

Last weekend, I was in Baguio for work. The hubby stayed in Manila at my in-laws’ place while I lucked out and got to spend a night at Baguio Country Club (BCC) with two of my officemates. We were there for the lunch event the President hosted for the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Salaknib Class of 2017 graduates and their families which was held at PMA’s Yap Hall right after the graduation rites at their grandstand. It was a happy occasion and I could feel the overflowing pride and gratitude among the guests.

Here are some photos I took during my short, work-related trip to Baguio:

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Weekend Story: Work, Work, Work…

I had a work weekend while the hubby spent his doing the things he loves most — biking, getting online, doing the laundry, eating, and sleeping. I have no regrets, though, because work is work. It’s something you do because once upon a time, you signed your contract and committed yourself to it in exchange for money and career advancement. If your job happens to be something you love doing, then consider yourself lucky (I know I am!).

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So, the hubby and I weren’t able to go home in Bacoor. I went to work on both days (Saturday and Sunday) as we had a big event we needed to be very prepared for. The event happened on Sunday morning at 10AM which was actually a gathering of the highest ranking officials in the country, members of the diplomatic corps, and people from the civil society to celebrate the 118th Philippine Independence Day. The event turned out to be a success.

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Our Banker

Remember the last graduate in our family? It didn’t take long before she landed her first job. Actually, she got accepted as teller at a local bank even before graduation day. Her formal training started just yesterday and soon, she’ll start working at her assigned branch. I’m just so so proud of my sister Jodie!

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the graduate with our mom

I can only wish her success as she starts her own career in the banking industry. It’s not gonna be a joy ride, for sure. There would be hard times, but I believe in her, I know she’s a toughie despite her small body frame. I’m very excited over this new chapter in her young life. So promising, so full of hope. We now have a banker in the family. Wohooo!

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Summer Plans

With the number of events we are organizing in the office from March to June, it seems that all my summer plans will either be cancelled or postponed to a later date. OMG, we are soooo busy these days!

But it’s okay. More work in the office means more opportunities to learn. More work in the office means stability. More work in the office means I am blessed with a job that pays.

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