Sunday, July 24, 2005

Eh-hum # 69

Aside from cramming two papers (one is actually a take home quiz) for my MA class and accomodating our balikabayan relatives (kain dito, gimik doon), what could possibly keep me from updating my blog?

How about a career change?

Yes, people, I no longer work for the government, which occupied, all in all, one and a half years of my professional life. Why you may ask? In my case, job security.

No, don't get me wrong. Working for the government has its perks, especially if you have what we call a plantilla position...a permanent job item. Unfortunately, I did not have that.

However, if I am given the opportunity to do some serious research work in a government agency/institution (as a regular employee), I would definitely take it. But since there's very little vacancy for a regular position, I decided to apply for a corporate job. And I got one.

It will be a huge leap for me, but its something that I needed to do.
But the funny thing is, my current work is somewhat similar to what I was doing before: research work, analysis and writing some reports. The industry is also related to the agencies I've worked for. But in my opinion, if your pursuing higher studies, its better to be working in a government than a private company. Of course, finishing my Masters is equally important as building my career.

Nontheless, I find it pretty interesting and I hope to learn a lot in my new job. And I am looking forward to where this will take me. Gambatte Ne!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Eh-hum # 68


You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

Heto pa isa...

Your Birthdate: April 12

Being born on the 12th day of the month (3 energy) is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life.

The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental.

There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude.

You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression.

Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing.

You are energetic and always a good conversationalist.

You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters.

Your mind is practical and rational despite this tendency to jump about.

You are affectionate and loving - but very sensitive.

You are subject to rapid ups and downs.