True Independence

Courtesy of Wikipedia Today, the Philippines is celebrating its 120th national independence day. Filipinos worldwide are commemorating the day when our forefathers have fought and declared freedom from colonial rule. But what does this really mean to us in this generation? While we no longer have to worry so much about fighting for our national […]

The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 3

  STORY   I can count the number of times that I’ve had the opportunity to spend real quality time with my dad. He’s lived in the US ever since I can remember.  It’s one of the reasons I try to find opportunities to spend quality time with him.   Maybe it’s just my observation […]

The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 2

EMPATHY   From its simplest definition, empathy is the awareness of the feelings and emotions of other people. While it feels really good when friends and family understand what we are going thru, this is very rare in our line of work. When the DBAs (Default Blame Acceptor) get blamed when an application runs really slow, […]

The R.E.S.T. for SUCCESS

4 Things To Propel You Towards Success Part 1

  When I went to my very first PASS Summit back in 2007, my goal was to learn as much as I can by attending as many sessions as I possibly can. I chose the sessions I wanted to see, prepared my schedule and set alarms on my phone so I won’t forget. I did […]

The Problem with Waiting for the Hot Water

Icon made from Icon Fonts is licensed by CC BY 3.0 Here’s another one of those things I knew nothing about before moving to North America: showering with hot water. When it’s hot and humid, the last thing I want is to shower with water that’s even hotter than my cup of coffee. That’s why […]