Sunday, June 29, 2014

There's Always Something New, 2014 SOJV Staff Party

After a tiring and stressful working days, one of the break that company can offer is to have a party for its employees. Its been a year or two since last held a staff party outside the office. For some of the staffs its their first but for me I don't want drop numbers :-)
Although I've attended many times, I'm always looking forward for something new. And I guess you can find if you will just open your eyes not to criticize but to appreciate why and how the party was organized.
Usually company party was announced ahead of time 2 or 3 weeks before but this year, a memo just popped up in our inbox 2 or 3 days before the event but what its good this year they indicated a dress code and since its "smart casual" its easy for us to decide what to wear.
The venue is still in Radisson Blu Hotel but this year we just occupied a part of the banquet, we have a small crowd this year as few months from now the project will be finished :-)

The call time for the party is 6:30 p.m. Its early for a dinner party right? And voila! this year its not an hour delayed, at around 6;45 the party formally started. And I'm a bit shy when I arrived cos there are already many people although I'm still early for the call time but since I am the emcee I need to be on time or earlier.

I always want to have podium everytime I'm hosting, it hides my wobbling knees ^_^
No red carpet where you can see stunning beauties posing over hi-tech cameras. This year beauty out of simplicity was flaunted. I really love to be in a smart casual, you are not conscious on how to move, natural na natural and you can easily move.
The smaller the crowd the more chances to interact with others. That's for me is the essence of staff party to develop camaraderie to each other especially if you seldom talk to them inside the office. You can have a chance to see and know the other side of a person, not only the professional side or the "technical" personality he/ she has. 
All  staffs had their chance to have a photo with big bosses. And even the managers enjoyed siestas with everyone, how I wish that managers has a pleasant mood like while they are in the party hahaha...
SOJV Project Manager
SOJV Deputy Project Manager
SOJV Procurement Department Manager
 And how I wish someone took a clear and good copy of this, with all the bosses. I'm just passing when our PM called me to have a picture, its a privilege to posed with them. Guys if you have a good copy of this please please share it with me ^__^

SOJV Staff last standing as of June 26,2014

 Its been eight years. I spent 8 years of my life in this team, not an ideal years. I have so many sentiments and demands, sometimes I can't help to compare with those people who are working in the other companies but I always end up being grateful and thankful for them. As my mom told me, God put me into this company, into this team cos He has purpose and if the purpose was served already, I'm claiming that this year God will give me new.
I've been to all the staff parties before and of course I have so many comparisons but whatever it is I just keep it with me ^_^, all I know is I enjoyed the night, I enjoyed being with people and I will keep and cherish all the memories. 
There are so many new things to discover and realize in every event, so next time someone or your company invite you to a party, give a "yes".

Sunday, June 15, 2014

My Father is a Christian

One word to describe my father, he is a Christian
I am truly grateful and so much thankful for his life. Daddy accepted Jesus Christ as His personal Lord and Savior and all the other descriptions or adjectives of a good father follows.
Happy Father's Day Daddy! I love you always. Thank you for living your life as our good example to follow.


My father is a Christian
 He leads our household well;
With instruction from the Bible,
Right behavior he'll compel.
Yet he steers us with compassion;
His gentle love is true;
He conforms to our Lord Jesus,
So we know just what to do.
He teaches us with purpose,
Guides us in all Godly ways,
So we will take the right path,
And serve our Lord with praise.
I'm glad you're a Christian, Dad;
You help me see things clearly.
I'll always look up to you,
And love you very dearly.
Happy Father's Day to all fathers! 
The Lord continue to bless you and guide you in raising up your children.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Happy and Blessed at Eight

I was in a broken road but glory to God for restoring me and leading me in a straight way. Truly God knows the perfect plan for each of us. I never planned to work not even to take a vacation here in Qatar. Life abroad is not that ideal and perfect as think by some I've been into many challenges and experienced so much problems too until I found out that its all for a purpose. I will always be thankful to the Lord for He sharpened be to be the best of who and what I am today.
Thank you to my family, brethren and friends for always being with me on every step that I am taking. Continue to be with me as I continue to walk on my journey. All your love and care are truly appreciated and treasured. My never ending thank you to all of you.
Thank you Lord for giving Qatar to be the channel of blessing to bless me so I can be a blessing to others as well. For the good times and bad times, for the laugh and tears and for even homesickness, thank you.
Walang hanggang pasasalamat po Lord ang tangi kong maibabalik Sa'yo sa lahat ng kabutihan mo at pag-ibig Mo sa akin. Continue to use me for Your glory alone. Alam Mo po yung desire ng puso ko at lahat po ng yon ay sa Iyo ko ipinagkakatiwala. Continue to hold my life Lord till the end.

I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two
Wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you

Every long lost dream led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart they were like Northern stars
Pointing me on my way into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you

I think about the years I spent just passing through
I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you
But you just smile and take my hand
You've been there you understand
It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true.

Now I'm just rolling home
Into my lover's arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you.

Happy Blessed EIGHT YEARS to me!