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Outtakes from the Dynamics Managed Services EMEA – Offsite Team Work Days in Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic

4 Feb
We are a team of 25 Services Account Managers based on 15 countries serving 200+ Dynamics Partner Advantage Partners for 20 Countries based in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
It was the first time I’ve seen everyone since I moved here.  We have been operating mostly on remote sessions and mini-meetings on the interim as our Leadership Team’s response to the Global Financial Crisis.
What a group of super cool people to spend actual face to face time with on such a spectacular place.  The snow was non-stop outside while inside was full of warmth.

My UK Adventure

30 Oct

I felt almost guilty for going there for business travel with the current global financial situation.

Then again, my manager has successfully convinced me of the need to go and participate in an All Hands meeting, training and 1:1 session for all teams.  It is suspected that all of us have my sentiment, nonetheless, personal interactions do in fact have greater impact no matter how good technology is nowadays.

It is also a refreshing break especially for my current situation – morale points already shot 20% up despite the 8 hour flight upon arrival.

Main goal of the first day was to explore London while getting to know your colleagues.  There was the spirit of competitiveness (if you have an inkling of how strong my personality is, multiply that to 15 heads!) in the air.  Which was a good thing because it was a two-in-one.  If my manager has not cleverly designed this game, I would have extended my stay (with my personal funds) to go around the area.

Most of the photos are now in my Facebook.  I may post in Multiply and/or Spaces.Live.Com the other pictures.

That afternoon, everybody’s feet were aching for walking the entire day.  Which was ended by a sumptuous all you can eat grilled meat at the O2 arena.  Perfect.

Second day is fun too – can’t discuss much of the work side here though.  It was noted that everyone’s feet were still aching from the previous day’s adventure.  In the evening, we went for dinner and clubbing afterwards.

People were warm and accommodating.  I hadn’t expected that at all (See?  I too am a racist sometimes) so it was a pleasant surprise.

I can’t get over the flight getting delayed for almost an hour, the time zone difference but overall, this trip had served it’s purpose: I HAD FUN 

FUN MAKES ME HAPPY.

So let me end this with a prayer:

May God Grant…
To The Living – Grace
To The Departed – Rest
To The Church & The World – Peace and Concord
And To His Sinners – Eternal Life

People make me happy.

27 Sep

With their love, care, humor, challenge and existence.

So now, I’m currently making a photo project – isolating the best of the best. Will have them printed on the largest possible size and have them framed and placed on wherever my eyes will land on at my flat.

Realizations – 3

27 Jul

I can’t even kid with you guys.  Indeed, my post prior to this is a revelation. 

So?  That’s not news! 

Can’t I afford to mush once a decade?  I kinda sorta a bit miss the feeling.  This blog is my release from it.  All possible disclaimers apply.

Yup.  This entry has no relation to the photo. 

<Insert sack race photo here>

This is an amateur sackracer at work.  Pay attention.  And the arms don’t look too bad either.

Fully Booked!

23 Apr

Inasmuch as I’d love to detail here my previous adventures, I won’t.

You’d have to be part of them.

Nah. Kidding. Can’t help myself anyways.

So here’s part of it:

April 11-16: Cagayan de Oro City and Valencia, Bukidnon (I cheated. That’s not Travel-Pleasure, it’s Travel-Work!)
April 18: Dinner/Talk with a friend.
April 19: Birthday Celeb/Dinner with friends.
April 20: Marikina (Work!) and Badminton with a friend.
April 21: Birthday Celeb/Dinner (again!) with a friend.
April 22: Dinner/Overnight with friends
April 23: Morning Swimming/Sauna at the Mandarin Oriental with Friends.

Nuff said.

May 7 & 14: Hands On Manila Basic Bytes – Ansaya nito!

May 18:  7-9:40pm — Toastmaster’s Club (Guest Muna, esep esep), 10:00-past midnight — Episode III (ROTS)! [Well, that was the plan, I just felt too wiped out for it so I’ll just wait for the DVD since I already know what happened to Anakin anyway.]

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