Thursday, July 31, 2008

Taking a step, at last

Eto yung status message ko...

"Not gonna go forward if I stay in the same place."

Last Thursday, I got something that made me smile habang naglalakad papuntang mrt sa ayala..

First step: Gagawa ng love letter. Bibigyan daw sana ako ni Esti ng Template ng love letter. Yehey! Pero nawala daw yung softcopy so used the power of Google na lang... Sent ko na as of tonight.

Then: Sasabihin na sa PM at uumpisahan ang love process. Nasabi ko na through email... Bukas usap usap naman

Then: Tatawagan ko si.... sasabihin ko na sinasagot ko na siya.. Masisiyahan si Rex nito kasi may pera na naman siya... Libre! (hehehehehehe)
MUKHA MO, Achenpure! Hindi ka tumawag on time.. Pero sabi naman ng acchenpure friends ko hindi nila kaya yung rate ko.. Discard na rin yung sa iba sabi ni Jojo late daw sa creek, at mas mababa sa Hogwarts...

Then, walking happy na... Salamat sa inyong lahat!

On Lea Salonga

Clarify ko lang..

I respect her achievements pero I'm not a fan.

I will watch Cinderella coz I love the musical.. Kahit nanay ni Jaya pa yan.. Manunuod pa din ako... Just to hear the songs from this musical...

*****BOW****

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Natapos ko na yung Gilmore Girls!

Natapos ko na... At ngayong natpos ko na.. Namimiss ko na tuloy yun... Pero ang ganda ng ending....






Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Wow Certification

Java is a language composed ancients ago...

Di nga may Java Man? wahahaha..

By some twist of fate naging Java programmer ako... Setting sights on being a Java Man too..

Goal 1: Java Associate (Entry Level Certification)

Since I don't think mashoshoulder ng company yung training at yung certification ko para dito.. Kelangan ko mag ipon ng P30K-40K... Wow, pare! Good luck... So unang task eh.. Mag-ipon... Sabihin naten after a year, natupad na yung plan na magnakaw ng banko o manalo sa Eat Bulaga... Kelan mag-aral.. hello.. ang mahal ng certification..Then, reap rewards.. yung binayad ko then, bayad sa aken monthly.. hehehehe.. dreaming lang... wag kontrahin..

Pero kapag swertehing ishoulder ng company, I will try my best to be certified...

At least may goal na ako... Cross Fingers....

Brillant!

Just thought of this...

How am I going to move forward if I stay in the same place?

Di ba? Tama naman ako?

Multiply

Public abstract class Multiply{
// Funny how this cyber avenue is now a site for sharing thoughts and opinions.
//This class is for cyber bonding. How? The following methods tell us how.

void rant();
void rave();
void review();
void displayCurrentObsession();
void showFavoriteHangout();
void postVanity();
void postOurPix();
void postFrustrationOnPhotography();
void postFrustionOnWriting();
void displayEvents();
void comment();
}

//Bow down to Multiply. Remember you are free to add when you implement this method. It's //an abstract class after all.

Monday, July 28, 2008

One step at a Time

One step at a time - Jordan Sparks


Bagong pagsasawaan... Naka-25 times na ata ako sa repeated playback...

(:P)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Achhenpure

Yes, its a code..

Explain ko lang muna kung bakit ayaw ko sa acchenpure nung nag-graduate ako...

Unang una, maliit ang sweldo... A little above what a bank once offered me.. And coming from La Salle mas maraming magbibigay ng malaki...

At may bond.. Kapag fresh grad ka, ayaw mo muna ng mabigat na work.. At least para sa aken... Nabaliw baliw kami sa thesis.. Sa pressure ng pag-graduate kaya I wanted a break... Nagwork lang ako agad kasi hindi ako bibgyan ng pera..

Ayoko ng overtime.. Alam mo naman fresh grad gusto pa-easy easy lang... At duon sigurado daw ang overtime..

At higit sa lahat.. Lahat ng supreriors ko habang lumalaki ako ay napaka-incompetent.. May isa sa mga supervisor namen nung OJT na after ko mabara eh.. ayaw na akong lapitan...

Ang atmosphere din duon... Napaka-college.. Sabi ko kakagraduate ko lang.. I wanna have something new

At speaking of something new, grabeng batang acchenpure na ako since 3rd year... At every term either case study namen siya, elective, OJT o speaker...

Pero hindi naman ibig sabihin nuon.. Negative na negative ako sa acchenpure..

Sa Acchenpure, marami akong natutunan... Yung history ng acchenpure nalaman ko as in memorize ko na yung mga pangyayari and I must say napaka-intersting ng growth niya...

During OJT din duon, I had a very interesting learning experience.. Turuan ka ba naman ng basic to advance ng VB.NET to ASP.NET at wag ka... advance ADO...

Napagmayabang ko ang OJT ko dun... lalo na sa mg interview..

Hindi mang uber sikat ang brand na to... Kilala na siya... CMMI level 3 or 5 ata sila...

Ang ganda ganda ng methodology nila... Ginamit ko yung methodology nila sa paggawa ng assignments sa mga software development na subjects.

Para silang college, na punong-puno ng mga groups, may groups sa nanay, sa mountaineers, photographers, etc.

I guess high pressure sila masyado at I did not need and wanted that kind of pressure...

Fast forward to 1 year after...

na walang formal methodology..

na walang formal documents...

na walang true alinement of responsibilities...

What acchenpure offers is a lot appealing...

Add ko lang..

1. Hindi sila nagsusugod ng tao na hilaw.. Ngayon, I kinda wished that I had been through some kinda of a training... Para mnas marami akong alam...
2. Killer methodology
3. Killer Clients
4. Sikat na Brand
5. Eto sa walang Sir Sir Mam Mam

In addition, I've grown..

Wala nang problema ang OT sa aken.. Lalo na kung Makati! I've come to realize how it is part of the IT industry...

I used to be uber bored with documentation.. I miss it! I must functional specs, design documents, TESTING!

I wanna be a leader and to do that.. hindi lang dapat ako programmer.. dapat developer, IT professional...

Wanna have real communication hindi yung sasabihin mong after tapos gagawin before...
Tapos, sasabihin mong ayaw mo dito tapos ilalagay ka nga dun sa ayaw mo...

Gusto ko dun sa may formal contract.. sa may hand offs sa may signoffs...

Gusto ko maging developer hindi factory worker..

Ayoko na ng pabunging-bunging... Gusto ko ng totoong trabaho..

Gusto ko ng totoong professionalism...

Ayan, inexplain ko lang....

Sabi ko rin naman dati (sa sarili ko lang...) na that's what I feel then.. Iba ang then sa now...

Waaah!!!

Talon!

Talon!

Talon!

Nilalabas ko lang dito..


Reminder/Notice/FYI

Ang notice...

kapag sinasabi mo for the first time..

FYI..

for your information.. para lang malaman mo anytime...

Reminder...

kapag sinasabi mo for another time after the first time...

FYI lang everyone!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Yes, Mr. Lopez III

For the past few weeks, I come to realize a lot of things..
  • I can only for a multi national company.
  • I love Makati.
  • I wanna be a "qualified" team leader in 3-5 years.
  • I wanna be a "qualified" project manager in 5-8 years.
  • I wanna be an IT executive in 8-12 years.
  • After which, I'll retire and do the weird jobs.
  • I wanna be Java certified.
  • I don't have problems with overtime. It is part of the IT industry.
  • I could to weird hours as long as hindi siya night shift.
Eto pa:
  • "Real" companies don't look at your expertise if you're looking for a "real" job. They look at your drive, your interest and your what you are looking for.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Relax... Chill... Bahala na...

I wanna be anywhere but here...

pout pout pout...

Pero anu ba naman magagawa ko?

Mag-intay na lang... Breathe the frustrations out of my system...

So ayaw mo na ba dito? tanong ni tipaklong..

Sabi ko.. hmmm.. ewan ko.. Ayaw ko naman sabihing oo.. Malay mo walang kumuha sa aken and I'll be stuck here.. Anu yun frustrated ako lagi...

Wag po Wag po.. Magkaka-wrinkles ka..

Gusto ko lang magkaruon ng option... Malay mo mas magandang opportunity dun..

As if pupunta ako ng Spain noh... Dito ka lang sa ortigas sa dulo ng Meralco..
Mahirap din naman mag-trip sa Espanya... Scary sa Maynila...

Makati na lang... I love Makati... Sana Makati ako...

Chill.. Relax....

Dadating din yan.. Maganda rin yung tumatagal ng onti... Para nababawasan yung babayaran...

Chill.. Relax...

Ganyan talaga...

Naalala ko dati.. It took a while before a decent offer arrived... February ako nag-umpisa.. May ako pumirma...

So basing on that.. Good Luck Thirdy...

Frustration Release... Woosh Woosh...

Bahala na..

Chill lang.. Relax...

Retooling?

Gusto ko mag java...



Java..

Java..

Hmmmmmmmmm.....

Pwede daw ba ako mag-retool?

PWEDE!

Masaya yun.. something new na wala pa akong experience ever...
Tapos, magagamit ko yung experience sa programming per se..

Try naten... Sana... Cross fingers....

Sana Makati nga lang... Errr... Errr...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Career...

I think.. Lucky enough for me.. Everything went into its proper place.

When I graduated, I got into a project that wasn't so heavy. In fact, some of us would dubbed it as a vacation and in many ways it was. But come a few months, it was time to be a developer.

And on my birthday, I got my break. It really was something. All OT's was reasonable but as usual the clients and the managements techniques are still lacking.. Which made it something else. But looking back every minute spent was spent wisely. The thing was I just didn't want to get stuck there. The work was still great though the hours was not good. But the demand was there for me to move on.

It wasn't as I expected. I asked out coz I didn't want to get stuck but I got stuck somewhere else.

Sa sobrang sakal, I update something and passed that somewhere and in the process I come to realize career goals.

  • I wanna be a team leader and eventually a project manager.
In order to attain that, I should be somewhere with documents. Yes, programmers dread documentations but IT professional don't. I miss them. I want to be refreshed with using them.

As I use these management tools, I get to know more about them and how they fit to the management of skills, tasks and projects.

I just don't need to know technologies coz let's face it.. That is ever changing and learned easily, give the appropriate background.

Haay... Right now, I'm still stuck. Don't know if the next thing lined up for me is better...

Or If I am better elsewhere..

Or if my choices would take me..

Haaayy...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bawal magkasakit

Ayoko magkasakit...

Sino bang gusto?

Kaya lang ulan kasi ng ulan... Minsan ambon.. Nababasa ako..

Sobrang lamig pa sa office.. Ice Kingdom sa BSC... Tapos umuulan...

Ayoko magkasakit..

Commercial: 12 days vs. 2 weeks lead time para sa results...

Monday, July 14, 2008

Testing as a Profession

By the time a bunch of us was on the verge and was about to graduate..

A number of people was saying "Ayoko na magprogram.."

I didn't actually felt the same. I wanted to do more programs.. applications would the right term I think...

I wanted to learn new technologies and get the experience of development..

(Notice the bold letters...)

Then we were given a choice for our electives... I took a course on Testing..

Thus opening a new option for a career... I remember my thesismate Trick.. "Magtetester na lang ako..."

Sabay kami nag-apply sa isang company sa Ortigas... Tester ata yung tinest niya dun...

I just got into thinking.... Testing as a profession...

Let's face it guys...

Not all IT companies act efficiently and not all IT projects are that big to require testing.. But all projects needs testers... But not all IT companies are mindful of that..

Testers are not always hired.. It is often misguidingly becomes a task of a developer... Which is obviously stupid coz dvelopers would be biased on the work they did...

Mga CMMI level ekek lang yung may testers... Hindi lahat ng malaki magpasweldo CMMI...

Good luck Testers!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Recognition and Influence

I guess I wanna know bakit after 13 months.. hindi pa rin ako narerecognize for a certain thingie...

Bakit nilagay ako sa isang place na sabi ko ayaw ko mapunta?

At bakit hindi agad naaction-an yung reklamo ko..

Bakit hinayaan lang yung control na mali naman?

Bakit walang uniformity sa ginagamitan ng word processors?

Punong puno na ako sa mga mind-numbing tasks...

Sana.....

Friday, July 11, 2008

Old Stuff

I searched google under my name "Thirdy Lopez" and there appears my web spaces: Imeem, Facebook, Blogspot, Multiply, etc etc...

I came across an old poem..

Trying to be artsy
Thirdy Lopez

With a color palette on my hand,
I see the world in black and white.
I pick up my brush and give color
To my life, to my things, my everything.

I pick red to be fierce.
Against those who try to rapture me.
I pick blue to relax myself.
Despite all the pressures in life.

I pick green to inspire.
To become what I dream to be.
I pick orange for myself.
Release what I can offer.

I pick black to emptiness.
Challenge my simple life.
I pick white for purity.
To mask my problems.

I pick pink to love.
Feel the air behind my wings.


Thursday, July 10, 2008

What I want..

So apparently, I was reminded of what I really want in a job today.

And I apparently, I like 'em complex..

Simplicity is boring...

Gimme something new and fairly difficult. I'll be excited..

So Maintenance for me is just a lots of Yawn Yawns... I want to develop!

I want em multinational... (So unpatriotic)

C'mon... Multinational Companies are not boring...

Haaay.. Hirap...

Am Bored and I will start sharing tomorrow...

What I want..

So apparently, I was reminded of what I really want in a job today.

And I apparently, I like 'em complex..

Simplicity is boring...

Gimme something new and fairly difficult. I'll be excited..

So Maintenance for me is just a lots of Yawn Yawns... I want to develop!

I want em multinational... (So unpatriotic)

C'mon... Multinational Companies are not boring...

Haaay.. Hirap...

Am Bored and I will start sharing tomorrow...

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Almost there

Bored!

Kapag may ma-ooffer kayo.. Sabihan niyo ako..

1 year experience..

Bored!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Bakit ambastos ng mga tao?

Okay.. Here we were in a movie house..

Finally after a few months... (Last na pinanuod namen was One Missed Call)

So after waiting for the movie to start and panically walking fast to the movie house...



We were seated cozily sa assigned seats namen...

We watched Hancock (peace Hanna lalo na kay Bianca)...

Bandang umpisa ng movie.. Sa likod namen may nagring na cellphone...

It's annoying... Cause c'mon people are watching the movie.. isa kang malaking distorbo.. I started looking for where it's coming from para naman makita din niya na "Bastos siya! Nanunuod mga tao... Peste siya!"

Ang kapal ng mukha ng mokong na taga-bundok... Sinagot pa yung phone...

Isn't it common courtesy to get out of the theater kapag pipiliin mong sagutin yung phone mo.

Sabagay pag taga-bundok ka.. alam mo ba yung common courtesy? Bakit ka ba kasi nanunuod ng Hancock? English yun! Pretending ka pa..

Eto pa ginawa nung caveman... Nakipagtelebabad pa... Bastos talaga!

Sinabihan ko na... "Excuse me po kapag makikipagusap kayo sa labas po.."

Pero tuloy pa rin yung bastos...

Sinabihan na ni Jessie...

Aba.. Wala talagang modo...

Sinumbong ko sa usherette..

Aba aba.. pag akyat namen hindi pa tapos ang bad man (naubusan na ako ng bad words...)

Buti at tumigil siya after sabihan ng usherette...

Eto lang friends/peeps, Manners naman!

At sa lokong walang modo... Wag ka na sana pumasok sa sinehan... O kaya makinig ka naman sa mga kumakantang palaka.. ewan ko kung anu na yung ethics song ngayon...

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Urge/Ulan



I have this urge to update my resume and try to apply somewhere..

Wala naman ako masyado reklamo sa current company ko...

Keep options open lang din...

Umulan kanina.. Malakas...

Nakainis yung ulan... Habang tumantanda ako, I hate rain more and more..

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