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April was a month I got a lot of loving. My girlfriend came here to visit me on my birthday. We spent a lot of time together eating and just plain fooling around, things we’ve been missing a lot. She gave me a Moleskine and a Wacom Bamboo. My mom and brother called to greet me on my birthday. (Which reminds me, Mom’s day is around the corner, still thinking what to get my mom) And my bandmates surprised me the day before my birthday, complete with confetti and cake. My sincerest gratitude goes to everyone who remembered :)

April was also the month I changed jobs. My colleagues were all so sweet and got me a nifty farewell gift, an iPod Touch. I was really quite surprised they got me something. I thought the cake was already it. Haha!


My new workmates are a fun bunch and I’m starting to really like working there. It’s such a warm and fuzzy feeling being back in the wonderful and exciting world of startups. And it’s great that I get to talk technology and all those geek stuff to enlighten people who aren’t as geeky as me but are also interested in knowing how things work.

Part of my life goals is to get to do stuff related to technology and music. Right now I am getting pretty much that with my new job and my band.

It’s so nice to be surrounded by such wonderful people, considering I’m not really the friendly, talk to anyone type.

Life is good.

I got free coffee from Starbucks today

That’s all. Thank you. Haha!

Office Quirks

It’s been amusing observing co-workers’ quirks. There are people who whine and complain but would stay in the office through the night and even until the morning just to finish what needs to be done. There are also people who get a little too carried away with words on e-mail. There are people who just don’t care about how their co-workers feel. There are people who are unaware of who’s doing what. Add to that the language and syntax barrier and you get a pseudo-amusement park.

And of course there would be me, enjoying the experience of all these workplace dynamics.


Here in Singapore (at least in agencies) when you go on Sick Leave, you’re on MC. It comes from the abbreviation of medical certificate, which you have to present after your sick leave. And since I finally got my medical card, I can “go MC” without going through the hassle of paying then filing for reimbursement for a medical certificate. On a side note, two of our teammates are on MC, and we have a deadline for next week. This is going to be real fun.