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Royal Caribbean Cruise 2017   Leave a comment

Been so busy with work. I finally had time to edit them.

My family went on a Royal Caribbean cruise back in March-April to celebrate the milestone April birthdays.

The first two days were spent at sea on our way to Labadee, Haiti.
We went to Labadee, Haiti (day 3) and Falmouth and Ocho Rios Jamaica (day 4).
I didn’t go on any excursion on day 6 so I just took videos from events on the ship.

I’m done.

RE: Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?   Leave a comment

Got the job. I’m now a project manager 🙂

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Posted May 13, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Personal

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?   2 comments

This is a question that came up a lot in my job interviews over the past 8 years. Starting off after college, I didn’t really know what I see myself doing professionally. Eight years later and I still don’t know. But now I have an idea. I’ve accumulated enough work experience on multiple roles from five different jobs.

Earlier this year, two managers from my team of 50+ members approached me and had the silly idea to have me lead a project for our client. It’s a short term project which our company had never done before and they figured I was the right fit for this task. It also doubled as a test run for what I can do with it. They’ve been throwing around the idea of giving me one of our existing programs as a team lead.

The short term project just ended. I recently completed my analysis and sent it to my managers for review before sending it to the client. Impressed by my post analysis of the project, our head project manager shopped around my PowerPoint presentation to our company’s big shots and our client lead, who said “job well job.” I’m humbled by all this praise, giving a boost to my ego.

I just had my interview with one of our managers and former team lead for a project management position. Apparently I’m the only one qualified among those who sent their application. Other than formalities and signed documents, I think the position is all but mine.

Hoping for the best.

I’m done.

Posted April 20, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Musings, Personal

One Less Thing To Worry About   Leave a comment

One thing I learned in college is that procrastination is a double-edged sword. You can hold off on doing homework, studying, or coding projects until the last few days before the deadline provided that you know the subject matter well enough. If not, you’ll struggle and pile on stress.

Stress is almost normal in my twenties from college to the workplace. Now in my thirties, I’d rather rid myself of these situations. In my line of work, they are ever present. Now that I’m taking on more responsibilities, even the mundane things such as bathroom cleaning, vacuuming the carpet, laundry (washing and folding), if I hold off on doing them, they pile on.

I don’t always do them, but I try to fold my laundry after I wash/dry them on the same day. I clean and vacuum with no distractions. If I’m cleaning the bathroom at the same time, I do all of them straight through. These and other household chores, grocery shopping, paying my bills, etc… the sooner I do them, the less things I have to worry about it. The more free time I have.

Time for Homeland, Billions, The Walking Dead and Chill.

I’m done.

Posted March 5, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Personal

New Year. New Age   Leave a comment

Just when I was about to write a random post, I accidentally logged in to my Xanga account out of habit, even though all I can do now is read my subscriptions from bloggers who bought lifetime access prior to 2.0.

I don’t really have a point with this post. It’s been a minute (read: a long while) since I’ve made any decent updates. I still post videos I’ve made on YouTube, but I’m definitely out of practice as far as blogging goes. I guess I’m just so used to writing anything back on Xanga and getting somewhat instant feedback with the people I got to know there. Gradually, I moved on from more personal posts. It’s not the same interaction as before, except for the occasional random posts I do. The landscape has changed. Twitter, Snapchat. Instagram. The list goes on.

Let’s see.

  • I have 8 minutes left on my timer before I pour a cup of fabric softener in the washer.
  • I’m coasting through life.
  • From 2013 to 2017, I’ve had two jobs. My last job was the longest I’ve help a job at two-and-a-half years. In November 2016, I was hire full time at my current job after a year of contract work. I was doing contract work for almost 4 years, minus the worst job I’ve had which hired me full time after my 3-month contract ended (which I quit just shy of 3-months right after because FUCK THEM that’s why).
  • My manager recognized all the hard work I’ve done for the company and has rewarded me with more work in the form of more responsibilities, training, and managing my own project and program in the next few months. I can’t believe I’m finally growing up and on track to become a project manager. And I’m scared and excited and anxious and happy and stressed and just a puddle of mush all at the same time.
  • Just turned 33.
  • Just went downstairs to pour the fabric softener on my clothes. That should give me 19 minutes and down till washing is done and on to the dryer.
  • Pokemon GO became a thing last year. Got really into it for like 3 months. I heard they have an update.
  • About 3 years ago, I bought a Live Gamer Portable for recording videogame footage on my PS3. I wanted to show gameplay footage of the games I play and post it on YouTube. I’ve always had a knack for video editing, but working on these videos allowed me to practice editing techniques I’ve never done before. Most of my videos are set to music.
  • I still play on my PS3. I really want to get a PS4, but I just feel guilty not finishing my existing PS3 games which I haven’t played. Not really sure if I have OCD, but it’s definitely a thing with me. That and hoarding. And completing a set like when I bought LEGO Architecture sets, Assassin’s Creed Mega Blok sets, and the Walking Dead sets (filed under ill-advised purchases). They’re still in the box (some of them, at least).
  • My right shoulder appears to be stabilizing now. I just can’t do too much strenuous activities like lifting heavy weights, jumping jacks, and awkward angles on my right side. My first real visit to a gym was met with 3 weeks of “my arm feels like it’s about to pop out of my” shoulder pain.
  • Acceptance. That it’s okay to be sad. That not everything works out as planned. That you just bounce right back… starting from zero.
  • Laundry is done. Time for the dryer.

I’m done.

Posted February 11, 2017 by StupidSystemus in Personal