If I’d ever get a tattoo, I want it to look exactly like this.

If I’d ever get a tattoo, I want it to look exactly like this.

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All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

All I know since yesterday is everything has changed.

And I will make sure to keep my distance
Say “I love you” when you’re not listening

And I will make sure to keep my distance

Say “I love you” when you’re not listening

I guess I woke up at the right side of the bed.

L.A. Bakeshop pandesal + cream cheese + egg + steaming cup of choc = perfect combination for breakfast in this rainy weather

The best thing about working in the Accounting Department is that everybody counts.

Second to the last day at Hyder Consulting Middle East Ltd. - Manila Regional Headquarters

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

superelflove:

mini modelo

Alonso Mateo. My gahd, sooo cute! I wanna raid his closet!

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With my minion.

With my minion.

Departing from what you are accustomed to isn’t always bad.

“Secondment for 2 months. Kill me now.” That’s what I tweeted a week ago. That’s what I felt like saying when I received our Audit scheduler’s email containing secondment of two staff. I was included. It meant I would be deployed to be a temporary employee of a private company, one of my firm’s outsourcing division’s clients. The client has the option to extend the secondment for another month.

At that moment, I felt like slack season has taken its toll on me. After busy season, I was not forecasted to another audit client. For one month I was assigned as a staff for an agreed-upon procedure engagement. In the succeeding months after the hellish busy season, I found myself busy keeping up with my to-watch movies and series list. Many times, I would go to work and surf the net all day and pretending to be hectic while trying to conceal the video player on my laptop. I can honestly say I’ve experienced almost all the perks of being unassigned.

Secondment is what I and my officemates have been frightened of. It’s not that it’s more nerve-wracking than audit. It’s the similarity of a spaceman going to Mars. Your contact to the “world you used to live in” is pretty thin.

I dreaded the probability of not being updated of what’s happening in the office, not be able to eat together with dear officemates, and what I consider the most crucial, the possibility of losing my audit skills and knowledge.

However, I came to realize that this secondment is the slap in the face that I needed. I was in a very good firm and I needed to be productive. The firm pays me for my time charges and in return I must contribute to its growth.

Growth. This is the very reason I entered the firm. And what better way to look this secondment as an opportunity to grow and learn new things.

It’s not at all that bad to be seconded to a private company especially the one that I am deployed to. It’s an international engineering consulting firm, boasting projects which included the current tallest building in the world. I could not ask for more.

I am exposed to a whole new environment where I barely knew the employees. I was ecstatic when I found out I have my own area. It’s very exciting to meet new people and establish ties with them. And thank God, my officemate and good friend for a very long time who was also seconded is with me in the process.

Learning how to do the tasks of a private employee especially the technical part is tedious and challenging. To blend in on a different culture is another thing. But it’s all a matter of perspective.

Right now I’m enjoying every bit of this new experience. I hope this feeling will last until my last day in the client.