Monday, October 26, 2009

Swiss missing

This morning, while I was working on our mugs of hot choco for breakfast, I subconsciously told Vincent, "Sana pala nag-uwi ako ng Swiss coffee mugs...bigla 'kong na-miss ang Geneva a!", to which he replied, "Well, it's been a year."

Yes, it's been a year. This time last year, I was just counting the days until I'm finally back home. But I still very well recall that, along with the excitement of coming home was the ripping feeling that I was leaving Geneva, and was not sure if I'll ever get to see Switzerland again. I remember telling Tet and LK (always had lunch with them at work) a few days after my internship was over, that I'm going to miss Geneva after all. It was a totally out of the blue remark, a half-banter in between, and I knew I blew them away with it. Si Teng ba 'yan?! They knew how much I desperately wanted to fast-forward everything just to get home, and then there I was, having my touching moment. I, too, was surprised at myself when I expressed that.

That was so a year ago. But the Swiss links are still very much on fire! We still have choco dragees in the fridge and enjoy the fruit tea every so often (Thanks, Peachie!). Above all, the amazing memories and friendships will never be taken away from me.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


...for this:

This used to be my staple snack (besides Maltesers) during my "quiet times" at my office space at the ILO. Been bugging my husband to bring me home a box of this. Sana lang 'di malusaw agad. 

Monday, February 23, 2009

All in a day's work

The challenge of a true manager is really, to manage. To administer. To be on top of everything.

The manager's challenge is to be a manager, no matter what happens. Just as doctors are to their patients, to be objective about decision-making does not mean one is being heartless. And when decisions are made, they are justified. The heart is there.

In the end, it's just all in a day's work. And for some, going home at the end of the day is the best happy ending of all.