On Work

Back in grade school, I always had the concept that adults rarely have fun at work. Having watched too many movies, and Filipino TV series then, I thought that the adult life was composed of dragging yourself to work, hiding from your boss and making a huge decision --- that is quitting your job and becoming your own boss.

I didn't always have my dream job. In fact, I still am not with the job my second grade self had imagined: a news broadcaster. Somewhere during college, I let go of that dream. After all, my degree, Mass Communications, was an area of study that could lead one to places. And places I have been. I've had crappy jobs [one that pays really gooooood but well, it's just not me.] And one that I have now, which pays okay, but is a breeze getting through no matter how tough it has been. In February, I will celebrating my second year in the company and I barely feel like I am that old in there!

So that is why this post is about my work because I'd like to share some of the fun moments I had. Take note, though that this is not at all comprehensive because like normal yuppies, I do sit in front of my computer all day sometimes. I attend meetings where I don't understand what we are discussing and do other things a normal employee does [whatever that is!].

One of the first stuff I had to do at work was pose for product merchandise materials.
This was used for a product billboard in Binondo but was taken off after a year,
to give way to the current campaign.
Yes, in crutches, nonetheless!

Meeting colleagues who does the same work across the other side of the world
and some from Asia, too!
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2008

Occasionally picking up the ball for the team [we ended up being champions, too!]

Putting conversational skills to the test with Pia

Occasionally donning a costume [I can't believe I'm posting this here]
but the experience of parading all over Binondo was fun!

Occasional trophy girl, as in yes, handing out trophies onstage!
Unfortunately, no photo in the act but here with the event hosts, Marc Nelson
and Dyan Castillejo.

Live from Petron Macapagal, Sam YG and I were telling everyone
to pass by Macapagal and if we spot them with the special sticker,
the driver will automatically win a trip to Thailand.

A lucky kuya won one of the minor prizes, an iPod Nano.

So that is a little peek of what my work life is --- it's not always advertising, writing, meeting endorsers and fun times. But I'm a happy camper, I enjoy what I do [heck, the passion can be overwhelming, in a positive way, sometimes] and I can imagine growing with the company, the work. To me, that is the most important thing of all.

Hope all of you are enjoying this weekend. I'm off to a birthday party and be a driver to my brother who's leaving yet again for a one-week vacation. Happy Saturday!