TeraServe, Inc.

I will finally be realizing my long-term career dream of heading a company of my own. My partners and I have pooled all of our resources the past couple of months to incorporate/found an upstart, Philippine IT company – TeraServe, Inc. (TSI) – with yours truly serving as its President and CEO.

We won’t be competing with the large Philippine IT companies, but will instead focus more on relatively-obscure niche markets. Hopefully, this “longtail” approach will help the company throughout the fledgling phase of its growth.

I’m coming home

Whew! Finally! The past couple months have been extremely challenging and difficult for me and I’m glad that after doing some soul searching and a little affirmative action, I can finally get some decent sleep.

I officially tendered my resignation last week, the 21st of March. The event was quite liberating especially since the coming weeks will be spent eagerly awaiting and preparing for my trip home, my second home that is (which by the way is my old workplace).

This ‘balik-bayan’ will start on the 3rd week of April, after the Holy Week period. It’s about time that I get some worry-free rest.

Cheers!

On affirmative action

It has been a while since my last post mainly because I’ve been kept busy with work. The past couple of weeks have also been spent doing some serious thinking, personal assessment and life planning.

I’ve been getting into a lot of extremely stressful and depressing situations lately and it apparently has caused undesirable effects on my health and personal well being. I’m glad that I have Conne to support and guide me throughout this slump.

I learned that you shouldn’t just sit around and mope about the negative things that happen to you. You should act on it and confront the problem or at least figure out a way to work around it. Which is exactly what I am going to do. So, here’s to affirmative action! πŸ™‚

Celebrating Lola Pura’s 86th birthday – Filipino style

We celebrated “Lola” Pura Roman’s 86th birthday today. She is Conne’s grandmother (on her mother’s side) and CJ’s great-grandmother. The word “lola”, by the way, is a Filipino term of respect for grandmothers, with “lolo” being the local term for grandfathers.

Today was therefore also a reunion of sorts for the Roman Family (a rather large clan, I might add), with Lola Pura being the matriarch. It was held at “Tito” Bob and “Tita” Yol Estrada’s residence in Sucat. A “tito” and a “tita”, on the other hand, are local terms for uncles and aunts, respectively.

The party was fun. I especially enjoyed the very interesting video presentations made by the “apos” (plural). An “apo” being a Filipino term for grandchildren. As the resident IT geek, I did play a minor part in the presentation since they needed to have a minor technical glitch fixed with the presentation laptops that were being used. (*sigh* – even on a weekend… Ha!)

CJ was really hyper the entire morning, and so it was just a matter of time before he went into his usual “battery recharge” mode. And as can be seen from the picture on the right, you could pretty much tell that I took advantage of it as well! πŸ™‚

I really felt bad that I had to go home earlier than the rest. With an IT audit coming up at work, I had to finish a huge amount of documentation paperwork due Monday. πŸ™

And so, I had to say my goodbyes to “lola”, as well as all the “tito”, “tita”, “ate”, “kuya”, “kamag-anak”, “kapit-bahay”, “ka-barangay”, “ka-parokya”, and “ka-tagay” who were present. πŸ˜‰

So, have you figured out what the terms mean yet? Haha! Then stay tuned for the succeeding blog posts.

“Magandang gabi po! Sa uulitin! πŸ™‚