Takes me away
To where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free
Yes, you sang it right! It is from Christopher Cross’ Sailing lyrics. This song is playing in my head over and over… in fact, my Windows Media Player is playing the song while I am writing this post.
Sometimes in the middle of nowhere, I wonder what my life will lead me. There are these goals to achieve and then in one moment I just suddenly lose hope and by that instant, goals changed and I just pray and search for whatever plans God has for me.
College. I aspired to become a software engineer who develops and designs applications. Graduation came two years ago, this company came in Bohol to hold a job fair and it landed me a job. The aspirations of becoming a software engineer suddenly were gone. I was turned into a customer service representative solving technical issues and helping customers understand and read their bills. The job was great but eventually I realized the job was not tailored fit for me. It just happened that I realized it.
I resigned and tried to get a Software Engineering job but opportunity did not find me one. I was instead offered a job in Telecommunications Engineering which was 100% new to me. The pay is low but I am happy at least I will not be interacting to frustrated customers anymore.
Now the new job has applied all the subjects I hated during college – Computer Networking and Principles of Communication. It just so happens that I like these subjects now. New goals are being set. I want to be a CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA). But I need to study more. Now that I am alone, I will pursue this dream the best way I can.
As long as I live and I am happy, just take me where I have always heard it could be – which brings me back to singing the song…
Just wondering what my life could be if I were a bird. I could be one of them below…
Okay so that reminds of the song I’M LIKE A BIRD by Nelly Furtado.
I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away
I don’t know where my soul is, I don’t know where my home is
We are nothing but a low level chat supports of a prestigious contact center in Cebu. Explaining a confusing bill, troubleshooting cable reception, answering technical questions, apologizing frustrated customers, etc… are the things we do have in common… part of our every night life. We call ourselves Wave X (10).
Life is getting stressful. We do not want stress. Who does? We want to escape from our job and love to commune with nature. (LOL) Right after our shift yesterday, we had this not-so-planned activity. We went to Green Lagoon Park in Compostela, Cebu. Since this was unplanned, we thought of the place because we considered our budget. Green Lagoon Park is not too far from the city, the entrance fee is only PhP 10.00/head, the fare from Cebu City to Compostela is not that heavy in anyones pocket. We only bought 3 pieces of Lechon Manok, 50 pieces of puso (rice wrapped in coconut leaves) and 4 1.5 liters of Coca Cola as serving for lunch.
Though the budget was cheap, we still managed to enjoy ourselves. I would like to take you a tour of the said place but before doing so, allow me to show you the members of Wave 10 who were able to join yesterday. To enumerate: Ryan, Joe, me, Carmel, (Carmel’s kids: KC and CJ), Elena, Leizel and Ronald.
Let’s tour Green Lagoon Park
So these were just a few of the pictures I got. Hope you like them and I hope you have now an dea about Green Park Lagoon. For call center agents, you can hold your team building here without suffering your budget. So that would be all and thank you for reading.
Hi guys! Today I am going to let you know that I have a new photo blog.
It is called “Litrato sa Kinabuhi“, the site would showcase my love of Photography. But I just want to set proper expectations that I am not a professional photographer. This is just a simple hobby… so please forgive me if some pictures are not great! hahaha I would appreciate if you leave a comment, that would add more interactivity of the site.
I just created the site yesterday and this is how the layout of the site goes:
Forget the luxurious beaches of Bohol and let us try another beach where everyone can afford to go to. Let us visit Cabisea Beach of Ubujan District, Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
Cabisea Beach has been the source of income for many fishermen of Ubujan. It is rich with a variety of fishes, sea shells and sea weeds. This place has been my childhood’s favorite hang out. I remember the time when I would go along with my family to get some kinhason (shell fish) which we would make then as our supper. I learned how to distinguish a shellfish hiding the gulf weeds. It takes a great talent!
This beach is facing the Maribojoc Bay. It is rocky. There is a pool that would fill the entire area with sea waters if it is high tide. Mangrove Trees are planted on its side. Many locals would stop by just to chit chat, mostly are fishermen.
So my family had a picnic at this place last Tuesday morning. For months I have not visited this place and revisiting it brings me my nostalgic childhood memories.
This is the 2nd part of my post about our Team building in Bohol. You may read the first one.
So we’ve been to Hinagdanan Cave, Bohol Bee Farm, Chocolate Hills Complex in Carmen, Butterfly Conservation Center, Man-made forest in Bilar and Hanging Bridge in Sevilla. Our next stop…
NEXT STOP: Loboc River
I must say I enjoyed my time while cruising and having my lunch in Loboc River. For PhP 350, you can eat your lunch with “all you can eat” foods. The ambiance of Loboc River is worth the pay. The amateur singer inside the floating restaurant is enough to add the happiness of the atmosphere. I tell you if you have a big problem while you are there, you will suddenly forget it. My experience there was simply amazing! The river was clean to look at though I was not tempted to swim. It took us more than 30 minutes to enjoy the cruise. Part of the cruise, we were surprised by the locals who all wore in a costume… they were dancing and singing… It was really happy. One of the tourist tried to dance with the Tinikling and it seemed that she had a hard time on it. What was more appealing to the eye was when we reach the end of the cruise. It was the Busay Falls… with its serene waters doing its natural activity. It was relaxing!
Our time in Loboc River was the greatest highlight of our tour for me!
Next Stop: Python Prony in Alburquerque, Baclayon Church and Bool Blood Compact Site
LAST STOP: Tagbilaran Pier. We were bound for Cebu City 5:35PM that day 02/17. We were tired but we had fun.
The team building was successful. I had the chance to get along with my team mates and know each other more. The experience was all worthy.