Office Upgrades


Posted by Anne | Posted in Musical Instruments, Work-Life Balance, Working Activities, Workmates Attitude | Posted on 18-08-2016

There has been so much of upgrades that’s been happening in our work place such as on system tools and some machine processors. New versioning more like of having an iLok 2 are taking place.

While some of these are already lined up for implementations and some are already in progress, I wish that they also have plans of upgrading people not just on the position as well as on the skills and salary which have been promised long long time ago.

Series of resignations is currently being observed and I think its just right for them to think about giving what the employee deserve while they are here not when the talent has already planned to hop into another company.

Q2 Team Bonding


Posted by Anne | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14-06-2016

Your Learning While Having Fun Committee (LWHF) in coordination with the Well-Being Council is excited to announce our first team bonding activity for this year!

It’s going to be a SUMMER OUTING type and it’ll start 2pm of April 29, 2016 at Terre Verte Farm Resort (Indang, Cavite). FPA employees should all take a 6am-2pm shift to give way for the set activities on the said date.

The resort will be for FPA’s exclusive use until the next day (Saturday) – corresponding survey will be rolled-out to identify people who will be staying overnight.

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Further announcement will follow. For inquiries, reach out to the respective LWHF representative(s) of your team.

Milk Tea Cravings


Posted by Anne | Posted in Milk Tea, Musical Instruments | Posted on 01-05-2016

Just the other night, on our way home coming from our department’s summer outing activity I felt this urge in me to have a sip of milk tea. We’ve been to a shop just within the vicinity and it was closed, decided to go to the mall where a Starbucks stand and it just as we arrived the signboard was flipped to close,tried to go a nearby town and things alike it was already closed then we decided to go home.

As we pass by the crossing then hubby saw a cafe we turned back to see if they do serve milk tea and we’re lucky enough that we even catch an acoustic band playing in there. Like a fortunate guitar center hours we did some jammin while we enjoy the drinks and chips that we ordered.

Q1.2016 Call with the Customers


Posted by Anne | Posted in Conference Call, Working Activities | Posted on 25-03-2016

Two (2) days ago when I hosted a conference call and webex meeting with all my LOB (Line of Business) Finance customers. It was like I never know myself well as I had this feeling of anxiety and nervousness during the session. Admittedly, there are instances of me running out of words as if I do not know that thing I am talking about even though it was on of the reasons why I am having sleepless nights during the last days. i set it to end for an hour but I had this intention of finishing it really quick but with all those questions raised we ended almost just in time.

Well its a relief that finally its done.

Rositas Ring


Posted by Anne | Posted in Accessories, Jewelry, Wedding, Wedding bands | Posted on 22-03-2016

Around February when my officemate gave the very first yellow gold ring of my life. It was not for free but at a very affordable price. I showed it to my partner and he teased me about why I am getting an engagement ring for myself so I immediately responded that it is not the kind of ring it is a flower designed diamond the jeweller called “rositas”. I told him further that an engagement ring is normally a single stoned crown and also asked him to look for the different types of it at joy jewelers wedding bands. In there he would be able to see a variety of quality and affordable rings. Well actually I am. Just giving him a hint so he can save for it but I am not expecting anything really coz I don’t want to get dissappointed in the end.

Lucky Me


Posted by Anne | Posted in Working Activities | Posted on 19-03-2016

For more than three (3) decades of existence, I have never been so lucky when it comes to raffle draws. But this year I guess the wind is blowing in a different direction. Just yesterday during the annual general assembly of our cooperative my name has been called for a prize which is a small kitchen appliance – a blender. Just a few months backs during our department’s Christmas party I won the same prize of the same kind but with different colors. While this is still one of the minor picks the fact that I have been chosen over a thousand of entries is already a sign of fortune.

Leaf Instrument


Posted by Anne | Posted in Clarinet, Musical Instruments | Posted on 15-03-2016

One of the things that I do during weekends other than getting enough of sleep to destress myself from the pressures of work is watching the talent show Pilipinas Got Talent. How I love to see Filipino people showcasing their skills in different aspects such as dancing, magic tricks, singing and etc. I remember once there was this old man who joined and show the people how he amazingly play a leaf in his mouth as an accompaniment. I wonder if he ever dreamt and asked himself how much is a clarinet? What he has shown is an awesome and great talent considering his age.

When Travelling Isn’t Fun


Posted by Anne | Posted in Strategic Planning, Travel, US Travel, Work-Life Balance, Working Activities | Posted on 27-02-2016

Last week I was told that there was an email invite for me from our boss who is based in the United States. The invitation is for me to attend a 2-day meeting. Prior to it was a direct invite to me coming from a business partner. I was hoping that it could be at least a week-long travel.

Then I was informed by my manager that I should only attend the meeting and come back immediately. This is when I feel that it is no longer a healthy travel.

Traveling isn’t fun when:

1) It is purely business – though the objective in its entirety is to do business but I am not a hypocrite to admit that you also expect some kind of pleasure along with it.
2) When the travel time is more than the your expected length of stay especially when it takes more than 8 hours of trip regardless if its by land, air or water (unless its a cruise ship).
3) You are being stricken by your conscience with the thought of leaving your family and being alone workingespecially when you have kids.
4) You are going to miss a significant occasion.

While technically it isn’t right to draw travel fun at the expense of your employer sometimes it is more important to think about the welfare of employees.

Pre-Birthday Celebration


Posted by Anne | Posted in Musical Instruments | Posted on 01-02-2016

Yesterday was one of the most tiring days ever when I had to prepare for my hubby’s pre-birthday celebration with his team composed of a little less than twenty people. From those food stuff that I started to cook since Saturday night plus the fact that I needed to rise up earlier even if its weekend simply because they will come from a night shift work schedule. There were drinks set and video karaoke as well with music as if with Boss DD7 effect. The party was fun and good thing that they liked everything that we have prepared for them.

Happy Birthday to our Grand Son_Jamjam


Posted by Anne | Posted in Birthday Celebration, Birthday Greetings, Home Appliance | Posted on 18-01-2016


I never expected to be called “grandmother” at my young age but I had no choice since my partner has older siblings with children of marrying age already. One of his nieces had a son and he just turned one today. Monday it is and I was not so sure if I would be able to attend the party. Yesterday, I bought him a gift a pair of clothes which he can wear everyday. My boys already had an agreement of going to the venue after my son’s class. It was around 4 o’clock when I finally decided to come. I am supposed to leave the office at 5:30pm and so I asked for permission to go under time. I go along with my office mate who lives just across their place and on my way I was thinking about a table with premier table linens oval table cloth and with full of food stuff and so I felt so hungry because of that thought. With that I would need to forget about my diet in the meantime.