its one hell of a riot this week but i’m lovin’ every bit of it! as in!
i started the week with a new found love for RUNNING!!! i don’t know what got in me but i just feel like i can run a thousand miles now.. just for this week, i ran 4 times.. can’t believe it coz i used to be so “tamad” to run.. hehehe.. just sayin… =)
ok, so last Feb 09, Team Philippine Azkals (our football team) went head to head with Blue Wolves of Mongolia and they won!!! now, i’m not just in love with running, i also fell for Football! i wanted to learn so bad that i’m scouring all webbies just to find a school for football where i can enroll & learn how to play the game. i’m not aiming to play professionally but i wanted to at least experience playing the game & know everything about football.. now, i’m really shocked.. i already said i’m not a sports buff and i shy-away to anything related to sports but now i’m totally loving it, especially football.. guess i got so inspired by the team Azkal hunks James & Phil Younghusband and Neil Etheridge.. hehehe.. =P
yesterday, i was doing my weekly competitive scan & found this article on one of the websites that i’m scanning: http://www.ourawesomeplanet.com/awesome/2011/02/worlds-best-sandbox-2011-by-butch-j-jimenez.html#more. it was an article by Mr. Anton Diaz of ourawesomeplanet talking about getting a free calendar from Mr. Butch Jimenez. I saw the actual calendar and the pics on it and it was really awesome!! pictures of different beaches here in the Philippines (and Amanpulo is included! yeah, Amanpulo!!), children with their warm & welcoming smiles, and other scenic view of our country. It says on the article if you want a copy, you can email Mr. Butch Jimenez, and its for free, no strings attached. So I just found myself composing an email to Sir Butch, talking about my love for photography, beaches & travel as well then asking for a copy if he still has a spare one to share with me. I’m not expecting a reply really but when i opened my email this morning, I saw a reply. i was thrilled!!! haha! i can get a copy of that beautiful calendar! it says on the email that i can coordinate with Sir Butch’s secretary so I can get a schedule to fetch the calendar. i answered right away, thanked him for the copy (and for being so accomodating & friendly on email) then i found out he’s from PLDT. coincidentally, my cousin is working there too so i asked if he happen to know someone by the name of Dennis Cerrer (again, not expecting for any reply at all). he replied and said, he doesn’t know my cousin but would love to meet him one day. after a few minutes i received another email by the name of Menardo Jimenez Jr. and the email domain belongs to PLDT. this email said: “hey dennis, i got an email from your cousin and she’s asking for a copy of my calendar.. regards, butch.” the email was sent to Dennis Cesar Cerrer and Sir Butch cc’d me.. apparently Sir Butch took the liberty to find my cousin and emailed him. Got so surprised when my cousin sent back a reply acknowledging me as his cousin and asking for a copy of the calendar too! such a small world!! i got so curious and googled Sir Butch’s profile. and to my surprise, i found out that he’s a big boss in Smart Communications (that explains the ‘sandbox’ theme!). he’s the senior vice president for the retail business group of PLDT. i was actually talking to the big boss (something i haven’t done before!)!!! so i immediately checked the emails i sent (thank God for the sent folder) and see if my grammar was ok, if my english was good, if my sentence construction is flawless & faultless and thank God it was! and i’m loving the fact that i constructed the email with utmost respect to the one i’m sending it.
two things i learned from this experience, courtesy & respect. you should always have it, never loose it. always give it to people you meet and people you talk to (either personal or via the web or something). coz really you never knew who you’re talking to, right? let’s take for example a situation in the workplace. you’re just a level 1 (very ordinary) employee working on reports needed by the bosses. you know you’re good at what you do and people say you’re smart. one day, you woke up feeling so important because everybody’s asking for your report, saying they needed you (or the report or whatever), then you suddenly felt that the world in the work place will cease to exist if you’re not gonna do your report. what you did was you by-passed several bosses and sent your report straight to the Director. think about it, just because you know you’re good and you feel indispensible, you now have the license to do that to the bosses? pagbali-baliktarin man ang buong mundo, empleyado ka lang, boss sila and being a smart-ass does not give you the license para mangbastos ng boss..
never feel superior to other people, remain as humble as possible at all times. got my parents to thank to for raising me up inculcating in my mind that if i want people to respect me, i should respect them as well.. in tagalog, mabuting pakikisama at respeto sa kapwa.. that’s all you need… =)
Again, pakikisama at respeto.. that’s the important thing.. =)
oh & somebody with no manners asked for my help yesterday & he didn’t even said thank you after getting all the things he needed from me.. manners people, where are your manners???
so that’s the wrap of my week! =)