And the winner goes to…

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I am cleaning up my work inbox to free up some space and came across an email from the “enthusiastic” events committee of the UPEM team. This was about the awards they give out during the year-end party. Guess which one is perennially mine. πŸ™‚

  • Banksy Award – lives up freedom of expression via whiteboard graffiti
  • Bleep Award – for having the most β€œcolorful” vocabulary in the team
  • Bully Award – do we even have to define this?
  • Caffeine Addict Award – for someone who drinks the most coffee in a day even if not collecting stickers for a Starbucks Planner
  • Call of Duty: Ghost Ops – for the one who stays longer than our core hours to fulfill duties
  • Could Have Been Sweethearts – their chemistry is palpable that in another time, place, and lifetime they could have been… We can rename this to Popoy and Basha Award? May second chance! =))
  • Duct Tape Award – for being able to fix issues, resourcefully
  • Early Bird Award – for consistently being early in the office
  • Fitness First Award – for someone who hits the gym regularly
  • Food Basket Award – for being a saint in providing nutrition to the team
  • Human Vulture Award – for eating anything found lying around
  • Iron Chef Award – for the person who always packs a delicious looking lunch while everyone else gets Ministop’s Nuclear Chicken
  • Keep Calm and Carry On Award – for being calm, cool, and collected on the highest severity of issues
  • Man of Steel Award – for being thoroughly dedicated to his work that no disaster can stop him . This is given to the teammate who had no or the least number of SL’s/EL’s for the year.
  • Megaphone Award – for actively voicing out (sometimes louder than necessary) his opinions to the team
  • Most Bromantic Couple – for living up The Bro Code
  • Mr./Ms.Seenzone Award – for someone who turns the Lync taskbar icon into a blinking light, and prefers the old fashioned way of one on one interaction
  • Neatest Nook Award – for having the cleanest cube in the office
  • One More Thing Award – most likely to extend meetings
  • Papa/Mama Bear Award – for someone who takes care of the team
  • Pig Pen Award – for someone who has the messiest cube in the office
  • Six-pack Award – for someone so funny, he can give you a six-pack just by laughing
  • Social Butterfly Award – for someone you are always up to date with due to his/her social media posts
  • Stuck Thread King/Queen – for consistently causing downtime in any of our environments
  • TMNT Award – for the one who demonstrates proficiency and skill in the art of stealth
  • UPEM Fashionista (female) – for consistently dressing extraordinary in an ordinary day in the office
  • UPEM Fashionisto (male) – for consistently dressing extraordinary in an ordinary day in the office

Quoting Robert: “Good Times!”

ciao!

It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

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Our kitchen clock stopped working and the wife fetched from storage the clock I purchased from Ikea almost a decade ago when I was assigned temporarily in Finland. It was a pine-wood clock under the Doldis model name. It was smaller than the clock it replaced but thankfully it was still working and usable after all these years of storage.

The clock only has the hour and minute hands. The lack of the minute hands makes it not as useful when cooking. There was something else though that made me a butt of some jokes from my wife as I didn’t catch it when I bought the clock. Can you see it? πŸ˜‰

Ikea Doldis Clock

We will keep using the clock. I paid good money for it and we can live with its “uniqueness”. πŸ˜€

[UPDATE] I am aware that using more than 3 Roman numerals is acceptable albeit non-standard. The clock doesn’t use that form for number 9 though. πŸ™‚

ciao!

Ai-yay-yay-yay-yay

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Copyright still retained by Scott Adams and original image can be found here

One more inevitable thing that cannot be helped. My joining the brood doesnt help elevate my previous position. 😐

She loves me, she loves me not

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Remember that foolish game played by female teens wherein they pluck the petals of roses while alternating between “He loves me” and “He loves me not”? I found a healthy alternative when we had to trim the Malunggay (moringa) sapling in our driveway and found myself delegated to “pluck the leaves” duty. πŸ™‚

Oh she definitely loves me

I gave up after the fifth or sixth branch. We already had enough for the Monggo guisado as well as have some extra for the other dishes that dont usually get the Malunggay treatment.

And of course she loves me. πŸ˜‰

Sorry Ybi

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It breaks my heart but you we will have to wait a little bit longer. πŸ™

Clamoring for attention

Leo is ecstatic. He gets to be my b*tch slave for a while longer.

chugging-along

I wish I can go home early tomorrow and setup Ybi. πŸ™‚

NOTE: Aybi (I-vy) is short for Aybarra. All of my machines are male. My wife already has to contend being second fiddle to my machines, giving them female names would just be adding salt to the wound. πŸ˜‰

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