Creating, Culture, Me, Ponderisms, Technology

How to work from home and look good doing it – Office Blogs

Interesting read.


Telecommuting offers wonderful benefits, but it’s not without its problems. Discover ways to increase mobile productivity, communication and engagement.

Source: How to work from home and look good doing it – Office Blogs

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Cool, Culture, In Awe, Technology

Ergon Desk

I like the concept of lowering and raising the desk, to changing from sitting and standing, but it might not be ideal for a call center environment – it will be too loud and unable to hear while talking with customers. An option of a rectangular version might be great as well. The ideas are endless, and it could start from here. :)

Ergon Desk is a six-person desk consisting of six workstations arranged in a circle, making it easy to collaborate with everyone on the desk.

Source: Ergon Desk

Culture, Movies, Reads, Technology

Every Time

Why is it that every time I have to go to work the next day, I am not tired in the least bit? Here goes my insomnia again. It’s so bad, I had to take a sleeping pill but I have to wait for 30 minutes for it to take effect. So here I am, before I find myself drooling on my keyboard. I also apologize in advance for randomness you might find in here. *grin*

I’m so excited, because either tomorrow or within 2 days’ time, I’ll be getting an Alienware PC. I’m still antsy about it being so expensive, but I’m 5 years due of getting a new one anyway and why not get one of the best? My investment better be worth it. (I hope.) That’s one of the things that’s keeping me awake right now.

A friend of mine, AKA Olorin The Grey, got me hooked on anime again. And, youtube.com got me hooked in looking for anime clips. One that caught my eye is the one called Mahou Sensei Negima, from the creator of Love Hina. So, for you anime lovers out there, check it out, though I must warn you that it is PG-14 — at least that’s how I would rate it.

Speaking of youtube.com, I put in Dani’s videos in there for your (friends and family) viewing pleasure. Just go to the site and search for leizakatrina (no spaces).

FFATI hosted a despedida (farewell party) Thursday night for one of our members that’s going back to the Philippines on assignment. She’ll be staying there for 18 months, on a U.S. salary, living in a condo in Makati, and she will have a chauffeur and a maid to boot. She’s soooo lucky! I’m so happy for her.

Luci, Dani and I watched the movie Jet Li’s Fearless Friday night. It made me cry. :( After the movie, we stopped by our usual hang-out in the mall — Barnes and Noble (we usually stay there and have a cup of java at their cafe). Since it was almost closing time, we ordered a couple of coffees to go and went home. It was so relaxing I asked Luci, “why can’t we stay like this forever?” *sigh*

Anyway, I think the sleeping pill is starting to kick in, so before I drop, I’ll say toodles.

Culture, Ponderisms, Trips

Contemplation

So, after the performance last Saturday, I’ve begun to realize I’m making a comeback to the Filipino culture group. My thirst for learning about my roots has taken over me again. I’ll have to take up arnis again, too. I just hope I won’t get burned out again like before. I enjoy doing this just to make other people unknown to the culture understand what Filipinos are about.

I can’t wait to see the video they did for the performance. The first part was really well done and it actually sent chills up my spine because of how moving it was. I’ll definitely send a copy to my friend, Jennifer, in SF.

In other news, going to watch movies all day Sunday with my sister. That would be fun. I haven’t done that in a long while.

In other other news, Lucien’s birthday is on Saturday, but I have no idea what to get him.

In other other other news, I’ll be going out of town again last week of August. Where? Chicago. My cousin’s getting married. :)

Culture, Family

She came up from the ashes

What I’m doing this Saturday: an FFATI performance.

Lucien had his nephews and niece over last night. I don’t know what he was thinking bringing them (they are from ages 6-11), and knowing that he hasn’t slept in 24 hours makes me more worried. However, they seem to have behaved themselves…the hard part was making them sleep. We finally slept around 5am. And then wake up at around 9am. *groan*

Nevertheless, Lucien and I had fun with them. But I hope next time they come over, I don’t have to work the next day.

Have a good weekend everyone.