in any case, i came upon an interesting post from a blogger regarding a trip i made to leyte for a presentation to the Philippine Society of IT Educators and Philippine Society of IT Students. I'm attaching a quote:
"Just wanna share what happened to me one of these days. We attended the PSITE and PSITS Joint Congress last March 4, 2009. That’s last Wednesday. We had two speakers there. The first one was Mr. Dennis Tagamolila from Aspire/Aegis People Support (Cebu). He’s a Senior Manager *forgot the full title of his position* of the said company. He’s still young. Beside me on that convention was ann [dwickedme.uni.cc]. We were silent at first and then I told her “oh ann! that man looks ‘bigatin’”. She said “yeah, me too thinks he is.”ahahah! But honestly he’s really ‘bigatin’. Even though he doesn’t look that formal, but hey! The charm is strong! I think everyone of us in the convention notice that. He discussed to us about BPO’s, the current situation of the IT Industry and a lot more. The second speaker was a Dean of Computer Studies of one of the schools in Dagupan he was Mr. Reynald Jay Hernandez. He discussed to us a bit on the Introduction to Higher Programming Language. I was expecting more on his talk but sad to say. It was short. The first speaker was more entertaining that the second one..ahaha! No offense Sir Jay.heheh!^^j
I thought I will not enjoy the convention, but I did! Thank God..
Back to tons of project…"
i am not sure if he meant "bigatin" because of my weight or my stature? i'm hoping its the latter. in any case, i am glad i made an impression on the future generation! i'm used to speaking in front of a crowd and i've learned to use humor and self-depreciating remarks to get them to relax and listen.
on the down-side, i kind of miss my teaching job ever since i decided to go back to a full time commitment with my company. no regrets though, my scope and responsibility have helped hundreds of people find a job. at the end of the day, that's my real passion. every flipino enabled, empowered and employed!