Monday, November 19, 2018

Backride Diaries: Windmill Farm Pililla, Rizal

Do you want to see windmills with our going to Ilocos? Now you can! Located in Pililla, Rizal the Windmill Farm is the place you need! There are a total of 5 windmill farms in the country at the moment, 3 in Ilocos, 1 in Mindoro and this one.

The construction of this area started in 2013 and was complete in 2016. It has 27 windmills that can generate 54MW of wind power per year which can support 66,000 households in the Metro.

Since its opening, it has been reported that 130,000 visitors come per week. It is turning into a proper tourist destination with the Visitors' Center helping people learn more about wind-generated energy and enjoying the view of the sea and the windmills.

Here is a map from the Antipolo Cathedral to the Windmill Farm. I hope you will be able to visit sometime. Plus, it is free!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Shortening the distance: Meeting the Site Leader at Schneider Electric

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Thursday, September 13, I got to know more about the company and the site leader. The session or meeting was called Shortening the distance. It was the HR's idea on how they can show that Zandro or Z the site leader is approachable and down to earth.

The introductions were short and the main topic is how we can make the office and the work world-class. Z explained that the rules being implemented right now are for people that might be abusing some of the benefits they are getting from the company.

As stated in this post this office is a BPO but does not really follow all the rules there is in a normal BPO office. Z wants a few adjustments to that to be able to get to his vision of being world-class.

The facilities are being upgraded, as it is one of the things he has noticed with other BPO offices. He was to balance it out. If I got this idea correctly, he wants to adopt the good things from both the in-house contact center and a BPO office. Also, he does not mind if you are sleeping in the production area as long as you are on break, it is his way of compensating as we do not have sleeping quarters.

Plans for better facilities and medical benefits are on the way too. To be honest, I think that one hour with the director is great, it really made me feel that I was lucky to finally get to work with this company.

Monday, September 10, 2018

How do you answer the question, "Are we okay?"

I don't really know after all, okay for me is not a state of something. It is not positive nor negative unless you add the tone of your voice to it. You need to factor in as well, how your listener will take it. We are so used to getting okay as a good reply when in fact there will always be more to it.

Take the photo above as a sample, one of them can be asking if the other is okay. The simple answer will be "yes, I'm okay." The question should be "How are you holding up?" or "Do you think we can find something here we can use to stay afloat?" This might be overthinking for other but this is a better question than the one on the title. There is more concern on those question.

What if there are really close to somewhere safe, "Are you okay?" is fine as long as there is a follow up like "can you still swim towards the shore or boat?"

Whatever the situation don't settle for an "I'm okay!" or "We're okay." reply.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Review: The YARD, Centennial Road, Cavite

This is a newly opened food park in Cavite. We went there last Monday, as I did not have work. There are I think around 30 plus stores in it. Giving you and your friends or family options.

This place has you covered from appetizers to dessert. Sherome and I were suppose to meet up with my college friends. The set time was 4pm but they were late. So we when ahead and bought food from Transporkmer.

When the other got there, they order ribs, Shawarma, fries and takoyaki. It was great! To be honest it was kinda pricey but hey you only get to see college friends on such occasions. I got dessert from a store called Ice Cream Lab. It was called death by chocolate.