Posts Tagged ‘personal reflection’

Wha’s in a NAMETAG?

Most frequently, in an amateur event, this piece of paper or ID is looked upon lowly. But, for professional organizers, a simple nametag is a ticket to know the person intimately.

I came to reflect on the value of the nametag upon attending a small assembly of young people in Alaska, Mambaling, Cebu City. The event came to a point where they have to introduce the new members and attendees. It was a good start of the organization that afternoon, until the emcee’s began to say this lines, “can we ask the gentleman from the left corner to stand and introduce himself.”

What’s wrong with the line? Calling a person other than his name or nickname establishes distance and unfamiliarity. The ability to tell the persons name at a glance, on the other hand, establishes the organizers ability to pay courtesy, respect and familiarity to the participants.

There can be an excuse to this situation. The organizer might say, they don’t know the persons name so they call it by the possible adjectives we can connect to him. This may be OK for some, but if you intend to establish a long term connection with this persons, what just had happened was a big “NO, NO!” (more…)


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Every year calls for a resolution — things you want to do for the rest of the year.

My personal culture is not as what others think. I take a pause in my ever busy life, distance myself from the buzz of urban living and see how had I been for the past year.

As I may recall it, through God’s Divine Providence I am thankful of the following 2007:

  • no serious family illness in my family
  • Tatay was assigned back here in Cebu South
  • My ‘lil sisters Wewet and Badi went back to school life
  • My younger brother Cocoy found a satisfying high paying job from his long time hobby and passion as a professional gamer
  • Ate Venus found a new job as ESLTeacher
  • promoted three times — from Market Development Officer to Market Development Specialist of Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc.
  • part of the remarkable team who ran the Cebu X 2007
  • became project director of the three major Christian youth activities in the church, namely: the General Youth Assembly(GYA), Christian Youth Month (CYM) and the Children’s Worship Service (CWS) Day.
  • been one of the kuya to the current to new breed of Christian Brotherhood International (CBI) Cebu South District officer.
  • finished my Masters in Business Administration (MBAE) from Southwestern University and gained new “master” friends.
  • visited Singapore and Malaysia for my master degree Educational Tour
  • delegate of the Intfair XVII training program held in Rotterdam, Netherlands with international exhibitions exposure in Koln Messe, Cologne, Germany.
  • side-trips Brussels, Belgium and Paris, France after visiting Amsterdam, Modurodam and The Hague, The Netherlands.
  • had a sweet little niece named KIM and watching naughty nephew JEBOT grow.

  • learned the wonders of BLOGGING.
  • humbly honored by the leadership and competence shown by CBI Alumni and officers.
  • found new level of friendship from my best friend Bembol and Ivan, and
  • knew how true love means with my dear “princess” Ayen

Definitely, the year that was is the beginning of another fruitful year ahead.

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