The ‘J’ is what they call silent, it is replaced with the sound of the letter ‘h’ instead. Both the ‘o’ and the ‘e’ are short, as if you were exhaling. There are no diacritics on any letter as well. This is the normal Filipino pronunciation of my name which has Spanish origins.
🌏 </places> I’ve lived in
My home town 🏡 💙. Cagayan de Oro (CDO) is one of the more peaceful + prosperous cities in the Philippines. This place is fondly called the City of Golden Friendship. She sits in the northern part of Mindanao, and acts as a hub linking other surrounding smaller cities and towns.
What to do in CDO? Well, for starters I’d highly recommend you to try out the rapids of the Cagayan De Oro river 🌊🌊🌊. Yes, whitewater rafting is fun and something that should be in your bucket list. Take it from a Kagay-anon.
The kinilaw (a ceviche-like dish) 🐟 is also one thing you might want to whet your palates in. CDO’s take on this traditional Filipino food is very unique but does not get the popularity it deserves.
A.k.a the Queen City of the South. This city is famous for a lot of things. It is rich in history and culture, beach resorts 🤽 🏊, scuba diving, and lechon 🐖 to name a few. Before I forget, Cebuanos are also known for not pronouncing the letter ‘L’.
The second largest city in the Philippines. I cozied there for about 6 years. Among the more memorable moments of my life have been had here. Oh, but the insane drinking sessions 🍻 🍺 on the weekends where I’d get home not remembering how I even got out of my pants and on my bed the following morning.
One of the fondest and most unforgettable 🏆 7 years of my life so far. First times, parties, new friends, and other happy adventures. This city-state is like a utopia. Living there is like you’re in one big, wonderful theme park. You feel safe. It is clean. There are myriad things to enjoy. Your taxes are really at work! 🏅
This Lion City is beautiful as it is expensive. A diverse culture. A mix of both the east and the west. A jewel both literally and figuratively. 💎
But where there is light, there is also darkness. While at some point my stay there was briefly marred by “tragedy” of my own choosing in what would have been otherwise very good years of my life, the important thing is that I survived, I learned, I got back up on my feet. There is a rainbow after the rain after all. 🌄
Currently my home sweet home 💟. This bustling metropolis is the beating heart of the Philippines. Many Filipinos come here to live their dreams. Others simply because there are more opportunities than anywhere else in these 7,000 something islands.
I’m still considered a neophyte in this concrete and steel jungle that is home to over 12 million people. Having finally decided to stay here at the start of 2019.
I look forward to great years ahead. 🌞
💻 </work> experience highlights
Philips PEAC (Promoter Excellence by Data Automation and Communication)
For Philips sales staff (Promoters). Allows report simplification, online training via downloadable content, user notifications, sales and inventory updates, attendance logging and location tracking.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Singapore Self-Order Kiosk/Beat The Queue Mobile Application
A cashless in-store self-service ordering and payment solution. Customers can order and customize their choices at the kiosks, or from the companion mobile app.
M1 eDAS Windows 8 Application / M1 eDAS Web Application Porting
DAS (Dealer Activation System), is a front-end user application specifically / initially designed to run on Windows 8 tablets. The purpose is to improve services and lessen paper consumption.
NETS Maintenance Engineer Tracking and Digital Job Dispatch
Fault Call Management solution that integrates with NETS (Singapore payment processor) back-end system, process data to maintenance engineers via an Android tablet app. This included 2-way updates of work order states and other data, while tracking personnel location.
Java | MySQL | Red Hat JBoss EAP
🛫 </travels> and events
Wanderlust. I love to travel. Though the more accurate description is, “I want to see different places in person… Lots of it”. One of my main life goals is to go to as many destinations all over the world as much as I can afford. I have made it an objective to travel to a different country at least once in a year. It is an irony though that I am scared of flying.
🎮 </play> pastime
Fond of reading and writing (+rw), but seldom has the time for both anymore. Prefer paperback. Although, I’ve had my share of e-books and podcasts. Still going at it.
I used to play a lot of PC games. A former World of Warcraft (WOW) addict. Had the Dota 2 phase too. Eventually tapered off into console. Nintendo Switch that is!
Currently satisfied on binge-ing Netflix and YouTube content, lazily sat down on a couch munching peanuts or chips.
You can read more about me at Yet Another About Me Post. I plan to keep on updating that page as best as I can so it doesn’t go stale. Naturally, it is going to grow longer each time too as I add more sections to my ever evolving state (I hope). Hence I decided to keep it off here, and only go with the basics.
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