Becoming A Ministry Partner

It was probably around July or August of this year when Marte (one of my teammates) approached me and told me that I was chosen as one of her ministry partners. Their organization, the Victory Church, aims to send missions to different countries to evangelize or spread the word of Christianity. In order to do this, they would need ministry partners to help finance these missions. I was chosen as one, and I had donated P10,000 to help send her to a mission in Vietnam this November. (Each missioner needs around P45,000 to cover the expenses for the entire trip.)

She just arrived from the 10-day mission and as a token of appreciation, she had given me this. 🙂

token

Hmm.. a bookmark.. Could this be a sign? (I’m planning to get an MBA next year, but that’s another story.)

note

And a note… 🙂

And miles to go before I sleep…

If you’re a night owl just like me, you may sometimes find it difficult to sleep earlier than your usual bedtime. There are instances wherein you want to hit the sack right away, especially when you’re exhausted after a long day at work. Hours had passed and yet, you’re still wide awake. What do you do in times like this?

Read A Book

I find that reading a book for about thirty minutes or so while lying in bed, makes my eyes tired. Eventually, I’ll fall asleep. 🙂 I have finished The Art of War just recently. And now, I’ve started reading this self-help book.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 

Play a Game

I’ve been spending less and less time on Facebook for the last few months. The reason? Clash of Clans. 🙂

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A Developer’s Dilemma

Five years ago when I was a graduating student , this question was asked in my first job interview at NEC.

What would you do if you have a conflict with another employee or if you can’t stand someone’s attitude and behavior?

I still remember my answer quite clearly. And right now, I think I’m being put to the test.

I don’t know exactly how to start this post – I just found myself wanting to write things down. There’s no one to talk to, aside from our teammates, that is; because confiding in an officemate, who’s not part of our team, is not a good  idea; telling a friend ain’t any better – all would be considered badmouthing even if that’s not our intention. Perhaps that’s the reason why I’m letting it all out in this blog-post-turned-diary-entry. LOL.

We had raised our concerns to our SM, but the only thing she told us was that we need to adjust. Thinking back, we never had this issue before. And in fact, some people commended our great teamwork. If I were to argue, I’d say things won’t work if we are always the only ones who adjust; I believe there should be some sort of a compromise. But I just let it rest, see how things turn out, and hope it’s for the better.

So what issue am I referring to, really? Working with someone who is NOT a team player.

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