Smart Agent Summer Activity

one of the large pool at Club Manila East

one of the large pool at Club Manila East

my co-agent JoJo Trono

My co-agent Jojo Trono received an “Event Specialist Award” from SMART.

It was cloudy that Friday morning, I thought tutuloy kaya ako or not. I was referring to the Summer Activity ’06 of SMART Communications for their Agents. We’ll sabi ko I’ll go na rin, I am excited kase, this would be my first time to attend such event ever since I become an agent of SMART.

The place is near our place (The nice n cozy CLUB MANILA EAST), so it won’t be a hassle for me getting there.  I packed my things, hop on my bike and go.

Wow I was welcome by a brass band at the main entrance. I saw three aircon buses where I think the agents rode coming from the main office. The program has already started when I get there. Inside the hall are full of people already sitted, separated by the color of the group they represent, bcoz there will be a team-building activity in the afternoon.The ambience is very lively, different high-ranking officers delivering inspirational speech to the crowd, sharing their stories, some tips on selling, updates on products, and giving support and morale to the agents. Lunch was served and yes the food was great, we even have a tasty and juicy lechon.

The Team-Building is fun. With all the agents participating. Nice games, even in scorching weather, every participant are enjoying the event . Even though there’s some cheating in the games! Everyone else are happy. Unfortunately, our team has no place in the finals. waaaahhh… It’s a pity coz I really loved  those orange SMARTMONEY Jacket.

The guys got their bloodveins pumping when the beautiful and sexy Ms. Anna Leah Javier(Hotbabes) perform. Almost all want to have their picture taken with her, and I’m one of them, hehehe.  And of course the one that gives more excitement to the crowd is the raffle. everybody has a chance to win different prices. From as low as 1 PWEDE card up to a 21″inch Flat-Screen colored TV. Well, I guess  I’m not lucky that day to win a prize. But I still I did not go home empty handed, coz I got myself a lootbag, meet a long-time co-employee, gained new friends and felt how good it is to be a SMART Agent.

p.s. Thanks to my AC’s Sir Vhen and Sir Renan

Making Names

I really enjoy inventing names. Here’s my story.When I was in my younger years, I enjoy riding BMX bicycle. Not just riding, but extreme riding.  Like riding on stairs, jumping on top of my co-riders while they lay on the ground, riding down hills from a nearby dam, hittin’ some ramps, etc.  And from there, I formed a group called the NIGHTRIDERS.

Around 1982 to 1983, when I was with a group of friends who likes dancing, drinking, and staying up late, (hehehe), I named the group MIDNITE BOYS  (Magnificent Individual Dancers Now in the Era Best of Young)
In 1988, two friends of mine decided to go into business.  I suggested that a bikeshop would be good, bcoz we have so many bicycles.  I suggested them RADWORLD  to be the shop’s name.  I got it from a movie entitled RAD, and also that time the song Mad World of Tears for Fears was one of the popular hits.

Then in the year 2000, two friends of mine again, Jun and Gerald was thinking of opening up an Internet Cafe.  They asked for my help, that I would be the one to manage it and I accepted it. And again, I was the one who named it The P.O.R.T Computer Shop (PERFORMANCE ON REAL TIME).

I also invested on my own computer shop. I named it PC HAUS, simple isn’t it? You would think that I didn’t spent time thinking for my shop’s name. Actually it came from the street name where we live PESO ST so it came out with PC Haus (as in Peso St. Computer Haus), nice huh. But now it’s already close for some reason.

Some more names I had made:  SKDESIGN, and SKGEAR.  M2S  (Menace 2 Society) is also one I made for my friend who would like to open a store, selling famous criminals as his design. Likes GUERILLA WEAR, where their design logo is about the military, Che Guevarra, etc..

And of course, last but not the least, my nick on the net – raredog – which is also my real name in real life, but only the letters are juggled. 😀

Mount Apo : The Grandfather of Philippine Mountains

mt apo

It’s a great feeling once you’ve reached the top/summit of a mountain. Its like you’ve conquered your fear and boost your morale at the same time.

Mount Apo – From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and overlooks Davao City, a few kilometres to the northeast.

Mt. Apo was first climbed on October 10, 1880 by a party led by Don Joaquin Rajal.

Mount Apo is one of the most popular climbing destinations in the country. The summit is very easy to reach, unlike other mountains such as Mount Halcon and Mount Banahaw.

On May 9, 1936, Mount Apo was declared a national park by President Manuel L. Quezon.

The mountain is home to over 270 bird species, with more than a hundred that are endemic.

A stratovolcano, Apo is flat topped, with three peaks. A source of geothermalenergy, the time of its most recent eruption is unknown, and none are verified in historic times.
I’ve put a picture of a group of men on top of Mount Apo waving a banner. One of them is my good friend Louie, he’s from Tagum City, Davao, he owns and manage Anito Outdoor Shop. And the best thing about that picture was the tarpaulin that they are holding. Because even though I’m not with them on that glorious moment, I’m with them in spirits, bcoz I was the one who designs it. 😀