Thursday, 21 June 2007

LATA (Life at teh ACeS)

I've decided that if topics for blogging have been scarce, I'll be writing about how it is to be a member of Team ACeS (and probably introduce my team since, shockingly, only the members of the Mancom and the Tech Mancom seem to know that we exist in this company) :P

Please be informed that all blog entries with LATA as title will be office-related, so if you're really not interested, just go to Public Static, Philippine Rabbit, Memoirs of a Sad Angel, or if you're still a ragnaddict, Waukeen's or GM Tristan's blogs. I'm primarily writing this series for all the Sikatorse's (and other Smart employees for that matter) out there.

For non-Filipino readers who happen to come across this blog, the word lata means can (sealed container), and that is somehow a good metaphor for the office building. More on that on the next updates :P

First things first, our office is located in Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, Zambales. Second, please, please be informed that we are the satellite communications provider of this company (and yeah, we're satellite engineers, cool huh? LOLz). Now that those are cleared up, it's time to tell something about office life.

We're basically near Zoobic Safari and Ocean Adventure, though I haven't been there yet. We're also just a few kilometers away from good beaches and swimming spots. So you'd probably think that my weekends are probably spent wisely, and that I'm having the time of my life. Sadly, I'm not.

It's not because I'm too busy, or anything, to actually go out. On the contrary, the shifting schedule at the office is conducive for some gala (strolling) as we rarely need to do overtime work. The reason is that there is no means of transportation to actually go there.

Sure feels like you're in the middle of all the action, yet you're not really there.

And that pretty much describes how ACeS exists in the organization; we'll be one of the launch pads for the company's push for internationalization yet only a few employees really know who we are.

But not if I can help it ^_^

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the LATA (Life at Teh ACeS) series, where you'll read about monkeys and geckos, as well as owlflies and other bugs, and probably learn more about telephony and intersatellite communication systems. LOLz ^_^

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