Monday, March 2, 2009

I'm a proud doodler! :)

via Lifehacker by Jason Fitzpatrick on 3/1/09

It turns out that your daydreaming doodles of infinite awesomeness not only help with long meetings, but can also help you remember what goes on during the meeting.

In a study, scientists asked subjects to recall what they'd just heard in recordings—with some having doodled throughout, others not. The doodlers demonstrated significantly higher recall than the non-doodlers.

"People may doodle as a strategy to help themselves concentrate," said study co-author Jackie Andrade, a University of Plymouth psychologist. "We might not be aware that we're doing it, but it could be a trick that people develop because it helps them from wandering off into a daydream."

How does it work? The scientists hypothesize the mental load it takes to absentmindedly draw is significantly smaller than the demands of a full-on fantasy, which leads your mind entirely away from the event you're supposed to be engaged in. That trickle of attention devoted to doodling appears to keep you focused in the present time, while giving you a release valve from a frustratingly over-long group session.

It should be noted that the doodling test subjects were doing some light doodling, like shading in boxes. So while abstract or simple shapes might be okay for your focus, try to scale it back if you find yourself crafting elaborate panoramas of medieval battle fields and epic space operas. Then again, your inspired re-imagining of the Sistine Chapel during the report on last quarter's profits per share might suggest a larger career assessment is in order.


this works for me. ;)

Monday, February 2, 2009

sabi ko na nga ba, wala ako sa earth!

i'm using this desktop now dahil nakita ko na gamit to ng isa sa mga nagpost sa ADIML. at least mejo magiging familiar ako sa geography. i remember when mish told me na gusto nya pumunta ng Cambodia eh naisip ko na nasa South America un. harhar! i know shungak ako talaga most of the time. anyway, hinahanap ko ang Mauritius at Belgium, nde ko makita! sabi ko na nga ba, nasa Pluto ako eh. =P

Saturday, January 31, 2009

forever late

nun nagbakasyon ako sa pinas, ang body clock ko eh MU time which is 3 hours late. ngayon naman na nakabalik na ako dito ulet eh ang body clock ko naman eh CET time which is 4 hours late.

2pm: good morning sunshine!
5pm: ngayon pa lang ako maglulunch!

ang conclusion? normal na sakin ang pagiging late, ACN Manila days pa lang! siguro mas magiging on time ako kung naging call center agent ako, feeling ko kase panggabi akong tao. un lang, share ko lang. =P

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shut Down!

my current project will be shutting down sooner than expected. not just offshore but also onshore. nagpapanic na daw ang mga tao onshore lalo na ang mga freelance guys. ang recession nga naman. on the other hand, eh may proposal na ginagawa ang mga execs, that is to bring the functional scope offshore. goodluck na lang at sana ma-approve dahil pag na-approve eh makakawork ko ulet ang fave lead ko. anyway, dahil nga sa recession eh mukhang pag nagresign ka sa panahon ngayon eh nde mo na kelangan magbigay ng 3 months notice, ibigay mo lang daw ang RL eh free to go ka na at bayad pa ang 3 months mo. applicable kaya sa akin un? hmmmm. meron pa rin naman akong narereceive na emails from SG recruiters pero madalang na, nde katulad dati. so siguro sa ngayon eh steady muna ako. dahil sa low workload eh naiisip ko tuloy magbakasyon ulet. hehehe.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

another dilemma

should i go and take the certification program or not? ang kaso eh since the center will be paying for it and they said that they don't want to link the certification with my decision if i will extend my contract or not, eh kahit papano eh nakakaguilty rin naman kung magsign up ako tapos in the end eh iwan ko rin sila. hai lord, gimme some sign.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Happy Holidays People!!! :)))

since xmas naman eh pinagbigyan ko na ang sarili ko. nang masulit ang susunod na year ko sa paradise island eh i've decided to get myself a DSLR. goodluck na lang sa newbie na tulad ko. (nde naman ako nag-iisa, bumili rin si Jacque, isa pang nde marunong. hehehe!)

Friday, December 12, 2008

This time it's confirmed!

Uuwe na ako!!!!! Wala nang bawian!!!

KL friends, sorry un MY side trip ko ang napurnada dahil sa linchak na work permit na yan. Babawi ako promise! Gusto ko pa rin makita ang Petronas, and of course makabonding kau. :)