day 1898 – venom

couldn’t turn down an offer to go for old spaghetti factory dinner and dbox venom with the design team. this is one was on management for having followed through within an ultra optimistic deadline. i lazied out and didn’t read up on it or watch the trailer, but i really enjoyed the movie a lot more than what the mediocre reviews says. hopefully i’ll get more time to catch a few more new releases in theatres

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day 1645 Рspot the difference 

i feel like i’m playing spot the difference every time i compare the new rendering with the old. there’s a huge shift in my work these days and i find i no longer spend much time at my own workstation. all morning long, i’ve been running around checking in at people’s desk, touched neither my breakfast toast nor morning fruits until around half past eleven. it was an uber stressful morning dealing with a fully loaded plate. i’ve been assigned so much more responsibilities colleagues jokingly said i now also carry the title as design manager assistant. i’m overtly tired after tutoring i opted out of gym and went home for some grub

day 1624 – matters matter

managing people requires understanding behavior and tapping into a person’s mind. in other words, it requires the science of psychology. and that’s exactly what i’m dealing with at work. i have new found respect for my manager as i finally felt what he goes through on a daily basis. after dealing with some, i sat down with him and he helped me put everything back into perspective. truth is stepping into a managing role means i can no longer shy away from dealing with people friction. i may not be used to it yet, but it’s a privilege to be growing professionally. finishing up eleven hours at the office before another two at taekwondo is going above and beyond; but always want more than i can physically give

day 1598 – team lead

setting up to finish the year strong with an organized workstation, organized priorities, and organized mindset. the new year will bring many new changes and growth for some of us in the design department. the manager already informed the team leads to expect more responsibilities; i’ll have a team of my own to manage. eleven months ago, new manager said he believes i can go as far with my hardwork. my role has grown quite a bit since, but expect that next year will have a drastic change in growing up and stepping up in this organization

day 1561 Рbandwidth 

i can’t control that some people are toxic and can’t mind their own business. no matter how i take care of my tasks, there’s always going to be somebody ready to stir the pot. my bandwidth is full with projects stacked on projects, it has no capacity to deal with bullshit. i had a long talk with manager because he obviously saw the frustration in my eyes. he is coaching me through the management side of things and mentioned that if i wasn’t an important member, they wouldn’t even bother picking on me. i’m going to continue to keep a good strong head on my shoulder and work on getting it better than ever no matter what the situation is. if people misunderstand and make ignorant assumptions, so be it