Some days are not so good

Guess not every day can be fun, but today was filled with new learning experiences…those of the Makati Emergency room and how the health system works in the Philippines.  Taking a late night break from work to meet with Ryan, I started feeling faint and that is exactly what I did.  Landed on my head…

The little things keep you going sometimes

Its getting intense and the fun is over.  I have been nominated to open the presentation to the Mayor this Friday..an honor that the team trusts me, but more pressure to perform!  I had gotten advice from those who have done this before and realize now how valuable it has been.  Things like bring the…

Another lifetime experience

Again with the perfect strangers, although we now all know them so well.  Ronnie and Becky took us to the Kim Chay Seafood Market.  (Dampa – drop off fresh fish if I have that right).  We picked our meal…some live some not and the chefs took it right to cook.  Amazingly fresh and delicious Salmon,…

Giving Back

Today we visited the Asia Pacific College (www.apc.edu.ph) alma matter of our team mate Sir Nathan as the students called him. IBM put on a coaching session helping the students prepare for the real life and then we did round tables to share our history and opinions on corporate life. We particularly liked the sessions…

Music, the universal language

One night at a texas mexican place (yes, I know we did it, not sure why but likely for the tequila) we had the pleasure of hearing Bubble Bass Boy who is also a member of the Band of Brothers. On our way to visit a University of the Philippines we saw the kids choir…

Makati – Smarter Cities Challenge

Originally posted on Smarter Cities Makati:
Team Makati (Wesley, Brian, Lisa, Ryan, Mamnoon, Nathan) 26March, Makati, Philippines Makati – half way (yikes!) In this first post, now that it is set up, I will start posting as of “now” and then get caught up (backwards) and post going forward. Going backwards and forwards at the…