Archive for December, 2009

5 important lessons I learned in 2009

Yes, almost everyone I know have spoken: 2009 was a such big pain in the *ss. It’s rather uncanny though that everyone seems to feel the same way too. I am quick to blame the cosmos for this because, aside from the fact that I’m an eighth of a superstitious lady, there are just too many of us who wants to wish the year nothing but good riddance. There were just too many unfortunate events that seem to have happened and fallen on this year.

Goodbye 2009

My own series of unfortunate events for this year, I have to admit, were all of my own doing though. Well, except for recession. Damn that recession. But anyway, somehow, in a general sense, 2009 didn’t feel all too great. I did have my fun the first few months, but the next number of months felt like a challenge and I had to struggle a bit more with every aspect spanning my life.

Well, it’s not like I brood over these things for days on end however. I am always fine, happy and dandy when it counts. Not saying I stop looking for resolutions when I feel okay. As a matter of fact, every time I tread on, I learn new lessons; some quick, some gradual, some ultimately cliché, some even funny but, most definitely, all very significant.

These are the most memorable lessons I’ve learned in 2009:

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United State of Pop 2009 (Blame It On The Pop) by DJ Earworm

“I know you want pop. You want dance. You want rock and roll. You wanted boom boom! This year’s remix got symphonic soul!”

2009’s coming to an end, and what does that mean? Another of DJ Earworm‘s awesome year-ender mash-ups consisting of the year’s Top 25 Billboard hit tracks!

United State of Pop 2009

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Synced. Supported. Succeeded. At DevCon Mindanao 2009

“Come for FREE and let’s have Pizza and Beer!”

In all honesty, this was the line that got me in a cinch.

But DevCon, short for “Developers Connect” was more than that. Last December 3, 2009, DevCon gathered some good number of IT students, developers, technopreneurs and professionals, myself included, from all the different parts of Mindanao to converge under one event to interact with one another and to learn together about some of the best and the latest in the web and software industry.

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This event, made possible with the cooperation of ICT Davao and the Philippine Software Industries Association (PSIA), was also a part of the Davao Innovation Month, which was also an initiative of ICT Davao and PSIA, alongside Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (DCCCII), Davao Software Industry Incorporated (DSII); and sponsored by Oracle, Global Gateway Innovation Exchange (G2iX), Globe and SM City Davao.

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