tator's clan

by Francis Kong

There are many types of people in the work place. I remember some time ago when I was giving a series of seminars and I would say, essentially, there are 3 kinds.

· Those who make things happen.
· Those who wait for things to happen and
· Those who asks: “What happened.”

The first group of people are the movers. They are people of passion. They cause things to happen make the business run. The second type of people are those who want to see things happen but wait for someone else to do it. Spectators who wait by the sidelines while the third group of people are those who never knew and realized that they have been left far behind. Slow and dull, these people are left behind eating dust. And frankly, I see a lot of people like these wherever I go.

But through the Internet, I have been given another set of people and I think this is a winner. Some are called children of the “Tators” family. Listen and you’ll understand why.

· Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work. They are called . . .
"Speck Tators."

· Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work. They are called . . .
"Comment Tators."

· Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them. It is too hot or too cold, too sour or too sweet. They are called . . .
"Agie Tators."

· There are those who say they will help, but somehow just never get around to actually doing the promised help. They are called . . .
"Hezzie Tators."

Some people can put up a front and pretend to be someone they are not. They are called . . .
"Emma Tators."

Then there are those who love and do what they say they will. They are always prepared to stop whatever they are doing and lend a helping hand. They bring real sunshine into the lives of others. They are called . . .
"Sweet Tators."

Very true isn’t it. I guess you know it’s coming. The next question is, to which of the Tator's family do you belong?

Best for all of us is to belong to the group of people who would mean what they say and say what they mean. They make life simpler that way. No need to remember lies and no need to fool and deceive people. At peace with God and at peace with men. His actions and behavior is guided by a healthy fear of his Creator and his delight is to do things that will please his Maker.

The work place need people of integrity and in a difficult time like this, we simply do not have any choice.

God bless you.


langhap sarap

DOST-SO Alumni Project Meeting (August 22, 2004)

Sa bus pa lang sobrang excited na 'ko, pano ba naman kasakay ko na agad sina Ate Mina at Wena. Syempre kami ang nauna sa meeting place. Nagkwentuhan muna syempre habang hinihintay naming magbukas ang Megamall. Then, dumating si Babes. While waiting for the others, super chismisan muna kami. Actually I'm with my Mama kaya di ako masyadong makadaldal.

Kinukumusta si ganito at knukumusta si ganyan. Naungkat yung mga may trabaho at kung sino ang tambay, kung sino ang may pamilya na, may jowa na at kung sino yung hanggang ngayon eh wala pa ring lovelife. As expected marami ang late. Pero ang mga naunang nakapagkumustahan syempre sino pa ba (kami nga; Ate Mina, Wena, Babes at ako) then dumating sina Wilson. Habang nasa Jollibee na sunod2 nang dumating ang walang kupas na sina Ate Raquel, Ate Vangie, at ang mga ka-batch ko na sina Myla, Veronica,at ang walang preno nang kakadaldal na si Jewel, at syempre sino pa ba kundi si Ms. Jawili. Though konti pa lang nag-start na ng konting discussion si Mam, kala ko nga sagot niya ang food eh! (joke lang!, buti na lang kumain na kami ng mother ko). Habang naghihintay ng iba pa syempre konti pa rin kumustahan (konti pa ba yun, eh halos paalisin na kami ng mga crew sa Jollibee dahil sa sobrang ligalig namin at ingay! Almost two hours din yata kami dun) Then dumating na sina Kuya Gilbert, si Kuya Chris from the pioneer batch (2nd picture, yung katabi ko) then yung dalawang scholar na nagrereview na to take the board exam .( Sorry di ko na matandaan name nila). May dumating pa kaya lang sa mukha ko lang talaga sila matandaan. (Babes, tanda mo kung sino2 cla). Malilimutin na kase ako talaga eh! He he he.

Nywy, masaya get together! Syempre patuloy nating ipangalat yung invitation sa lahat na magdonate sa ating project. Honestly di pa nga eko nakapagbigay, la kase ako talgang time pumunta ng bangko eh. Dun sa matataas ang mga sweldo (Kuya Redz, kayo yun!) dapat mas malaki ang bigay nyo. He he he he!

Sana matuloy yung request na get together ni Kuya Chris Joyag. Kuya Redz, pasensya ka na sa kwento ko ha, And dun sa mga hindi ko na matandaan ang name na umattend nung 22, censya na po!

Kumusta sa lahat ng mga DOST scholars, magandang araw!

by Richie PeƱaflor-Rebamuntan e-mail : rrebamuntan@pkme.panasonic.com.ph


lost paradise, the reunion '02

DOST-SO Members, Lucban Chapter (Batch '97-'02)

Para doon sa mga nakasama, naalala 'nyo pa ba 'tong picture natin? Parang kelan lang no? Kuha ito sa harapan ng Nawawalang Paraiso, sa Barangay Camaysa Tayabas, Quezon. Halos dalawang taon na rin ang nakakalipas ng magkasamasama ulit kami sa kabila ng aming pagiging abala sa trabaho. Syempre pa, hindi mabubuo ang muling pagkikita-kita namin kung hindi sa pamamagitan ng ating iginagalang na coordinator, si Ma'am Gerlie Jawili. Nakita nyo ba sya sa picture? Nakakamiss sya no? Lalo na yong allowance.