Information on 2010 Candidates

April 30, 2010 at 12:32 pm (Events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Got this information sheet on 2010 candidates from my officemate (thanks, Dean!).

This material which was prepared by the Caucus of Development NGO Networks gives brief profiles of our Presidential, Vice-Presidential and Senatorial candidates.  It also highlights their stand on various issues.

Vote wisely, pls!

National_Candidates_Profiles-Philippine_Election_2010

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Summer Items from Store and Stack!

April 30, 2010 at 2:00 am (Items for Sale) (, , , , , , , , )

What’s your plan now that summer’s at hand? When planning for an outing, don’t just pack your things and rummage your bag afterwards for necessities. Get organized with the latest, coolest kits from Store and Stack


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Trunk Organizer for Sale

April 29, 2010 at 10:17 am (Items for Sale) (, , )

Maximize your car trunk space by keeping all your car tools and other stuff in your own trunk organizer.  Sort out every clutter in your car in this 3-paneled case made of polyrubber and softskin leatherette materials, and comes with foam pads front and back for added protection. It likewise has an exterior pocket to house smaller items. When unused, it can be folded with clip-on locks on both sides.  Easy to carry with safe and durable handles. Available in black only.

Message me if interested.

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Slippers Bag for sale!

April 29, 2010 at 5:00 am (Items for Sale) (, , , , , )

Always forgetting to bring slippers in your trips? Stop bugging your roommates by constantly borrowing slippers from them (and then returning it either wet or sandy), and refrain from extra spending for a pair of slippers. Keep and zip two sets of them in our duo-slipper bag and simply slip in your bag, or just fasten it to your bag should there be not enough room inside. It has two elastic bands within to keep your slippers intact. It comes in free size, so it is good for any slipper sizes.

Available in Blue, Black and Beige summery prints.  Also available in canvas – Black and Brown.

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Laptop Accessories Case for sale!

April 29, 2010 at 1:00 am (Items for Sale) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Gadget chargers add bulk to your laptop bag and compartments, with their lengthy wires even getting tangled with each other at times. Having a charger holder keeps you worry-free when you are in need of a certain charger at any given time.  Besides that, you may opt to use it to house all your mobile devices.  Moreover, it can double as a “kikay” kit for men. This bag has a divider within and a side pocket outside for small documents. It comes in two plain colors, black and brown (canvas).

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Boring Idol

April 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm (Boob Tube) (, , , , , , , , )

Eversince the departure of Didi Benami, I’m no longer as excited to watch the performance and elimination episodes of American Idol.

I was okay with the elimination of Lacey Brown (first to be eliminated from the top 12 last March 17) and Paige Miles (March 24).  But Didi (March 31), no!  Fine, she wasn’t improving and wasn’t as good when she was in Hollywood during the audition week.  But….. I think she’ll come out of her shell soon!  They didn’t give her a chance!

Didi is a complete package.. beautiful with unique voice… imagine Sarah Bareilles. Nice!  She can give Katherine McPhee a run for her money!  Didi even sang Katherine’s song a lot better (see my previous blog on her/Didi).

Anyway, Idol is now down to 6.  Michael Lynche was supposed to be a casualty a week after Didi left but he was saved (I don’t agree! The judges should have saved Didi!).  The week after, Idol said goodbye to Andrew Garcia (it was about time… I really think he is overrated!) and Katie Stevens in a double elimination as a result of the saving of Michael the week prior.  And just last week, we lost Tim Urban (he made it to top 7 which is… Wow! Unexpected! Haha).

There’s no one to root for anymore (well, for me).  Well, okay.. I’m okay with Lee. Let me count the ways.

Lee has a rock solid good singing voice!  And his performances have been very consistent so far… Lee reminds of David Cook…but a more subtle David Cook.  Remove ‘rock’ and/or ‘edge’ to David, and you got Lee.  Lee just needs a little confidence.  Look at the transformation of Elliot Yammin!  Lee has potential!

Lee is better than Aaron.  Aaron is not even as good as David Archuleta.  No personality.  He can sing but not as great as Lee.

Lee is better than Siobhan.  Siobhan is only good when she’s shouting.  If she’s not shouting, she’s as plain as Paris Hilton! Haha

Lee is better than Michael.  Michael is overconfident!  And that ‘pouty’ lips – I-R-R-I-T-A-T-I-N-G!

Lee is better than Casey.  Casey is not even as good as Bo Bice.  Casey thinks he’s all good looking and all talented but he’s just a plain bloke… I think!

Lee is better than Crystal.  Well, Crystal’s performances have been generating a lot of buzz but she’s not commercially appealing!  Lee is more commercial.  Lee will sell more albums while Crystal… well, she’ll get more approval from the critics but not album sales.  Crystal is actually the better version of Lilly Scott.

This season reminds of the season of Jordin Sparks.  BORING. Unappealing.  They should bring Didi back!

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Calling all Project Managers

April 28, 2010 at 11:51 am (Job Opening) (, , , , , )

Wanted: Senior Project Manager for an IT company.

See job description below.  Also, click this link to know more about my company Novare Technologies – http://www.novare.com.hk

Send me your CV’s pls!  ritchie.ramos@novare.com.hk

Job Responsibilities

  • Initiates the planning process of each project and may delegate the creation of project charters (PC) and work breakdown structures (WBS) to project managers (PM), or create them himself. Task durations and dependencies are also factored into the initial schedule.
  • Facilitates or delegates the sign-offs of project documentation and ensures effective version tracking and archiving, following standard naming conventions and maintaining project repositories.
  • Coordinates with Technical Managers (TM) regarding resource availability, assign individual responsibilities and ensures resources are in place to provide effective and quality development.
  • Reports project status and issues to stakeholders according to the media and schedule agreed upon on the project charter.
  • Works directly with customers on changes to the project scope, and makes assessments on cost and schedule changes.
  • Facilitates necessary internal and external meetings and prepare necessary status reports to ensure project tasks are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with best practice methodology to ensure profitability and successful execution of consulting engagements measured by company’s goals and customer satisfaction.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years progressive project management experience, PMP certification desirable.
  • Experience managing projects during all phases of the development life cycle consistent with PMBoK, PMI’s body of knowledge
  • Experience using project management and development methodologies (e.g. traditional linear, “waterfall”, Rapid Application Development (RAD), “spiral”, or others)
  • Experience using structured methodologies for the design, development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of computer systems
  • Experience using automated project management tools specifically MS Project
  • Proficiency in using MS Visio and MS Project
  • Working experience of, and experience in project portfolio management, project management offices (PMO), industry standards and best practices, business and information analysis and project management
  • Strong understanding of PPM concepts and processes.
  • Experience implementing PPM processes and tools will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of project evaluation or methodology; cost and benefits measurement; progress reporting and dashboards; resource and capacity planning; cost and benefits tracking
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    – Apply research and analytical skills as well as problem-solving methodologies
    – Manage projects from conceptualization to completion
    – Work collaboratively with other IT Planning and ITS staff
    – Present complex data clearly and provide appropriate advice and options to management
    – Produce documentation of excellent clarity, completeness, and overall quality, within established deadlines
    – Facilitate groups and lead sessions related to technology and process strategic and operational planning
    – Communicate effectively at all levels within an organization with strong interpersonal, negotiation, mediation,

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Non-working holiday on May 3!

April 28, 2010 at 11:00 am (Events) (, , , , , )

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Wanted: Senior Project Manager

April 28, 2010 at 2:00 am (Job Opening) (, , , , , , )

Wanted: Senior Project Manager for an IT company.

See job description below.  Also, click this link to know more about my company Novare Technologies – http://www.novare.com.hk

Send me your CV’s pls!  ritchie.ramos@novare.com.hk

Job Responsibilities

  • Initiates the planning process of each project and may delegate the creation of project charters (PC) and work breakdown structures (WBS) to project managers (PM), or create them himself. Task durations and dependencies are also factored into the initial schedule.
  • Facilitates or delegates the sign-offs of project documentation and ensures effective version tracking and archiving, following standard naming conventions and maintaining project repositories.
  • Coordinates with Technical Managers (TM) regarding resource availability, assign individual responsibilities and ensures resources are in place to provide effective and quality development.
  • Reports project status and issues to stakeholders according to the media and schedule agreed upon on the project charter.
  • Works directly with customers on changes to the project scope, and makes assessments on cost and schedule changes.
  • Facilitates necessary internal and external meetings and prepare necessary status reports to ensure project tasks are being completed in a timely manner.
  • Implements engagement review and quality assurance procedures in accordance with best practice methodology to ensure profitability and successful execution of consulting engagements measured by company’s goals and customer satisfaction.

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of 7 years progressive project management experience, PMP certification desirable.
  • Experience managing projects during all phases of the development life cycle consistent with PMBoK, PMI’s body of knowledge
  • Experience using project management and development methodologies (e.g. traditional linear, “waterfall”, Rapid Application Development (RAD), “spiral”, or others)
  • Experience using structured methodologies for the design, development, implementation and ongoing maintenance of computer systems
  • Experience using automated project management tools specifically MS Project
  • Proficiency in using MS Visio and MS Project
  • Working experience of, and experience in project portfolio management, project management offices (PMO), industry standards and best practices, business and information analysis and project management
  • Strong understanding of PPM concepts and processes.
  • Experience implementing PPM processes and tools will be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of project evaluation or methodology; cost and benefits measurement; progress reporting and dashboards; resource and capacity planning; cost and benefits tracking
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    – Apply research and analytical skills as well as problem-solving methodologies
    – Manage projects from conceptualization to completion
    – Work collaboratively with other IT Planning and ITS staff
    – Present complex data clearly and provide appropriate advice and options to management
    – Produce documentation of excellent clarity, completeness, and overall quality, within established deadlines
    – Facilitate groups and lead sessions related to technology and process strategic and operational planning
    – Communicate effectively at all levels within an organization with strong interpersonal, negotiation, mediation, and presentation skills

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Travel Wallet for sale!

April 27, 2010 at 4:21 am (Items for Sale) (, , , , , , , , )

When on journey, our travel wallet will come in handy as it can house your small but terribly essential assets — IDs, passport, ticket, credit cards, cash, coins and pens. You won’t need a bag, no need to bulk your pockets or worry about holding them with your hands all the time because it has a strap that can easily be attached to your belt, hence, assuring your comfort and the safety of your essentials anywhere you go. It has dual zippers for double durability. Available in two colors and materials –plain black and beige, is made of ballistic and canvas, respectively, the latter being perfect for advocates of eco-friendly stuff.

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