Wednesday, 30 May 2012

The Tarzan Principle

In my previous job transfers I have always been guided by the Tarzan Principle.

It is a simple rule yet very useful.

The principle goes... "Never let go of the vine, unless you have a new vine to hold on to. Otherwise you'll fall".

Today, for the first time in my career I am violating that principle.

I am letting go of the vine, of my comfort zone, of my security with nothing definite to hold on to.

I am just relying on faith and conviction and unwavering commitment to one's values.
It's a bold leap into the unknown.
A venture unto unchartered territories
It's a bit scary but I know in my heart that it would be for the best.

Right now I am just relying on the wisdom of Mark Twain..

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” 

Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Trigger

Strip a man of his wealth and he is still a man. Strip him of his principles and he is nothing.

In 5 days time I will no longer be part of DKS. A lot of my friends are thinking I will be transferring to a new job. But the harsh truth is I have no definite job to transfer yet.

It's a leap of faith, a jump into the unknown. I honestly don't know where I'll be in 60 days time.
It's both scary and exciting at the same time.

I have joined DKS before because my priorities were financial in nature.
I am leaving it soon because I refuse to accept a system that has violated my principles and my values.

Some would say my decision is impractical, even foolish.

But there are times when one must fight for what he believes in.

In the end, it's the values not his wealth that defines a man.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Reminiscing 2009

I realized today while browsing through my pictures that it has been 3 years since I went to Coron Palawan with my former housemates in KnL. How time flies.

In a lot of ways 2009 is a banner year for me for travels. I have been to Japan 4 times that year to support the EHS program of our site. I went to Beijing to do an audit. It was also in 2009 where we had the Shanghai Total Solar Eclipse expedition. And then there's the Pinatubo trek, the Laguna de Bay Road Trip, the Coron outing and the Cebu-Bohol gimmick with GE officemates.

I miss those times. I will have to exert more effort to focus on my travel adventures for this year especially that I'm leaving DB soon.