Mama!!! Mia!!!

I had a blast last Friday with my old office gang.  My previous boss, who is also actually a friend and a Kumare at that, came to Manila.  So we watched Mama Mia which we enjoyed tremendously!  I’m a huge musical fan to begin with and I love Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth – which made Mama Mia an all go.  It was fun from start to finish.  Much like how I remembered Sound of Music – I know, I’m an old soul! 🙂

My Mama’s family is very musically inclined and they have absolutely good taste in music and movies with music.  So I grew up listening to my Mama and her sisters playing and singing with the piano.  Watching musicals on Betamax, Sound of Music was the first then there was Mary Poppins, Snow White on revolving stage.  I thought all kids watched that growing up, but when I talked to my cousins on my Papa’s side, I realized it wasn’t the case.

Anyhoo, love, love Mama Mia.  All the songs are the ones we hear everywhere, anywhere.  Anyone could literally sing with the movie.   I already know what I want for my birthday, an original DVD and soundtrack of Mama Mia.  (Hubs, I know you READ this 🙂


I’m transitioning to a new post and will officially start on August 1st in my new post.  I’m excited and hopeful but at the same time scared and uncomfortable.  I still have a lot of things to learn, new avenues to discover and new territories to conquer.  And I’m going to concentrate on the Asian market, which I hadn’t had time since 4 years ago. But I’m going to work with a new team of people that I know, so that’s comforting.  I do have a new boss and he does sound very reasonable and supportive, plus he’s not based here in Makati 😀  He’s based out of Tokyo and will only visit a few times a year.  He’s also agreed to give me more days work-from-home set-up, which I super just love.

I guess the saddest part to all of this is that, I will be losing my team.  The team I have kept and developed to what it is now.  I won’t be a manager anymore.  It is actually bittersweet in a way.  I’m thankful that I won’t be receiving emails/texts even in the middle of the night about production issues or sick leave notices and all of the admin stuff, including bi-annual performance appraisals and quarterly bonus computations.  But I would miss belonging to a team, knowing and seeing them develop gives me personal satisfaction too.

I would have to learn to let go, if not, I’d be stuck dividing my time and effort in a team which I don’t really have to look after.  They call me their Mother (with a British accent of course! haha) and I think I will always have that special place for them in my heart.  And I guess that’s fine too.  I do have a heart big enough for all 32 of them.




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    flipside1203 said,

    I loved Mamma Mia as well! My mom made us listen to Abba and a whole bunch of 70s songs–and thanks to her now I am completely obsessed with disco and boogy-ing down. My Lola just laughs tho! 🙂

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    girlashness said,

    🙂 I can just imagine!

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