Roy Tang

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At work, especially during assessment time, they often ask me if I have any concerns or needs or suggestions that I want to raise to management. And I never have any answers.

So I thought about it today, and I realized why I seldom have complaints: I’m a simple person. It doesn’t take much to make me happy, and I figure I’m already ahead of the curve anyway. I have a fairly good paycheck, I like my job (more or less), I like the people I work with, and they recognize and respect me for my contributions.

Lovelife na lang ang kulang :p

And because I’m a simple person, if I have something to raise, I raise it as soon as I think about it; I’m not going to bottle it up until someone asks.

Of course, I still have my own ambitions or hopes and dreams. It’s only natural to want to strive for something beyond yourself. And we all face problems, sometimes seemingly larger than we can probably comprehend. But no matter what goals we set out for ourselves or trials we face, you can always follow back on the simplest principle in problem solving: break things down into simple steps.

A hearty meal. Time with the people you love. Respect from your peers. A good nap. The best things in life are simple. Life is too short to make it complicated.

Comments

peng on 2007-04-14 00:01:26: killer last paragraph there. i agree wholeheartedly. i always thought you as the introvert, pero di ka pala nagiipon ng galit. good for you.
peng on 2007-04-19 22:15:03: you know, i don’t know if being that open is a good or a bad thing. i cannot for the life of me keep anger inside or at bay. while i am “inis” it comes out as rants then disappears. healthy for me, i guess, but for other people who have to bear with the grumpy, growling penguin? good luck on that lovelife quest. hehe.
Roy on 2007-04-14 08:22:57: I guess I still am pretty much an introvert, albeit a loud one. Never talaga ako nagiipon ng galit, kahit nuong HS pa tayo. In my opinion if you have a problem, either it’s worth talking about it or you should just let it go. πŸ™‚

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