Inspired by the short video that Krystal made for our Binondo Trip, I wanted to come up with a simple montage of the moments and the people that made 2013 a great year. 😀 Pardon me for the my lack of skill in video and audio editing. I tried to make this in just an hour or two (as part of taking my mind of the MATLAB code I am working on). I also told myself not to post this unless I have a substantial progress for the MATLAB program I was working on.
How about you? How was your 2013?
Disclaimer: If there are events that do not appear in the montage, I may not have the pics on my laptop or the “2013” folder I screened.
The video features the following (in order):
New year pics with family
Pig out session with Mico and Verlyn
Reunion with cousins, Janelle and Ms. Dumaguete (Kaye)
World of Fun and lunch with HS friends (Jboy, Lord Louis, Greg, Geo and Benjamin)
TEDxADMU with Janiz
First Binondo trip with Coleen, Jun, Steve, Romell and Jan
Life of Pi movie night in Eastwood with Angela
A random shot of me while Sir TJ was discussing about Optics (c/o Carlo)
ARSAFEST 2013 with Janiz, Angela and Khalid
Golden Times at Shangri-La with Angela
DMC Valentines event
Theology 151 group project with Angela, Pat, Anika and Lucy
Random KFC moment with Benjz and Enzo (I think Angela was the one who took the photo.)
Batangas outing with ARSA Batchmates (a.k.a the weekend I decided to somehow give up on TCOM 122 and have a YOLO moment instead)
Blue Rose 2013 (Oh hello, China boy!)
First day of work in PLDT with Jess and Maeka
MVP Olympics Opening
Go Green in the City (GGitC) Philippines
Birthday treat for Ma’am Reese
PLDT Summer Camp Team Building at Camp Explore
Close up Summer Solstice with Angela and Jordz
Dinner date with Coleen, Dea and Larz
Adventures in NLEX with PLDT Student Campers
France’s birthday “surprise” (He surprised us with doughnuts.)
GGitC – East Asia and Room 804 moments in Jakarta
Food trip with Angela, Nicko and Enzo at Ramen Oh
Birthday surprise for Angela
PLDT Summer Camp Graduation
Summer in Dumaguete which includes trips to the beach with family, random moments with the sisters, food trip with family and friends, pig out session with Mico and Verlyn and KTV with Adrian and Mommy A
ARSA OrSem 2013: Unleashed
Paris adventures during the Schneider Electrics’s GGitC Global Challenge
Birthday dinner with Angela in Eastwood
Baguio Weekend with Boat 2
ADHOC with France, Jojee and Luigi
Two-week internship in Nara Institute of Science and Technology in Japan
Long overdue meet up with childhood friend Kasoy a.k.a Humba
Book sale adventure at BGC
Dinner in Serendra and trip to Resorts World with mom
Random meet up with Aids in SM Aura
Late night with ARSA Chorale playing Love Bird :))
My Thai, Rue Bourbon Catching fire @ Eastwood with Nath, Anna, Likha and Mykee
The Soprano 2 girls with Diana and Patricia
Blue Harmonies 2013 with ARSA Chorale ❤
Frozen and Christmas vibes in Gateway with Kurt, Kuya Francis, Jojee, Sarah H., Krystal and Aliza
After all the hard work we put into our presentations, Schneider Electric took us to Paris for dinner. Michel Orlhac, SE’s VP for Marketing, acted as our tour guide as we drove along the Champs-Élysées. We were along the Champs-Élysées when I caught my first glimpse of the Eiffel Tower. We also passed by the Arc de Triomphe. But what took my breath away was the sight of the Eiffel Tower as we drove by. Someday, I will be back to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. But for now, it shall have to wait.
Once we got to the docks the riverboat was not there yet. We took the time to get to know more about the other participants and the people from Schneider Electric. We could not mask the excitement that we have while we marvel at the scenic view.
The riverboat finally arrived and we found ourselves aboard Le bateau-mouche Capitaine Fracasse. We wined and dined while we cruised along River Seine. The sun sets really late in Paris but when sun did set and the moonlight shone, Paris was simply a breathtaking sight to behold.
We passed by Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Notre Dame and many more interesting architectural structures. But perhaps one interesting thing that I noticed were the young Parisians who were sitting by the river, holding a bottle of beer, enjoying chatting with friends and just having a good time. It must be good to be young and feel young in Paris. One thing I wish I could do is just blend in and get lost at the heart of Paris. But nevertheless, I feel blessed to have been given the chance to cruise along the Seine.
Surprise! Surprise! The first post on this blog is about my recent trip to Paris for the Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City 2013.
Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management sponsored Go Green in the City and created an avenue for young innovators to share their ideas. Go Green in the City is an international case challenge in which business and engineering students develop ideas for intelligent energy management. Finalists earn career-advancement opportunities and a chance to win a trip around the world. – See more at: http://www.gogreeninthecity.com and http://www.schneider-electric.com
Spoiler alert: My teammate, Lorenz Payonga, and I got to go to Paris for free c/o Schneider Electric. We got to meet a lot of people from all over the world with bright ideas. To add to that, we bagged the first place in the competition.
Sorry for the spoiler but I suggest that we start from the end and then I’ll tell you how we got here.
I would like to share to you the official photo from Schneider Electric of this year’s finalists with Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the President & CEO of Schneider Electric and other top executives of Schneider Electric in Le Hive, Rueil-Malmaison, France.
Go Green in the City 2013 Top 25 Teams with Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric in front of Le Hive, Rueil-Malmaison, France