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Update – Desperas ng Valentines

Dear Lord, please make me thin. But if you won’t make me thin, could you at least make my friends fat? Hehehe…answered prayer yan! Hahaha… JK (well, half truth). Anyway, unfortunately, I won’t make it to Eservices because of some work to finish. Maybe next year. I’ll still be going to Manila within the year though, for a bet I lost…but then again, if the one I made the wager with failed to comply, then we’re even! *wink wink*
The school year is about to end and there has been a lot of applications for our OJT (On the Job Training) program in our company. I guess, a lot of students are interested in training with us because

a) They will learn from us
b) They will be working in IT related tasks
c) They will not be tasked to buy banana-cue
d) They will not be tasked to photocopy files
e) They will not be tasked to make coffee for the managers and superiors.

Back in college, when we got “hired” by our respective companies, we all huddled up and started telling each other where we will be heading. I was lucky enough to work for a holding company in Cebu. Puns were of course made for those who worked for the following:

a) Bank – Mag count ng lastiko
b) Water District – Mag pump ng tubig (For those who did not have enough water supply mid march of 2000, I can give you their names…lol)
c) Electric Company – Live tester ng voltage(using fingers only)….*bzzzzz* “Ito, 110” *bzzzzz* “ito, 220”
d) Hospitals – perpetual blood donor

Sigh, good ole days. Anyway, gotta stop here… back to work!!

About The Author


Stephanie Caragos is the President & CEO of the 19 year running IT Company, Syntactics, Inc. and is the founder of, a program and initiative that envisions in helping young Filipinos hone their skills in IT and increase their chances of getting stable and profitable jobs. She is also the founder of Syntactics PINK (Promoting Innovation Networking and Knowledge) for women to encourage and empower more women in IT and to encourage the younger generation of women take up STEM. She is a speaker and mentor in various Startup, Online Marketing, Web, ICT and ICT businesses related seminars and talks and works tirelessly in finding innovative ways of marketing online for clients. She is also a staunch supporter of Filipino Small and Medium Enterprises as she continues to develop products and services that would benefit SMEs as well as help them increase their success rate in using technology in business. Stephanie is currently the president of the CDO ICT Business Council and works with the members and stakeholders in the city in promoting ICT to support more startups and create more jobs in the city. She also currently serves as a director for the Eisenhower Fellowship Association of the Philippines. She has completed her Eisenhower Fellowship and was awarded as the Douglas Dillon Named Fellow for the year 2016 and recently completed her term as National President for the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines last 2017.


  1. hahaha! i remember who the live tester was. i don’t know where she is right now though. that OJT was fun though. I had may partner salivate on my working table as he slept during the lunch break. weheehhehehehe. dood ole days….

  2. We’re going to Bora Honey! Wink wink wink! I had 2 dates on the 15th, but that doesn’t count either! Awww shucks. But we’re going to Bora!!! Bwehehehe


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