Dec 29, 2013

Jobs in Progress Equals Blog on Hiatus


It's been a while since my last post on this "absurd" blog. But I am finally back... and getting ready to overcoming absurdity in 2014.

Over the last 11 months, I've been working, pondering, and then, working my buns off.  I have had experiences worth telling, and so much stories to tell. They are too much for me that I found it hard to put them into words. I went through a lot of transitions, inner struggles, and was affected by the natural catastrophes that hit our region. Yet, despite the earthquake and super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that had passed through the island, I still am grateful to find myself sitting in the corner of my cozy room with my fingers running on the keyboard doing what I am obliged to do. I am also grateful for the opportunities that came to me and for the wonderful and very considerate employers I have and have had at oDesk.com.

For the longest time, I've been running Source the News website and played a role since its inception. I admit, I'm not quite satisfied with the front end of the site, but it's still on the Beta phase. So, I'm still keeping my fingers crossed.

Second to this is my job with Travelogy.com Pte Ltd. I've been part of the great team at TripZilla, keeping the travel deals up and running in Singapore and Malaysia websites. Well, my position is "Social Media Manager + Travel Deal Hunter", but I am responsible for editing daily travel deals and adding up new travel deals that I find from various sources. They can be viewed at TripZilla.sg and TripZilla.my. Thanks to my immediate superiors, Ms. Nurmani Zulkifly and Joanne Yeo, for their direction and guidance.

I have also been doing research for other employers, finding blogs, names of journalists, and other relevant information. I have been working with Petter Servenius of Maybeauty/MayLash as well. I am in charge of generating leads for MayLash by finding fashion and beauty related blogs in the UK and adding their contact info into the database.

Most recently, I have completed a project with sir David of a Washington, D.C.-based tech policy consulting firm. David is a delight to work with and I am looking forward to working on other projects with him and his partner again.

I also have other jobs in progress but they have been paused or put on hold for months. So, I may have to ask them to probably end the contract if it goes on like this next year.

As the year soon comes to an end, I am hoping that next year will be as productive and promising as 2013 is.

What better way to end this post than by saying,
"Every beginning brings us closer to an end. Every end ushers us to a new beginning."