The week before the opening was very stressful, but if you enjoy what you’re doing then you feel great even if your stressed-out already because you are making a living doing what you love.
I only had 3 hours of sleep, this was the day we went home 4:00 AM when Sir Ferdie called a meeting regarding the Sprinkler Issue. All of us were very sleepy that day but we were still having fun. I remember Janna saying ” Murag fresh gyapon si Sir Ferdie, murag wala nagbilar” when Sir Ferdie passed by while we were busy printing some docs.
Look at Sir Eric and Bonn’s face. This was the time when Sir Ferdie arrived from Iloilo and we did not know he was coming. Construction Monitoring was very wicked! Haha.
Our team (APMC) always goes home very early in the morning,like 2:00 or 3:00 AM. Haha. Even now we still go home late but not like before, we would go home like 12:00 or 1:00 AM because we need to meet with our Service Providers (Davao Cavaliers, Blue Collar & Polystar) for updates. And a lot of merchant concerns that we need to address to.
I love it when Sir Ferdie is around because we have meetings and we go around the mall to inspect if it’s clean, and check if everything is okay.I think I’m the only person who’s happy when his around hahaha, because everybody is kinda afraid of him. He is really scary when he calls a meeting but his really a cool guy if it’s not about work matters and very very smart, no wonder his the associate director in vismin and his still very young.
Sir Eric and Sir Ferdie. This was the time when they were monitoring the delivery of the machines for Timezone. This was around 1:00 AM already. The people of Timezone had a lot of difficulty bringing the machines because they need to use the Cinderella Staircase and they need to be extra careful not to destroy the stairs and floor.
Stressed & Pressured. Bonn almost gave up! Hahaha.
Sir Mars helping me with the Memo. This is the most difficult part for me, making Memo”s/Circular’s. Hahahaha. But now, I can say I have mastered it. Every now and then APMC sends Circulars to the Merchants.
Day before the opening. Everyone was really stressed this day, had a lot of incidents that happened. Everyone was pressured. Some cried already. This was the time I went home ahead, but that was already 3:00 AM. I was shocked when I arrived at 7:00 AM, Sir Eric, Sir Ferdie and Sir Mars was still wearing the same clothes. I felt guilty because they didn’t went home yet because they need to make sure that everything was okay. I made sure they were able to eat breakfast and drink coffee. While everyone was at the activity center because of the opening ceremony, me and the APMC team was busy with all the Merchants concern, example they were a lot concerns regarding the Merchant’s Aircon, some had leaks in their space. My bosses went home 12:00 noon already because they need to sleep. But a lot of concerns keep on pouring so they came back around 4:00 PM. I was very impressed with my bosses that day, they did not care about the party that was happening, ”mga engineers gyud”. Hehehe.
Had to take a photo op with the Poinsettias. Sir Ferdie was really pressuring me, while talking to the suppliers he was staring at me the whole time. He wants the flowers to be delivered ASAP and he does not care how much it would cost. Called all the suppliers from Bukidnon but they cannot give 500 pots of Poinsettia. Fortunately, Lorena was able to contact Puentispina and was able to deliver the flowers before the opening.
The opening was successful. As per our General Manager Ms. Clavel, Centrio now holds the benchmark as the successful Mall that many tenants opened, not many problems occured, the most people that came during the opening and also high with sales in all Ayala Malls in.
Yehey, I’m so privileged and proud that I’m part with the team. This is the best blessing by far that God has given me. I know that there is no job that is stress free. Even if I go home late at night because we need to have meetings or we need to do something, I don’t complain because I love my job and I’m very happy here.