Tagged!

I’m it — Floyd tagged me. So, here are my 8 things (for context on what this is, read this):

  1. January 6th marked my 11th year at Oracle (8 w/PeopleSoft and 3 w/Oracle). Seems like a long time to be in a company. The cool thing is that I’ve managed to wear many different hats since starting here in 1997 — been a consultant, developer, manager, sales engineer, and product strategist. By far the best job has been my current job as a labbie here in the AppsLab.
  2. I used to fly 2 seater Cesna 152s. Well, sort of. I had about 55 hours under my belt and was well on my way to getting my VFR licence, but Winter came a long and I lost interest — didn’t feel like flying in crappy weather — and I never picked it back up. Probably a good thing since my wife would not be happy if I took up flying again. So, now I fly RC sailplanes — the Bay Area is a great place to fly sailplanes.
  3. I have a bachelors degree in Math, but really suck at it. I often find myself pulling out a calculator to work out simple additions and subtractions. I was always better at the abstract stuff.
  4. I love to travel — although haven’t done much lately. I’ve been to: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, England, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, China, South Korea, The Philippines… and a few other places. I can’t wait to travel again.
  5. I was in marching band in high school (I played the baritone horn). Even worse, I was the Drum MajorI can’t believe I’m announcing this on the internet. I wish I could get back into music. I tried a few years ago with the guitar, but failed — my fingers suck.
  6. I have two older brothers (4 years apart) whose names also start with an “R” (Ray and Ron). My dad’s name is Robert. Don’t ask.
  7. My wonderful wife and I have twin boys (almost 3 years old). I’m so thankful that the “terrible twos” are almost over. They rock my world… in a good way.
  8. I suck at blogging, but you knew that already. That’s why we have Jake.

Ok, back to work. Jim Marion, Chris Heller, Paul Pedrazzi, and Anthony Lai… you’re it!

AboutRich Manalang

a.k.a.: manalang

8 comments

  1. Rich, you should blog more often. Your stuff is always good and often surprising: Drum Major? Really?

    Thanks for playing!

  2. Rich, you should blog more often. Your stuff is always good and often surprising: Drum Major? Really?

    Thanks for playing!

  3. I agree, your blogs consistently draw pageviews and visit spikes. You have 2 of the top 5 from last year.

  4. I agree, your blogs consistently draw pageviews and visit spikes. You have 2 of the top 5 from last year.

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