Life after Singapore

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I left Manila to see if there was a market for my SMS appliance product. I had to take a job so I can stay and have time to study the market. After working in Singapore for 2 1/2 years, I finally realized that it was the right time to go home. I still have this feeling of competing in the global scene and make my country proud so I looked for opportunities to come back. On the course of doing this, I met Allan, President and CEO of Ideyatech. When we first met, I just told him about my SMS appliance product, on how he can integrate it to Ideyatech’s existing applications.

After maybe 4 months, Allan told me that he needed someone who can help him with one of his big projects. I can’t remember how he came up asking me if I could help. After a few conversations about what needs to be done and how hard it is to look for senior guys in Manila, I expressed my intent of thinking about the offer. Since I was also considering of going back and do business, I thought about it. It took me maybe a month to decide.

I arrived with my bags packed in the Centennial Airport(NAIA Terminal 2) on May 21, 2008. Eager to meet my new team, I went to work the following day. It’s nice to be back, I told myself.

Let me share a photo of our team in our board room which I took. This is the team that will lead us to success and grow the company. Who knows we might be the next Google! 😉

2 thoughts on “Life after Singapore

  1. hey Melvin,

    good luck in the new chapter in your life. Thats it keep your target in front, your just doing the legwork to get it going.

  2. I believe in enabling people – giving everyone a chance to pursue their dreams. Melvin’s dream is to develop products, so does Ideyatech. So on this front, we can go a long way…

    As we’re always on the look-out for people with talent and passion, I’m glad Melvin took the opportunity to join us. With his background and experience, we’re definitely on our way to growth and success.

    Thank you and good luck, Melvin!

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