Author Archives: Gilbert Guerra

December 10

10 Lessons I Learned from My PULSE 10 Experience

“Hands down! This is the best day I can ever remember…” Pamthunzi is a Chichewa word which means “in the shade” in English. It serves as my home for six months during my PULSE assignment in PIH Malawi. A place where memories are created and lessons are learned.   Number 1 : Be brave. The […]

October 29

Life

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Life. The period between birth and death. The one thing that we can’t afford to be taken away from us by someone […]

September 21

A.O.T.S.

“And when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho A.O.T.S. = ALIGNMENT OF THE STARS I will not bring you to outer space just because the title contains STARS and the well-known line from The Alchemist has UNIVERSE on it. The $93k is […]

September 17

WHERE IS THE $ 93k?

We, at the Financial Reporting Team in GSK Business Service Centre in Kuala Lumpur, are always reminded and guided by our Regional Operations Performance Lead – Nittan, with this statement: “The balance sheet of today, is the P&L (Profit & Loss) of tomorrow. “ Balance sheet reconciliation is one of our Key Performance Indicators every […]

September 05

Twists in My Story

“And I’m longing, for words to describe how I’m feeling, I’m feeling inspired, my world just flips, turned upside down…” – A Twist in My Story by Secondhand Serenade   It’s been more than a month since I published my last story here in my blog. I was focused and really into my projects here […]

July 31

Let’s Play A Game…

i  Glorious December… ought to ponder, doubt no more, thou shall contemplate ii Seek intervention, behold and put to test, lost nothing in it. iii Keep my fingers crossed east will meet the west in nigh, a proud splendor day! iv Prepare to meet all in abode of queen afar, memorable one. v Utter your […]

July 16

Four

“If four things are followed – having a great aim, acquiring knowledge, hard work and perseverance – then anything can be achieved.” – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam This story has nothing to do with the American reality television music competition “The Four: Battle for Stardom” on Fox, or with Tobias “Four” Eaton portrayed by […]

July 04

Call of Nature 2

Since I was having difficulty uploading videos on my previous story “Call of Nature”, I decided to upload it on my personal blog! Feel free to visit my Blogger/BlogSpot account to see the full story and lay-out of “Call of Nature”. Click on the link below. My BlogSpot Account     Post Scriptum The photo […]

June 29

Call of Nature

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Second time around in the field… Being a new joiner in Partners in Health, I was given the privilege again to be out in the field for one whole day. I joined the CHW Team (Community Health Workers) and Finance […]

June 28

The Road Less Travelled

“Partners in Health believes that there is a thin line between health and poverty.” – POSER Manager Not a Finance person for one day… It was Tuesday morning (26th June 2018), the sun was shining bright and cold breeze could be felt as well. I was standing in front of one of the Partners in […]

June 21

“Son, I Do Not Want You To Die…”

“I am not afraid to keep on living. I am not afraid to walk this world alone.” – Helena by My Chemical Romance It was way back 2007 when a guy named Simon (not his real name) was having diarrhea, pneumonia and literally ill. He had no medication that time and was a resident in Neno District […]

June 20

My Own Version of “The Kindness Diaries”

“In the end, only kindness matters.” – Jewel / The Kindness Diaries The Kindness Diaries is a regular television program in Travel Channel. Leon Logothetis, the host of the show travels around the world using his vehicle named “Kindness 1” and fully depends on the kindness of people to survive. Amazing stories around the world […]

June 16

Touchdown

“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhi After more than 20 hours of travel time from Kuala Lumpur plus the lay-over in Singapore, Ethiopia and Zambia, finally I reached Malawi – The Warm Heart of Africa!   It was a hot Friday afternoon when I […]

June 12

InfoBurst

“I am brave. I am bruised. This is who I’m meant to be. This is me.” – The Greatest Showman   InfoBurst Session is a quick update from the GSK Business Service Centre – Kuala Lumpur Leadership Team. All the employees will gather in one common area at the centre and listen to the current […]

June 10

Wakanda Forever!

“I have lost my way. I have lost my very soul. To get back, I must see beyond myself, beyond my deepest truths. To get back, I must see things not as I feel them to be, but as they are.” – Black Panther   Wakanda is a great and powerful nation in Africa as […]