WARNING: Two Thirds of the Engineers Working in the Middle East Suffer from HIV?

OFW Engineer with HIV

What the hell is HIV?    It is not the dreaded disease you think it is.   The social circuit called it the:

  Hair Is Vanishing “
It is common to see Engineers in the workplace showing a receding Hair Bangs or a diminishing Top Hair.  Certainly, they came from various age groups usually ranging from 30 – 55 yrs old.  Though, it is quite unusual to see this day some younger engineer gradually experiencing this HIV phenomenon - as what they called it is.   Anyhow, we know for sure that the cause of this depends on many factors under the sun, some of which may include heredity, environment, stress and lifestyle.  

However, most of my colleagues are now beginning to accept this fate and gladly justify the benefits more than the social dilemma it will take.    One Engineer proudly says, “You know my friend this is a sign of Accumulated Wisdom brought by many quality experience and trainings in various Engineering Projects in the Middle East...”   No doubt about that, and I did not anymore challenge that statement, or else I might be in trouble. 

Stage 4 HIV??
Nevertheless, others will not accept this HIV thing, and will do whatever it takes to find ways or solutions to reclaim their hair using some expensive hair grower products available in the market today, or for desperate ones, using the customized, fully fitted, removable hair solution they called “WIG”.   There is no bad thing about trying all these means to claim their crowning glory.  And it just goes to show that indeed, they do not like to join the association of Mr. Clean which is the unsung organization of the (BHP) Bald Headed People being shown in a popular detergent brand long time ago.  The choice is theirs.   

Well nowadays, time changed, it is now highly accepted and even admired in the sports and fashion industry for this skin head style of hair cut.  Look in TV, Print Media and the Internet; it is almost everywhere.   It is now becoming a fad rather than a stigma.   Even those with a blessed hair wanted to make a change to this bald look hair cut style,  in which one can feel and  look like a tough guy, rugged, masculine look Engineer where every Nurses in the kingdom will not hesitate to take a second look.   

From Left:  Engr. Juvinil, HR Officer  Allan, Engr Wilson Zabala, Document Control Expert

So, what it is in it for the Engineers out there who have HIV?   Simple.  Just relax, Be Yourself, Have some fun and Be proud of your God given Bald Shining Head.  Be thankful that you will not any more experience dandruff.  You do not need any more to buy shampoos; conditioner, gel and comb to maintain your hair which means extra money save in your pocket to buy other stuff.   Best of all, you will also look like young and a baby forever.   Not to mention, the animal appeal and the irresistible softness your shining head may bring to the lady’s finger touch.  What a wonderful and refreshing feeling!   Lucky You… Kalbo!!

Till my next post,

Seize the Day,
Allan Laranang

What Are The Drawings For?

From Left To Right:  Interior Design Expert Architect Arnel Paguio,  Internet Expert Engr Allan Laranang,  Lighting Expert Engr Angel Daguio

Drawings are always part of Engineer’s work.   Come to think of it, there will be no drawings without engineers or vice versa.    This will constitute the plans, implementation and commissioning of the project.   It will surely make or break the outcome of the project.  

From Left To Right:  Lighting Design Expert Angel Daguio, Power Design Expert Noel Esportlas, Interior Design Expert Architect Arnel Paguio
Furthermore,   what really are the types of the drawings typically produced by these talented Engineers:

Design Drawings
It is also commonly called Tender Drawings.   It is produced using the conceptual design based on the criteria set by the owner, consultant or designers in accordance with the international codes and standards.  These drawings are also the basis for the bill of quantities necessary to estimate the cost of the project.

Shop Drawings
These drawings are produced by the contractor to define the detailed plan and  constructability of the design drawings.   It is commonly drafted with utmost details such as precise clearance measurement, length, elevation and sizes of the materials to be used for the installation, taking into consideration the approved specification and standards.  The approved materials and equipment by the consultant and the owner shall also be included in this drawings.

As Built Drawings
These are the drawings already installed, inspected and approved at site.   The Site  QC Engineer or the  Project Engineer will conduct red line of the shop drawings  to indicate the actual field installation.  It may or may not change the drawn shop drawings.    These drawings are submitted as part of the handing over after the successful commissioning of the project and  stamped as AS Built.
To sum it up, each drawing as shown above is equally important that complete the process of project completion.   It complements each other, provides direction and reference to any succeeding steps in the construction and project management.
Inset:  Allan Laranang explaining to the Team the importance of Numbers in generating the required drawings.  That's why they called it ENGINEERING!!!
 Till my Next Post,
Seize the Day,

Allan Laranang