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Category: LIFE GOALS

Meet Sirri Hadley Rosales Padilla, a Tech Blogger Princess Named After Gadget

I’m very much excited to blog again following a weeklong break, but before I publish yet another real tech news and updates, allow me to share the momentous occasion that officially welcomed me into fatherhood. On August 9th, Thursday at around 12NN, my wife was admitted as she was expected to deliver our first baby. But we knew it, at 4cm cervical opening, the baby won’t be coming out yet ’till the next day. My wife’s physician, whom is the same ob-gyn who took her regular prenatal care, advised us to expect the baby in the afternoon of Friday, August 10th. Unfortunately, at around 6PM on the same day, the cervical opening only progressed to 6cm. It was then that I was worried since my wife has been at the labour room for 30 hours. At around 8:30PM, I was told that the cervical opening widened to 7cm, yet still not enough for the required 9-10cm for normal delivery. Though the alternative way won’t be easy specifically for my wife, we decided to have her underwent an abdominal delivery or caesarean (CS).

Sirri Hadley Padilla

I thought the operation would take longer, but surprisingly, while staring at the delivery/operating door less than 30 minutes after the surgery began – someone called my attention to look at the NICU window. And there she was, a 54cm tall and 7 lbs. baby girl, born at exactly 9:42PM of August 10th, 2012. I know you guys can relate the feeling, but yeah, I wanted to touch her yet I can’t. And I couldn’t help myself but keep on smiling. Few minutes later, my wife’s anaesthesiologist went out from the operating room, and though I was told about the infection “vertically transmitted” to the baby – we’re assured she’ll be fine once she finished her medication.

The Latest Update from Cebu Tech Blogger! And it’s Awesome!

Cebu Tech Blogger isn’t dead yet; and it would never be dead! Just that I was hooked up in a situation in which I can hardly publish updates on this blog. Hiring writers isn’t a priority right now ‘coz I want to keep CTB as close to being a personal tech blog.

For some of you who already knew, I quit my full time job at Teradyne Philippines last March for a reason. Working at Teradyne for 5 years was an awesome experience and I truly valued the company’s contribution to what I have learned in the tech industry. Teradyne was my 2nd job actually; my first job was at Lexmark for 1.5 years and that leaves me a combined experience of more than 6 years now in the ICT industry. So, why exactly I’m telling you this? Well, simply because these companies have something to do with the existence of this blog. But interestingly, I shifted my career into something I loved doing most, a career that requires knowledge and skills I’ve only acquired out from being curious about it. I’m talking about “the internet” and every “online opportunity” that I’ve never ever seen before year 2008.

Building a Company

Right after I quit my job, it’s no secret that I got married. But getting married was not the only thing I’ve been prepping before I handed over my resignation letter to my boss. Along the way, I co-founded an Inbound Marketing company that we officially launched last May 7th. The company is called TekWorx Mobile and Web Services, and obviously it’s very young but we’re very much optimistic on its growth. While we seek the help of Cebu Business Incubator for IT (CeBuinIT), we continue working for several projects and clients already. And yeah, that’s pretty exciting yet challenging but that doesn’t mean anything about leaving CTB after all.

Tying the Knots!

It has been more than a week now since my last update on this blog, but as some of you probably have already learned – there was something big happened outside CTB. Before I talk more about it (not really that much), allow me to apologize first to those who regularly visited this blog and so those who checked their RSS feeds for latest updates in the past couple of days. Obviously, there’s nothing new here in CTB as I decided to give myself at least 4 days before and after my wedding, enough for a rest and to get everything done even after several weeks of preparations.

And yes, I’m a married man now and I thought it would be great if I’ll share great tips to achieving a successful wedding; but that’s going to be a bit odd given the fact that I’m trying to keep CTB a blog dedicated to anything tech-related only. I couldn’t break that rule once again, though this might also be of the interest of several readers, particularly those who are also planning of getting married in the future. Anyhow, I can always respond to your queries so just leave a comment below if you have something to ask about the wedding. Please note though that it’s best to ask me if you plan of having a wedding in the Philippines, specifically here in Cebu.