Blog it Forward – Jose Antonio Martinez
I was invited to this wonderful chain Blog It Forward (BIF) Chain by Marssel Vilaça in his BIF, thanks for this honor, and also to motivate me to engage and participate in Comunidad SAP en Español (Spanish Language Community).
Also thanks to Moshe Naveh for this wonderful initiative.
My country MEXICO!
I am from Mexico a wonderful country and live in Mexico City one the most crowded cities in the world. I attach some pictures from Mexico.
Mexico City Monterrey
My SAP experience:
I started working with SAP since 2007, because the company I used to work implement SAP, I participate as a key user in SD/MM modules, I learned a lot, but as a key user was forbidden to me to customize and set up the system 😥 , I was really hungry to learn and implement more functionallity.
Finally in 2011 finished this cycle and begin a new opportunity as internal SAP consultant in a consumer products company, so since this date I participate in several roll outs for plants in Denmark, Sweden, US, Colombia and Guatemala, obtain more SAP knowledge and the opportunity to travel and get new friends 🙂 . Thanks to SCN was there to support me.
Funny situation in a project:
I born and grew up in Ojo de Agua a little town near Mexico city (at this time is part of the big Metropolitan city), my father Victor a salesman, my mother Adela a clerk and 3 brothers Victor, Gerardo y Luis.
Now I have my family Virginia my wife and two beutiful daughters Monserrat and Estefania. We love to expend time togheter in weekends and holidays, We can just go to the movies or try for adventure (see the rafting picture in Jalcomulco Veracruz or Skiing in Taos New Mexico) 🙂 .
What is the best lesson your parents taught you?
Ever you want to do, do it with PASSION!, never GIVE UP to achieve your goals! and never be AFRAID TO FAIL! is worst if you dont try it, but learn for your faults, the next time yo will do it better!
What do you most enjoy on SCN?
I enjoy the documents and blogs, because every day I learn new stuffs, and also be in touch with people of all the world and share with them.
I’d like to blog it forward to:
DAIRO LEONARDO LOZANO RODRIGUEZ
Please reply to one or all of the following questions:
- What passions do you have outside of SAP?
- Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
- What was your dream job as a child?
Thanks for comments and feedback 😎
José, thank you for accepting BIF challenger! Mexico is realy Wonderful. Indeed is the birthplace of Latin American culture.
I had great times when I was there (and had an amount of hard work too 😉 ) and have seen what you talked about human warmth and cordiality. This is very similar to Brazil.
Well I'm glad to know a little more about your personal side.
This my pic in Mexico DF having a Margarita 😎
Gracias y saludos!!!
For your feedback 🙂 , yes and as you told is very similar the cordiality of the people in America.
I did not visit Brazil, not yet! but I have a lot of friends as you from Brazil, nice persons.
Saludos y VIVA BRAZIL!!! 😆
You're welcome here anytime!
I believe you would wish be in Rio as most people use to be. I am in São Paulo 6h from there then you send a contact if you here someday. Don't forget bring me a bottle of habanera sauce! 😉
You looks awesome in your cowboy hat, nice to see you. 😛 😉 🙂 😆
😆 😆 😆 Ravi Sankar Venna, I look like a mexican cowboy Speedy González,
Yes the picture is awesome, but he is with a "Mariachi" hat, is for traditional music in Mexico.
Thanks for your hospitality 😎
Yes of couse, when I visit Brazil I will take to you one of this!
Wonderful BIF Jose,
Mexico has a special place in my memories, I had a beautiful vacation with the best food ever. It is on my Visit-Again-list .
Jürgen L as a good German and 'Mexican' I think you have tried a Chili Beer like that (with no bitter face like mine) 😀
I guess I am the only German who does not drink any cerveza (sorry Steffy *g*)
I prefer American Red Wine (Cola 😛 ) but had certainly some with rum
Nope, you're not. ^^ I'm not drinking, too. So no worries. 😀
You are welcome! Of course, you must visit again MEXICO.
Thanks for the feedback 🙂
welcome to the BIF-crowd! The pictures are great, but not as great as your birthday story! I guess, you left quite an interesting impression there. 😀 But I have to say, the "arms wide open"-gesture could have been missunderstood by anyone. Just a heads-up: if you're ever in Germany, don't hug people you don't know personally very good! We Germans are a bit stiff in that department, too. ^^
Buuut... candles on the birthday cake is something we know here, too. Well, at least for children. I don't remember seeing some on cakes for adults. 😕
I've never been to Mexico, but the pictures look so diverse and interesting. Maybe I should put it on my "Visit"-list. *g*
Dear Steffi Warnecke:
Thanks for your comments.
Yes the first 5 minutes I was vworried, but later was part of the funny situations in the implementation project. Not only mine all of my mexican co-workers have their one stories.
I notice that with Danish and Sweeden people, and I guees is part of the culture of Europeans.
Regarding the cake, is almost the same, but when you are and adult only put 2 candles with your age, the candle have the shape of the number, because imagine for my last bithdary cake it will be melted with 43 candles. 😯
As I told to Jürgen L you MUST visit MEXICO amazing beaches and also nice colonial towns 😉 .
Haha, maybe that's the reason there are no candles for adults (I know the candles shaped like numbers, too, for children ^^). Because you either don't want the cake to melt OR you really don't want to see aaaaall those burning candles. At some point even sunglasses might be needed to even look at the cake. 😀
That is the kind of story, that you can tell to anyone anywhere and it will be great. So I think this is an awesome memory of your clash with European culture. But I really hope your Latinamerican warmth has somehow rubbed of a bit on the Swedish users. 😉
Okay, okay! I put it on the list! 😆
Yes of course every week, when we have a meeting with Danish and Swedeen team, we try to
I've never been to Mexico, but I've always wanted to go to practice speaking Spanish and I learned so much in school about the rich Mexican history.
Maybe one day...
Nice story about Europe. It does seem formal there.
Thanks Tammy Powlas for your comments.
Welcome to BIF family..
Nice to know about you Jose
Well written, short and simple..
Thanks Dëv Päträ for your comments 🙂
As usual I always love to read your blogs and always getting a new learn from these.i appreciate you always for the new thinking and ur work.I really loved your way of spending time with your entire sap journey in your life.I expect you will advice me more as a little brother and friends.
Dear arnab sarkar:
Thanks for your comments, because motivate me to participate in SCN.
Good to know about you and your about country Jose. Nicely written with nice pictures and thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks Srinu for your comments. 🙂
Welcome to the BIF family. Good to know you 🙂
I like the fun part at your birthday party 😉
Yes, with open arms generally everyone will confuse.
Thanks Sudhir for your comments.
Welcome to BIF family 🙂 Very glad to know more about you.
Great pleasure to see nice pictures and I can feel the beauty of Mexico. 🙂
Thanks for reminding the best lesson you have learned from your parents. It reminds how passion is very much important in life and never give up attitude is the key to success.
Thanks for your feedback.
Yes I learned a lot for my parents 🙂
Very happy in knowing your personal interests too.
i enjoyed reading that funny moment at your Birth day.
All the very best.
Thanks Phanikumar for your comments.
It was nice to more about you, family, culture and SAP journey.
All the very best for your future endeavours.
Best Wishes, JP
Thanks Jyoti for your feedback.
Also the best to you!!
What passions do you have outside of SAP?
Which 5 things do you absolutely want to achieve in life?
What was your dream job as a child?
My dream is died happy for all the experiences cumulated on my life.I guest that when I was child I'd realized that everybody will not longer be on this world, at that moment I'm started my quest to happyness.
Very nice blog and happy to read about your personal life.
Thanks Muhammad for your feedback!!
Welcome Jose. Hows going ur life and job?What about family?
Thanks, and the work is fine, in planning preparation for a new rollout.
And my family begining the summer vacations!
Thats great. So how much implementation have you done? In mexico, hows wheather?
We are planning the rollout for a new plant in Colombia for modules FI, CO, MM, SD, PP, PM and QM.
And the wheather in Mexico in these months are rainy 🙂
Regards Antonio Martinez
Hi. Its lovely weather. In pakistan there is too hot.
Thats great about for implementation of SAP in new plant. Kindly can u share in how much month it is expected to implement.
We expect to GO LIVE in August!!
Welcome to the BIF team! I lived in Mexico and have great friends there, it's very nice to see a Mexican in the BIF list. My friends from other Latin America countries say that I speak a Mexican Spanish "hablas como una mexicana" (and my teacher was from Peru!) 🙂
Loved your pictures, Teotihuacán is amazing, with a special energy, and Riviera Maya needs no comments, is marvelous! One difficult thing in Mexico City is driving.. 😆 I use to say that after driving there, Sao Paulo is a piece of cake!
I totally understand your feeling regarding the "hug" in Denmark.. hehehe.. It's something we learn after some days working out of Latin America.
Cheers and good luck in the World Cup,
Is great that you have lived in Mexico!!, yes you are right the traffic and drive in Mexico city is a mess.
Also the best wishes to Brazil the host in the worl cup!!
Regards Antonio Martinez
Hi Antonio Martinez,
Welcome to BIF Family 🙂
Nice to Know about you 🙂 🙂
congratulations for the successful soccer match yesterday 🙂
And congratulations for the good BIF 🙂
And thanks for the beautiful images and for the link to the communitiy which I didn't know...
All the best!
Was a great match 🙂
I am from India and we also put small candles in birthday cake same numbers, as that of Age which would be blown off prior to cutting the cake. For higher number we have numerical candles now a days . Seem quite similar to Mexico.
Thanks for your comments, 🙂 , you are right some traditions are quite similar in many countries.
Regards Antonio Martinez
Great story about the birthday hug. My wife is French and I remember being confused the first time visiting her family in southern France with when it's appropriate to do the cheek-kissing thing, and how many times, and so forth. I think they all had some fun at my expense. And of course, the customs in southern France are different from northern France, much as I think European customs in general are different the closer you are to the Mediterranean vs the North Sea, etc. My wife, on the other hand, used to be put off by the hugs that Americans give each other... she found that to be more intimate and personal than cheek-kissing!
Thanks Matt for the feedback 🙂
You are right!, other co-worker have the same situation in Denmark as you say with the cheek-kissing! 😳
Lovely!! Great to know about you and your interests...
Thanks Vasanth for your feedback 🙂
I will be waiting for your BIF post!
Hi Jose Antonio Martinez,
Nice to read your blog.Your Cake incident was really funny 😆 .Hope you have many more of such funny and interesting events 😉 so that you can share with us.
Thanks Abhishek Agarwal:
I guess later I will create other blog with all the stories for my co-workers and me in our roll out trips.
Regards Jose Antonio
Hi Jose Antonio Martinez ,
Love your writing, your illustrations and your guidance around learning from Failure. The Yucatan was one of the most memorable travels of my life. Fascinating country and people.
Hi Marilyn Pratt
Thanks for your feedback 🙂
You are right, the Yucatan peninsula is amazing!, I really love it 🙂
Cool blog, I really want to visit Mexico someday...it's on my list 🙂
Thanks for checking out my blog too.
Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for the feedback 🙂
We will be waiting here in Mexico
Viva Mexico 🙂 I would love to go there sometimes.
VIVA MEXICO!! 🙂
You should visit Mexico, you won´t be disappointed!
welcome to #BIF family , nice blog 🙂 ,
Thanks, it is nice that you like my blog 🙂
Regards Jose Antonio
Another beautiful country. Teotihuacan and other places like this - Great history !
Hello Jose Antonio,
Great blog. You're the first person I've met in SCN who is also from Mexico City.
With SCN you can be in touch with a lot of cool people for all the world 😉
It's great to know about you Jose Antonio Martinez very nice pics and very nice family.
Thanks Thanga 🙂
very nice Blog and nice pictures , you are welcome and it is pleasure to know about your country 🙂
Thanks Amira 😉
very nice Blog Mr.Jose and also very nice Pictures 😎
Thanks Nassar for your feedback 🙂