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Blog It Forward – Loed Despuig

Hi guyz!

Thanks a lot Gajesh Nagesh for including me in your BIF..You may check his blog here Blog it Forward – Gajesh Nagesh.. 🙂

This blog is a part of the Blog It Forward (BIF) challenge started by xMoshe Naveh (Old Acct) / Moshe Naveh..Follow and update the Blog It Forward Chain once you have already posted your BIF blog..If you want to join, please edit this blog Blog It Forward- Request to Join Table and add your name in the last row..Or you may comment below and I will include you in my “Blog It Forward” list.. 😉

Me and my Company:

Two (2) months after I graduated and passed the licensure examination of Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (BS ECE) last November 2011, I started working as SAP BW consultant in San Miguel Information Technology Services (SMITS)..It is a subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation (SMC), one of the biggest holding companies in the Philippines..I am currently deployed in SMC’s oil refinery firm as SAP BW developer and support..Right now, the firm is having a Proof of Concept (POC) from various vendors in preparation for their BIG DATA..I hope they will choose SAP HANA (fingers crossed.. 😛 ) since it will surely be a new challenge and experience for me as a young professional..From what I have heard, there are currently two (2) companies implementing SAP HANA in the Philippines so they will be the 3rd one in case they chose it..

Main Office

My Country:

My country, Philippines, consists of 7, 107 islands which are divided into three (3) groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao..These are divided into 17 regions, 81 provinces, 144 cities, 1,491 municipalities, and 42,028 barangays..

Flag of the Philippines

Seal of the Philippines


Republic of the Philippines

“For God, People, Nature, and Country”

English and Filipino (Tagalog) are the official languages of my country..Both are used in government, education, print, broadcast media, and business..However, most people outside cities do not speak much English..In most towns, either Tagalog or the local dialect is spoken..

The Philippines is named in honor of King Philip II of Spain..As a result of Spanish cultural influence, more than 90% of the population is Christian..

Facade of Manila Cathedral

Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan

Philippine cuisine has evolved over several centuries and some of the popular dishes include lechon, adobo, sinigang, kare-kare, tapa, crispy pata, pancit, lumpia, and halo-halo..Unlike many of their Asian counterparts, Filipinos do not eat with chopsticks; they use Western cutlery..However, the main pairing of utensils seen at the Filipino dining table is that of spoon and fork, not knife and fork..The traditional way of eating with the hands known as “kamayan” is seen more often in less urbanized areas..


***a dessert made of ice, milk, various fruits, and ice cream


My Hometown:

I’m currently living in the capital city of the Philippines which is Manila of National Capital Region..But my hometown is in Bulan, Sorsogon of Bicol Region..From Manila, I can reach my hometown after traveling 16 hours by land OR 1 hour by plane and additional of 3 hours by land (short distance huh? 😀 )..

Bicol region has so many festivals but one of the festivals celebrated by the whole Bicol region is the “Our Lady of Peñafrancia Festival”..It is celebtrated on the third Saturday of September in Naga City..Bicolanos (name of people living in Bicol region) from all walks of life will be in Naga City to meet their relatives and friends, share food, drinks, and prayers with them, and most of all, to pay homage and make thanksgiving to the Virgin of Peñafrancia, whom the Bicolanos fondly call “Ina”..The annual feast of the Virgin of Peñafrancia, the Patroness of Bicolandia, is celebrated through an annual fluvial procession..The Regional Civic Parade and Regional Military Parade are also held on the feast..

Fluvial Parade

Regional Civic Parade

Regional Military Parade

Personal Questions:

Aside from SCN, what site(s) do you usually visit to while away your time?

I usually visit an online chess site to play and solve daily puzzles..I started playing chess since I was four (4) years old..Aside from the enjoyment I get in playing chess, I also meet different people of different ages and nationalities..

I also enjoy joining several warez forums to download movies, games, software, etc.. 😀

Currently I am a moderator of some of these warez forums..

I love visiting various online forums to interact, gain, and share some knowledge in different areas..I also develop my interpersonal skill by mingling with people from different countries.. 🙂

Goals you wanted to achieve in SCN? (WISH LIST with deadline – must be achieved on or before YEAR 2020)

1. Be able to achieve the MEGA ANSWER SUPER HERO badge.. 😀


3. Be on the number 1 spot in 12-month leaderboard of any category.. 😀

What do you most enjoy on SCN?

Every time I visit SCN, I am always excited to see different queries regarding BW since I can use the experiences I had to help members..SCN also allows me to discover new concepts and scenarios which can assist me if ever I encounter problems in the future..

What will be my career if I am not a BW consultant?

If I am not a BW consultant I would be a network engineer because the latter was the position I applied for when I passed my resume to SMITS..However, during that time, the network engineer position has no vacancy so they gave me the SAP BW consultant position..I think it was a blessing in disguise since I am already enjoying my career now! 😀

How did you know SCN?

During my 1st year as SAP BW consultant, my team lead shared to me that he used to visit SCN when he had free time..He told me that he has learned a lot from it, that’s why last June 2012 (5 months after I started this career), I joined SCN and I have proven his words since I really am learning much in this forum.. 🙂

Answers for the questions in BIF of Gajesh:

a) Hows SAP has changed your Life?

—Because of SAP I was able to work for one of the biggest holding companies in the Philippines as SAP BW consultant..

b) Whether you would like to grow technically or be into the Project management level?

—I prefer to grow technically since I think managing people will get me bored.. 😆

I love more doing the “work” rather than teaching people what to do..

c) The best Place that you would like to be?

—In five (5) years, I would like to be a “technical” team lead who does not only give instructions but also does the work..

I like to BLOG IT FORWARD the members I look up to in this forum (if they didn’t create one yet):


Suman Chakravarthy K

Anshu Lilhori

CH Raman

“Blog It Forward” list: (please comment below if you like me to BLOG IT FORWARD you) 🙂

Umashankar Poojar

Maksim Rashchynski

Ajay Goel

Julia Sabine Jakobs

Jay Jay

Jay Jay’s Profile    | SCN

Ravikanth M

Praveer Sen

Saurabh Raheja

Tebogo Tebza

Michael-John Turner

Shantanu Mishra

vijaykumar ijeri

Here is the list of questions for the members above:

1. What do you usually do when you are at home?

2. Which do you prefer: (A) jack of all trades, master of none, or (B) jill of all trades (kidding.. 😀 ) – master of one?

3. What is/are your favorite sport(s) or online game(s) which you are addicted to?

Sorry if my blog is too long..Hope you will enjoy reading my BLOG-IT-FORWARD entry.. 😛

Thanks a lot for reading.. 🙂


Loed Despuig


Achieved my 3rd goal in SAP Business Explorer Space.. 🙂

– August 2015


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  • You are really quick i must say.Few days back you requested to add your name in the BIF chain and here comes your BIF. All the pictures are really amazing (especially the main office building) and your country is very beautiful.It was nice to know more about you.

    And finally we are able to see your picture. 🙂

    Wish you all the luck and charm to fulfill your SCN goals and other wish list as well.


    Anshu Lilhori

    • Hi Anshu,

      At first I was hesitant to post my picture..haha..But to be fair with other members who posted their pictures in their BIF, I also posted mine.. 😛

      Thanks a lot for your comment Anshu..I hope I can fulfill my wish list.. 😀



  • #1 on leaderboard, member of the month, and mega super answer hero... not too lofty of goals, eh? 😉

    I must say, I love the exterior design of your office building. It has an air of "ancient pyramid" about it, with all the greenery.

    Welcome to BIF!



    • Hi Matt,

      Hahaha...It's sort of "challenge/dream" I wanted to achieve.. 😀

      I hope I can really do it.. 😛

      Thank you for your comment Matt..=)

      By the way, congratz again for being the member of the month last January 2015.. 😉



  • I didn't feel it is long blog, pretty interesting facts about you. Good to know about you other than your replies in SCN forum. Thanks a ton for mentioning me for BIF challenge.

    Very delicious food by pic ;-), it would really nice if you can parcel it my place (hahaha!).

    Anyway, I'll be back with my information soon!

    Cheers! All the best for your goals, hope to see you as MOM and top in leaderboard.


    • Hi Umashankar,

      Hahaha...Yeah, I will try to deliver some of Philippine cuisine in exchange of your hometown's best dishes.. 😆

      By the way thanks for sharing your BIF.. 😉



  • Hi Loed,

    Nice to know about you 🙂 . Pics are great 😎 . I really appreciate your passion of learning things in SCN. Amazed to know about your country, food and especially "Penafrancia" festival 🙂

    I wish you come on to top position in your desired space in SCN.



    • Hi Suman,

      Thanks for your comment.. 🙂

      I will try my best to achieve my goals.. 😀

      Try to visit our country once, you will surely love here.. 😉



  • Hi,

    Excellent pictures. My 5-stars for Halo-halo. 🙂

    Until I've seen this blog I thought you are from Holland. Your name sounds a bit like that for me.


    • Hi Leszek,

      Hahaha...HALO-HALO really tastes great! 😎

      By the way, just a trivia, HALO-HALO means "mixed together" in English.. 🙂



  • Hi Loed,

    Really nice to know about you and your place. Specially your work place, so good.

    Any way all the best for your goals and keep your appetite for learning.



    • Hi Vengal,

      Yeah, I am enjoying a lot my stay here in SCN! 😎

      Almost everyday I visit SCN whenever I have time to gain these:

      ***new learning

      ***new problems to be solved

      ***new acquaintance

      Thank you for your comment.. 🙂



  • Hi Load,

    Nice to know about you 🙂 .I like your office. I really appreciate your effort on scn..hope fully you will achieve your goals very soon. ALL THE BEST 🙂 .


    Ganesh Bothe

    • Hi Ganesh,

      Thanks for your comment..=)

      Hopefully I will achieve those goals before the deadline.. 😀

      I see that you also like playing CHESS..Do you play online? I usually play in to play there too.. 😉

      If ever you registered in that site, let me know so we can play when we are free.. 🙂



  • Hi Loed,

    Very informative blog. Beautiful pictures of the festival. And Halo Halo looks very tempting,. i would certainly want to taste it once.

    Thanks for sharing these details.


    • Hi Jobi,

      You should visit our country to taste our very special HALO-HALO..I am sure you will love it.. 😉



  • Hi Loed,

    Nice to know about you and your country. In your last pic you are rocking 😎 and the pics of regional military parade are really awesome.. Hopefully you will achieve your goal..

    Thanks a lot to invite me..



  • Its nice to know more about your fellow contributor 😀 Wish you good luck for your goals and let us know if your company opted for HANA.


    • Hi Swati,

      Yeah, definitely will update you guyz if my company opted to choose HANA..I'm excited to work on it! 😎

      Thank you!


  • Hi Leod,

    Nice to know about you and your country and places 🙂 nice places Facade of Manila Cathedral and  Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan.

    finally nice pics.



    • Hi Phani,

      Thanks for your comment.. 🙂

      We have a lot of beautiful places here in my country, try to visit Philippines once.. 😉


  • Hello Loed,

    thank you for sharing so many interesting facts and nice photographs from your homecountry and mentioning me. Yes, I would really like to be blogged forward by you - and to visit your homecountry some time or other.


    • Hi Julia,

      I'm sure you will love our country..Just inform me if you happened to visit our country.. 🙂

      Waiting for your BIF now.. 😉


  • Leod,

    Very interesting facts about your country and you, nice to know all. I wish all the best for all your future goals.

    Thanks for sharing.



  • As always - I loved the pictures.   So will you updates us when you know if your company choose SAP HANA?   I'm sure there will be some fun blogs if they did.

    • Hi Michelle,

      Yes! I will be updating this blog if ever my company chose SAP HANA.. 😉

      Thanks for your comment.. 🙂



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  • Hi Loed,

    Wonderful to know about you.

    All the Very Best !! 🙂

    I am sure, you will achieve your goals very soon.

    Great to know about your country, Penafrancia festival.



  • Hi Loed,

         I am inspired with your blog just like you, two months after i graduated i was hired as SAP Basis somewhere in Cubao, Philippines. 🙂 I hope we can  be friends and teach me more about SAP since im a newbie.

    • Hi James,

      Didn't notice your reply. Was not visiting the site regularly after the migration. 😀

      Are you still in Manila? Hoe you are doing fine with your career in SAP.



  • Hi, Loed!

    Nice to read your SAP experience. Just like you after I graduated, I landed a job as SAP MM Consultant in a BPO in Southern Part of the Philippines, focusing on support for North American clients. After a year, I shifted as an In-house functional consultant here in Manila.Hope to meet you SAP Pinoy Consultants. Mabuhay!