Saturday, November 05, 2011

2011 - The Year That Was


So here we are again. Yet another year has passed. Honestly, I could have done a lot more justice to my blog this year, but simply put, the drive was missing. My new job is demanding, actually, much more than I had anticipated. Besides writing a blog is no joke; it requires a lot of concealed effort and dedication.

Alright, I'll cut to the chase and fill you in on both my professional and personal fronts.

Professional Highs:
  • It's no longer a secret. I joined Lionbridge Korea as a Documentation Project Manager in November 2010. Within a few months, I was promoted to the position of a Solution Architect, primarily because the management acknowledged my contributions in active presales. Under my leadership, Lionbridge Korea has secured many work orders for their Global Content Development (GCD) business unit. My team also reported a double-digit growth in annual revenue this year, which is freaking exciting to say the least.
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Personal Highs:
  • Some of you probably know via my Facebook or Twitter updates that I was interviewed by tbs TV channel. It wasn't a planned interview though, since I had sneaked in to attend a weekend event called “Explore Seoul”, organized by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. There I was - with my family plus a bunch of unknown foreigners - visiting famous tourist attractions in the city like Gahoe Museum, Samcheong-dong, and Coex. You can see a short clip here.
Explore Seoul
  • Following the success of the "Explore Seoul" event, RJ Henry Kimm invited me to share my travel exploits on his show "Primetime". The show was aired live on tbs eFM (101.3 MHz). You can listen to the recording here.
  • For a change, this year I was keen in exploring some of Korea's best performing arts, which meant making time to see Drumcat Percussion Performance at MyungBo Art Hall and 2011 Korea In Motion's Hot Stage (Dulsori's Well-Wishing BINARI).   
Drumcat
2011 Korea In Motion's Hot Stage (Dulsori's Well-Wishing BINARI)
  • Talking of music, I was totally high on K-Pop throughout the year - be it attending the 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave or taking a day off to greet 2PM and missA in person.
2PM and missA
  • A visit to Boseong Green Tea Plantations was long overdue, and this year I could finally plan a road trip along with my wife and son during Korean Thanksgiving holidays.
Boseong Green Tea Plantations
2011 was an excellent year for me on many different levels. My best wishes to you for a peaceful but productive new year.

12 comments:

Padmaja said...

Hi Rahul,

Congratulations - it seems like you had an eventful and achievement-filled year! Nice summation of all your activities..keep blogging!

Best wishes for your new role and for the coming holidays season.

-Padmaja

thekoreaguide said...
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thekoreaguide said...

Congratulations Rahul. And you being really modest about some of your other achievements.

But let me take this opportunity to inform your readers that your article - South Korea Beckons - was also featured on The Korea Guide website. And it has been getting tremendous readership ever since it was published.

Keep writing. Keep contributing. Keep sharing. :)

Radha Renganathan said...

Very enterprising and inspiring too!! Best wishes for you to reach newer heights!!

Warm Regards
Radha

Divoo said...

Congrats, Rahul, and a pat on the back too. :)

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