Friday, March 30, 2012

Anwers for English Questions

About Kapsch


1. When did you begin/start to work at Kapsch?
2. What was your first position?
3. Did you have any problems at the beginning?


1. What do you do at Kapsch?
2. How long do you work everyday?
3. How do you get to the office?
4. Describe a typical day at work?
5. What project are you working on at the moment?

Present Perfect

1. How long have you worked for Kapsch?
2. Have you ever travelled abroad?

Plans / dreams

1. What would you like to do in the future (at work)?
2. Would you like to make any changes about your job?

I started to work at Kapsch on March, 2008. My first position was "software developer". I began solving from the easiest SdS (Requests) to more complex ones, time by time.
At the beginning, i tried to know the customer. He was a very, very, very complicated man. I tried to understand him, but now, fours years later, i can't understand yet.
First I though he hadn't receive the correct software support from us (Kapsch). But now, i believe he never will be satisfied, no matter what you are doing for him.

Actually I 'm the "Project Manager" of the Costanera Norte Project.  My main responsibility is to perform the project on time and on budget, getting/giving the best from/to my team, and of course, reaching the satisfaction of the customer (if you read above, this never will happen).

My day begin early, at 6:30 or 7:00 in the morning. After I get up i take my breakfast. Then i "fly" (hehehe) in my car to the office, specially when i have English class. For the first four years, i worked hard from 9:00 to 20:00 or more every day. Now, i try to do my job within the original schedule: from 9:00 to 18:00.

A typical day at Kaspch begins reading important news, emails, and pending tasks from the previous day. Then I organize the job for the rest of the day, giving priority to all of the tasks. Of course, i have to respond to the customer calls or new requirements.

Present Perfect
I have worked for Kapsch during four years. They have been a very good years. I have learned a lot of new things. During the year of 2010, I did a postgraduate named "Leadership and work team". I returned to the university after many years.
In many times, Kapsch has told me "this year, maybe, you will go to other country". But i haven't traveled to other country. I hope this happen soon.

Of course,  i would like to do many changes in my life, and, within my job position. I want to become a better person, more comprehensive and more happy. I want to get a more happy and motivated team. I wanna get a more satisfied customer. I don't know if i would to change the job position. Of course yes if there is more money. 

I want that everybody wants: be happy in everything I do.

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Kapsch Office

The Kapsch office is a half of the second floor of the "Pionero" building. It's divided into five clear sections: Operations, Engineering, Human resources, Boss office and meetings rooms. Of course, there are many rest rooms, and a kitchen too.

Most offices are similar to one another: there is a desk with a computer on it, a chair in each desk, the desks have the "L" shape. It's equipped with internet and phone lines. Beside the desk, there is a file cabinet where each of us stores our personal things.

There are two large meetings room, one of them equipped with LED TV & computer, the other have only a central table with chairs, phone line and a projector.

In the kitchen we can find coffee, sugar, hot & cool water, glasses and everything that is necessary for a comfortable day.

My own office:
The office where i work is a rectangular office with many wide windows. There are seven desks where seven workers can do their jobs. Everybody, belongs to the same project (CN project) are together. Most desks have the same "L" shape, and there are some of them with rectangular shape, of course, there are computers and telephones devices on each one.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The music I enjoy and love

Hi english class mates,

In this post we´re talking about the music that i love and enjoy. Unlike the most people, i don't like noise/loud music (to my hears) like hard rock, heavy metal, punk or even some disco music. I enjoy the quiet, soft, romantic, inspirational, instrumental, orchestral,  and acappella music.

For example, to spend a great moment with my wife, we hear romantic music from artists like Andrea Boccelli (bésame mucho:, Can't help Falling in love: For relaxing, i prefers music from André Rieu (Haba Nagila:

I love the Andean music like "El cóndor pasa", "caminos" and so ( Of course, one of the most favorite music in my house is "classic music". My son and my daughter enjoys it. Names like Vivaldi, Beethoven,  Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Bach, Mozart are very familiar in my house.

For other hand, i enjoy gospel music, specially acappella music (only voices, not instruments), like this: Take six (, acappella quartet (, king' s heralds (,

I prefers this kind of songs because i feel good. I have a quiet spirit and i enjoy soft music. I leave this song for you soul..(


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Summer vacations

Hi again.
We are come back. Now we 're going to speak about vacations or holidays.

In my last vacations, i went to Caburgua lake, near to Villarica and Pucón cities. I spent a very relaxed time with my family. We rented a cottage near to the white beach, just fifty meters from the lake.

Our first activity of the day was to eat a vitalizing breakfast with fruits, seeds, milk, chocolate, and so. After that, we watched TV for one hour, every day, specially the kids. Then, we went to the lake to swim for two hours. Of course, the hungry arrive every day and we ate lunch. After a rest, we returned to the lake again, to spend hours of relaxed activities with the children.

We arrived to the lake by car. The trip took eleven hours. But, when we come back to Santiago, a strong earthquake occurred. The travel to return to Santiago took twenty two hours..was a horrible trip, specially for the kids.

But now we're here, returned to the work. So let's begin...

Cheers !!!