My Two Cents on The 2016 Philippine Elections

There will still be some special elections on May 14. But why is Mrs. Robredo claiming the Vice President post as if she was already proclaimed as the Philippine’s VP? Will her party try vote buying again?
Philippines is still a democratic country, right? So I guess I can still express my two cents on this issue.
The Philippines has been governed by different generations of Cojuangcos and Aquinos not only in the presidential post but also in different government agencies, government organizations and sects, and even in entertainment.
Since it’s already there and we can’t really change the fact that my friends, family and other Filipino families have supported them and voted for them. Some of them even watch local TV shows and films, and buy products that “the highest tax payer” was endorsing. I can say that they’ve influenced us and conditioned our minds so much. Even making them a hero on the said Martial Law and even presented themselves as victims as well. They, the one we elected and patronize, are also the ones who became richer and richer as we become poorer and poorer. Even worse, making our country less and less competent as we get very relaxed and eventually becoming a third world country.
I know what is right and what is wrong. I know that I am imperfect. I make mistakes too. However, when I strongly believe in something and whenever I know and feel that I am right, I hold on to it and fight for it. I despise troublemakers and law breakers.
This is my third election. I remembered voting for Dick Gordon as a president in 2010. I don’t exactly remember why I didn’t vote for Noynoy Aquino but it made me realized that I actually made the right choice. However, I didn’t vote for the senatorial elections a few years ago.

Voting has been a right that we Filipinos take for granted. Given a long time to register or update our registration status wasn’t enough for us but when the election day has arrived, we have too many opinions on who should win and why. Even if we didn’t register or we didn’t vote, we still have a lot to say about the current issues regarding our election day. Some even would even kill each other on social media just to get his or her point across.

I was set on going to work on a half day to vote. I ended up going to my hometown on the weekends and vote in the morning to arrive at work on time. It is not a non-working holiday, so I still need to go to work and if I don’t, I won’t get paid and I will incur a memo from my company.
I sacrificed a few hours of sleep to wake up early and go to my assigned precinct. The line was very long and it was very crowded. The public schools are too cramped and old. It didn’t help that I went to the precinct early because it was already scorching hot at 8 AM.
Upon getting the ballot and the marker, I sat on the chair and read the instruction carefully. I was on the verge of changing my mind from choosing Miriam to Duterte but I decided to shade Miriam’s name instead because I know that Duterte has tons of followers and he will still win the elections (given that the results will not be rigged.)
Duterte lost me when his rape joke video became viral on the Internet. I was 95% sure that I want to vote for him at that time, but that joke was really unacceptable to me. He lost my vote on that because it was never funny to be raped.
Amidst the other controversies that were clearly a black propaganda to discourage voters from choosing him, I still believe that if not Miriam Defensor Santiago, he could be the second best choice. And now that he is on the top spot, let me share with you my two cents on the vice presidential elections.

I’ve watched countless of debates and listened to various versions of promises. I was leaning towards Allan Peter Cayetano or Sonny Trillanes at that time as I listened to their sound solutions to aid our country’s problems. However, Trillanes’  know it all and snob personality made me decide to change my mind. Allan Peter Cayetano’s words and convictions later sounded like all talk and no walk, and after a few days it was proven that he couldn’t really stand his ground as he has conceded to Mrs. Robredo’s partial and unofficial tally of votes.

Then, there was Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the son of the former president Ferdinand Marcos whom declared Martial Law.
I was heavily brainwashed by the people around me, by the media that instills injustices and cruelty during his regime (the number of deaths and missing people, the hidden wealth, etc.) Little do I know that the Cojuangcos and the Aquinos were the ones lying to our faces all along. Regardless if it is real or if it is just a conspiracy, I highly doubt the credibility of the Yellow Nation nowadays.
I’ve grown up liking ABS-CBN’s shows and news programs. I learned Martial Law’s injustices through different mediums like books, TV programs, stories of different people, etc. I may not know what it was really like because I was not yet born at that time, but I do know what is right and what is wrong. I can also say that ABS-CBN is really biased because they are heavily influenced by the Cojuangcos, Aquinos and the Lopezes.
I care about what happened during the Martial Law but I also care about Hacienda Luisita and the current status of our elections.
I became a Bong Bong Marcos supporter overnight. Several reasons motivated me to believe in what he can do and not on who he is or what kind of family he has. First, when I listened to the debate and when I noticed that he really is a good public speaker. Second, when I heard about the responsibilities and roles of a Vice President. Third, when the “Partial and Unofficial Results” have been aired on national TV.
I am not writing about what I know and do not know during his father’s regime. I am writing about the fairness of this current administration which has a slogan of “Daang Matuwid (Straight Path.)”
On May 10, VP Candidate Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos, Jr. was leading the Vice Presidential post. Then at around 3 AM the votes of Leni Robredo gradually increases, trailing BBMs lead. Suddenly Leni Robredo got hundred thousands of votes in a span of thirty minutes to an hour. What really makes it fishy is that BBMs votes are not moving. Clearly, there was something going on and since then, Mrs. Robredo took the lead. She is currently leading with a 200,000+ votes ahead of BBM.
I am not against Leni Robredo but we’ve all heard Plan B, right? They are planning to oust Duterte so that another member of the LP will lead the Philippines. NO. That is a nightmare waiting to happen.
We’ve seen how desperate Aquino’s administration or the Liberal Party-tards are. They’ve used different strategies to take Duterte down. They aren’t playing fair despite their “Daang Matuwid” slogan. They might have conceded for the presidency but not for their Plan B. Leni Robredo must win.
For whatever reason that they have, which I don’t really understand. There’s this huge hunger for power that they can’t let go of. They even considered using children to throw off a presidential candidate. And out of desperation, they are doing their best to involve the COMELEC, the NAMFREL and the PPCRV in rigging the election results.
My take on this is that, why should they resort to cheating if they are confident that they will win? Why should they resort to bullying if their slogan is “Daang Matuwid?” Why are they rigging the election results if the leading candidate is from the opposition? Why are they so hungry for power that this political party will not take losing for an answer? What is in the Presidency and Vice Presidency posts that they can’t afford to lose?
I am not Pro-BBM all the way. I know that he didn’t acknowledge the hidden wealth, the Martial Law’s victims and all other things but I know that he can do better as a vice president. He can make our nation stronger like his father. He can build good relationships with the other countries’ diplomats. I know that because he can be a good public speaker. I know that his leadership can influence Duterte and he can actually contribute to our economic growth.
What I dislike about Leni Robredo’s political party is that they are using her to represent them. Her husband’s name is MARred by the political issues associated to her running mate and the YELLOW administration.
I also agree that she can do better as a cabinet member or as a senator but not as a Vice President in this term. I believe that she can learn more from the next administration but not as a VP in the next administration. Sorry Leni, I am one of those people who will not support you if you will unfairly win in this election.
However, if you will let the VP votes to be recounted, I will support you and give you a chance. If you are proven to be the real winner, I won’t be against it. But please, let us have a fair validation of votes. Let the VP votes be recounted. If you really want to win fair and square, please listen to the people who took their time to vote for the leader that they want. If you are not part of Plan B, then please let us have a fair election. Please don’t be swayed by the people who financed your campaign. It would be better if your conscience is clear and when you know that the people trust you, so please be fair.
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Of Marriage Proposals

Mag-a-anim na taon na kami. Ilang beses na kaming tinatanong ng kung sino-sino. Relatives, friends, schoolmates, strangers, etc. Kung kelan daw ba ang kasal? At countless times ko na ring sinagot at kinounter ng “Hindi pa napapanahon.” o kaya naman pabiro naming sinasagot ng… “Kung s-sponsor-an niyo ba, sa lalo’t madaling panahon. O kaya bukas!” sabay tawa.

Minsan, hindi ko na din alam ang isasagot ko. Minsan kapag wala na akong kawala sinasabi ko na lang. “Hindi pa niya ako tinatanong, e.”

E, sa hindi pa, e. Ano naman ang magagawa ko dun? Na-p-pressure na din ako sa kada tanong nila. Nakakatakot. Parang mas naiinip pa sila kesa sa akin. Naiinip na din ako, pero anong magagawa ko kung hindi pa siya handa?

Nakakatuwa nga, e. Ilang beses ko mang kulitin si Ino at patutsadahan na handa na ako at hinihintay ko na lang na tanungin niya ako na gusto niya na kong makasama habang buhay, wala e. Hindi pa niya ma-pick-up. Baka hindi pa talaga siya handa. At kung hindi pa siya handa, ayoko siyang pilitin.

Ano ba ang assurance ko na handa na ako? Alam ko na ba ang gagawin ko 5 years from now? Sigurado na ba ako sa magiging kinabukasan ko? Wala namang kasiguraduhan, ‘di ba? Kaya kailangan lagi kang gumagawa at kumikilos.

Nakakatakot ang future. Wala pa akong ipon. For the most part, pang mga panandaliang kailangan lang ang ginagastos ko at mga luho. Hindi pa talaga ako 100% committed sa savings at pag-hahanda para sa future ko. Kelan pa? Pag-30 na ‘ko?

Oo, madaling sabihing mag-b-business ako. Mag-g-ganito ako, ganiyan. Pero sa’n naman ako kukuha ng capital? Ng pang-loan? E, wala pa nga akong napapatunayan. And I’m going to be 27 this year. Tapos mag-aasawa na ‘ko?

Madaling sabihing pag-mag-asawa na kayo kargo niyo na ang isa’t-isa. Pero ayokong maging pabigat sa kanya. Ayokong maging housewife forevs. Gusto ko kumikita ako at hindi umaasa sa pera niya. Gusto kong may kinikita pa din ako at nagagamit ko pa din ang utak at napag-aralan ko kahit part-time lang ang trabaho na yun. Gusto kong maging independent pa din kahit na mag-asawa na kami. Gets?

And marriage? In real time… papel, legalization, magarbong handaan at bisita at preparasyon, yan ang dating ng kasal sa akin. Ilang beses ko na ding dinaan sa biro ang pag-papakasal sa huwes. Aanhin ko ang magarbong entourage, magandang venue, magandang damit, etc. Kung wala naman na kaming kakainin pag-katapos?

Of course, may ideal wedding ako. Ilang kasal na din ang dinaluhan ko pero hindi ko pa din masabi o makita sa sarili ko yung gusto kong wedding set-up. Ang alam ko lang konti lang ang gusto kong imbitahan at ayaw kong mag imbita ng hindi ko close o hindi ko kilala. I mean, solb na ko sa pag-pirma lang ng kontrata sa huwes. I’m not really after the grand celebration. Hindi naman ako nakikipag-paligsahan sa iba, e. Ayoko ding ikumpara ang kasal ko kay ganito o ganiyan.

Pero, in the end… kami pa din ang mag-dedecision. Kaya siguro hindi niya pa ako ma-tanong kasi nag-iipon pa siya ng pera at ng para sa kinabukasan namin.

What’s with marriage anyways?

Produkto ako ng broken family. Hindi ako proud dun pero hindi din naman maalis sa isip ko na pwedeng maulit ang mga nangyari na nuon. Pa’no kung bigla na lang akong iwan ni Ino pag-ka may anak na kami. Sa ngayon, oo. Sasabihin niyang hindi niya gagawin yun at hindi siya ganung klase ng tao. Pero, pa’no na lang kung makahanap siya ng kabit during our marriage? Siguro, isa din yun sa iniisip niya kaya ayaw pa niya akong ayain mag-pakasal. Perhaps, hindi pa siya sigurado sa akin. Baka hindi pa ako ang final answer.

Actually, na-apektuhan ako sa nabasa kong article ni Nina sa Pep. Nabanggit niya kasi na matagal na sila nung boyfriend niya. Sabi niya 8 years na sila at hindi daw dapat sa kanya manggaling ang plano ng pag-papakasal. Hindi daw sa nag-hihintay siya pero kung darating man daw yun, e di darating at kung hindi naman, okay lang.

Nabanggit din niya yung narealize ko sa mga long engagements. Yung tipong mahigit 5 years ng mag-karelasyon tapos nag-hiwalay ng tuluyan. Tapos nakakilala ng iba, naging sila for a year tapos nag-pakasal agad. So, wala daw talaga yun sa tagal.

Kaso, hypocrisy aside… inalagaan mo yung relasyon ng sobrang tagal, pinag-laban mo, nag-invest ka ng oras, buhay, sama ng loob, saya, sakit, lahat lahat na. Tapos ganun ganun lang? Hihiwalayan mo at mag-hahanap ka ng iba tapos mag-papakasal ka agad? Hindi ba parang gaguhan?

Tingin ko kasi sa ganun, hindi sila masaya dahil pinili na lang nila yung taong nakilala nila agad. Not minding kung anong klaseng tao yun. Walang pahinga. Parang rebound lang tapos go na, pakasal na. Parang asan ang foundation dun? Kakakilala mo lang tapos ganun? E, alam naman natin na one or two years… honeymoon stage pa lang yun sa relationship. Wala pa yun sa kalingkingan ng mga pag-subok na pinag-daanan niyo nung previous partner mo… tapos kasal agad?

Eto, opinyon ko lang naman. Ano bang pinag-sasasabi ko, e hindi ko pa naman na-e-experience yung ganung scenario. Kuro-kuro at assumptions ko lang. Nadadala lang ako ng observations and prejudice ko.

The way I see it, yung ganung klase ng marriage parang… pinakasalan mo lang out of fear na wala ka ng makikitang taong mag-mamahal sa’yo o mag-tatangkang mag-propose sa’yo. Or dahil yung taong yun lang ang nag-lakas ng loob na ayain kang mag-pakasal. Dahil yung taong gusto mo, kahit gaano ka katagal na nag-hintay, wala. Natuyo na ang lahat ng natutuyo at hindi dapat matuyo, pero hindi ka pa din natatanong.

Opinion ko lang naman ‘yun. Ano bang alam ko di ba? Pero, may sense naman, di ba?

Siguro, dyan lang umiikot ang fear ko na hindi ako maalok ng pag-papakasal. Somewhat fear, kasi hindi naman din ako mamamatay kung hindi niya ako tatanungin. Pero sigurado akong mag-tataka ako. Sa ngayon, kaya ko pang mag-hintay ngayong taong to or sa susunod. Kailangan ko lang sigurong iwasan yung mga taong tanong ng tanong kung kelan nga ba ako ikakasal. Kasi after that, ano?

Nakakatakot din yung life after getting married, e. Siyempre bubuo ka na ng family atsaka hindi lang sarili mo ang iintindihin mo pati asawa mo. Hindi ka na din pwedeng mag-alsa-balutan kapag hindi kayo nag-kasundo o nag-ka-murahan na kayo.

Siguro, sa akin lang.. sana siguraduhin lang ni Ino na hindi na siya mag-hahanap ng iba kapag tinanong niya ako. Mag-hihintay ako kahit matagal basta ipapangako lang niya at papatunayan sa akin na once na tinanong niya ako kung gusto ko siyang makasama habang buhay, sigurado siyang ako na talaga at hindi na mag-iiba yung gusto niya.

Ako din naman, siguro kapag dumating ‘yung time na yun, worth it yun kasi napag-isipan na namin ng mabuti at talagang sigurado na kami sa isa’t-isa. Hindi na mababawi pa ‘yun at wala ng makakapigil sa aming dalawa.

Siguro, it just takes time. Hindi pwedeng agad-agad dahil madami pang bagay ang dapat na iconsider. Hindi naman kami nag-mamadali. Enjoy-enjoy na lang siguro muna.

🙂

 

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Of Work Related Rants and My Rash Decision.

So, I decided to quit the level test a few days ago.

It happened so fast. So fast that it seems like a rash decision.

I don’t exactly know if it was just me, my tiresome self or the feeling of being too tired to work. Perhaps, the better word is, burnt out.

Perhaps it’s because of what happened a couple of weeks back. I had too many students.

For me 51 students for 10 hours is too much. I enjoy talking to them. I had fun teaching them but it’s too tiresome. And I guess, I couldn’t handle 51 students or more for five days every week. Plus the fact that I sometimes had to work on weekends.

I can also say that I went back to my old habit because of the work load and the shitty schedule — where, they had to fill my break time (BT) with a student. Where I almost had 16 classes for 2 hours and 20 minutes, which is consists of non-stop classes by the way. It inconvenienced me very much that I became too lazy to go to work the next week.

I guess that pushed me to make this rash decision. I impulsively asked my Shift Manager about quitting the level test on a Tuesday. I asked if I still need to pass a letter or if I should just inform my superiors. She said I should talk to our General Manager about it. I was supposed to talk to the GM the next day, but I realized that I should also inform our Quality Assurance and Trainer. I don’t want to disrespect him or bypass him so I talked to him and told him that I want to quit. I told him my reasons (or excuses) and he said that he will tell the GM about it.

A few hours after that, I asked my SM if there are any updates in my Level Test resignation and she told me that they will not give me any level test students anymore. She also added that it became easier because I have been turning down the weekend shifts, — which I just turned down a couple of times, and the time where there was a big typhoon in Manila. I don’t mind though, it’s okay. But, I guess, I got what I want and it’s better than them giving me an ultimatum or whatnot.

However, I’m very pissed off that they altered my schedule last Thursday afternoon without informing me. I almost missed a class because of them. But half of it was my fault for not writing the names of the students on the MP2. But, still… it sucks and I hope it won’t happen again.

Friday was smooth sailing. I can feel that my decision to let go the level test was just right. They didn’t give me a lot of students and I was able to relax.

Don’t get me wrong. I love what I’m doing and I don’t have any plans of resigning or transferring to another company. But sometimes, it’s also the company’s fault why the employees are quitting.

If I will be asked, I wouldn’t recommend our company to my acquaintances. Not because I don’t want to help them, but because the work load is fucking stressful these days.

I quit the level test because I don’t think that I’m going to last long if I’m overworking. I don’t want to exhaust myself with work. I guess, 30-40 students are enough and to go beyond 50 is too much.

So far, my workload has been lessened. I guess, I can thank my indecisiveness and my impulsiveness for this. I should also thank my pessimistic self for always thinking of giving up. Sometimes being pessimistic is also a good thing because it unconsciously tells you that you need to stop.

There was a point where I asked myself, do I need this? Do I need the money for this? Yes. Who doesn’t need the money? But… is it a need? Or should I take a rest and be contented already? It’s a wake-up call. I need to be contented. I need to take a rest. I should not abuse my body. I shouldn’t pursue things if I’m not 100% up for it.

Perhaps, it’s because of who I am. I don’t want to do something halfheartedly. I’m passionate about working, about teaching my students, about caring about them and about making a living out of what I’m doing. I don’t want to quit and I also tried to explain my side in resigning and stuff but if I’m forced to or if I don’t feel happy about what I’m doing, then I might consider giving this job up.

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Of Love, Stability and Ideals

Love?

We know for a fact that I’m not a love guru. Heck, many people think that people who are in love are always blinded when giving some advice. They usually say that those who have gone through so much are actually the ones who can give better advice when it comes to these things.

I am the type who don’t basically type love shits regularly. But I guess, it was an interesting thought that I would entertain once in a while.

OF IDEALS…

Everybody has a type. An ideal guy or girl. But what exactly is an ideal man for me?

For me, an ideal guy or a type is someone who is not you. Someone that perhaps, you aspire to be or someone that you have read, watched or created in the back of your mind. Perhaps, that’s why some people have uber high standards.

The thing is…

It may be possible. Perhaps our ideal person is a collection of traits that we liked or admired about the people from our past. That perhaps, amidst their shortcomings, we pick those traits that we really liked about them and make it as our standards for choosing the next person we’d most likely fall in love with.

I can’t say exactly if this is applicable to everybody. But this is my idea in an impromptu question about having an ideal person or about standards.

It has been a long time since I checked my basis for liking someone. And I’m not ashamed to tell you that I wrote every detail, and every trait in a notebook, to remind me of what kind of person do I want to have in my life.

Fortunately, I found someone who can be that person and though, he wasn’t the exact person that I asked for, there was a time when I felt that he got most of the traits that I am looking for in a man.

I guess, we have standards because we want someone to be as close to perfect. We care about society and standards so much that we tend to be conscious about age, religion, sexual preference, educational background and social status. For we lose face if we ended up with someone whom we think is lesser of stature than us.

We define relationships as a part of our social status. Sometimes, no matter what happens in our relationship, we tend to stick around because of the longevity regardless if we are still happy or if it’s all routinary.

Sometimes, we tend to stick around because we are afraid to start all over again. Sometimes, because we are afraid to be alone or to find someone who will love us for what we are or who we are.

That, in some instances, we forget who we are because we lost our identities in the relationship. We lost our identities in our relationships because we have become so dependent to our partners

And what should we do if they fail to show us that we still matter to them? Or if they have changed in the course of the relationship?

We are too attached. We are too emotional that we also forget our importance. We put our partners in the pedestals that sometimes they don’t deserve.

OF STABILITY…

In one of my stories, I featured a troubled character who has an issue with stability.  Sure, he is rich but not rich enough to support his lavish lifestyle.

My two cents in stability is that, it is important for a guy to have a job.  And it doesn’t stop with just having a job, but it also has to be a stable one. I guess having a job should be a requirement.

Why?

Because if he doesn’t have a job, how can he support himself? How can he support his girlfriend financially? Or in the future, his family?

I am not a fan of rich guys or guys who rely on their parent’s money. If you don’t have a job, how would you survive knowing that money is important these days? We can’t live with love, family and world peace alone!

The girlfriend should also have a job. Here we go again with the double standards. Men tend to belittle women if they are the only ones who put food on the table.

From what I have experienced, it’s hard to survive if the woman relies on her husband’s money. The treatment is different when you are earning. There’s a small chance that your husband will speak ill of you or belittle you. And, budgeting your own money is much better than budgeting other people’s money.

What am I saying?

In my own opinion, a guy should have a stable job. If he can’t support himself, then he’s not yet ready to have a long term or a short term relationship. In my case, he should prove that he is responsible enough.

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Of Resignations and Other Work Related Rants

Madaming ginagawa sa trabaho. Sobrang daming studyanteng parang kabuting bigla na lang sumusulpot. Sa katunayan nga, naka 51 ako ngayon. Tanggalin mo man ang 11 na deferred, may halos 11 ding ipinalit. Asan ang hustisya?!

Kaya madami sa aking mga ka-trabaho ang nag-file na o mag-f-file na ng resignation dahil sa dami ng kailangang gawin sa trabaho.

Bagong taon. Yan ang trend ng mga tao ngayon. Lilipat hangga’t kaya. Paubos na kami at miski ako, may ilang porsiyento rin na gustong umalis at lumipat. Tama na at sobra na. Pero, marami akong dapat iconsider kung gusto ko ngang umalis.

1. Magiging job hopper na ako nito. Ang dami ko ng nasubukang trabaho at ayoko nang mag umpisa ulit.

Mag-a-apply ulit. Mag-t-test. Mag-t-training. Mag-p-probation. Mag-aantay ng anim na buwan para ma-regular. Maliit na 13th month pay. Bagong patakaran, bagong systema. Bagong adjustments. Bagong pakikisama sa mga ka-trabaho.

2. Age limit. 26 na ako. Mag t-twenty seven na ngayong taon. Maliit na ang chansa kong makahanap ng trabahong pasok ang age bracket ko.

At the same time, sino bang makakapagsabing magugustuhan ko ang kumpanyang iyon? O magugustuhan nila ako? Pano kung ayoko din ng systema nila? Hindi naman ako pwedeng basta na lang lumipat kasi gusto ko lang.

Tumatanda na ako at pumapangit ang record ng empleyado kapag madaming nakalistang trabaho na panandalian lang naman.

3. Stability. Madaming studyante. Madaming trabaho. Madami pang nag-babayad sa kanila. Mas madaming opportunities para ma-promote. Naisip ko ngang bitawan na ang OT at Level Test pag masyado nang madaming gagawin.

Pero, ang punto… hindi naman ako nag-kakaproblema sa sweldo sa kumpanyang ito. Kung tutuusin, mas nakakapag-pundar pa ako.

Hindi nga lang kasing laki ng mga programmer or call center agents ang kita ko pero bawat bente singko ay pinaghihirapan ko naman. May benefits naman kahit walang health card. Dito na din ako nakapag-loan nung kinakailangan ko nang pera.

Alam kong walang stable, pero so far kuntento naman ako at kampante ako sa kakayahan ng kumpanyang bayaran ang trabaho ko.

4. Passion. Mahal ko pa ang trabaho ko kahit nakakapagod. Kahit minsan kailangan kong pumasok ng isang oras na mas maaga kahit 10 hours na akong nag-ttrabaho. Kahit kailangan kong pumasok ng weekend para sa LT. Kahit na kailangan kong pumasok ng holiday. Kahit hindi na ako nakakasama sa family gatherings. Kahit nakakabwisit ang mga studyante. Kahit sobrang OA na sa dami. Kahit na nag-rereklamo pa yung iba.

Ang importante natuto sila. Na-aappreciate nila yung ginagawa mo, yung effort mo, yung patience and dedication mo. Kasi nagiging worth it yung trabaho pagka ganun e. Lalo na yung nag-re-renew ng contracts. Lalo na yung nawawala tapos matapos ang ilang buwan bumabalik. Hindi na lang sa kumpanya, sa studyante na lang na natututo.

5. Bakit hindi ko ipursue ang career ko? Hmmm… bakit nga ba hindi? Mahigit 5 taon na kong underemployed. Kailangan ko nang mag-isip-isip.

Pero ayoko pa. Kaya ko pa. Masaya pa naman ako. Nakakapag-sulat naman ako kahit hindi ko siya gawing profession.

Gusto kong maging writer, hindi journalist. So far, napag-kakasya ko pa ang mga gusto ko dito, sa Tumblr at Wattpad.

Siguro, kung hindi na ako matatanggap na writer pag ayoko nang mag-turo, hindi meant to be. Siguro eto talaga ang calling ko e. Siguro namana ko talaga sa father’s side ko ang pagiging teacher. At kung lumagpas man ang opportunidad sa pag-susulat, no regrets dahil naging masaya at kuntento naman ako.

Siguro hindi pa panahon e. Kaya hindi pa ko bumibitaw. Pero hangga’t masaya pa ko, ieenjoy ko lang.