This year's ANC is in Davao. We arrived on the 23rd of November around 12:00nn via Cebu Pacific Air. The check in at NAIA Terminal 3 went smooth but our flight was delayed for almost an hour.
Anyway, after registration, we had lunch and rested for awhile before taking a short city tour around 4pm. I wasn't able to take so much picture since only a tourist spot took my interest.
If you live or been in the Philippines, you know well enough that it will be raining really hard this time of the year and workers and students will be waiting for admin leave and class cancellation announcements. There may not be a typhoon but low pressure area normally brings continuous rain. Include the problem with the city’s drainage system, there’s bound to be a flood and traffic will get worse. With that said, it follows that there won’t be much public transportation to accommodate commuters because some drivers would refuse to get their jeepneys out. If you’re thinking of getting a cab, I suggest you prepare to pay almost twice as much as the normal fare.
So last Friday, people have been commenting on the timing of the cancellation. A lot have said that the announcement is already too late because classes have ended (I guess the public is forgetting about us who have evening and weekend schedules) places are already flooded and everyone is already walking because of the lack of transportation (my house is 30 minutes away from the city considering normal conditions). Some are really angry because the water has almost reached their houses and blah, blah, blah. Some said that people are just overreacting because years ago, the quadrangle’s already flooded but still classes resumed. Some claimed they’re just worried about their child’s welfare which is understandable. Some are starting to become weather analysts, too.
They've all been screaming their hearts out "change is coming" since the election. They even made a bet if there's going to be a change at work too. I don't know about everyone else but I guess my work is about to. Yup, I "think" I'm up for a promotion by title but not by pay. I'm not sure if I like it considering all the things I've been planning ahead but I don't want to reject the idea since it's something that may help me improve.
I also don't think the others are gonna like it because I'm most certain they don't like me. They don't have to tell it to my face because they already told my boss without even talking to me. I remember when I was new, I was told by my boss that they got my back but in the end, it was just my boss and everyone else just turned their backs on me, even scolded me for asking. I don't know if it has changed but for now, I'm staying on the other side of that wall.
So here's the thing, I was busy doing office work when someone said they wanted to buy some street food across the street. One of us asked if they could buy some for her. Of course they'd say yes because she's their boss. So I asked if they could buy some for me too but they refused and just told me to go with them. But since I'm busy and I didn't want to leave the office, I told them "never mind" and then kept my money. Then suddenly, nobody wants to go and they're telling me to call some girl to buy it instead. I said I don't have her number. They keep on insisting and I'm like "do what you want."
Like every average person, I have set my goals earlier this year but none of it have actually gone the way I have planned it. I didn't graduate because I didn't feel prepared enough to take the last exam to finish my course; the vacation I've been planning didn't even materialize; the house renovation is going beyond the budget; I'm not getting any healthier; It's been four months since I've lost my other source of income and I'm in so much financial debt but the urgent expenses just keep on coming in. But then, for some reason, I don't feel uncomfortable about my current status, which is very uncommon in my case, and that's what worries me.
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