12 October 2011
05 October 2011
I'm creating this entry on-board. Yep, in my first international flight.
Two Thousand and LATE
Check in - i did a web check-in, it's a new thing in Cebu Pacific Website. it basically let's you check in Online. The good part is that we are not required anymore to be early in airport, just around 45 minutes before the scheduled flight. Preety cool, huh?
Payment - Travel tax was 1600++, Terminal Fee is around 750. haiiist, it's very expensive to travel. You're not yet leaving your country, you already have to pay these things. That's life. . . in the Philippines. I dunno if such exists in other countries.
Immigration - Ah yes, the secuiring personel of the country for criminals or the likes to be barred on escaping the Philippines. Actually, i thought i'd be stopped here because of my DOST scholarship. i really got nervous in this part of the trip. i was asked for the purpose of my travel. i just checked Holiday/Pleasure...PLEASURE? hehehe green. Sorry :)
Everything was a breeze. So we went to the Boarding corridor where all the gates are. We should be on gate 115. I thought, hey, where are all the people waiting for the boarding of our flight? the halls are almost empty. especially for the gate 115 part.
Then, the announcer radio went, "Waiting for the last passengers of Flight 5J 801 bound for Singapore, Mr. Aldrich Danan, please proceed to gate 115 immediately."
Turned out, all our co-passengers are already inside the plane!!! hahaha.
I told myself, "pag nakarating tayo sa boarding desk, they'll tell us, we're the last team to arrive!" [Ala Amazing Race]
I took a picture of the gate to the runway, i'll post it here.
And the plane is moving. . .well not that much. I thought i'm much faster than the plane if i run, so i'm wondering why we're a bit slow...
Moments later, after some quick turns and curbs, we suddenly picked up speed. i was really eaten by the seat, it's that fast! Really Really fast and started to fly! Men, what an experience. I've seen buildings and houses and reads at the window. It was really COOL!!!
When they (The Stewardess) are explaining all the thingy ma jing in the plane, it looked like performing, not demonstrating. they all knew the steps by heart (of course, it's their job), and it's entertaining to watch. . . ok ok, informative as well.
I thought of the movie Turbulence when it's announced that we're experiencing such.
We're entering several gigantic clouds, really massive and we start to shake, go up and down, sudden feeling of weightlessness (the one you feel in a roller coaster ride) and it's nerve-wracking!!!
. . .and fun at the same time :)
After 2 fun and enjoyable turbulences (had fun?!), i went to the lavatory/ comfort room to answer to call of the river nymph
(corny!) you know what i mean.
So, i've noticed that my weewee is filling up the bottom side of the bowl. After i was done, i pushed the flush button. Whoa! it really sucks! As in really loud and hard vacuum sucks all the weewee from the bowl. I've kinda panicked and feared for my phone that it might go with the pee. Hehehe
Closer to God
If the lump of clouds is the same with the image we'll see when we go to heaven, whoa, WhattaSite!
It looks like cottonballs out of the windows. Really nice view.
For a moment, i thought the higher i go, the closer i get to God, but i immediately cancelled that idea thinking that it's inside the church that we feel closer to Him. [AMEN to that, brother!]
As i'm doing this, we're going lower gradually to the clouds. It's like an ocean of cottonballs down there, with static waves.
We are near to landing.
Until my next post!
16 September 2011
This is my last post. . . in the Philippines :)
I'm in my last 48 hours of stay in my homeland which i endear most. (drama) It is as if im not coming back hahaha. I'll be back, don't cha worry :)
My next couple of posts will be created in. . . #HangingEnding
12 September 2011
You see, i have 3 of these stuffs
1. Old posts
2. the BLACK notebook
3. the CRYSTAL notebook
Here's a poem i made in BLACK notebook.
If you could, think of the main topic of this poem. I swear, this is not a literal train :)
Hope you like it :)
Imagine. . .
Nasa LRT ka,
Alas-otso na ng umaga,
Male-Late ka na,
At naghihintay ka ng tren.
Biglang may dumating!
Isang apat na dugtungang tren.
Bumagal pagdating sa istasyon.
Maharan mong sinundan ang pinto
Sabik na ang iyong mga paa
Nang biglang. . .
Kumaripas ng takbo ang tren
Ramdam mong tinatawanan ka ng piloto nito
. . . At maghihintay ka na naman ng milagro
para makasakay sa tren ngayong "rush hour"
10 September 2011
back when i was in college, i applied for student assistant job. It's kinda cool 'coz i get to enter and leave our college office whenever i want :) also, our class schedules are not that toxic, so we really got time for these stuffs.
One of the requirements for the job is a physical exam. here's my misadventures for it!
July 21, 2008
My Medical Madness
I told you last time na I’ll be applying for student assistant ryt? Eh, isa sa mga requirements nila ang medical certificate… kaya nagpamedical ang kuneho.
I went to the clinic to get a discount card at the “physician’s tower”, so that my urinalysis, CBC (complete blood count) and chest X-ray will only cost me 150php.
(I must be thrifty! I don’t have much money left!)
Sa U.N Avenue lang naman siya, so it’s not that far from our school.
Si Manong Dumi!
“oh! Bili na kayo para may paglagyan na kayo ng dumi”
That is the opening statement that welcomed me in the physicians tower… nagulat talaga ako sa sinabi nya… un pala, that place is one of the few medical laboratories that is prescribe by the agencies to people who want to go abroad under them. Meaning… super medical talaga siya… complete! Para dun sa mga mangingibang bansa…
4th floor, “akin na ang iyong LARAWAN”
Heto pa isa… sumakit ulo ko, hahaha, napakapilipino ng pagkakabanggit nung humihingi siya ng ID picture… buti may dala ako… kung hinde, paktay… magpapapicture ko ng wala sa oras, mahal pa naman, (remember the keyword? Thrifty!)
Sino un??? The cashier is calling someone named Damian… slang pa kamo ung pagkakabanggit… parang DAMIENNE ang pagkakasabi… ang nakakapagtaka, AKO lang naman ung naghihintay dun!
Damian…Damian… Danan… Aldrich???
<kung anime ako, tumambling na ako palabas ng tower>
After I paid sa cashier… 150php I went sa laboratory, passed the paper from the cashier and waited for my name to be called…
Nakatayo lang ako sa harap nung tatawag ng name…
Uupo n asana ako ng biglang
Sabay abot ng lalagyan ng WEEWEE.
Bwahahaha, parang alam nila na ako ung nanalo sa Mr. and Ms. PLM ah… hahaha, JOKE!!!
So after the “vial” was given to me, I rushed to the rest room kasi naweeweewee na talaga ako… wenk!wenk!
And init… nung lalagyan… HAHAHA!
Oh tama nay an… nakakadirRRRZZZ nah
After that, I sat down and waited for, again, my name to be called.
Eh madaming naghihintay, aba, edi nanginterview muna ako ng mga tao dun…
Lam nyo, lahat halos ng nakausap ko, puro magaabroad! May Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Papua (? Huh! May trabaho pala dun!) at marami pang iba… halos lahat, middle east ang work!
May isa lang na local… si lady guard, ang mahal ng pamedical ng mga magaabroad! 2.6k! complete na naman un sabi nila, at pahayag pa ng ibang mga tao dun, after mu makapagpamedical… at cleared ka, ilang tulog na lang pasko na… eh este, aalis ka na…lilipad na!
Gwahoo!!! Ang Blood test
They called our names na and each was given 1 small test tube… yup… that is where they will put your blood for analysis..
Nung nakuha na naming, kinakabahan kami… hahaha, lahat nung mga nainterview ko,dinaga!!! Hahaha,
Sabi nung isang welder na pupunta ng Saudi,
“meron nga dyan isa, pulang pula nung pumasok, nung lumabas ang putla!”
I thought, since kanina pa sila nakapila, sila mauuna… can’t wait to see the agony and pain in their faces nang biglang
Aldrich Danan, PLM!!!
Hala!!! Ako pala mauuna! Howmigawsh!
Inaalala ko baka tumaas ang blood pressure ko, sa sobrang kaba!
Hala sige, upon a… binigay ko na ung weewee ko sa kanya, and raised my right sleeve na, para madali… tinalian na ako ng goma…
And then, may tinatanggal siyang malaking parang plastic, nung nilabas nya ung laman, halos himatayin ako sa gulat!!!
Anlaki ng KARAYOM!!!!
<kung anime lang ako, tumambling na ako…pauwi!!! Hahaha>
Closed my palm…
And slowly…the…needle… entered… my …b.o.d.y……
Lam nyo, hanggang ngayon, hindi pa ako maka-move on sa gulat ko dun sa laki nung karayom… I swear!
This is easy, though my arm still hurt a bit…
Kinakabahan talaga ako… baka may kung ano makita nila!!! Howmigawsh talaga…
Post ko dito results…
Jobs for the …
I really don’t know kung ano itatawag sa kanila. Maybe…”survivors” is a better term for this.
Sa basement… nagpaxerox ako ng document na magpapatunay na I undergo medical na. and there are these “survivors” working…that has stable jobs… it’s really amazing and cool.
May nagtratrabaho dun, naputulan ng arm… ang ginawa, they placed his hand and connected it sa siko nya… and amazingly.. its working! Ztig talaga!there are also mga may clef (bingot) na paiayos through operation, na nagtratrabaho din…
Nakakatuwa na government do give these survivors so many chances to prove to the society that they have their own skill and specialty! APRUB!
Well, that’s it for today… ang haba noh, thanks for reading… ‘till my next misadventure!!
09 September 2011
This is half of my old post number 2. I actually don't know how to number it since i'll be posting the other half, too...oh well :)
This is a poem for my mom's birthday. She haven't read this yet. hehehe. how very private of me :)
(To think that I'm letting all of you read this first before my mom. hahaha)
-my mom’s bday-
Because of You
Every morning she wakes me up…
Every time I wake up, she’s always my sight
Since the beginning of my life
She stood firm by my side
From every trials
Hardships and pain
She’s always been
My first aid
From the start of my kinder years
Until today that I’m a graduating kid
Nobody can even compare
To my first teacher, school is our home
Twenty years has passed
Twenty-four years from then on
Care has been nothing less
Than the very best
Today on your birthday
Let me be the one to say
“I’ll take care of you, nay”
‘till the end of days
“I’ll always be your best panganay”
Proud of his best mom
Soon I’ll stand up on stage
My diploma at hand
And say to the whole world
“she raised me up!”
“And I can have no other
Than my best mom ever”
“this is all...
Because of YOU”
This is a poem I wrote for nanay. ? though I’m “absent” in her very special day… I know, she knows , I’m very proud of her. And this…yeah, this post, this post is dedicated to her. Love you nay.
Reading it again made me teary eyed. hehehe :)
I'm Back. :) I want to share with you guys my 1st ever blog post.
Well, it's not really posted into a blog site. this one is posted on a forum site
What!? Did my magical powers just came in?
I was dreaming about a volcano pouring out lava when I realized I need to pee. Hehe,
(I pressed pause so that I can continue my dream later after I go to the bathroom… joke!)
I woke up, you know the ritual… eyes open, I stood up, and went to the bathroom…
As I open the switch, the light went <boom!>
sparks were all over the bathroom…
eh, hanu pa aasahan nyo sa kunehong ito? Bagong gising… wala lang,
“ah ok! Wee Wee!”
Then, after that’s done, I thought I must report this thing to my parents, so, I went to the bedroom..
As I open the switch… much to my surprise… SAKTO! NAGBROWNOUT!
“Whoa! [looking at my pointing finger] waw magic!”
Punta ako kina nanay at tatay, I told them na sa amin lang nagbrownout.
Father checked out the main switch and saw the fuse broke…
There, the lights went back…
I went back to my bed, thinking…
“whooO… ok ok… great powers comes great responsibility.. never forget that…”
Nakatulog ako ng nagiisip kung ano ung pwedeng pangsuperhero kong pangalan…
(now where’s that remote… I must press play to resume!)
Email has been a part of my daily life ever since i started working. In my college days, we're only using this for attachments and long reports to be compiled, but now, it has been the very core of communications. Formal communications, that is. I still have mobile as my buddy.
Lucky i have external email, so i could email all my college friends. everyone of them also use their company email addresses. :)
Because of email, my barkada could set up meetings and gigs! never missed a gimik. Thanks to email hehehe.
Email has been utilized for quite some time now. I learned (through listening to radio first, then research [thank you, Internet!]) that email has just celebrated its 40th birthday. wow!
techies way back early 2000 said that a better technology will take over the place of emails in the IT realm. But hey! it's 2011, era of smart phones, androids, tablets etc., but email is still here!
i wonder what technology will replace email to it's purpose . . . maybe that's what the tech dudes are doing now. :)
I'm receiving emails coming from my bestfriend Raffy [HI RAFFY!!!] that has a link on it. And, take note, it's typed in pure, straight, ENGLISH! [men, nosebleed!]. Our security team, thatnks to their advices, said that it's what we call SPAM (Some Piece of Alien Material [hahaha]). It's true, though! it's really alien material since we really don't know who really sent it othwer than the user or where it came from. it's Alien :)
I've told him to change his password. Hope he does it already 'coz it might get his personal informations. tsk tsk. . .
as i've read in the Internet, Associated press stylebook changed the term e-mail to simply email. That saves time from typing. hehehe.
i dunno what to say, i just posted it here hahaha. just so you know :)
hmmm... that have a sytlebook.
i wonder if they have a style for blogs like this? :)
Whooops! it's almost time to go home! :)
Bye guys! Thanks for reading.
what to expect:
1. My old blogs
- I've been blogging since i was in 3rd year college. i have this compilation of all my posts which (i hope) is interesting to read. Besides blogs, i also do writing in different notebooks. i have 2 notebooks -
the BLACK notebook (yes, it's really black and i use silver gle pen for it) and
the CRYSTAL notebook (i'm currently using this one, most recent experiences)
- 2/3 of my day, i'm to and fro, and at the office. who says being in the office makes your
thoughts stagnant? (Well, i did.)
3. Thoughts-random ideas
- yeah. watch out, you might agree or disagree with me on these thoughts :)
4. The corn
- striking but corny. That's how i write...sometimes :)
That's what i'm planning to do here. hope you have fun reading!