I hail from Malolos City in Bulacan where the area is relatively higher than the other towns in Bulacan. I thank God that we are not affected by the on-going rising of flood water in the province, however, it’s not a complete relief for me that our house remains steadfast and dry while a lot of my friends from other places face the difficulty of not being able to sleep comfortably at night because they just don’t have any bed to sleep on because the flood has had them soaked.
Some questions i’ve always asked myself is that, will this be the annual condition of those areas during rainy season? will they always experience massive flooding everytime the water reservoirs need to release water? hasn’t anybody thought of a solution to this perennial problem? or probably suggestions to solve this problem may have been made, but will they ever be put into action?
For now I continue to pray that the water may stop rising, and better yet, for the floods to cease. and for all the people affected, hold on to your faith, and trust in the goodness of mankind, i’m sure a lot are willing to help.
with all the food and toxins i’ve been ingesting, my body needs to do something beneficial for itself, such as a good exercise, however, i’m just to lazy to do some stationary exercises, thus prohibiting myself from going for a good workout at a gym.
It’s a good thing though that my feet have gotten the hots for a nice bicycle ride. and it isn’t just a short ride, but a rigorous long one. for people who know the Bulacan region very well, i used to ride my bike from Malolos to Meycauayan and back. The only stop over i get is a water break when i reach Meycauayan.
i’m sorry i cannot express the distance in figures for i am a really bad person to ask for distances. what seems to be a kilometer walk for me might be a 10 kilometer walk for the others. (my close friends know that). but to give you an idea, i have to cross 5 towns to get there.
and so tomorrow, i have decided to go for a bike ride. i cant go anywhere far this time though because of the unpredictable weather, plus some areas might still be flooded, and i don’t really want to have my feet wet. that’s just gross. but anyway, i haven’t planned out yet what my route is going to be, but i have to get a grab of those cheap sansrival from burger machine. hahaha
i use to play games with people around me. and i never intended to hurt them. i always say sorry after i harmed them or i give them a polite smile if i offended them. i am a happy person and the people around me adore me. i seem very nice on the outside, and on the inside, there is this naughty side of mine that oftentimes i cannot hide. but who cares, i get out of trouble when i put myself in one. that is for me a perfect life. a life of crime that i could pay for with what i call “charm”. i do not care if people get hurt and behind the pretty face they are putting on is a face that weeps. i’ve said my sorries. i’ve done my part. and so i have nothing to worry about. if they feel bad they can always tell their friends about it or break some stuff if this serves some sort of an emotional outlet. as long as what they break is not mine, im sure it’ll be fine. after the hurting i know they will be ok, so what is there to say? i live life to the fullest and thats what important. i act as if nothing happened. forgive and forget right? they forgive me and i forget them. thats how my motto goes.
A kid would always be in a rush to open up presents or even toys in packages that they just bought. Anything new excites them. They pay too much attention to it. They hold on to it as if they are going to lose it as soon as their hands let go of it. But as days go by and newer “stuffs” come, the frequency of hands caressing the fur of a Teddy bear would seem to decrease, the percussion on a wooden drum would cease to exist. Children lose interest and eventually would have it stored in a room atop the other things he used to get his hands busy on. And upon gazing at the pile that he was able to make, he reminisces the times he actually had fun playing with the things visible to him, for there were more he didn’t see, hidden, rusting, covered with cobwebs. But that’s all he could do now, reminisce, he wouldnt let his hands get dirty on old stuffs. An addition to what seems to be a collection, a toy from last week’s shopping is dropped on the floor for it no longer fits on top of the tower of toys. It would eventually form a stack of its own. Another skyscraper is about to be formed. Give it a bit more time, and more are to be erected…..
when someone sends a request to follow you on twitter, then you thought its just polite to follow back. then he sends you a message saying “THANKS FOR FOLLOWING” then you realize that he has unfollowed you. ANG FEELER, RIGHT? i was gonna reply to his message with an all caps “DUH” but unfortunately twitter doesnt allow one to send a message to somebody who doesn’t follow him. #annoying
and take note! he mentioned me in a tweet! kapal ng mukha right?
In a restaurant, while still selecting food from the menu, I ranted about how i hate it when waiters try to teach their customers.
HAROLD:I was ordering steak at this restaurant when this waiter asked me if i would like my steak medium rare or well done.
FRIEND:what did you decide to have?
HAROLD:I told the waiter that i wanted it rare. Then he goes "Sigurado po kayo?! juicy yun!"
FRIEND:haha! then what did you do?
HAROLD:I just stared at him and said "ALAM KO!"
As we were laughing at the story, the waiter at the restaurant came and took our orders
HAROLD:I would like to have the crispy noodles in szechuan sauce and some nai cha with crushed ice.
WAITER:Sir yung noodles po na yun, matigas po yun!
At that very moment, i could see my friend trying to stop herself from laughing and i just turned to the waiter again then tried to calmly say "ALAM KO." Then God knows what my friends and i talked about after that.
4 years back, i was busy with school work when two friends from my previous college invited me to accompany them to a job fair at a newly opened mall, Trinoma. i had no business in that fair but i guessed it would be fun to stroll along the newly polished tiles of the mall, observing architectural details, and yes its a mall, so we’d be food tripping and window shopping.
while they were busy looking at posters and talking to company representatives, i did my own ogling into the different posters hung outside every booth. Then one guy handed over some newspaper, then i thought, “it wont hurt reading for a change”, since i’m a no-read person at all.
and so i opened the newspaper and saw this:
i have no idea what a Flight Attendant or a Cabin crew does, nor did i know anybody personally who did it for a living. and so like lightning it struck me..
I WANT TO BE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT
the same week i talked my parents into it. plan is, if i get through all the deliberation and assessments, ill drop my subjects and try FLYING. it wasnt a hard task trying to convince them with what i want to do. they’ve always trusted what i have in mind, and ive always strived hard to prove myself to them.
then at the time my mind’s made up, i’ve realized all of sudden that there are these people that i’ve known for quite some time who are actually flight attendants themselves. and this made me even more thirsty of the flight experience.
I WENT TO IPAMS
IPAMS is the agency affiliated with Emirates Airline, responsible for doing preliminary selection for the Official Assessment day by the Emirates HR Department Officers. When i came, i was just wearing a polo shirt and jeans. and so they asked me to present myself in a business attire the following day. there weren’t a lot of people at the time i came back, which is in contrast to what i’ve heard that “there will be a lot of people applying”.
Only later to find out that they have actually reached their limit and i was actually already late, and they would have not allowed another person to be shortlisted for the Assessment. But they did include me in the list. they were saying that at the time i presented myself, i had this particular aura. a positive one at that, and that didn’t give them a hard time inserting my name in the shortlist.
I wasn’t able to ask around how the assessment would go and i didn’t even do a research about the company. i literally went in a “come as you are” fashion: UNPREPARED.
I DIDNT TALK
After our introduction and during the first round of group dynamics/elimination, i wasn’t able to say anything. the topic we have to discuss amongst the others in our group is WHY WE LOVE PEPSI OVER COKE. and since i am a coke fan, i couldn’t think of reasons why i should love pepsi, for the sake of saying something. but the time ran out, and i was a mute in that round. and at that very moment, i was so sure that i wasn’t going through to the following stages. T_T
ELVIS OH ELVIS
the staff probably liked the way i handled myself in that very crucial siuation and so, I GOT IN! but the next part is what i would say the easiest part. The English proficiency test/ essay writing. i answered everything quickly and was the first one to submit the paper. the topic for the essay was “if i were to spend a day and interview one famous personality, who would it be?” popular subjects on that day include Mother Theresa, Princess Diana, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and George Bush. i wanted to be unique and entertaining. i wrote about “Why the elderly go gaga for Elvis”, and i’d say it was something worth reading. unfortunately i never had a copy of it and i’ve forgotten what i actually wrote in there, but the HR representative upon conducting my interview told me about how entertained they were with my essay. :)
the rest of the stages were kind of easy for me. and i wouldn’t elaborate much on them anymore, and yeah, i was a successful applicant, even if in the final interview all i can talk about is my life in High school, since i am not finished with my studies yet, and had no experience with other jobs and other interviews. all i can say is that i was lucky. and probably, i might have been born to do this all along.
I am Harold Evangelista, International Flight attendant for Emirates Airline :) Welcome aboard!
Both our parents have always been there for us. Even when we were still kids, they have showed much support for whatever we do. And whatever we have become to day, we owe them all to them. :) i love you mom and dad :)
what is human happiness compared to ethereal happiness in heaven?
i dont think there’ll be any more classification of happiness when you are in heaven. the happiness you feel when falling in love, or the happiness you gain from self fulfillment, it’ll all be satisfied by that one perfect happiness that you will experience in heaven.