So, I decided to go back to blogging again.
Let’s see if I’ll be diligent enough to post regularly.
You see, I live a pretty die cast, routine kinda life. Home-Bar-Home. So there’s not much to talk about. I mean I see the same faces, drink the same beer, hear the same songs all the time. I do not want to bore you with the details. An ant would have a much better daily life story than myself. LOL
So, my day started pretty early. I woke up with a slight hangover from last night’s Red Horse, last night was pretty boring, except for a brawl involving kids. So, yes I ran errands for this new company that I am a part of. It’s part managerial, part consultancy work.
My first stop was the Ormocnet at IAL Lodge, 2 blocks from where I live. I know window shopping and comparing prices and computer specs can be mind boggling – but thanks to the helpful staff at Ormocnet, they customized a pckage for several sets of PC for me. It was a breeze. Tomorrow, I hope we get to purchase those PCs already. I’ve always loved Ormocnet because of their after sales service, which is unheard of from most PC stores in the city. Once you’ve purchased the thing, then you’re on your own.
Next pit stop was at the Ortelco and Bayantel offices. Getting a line and a DSL connection was such a breeze too. While my co-workers where inside filling out the form, I had a quick lunch – I forgot I skipped lunch until my stomach grumbled. So, I had some squid balls, ngo-hiong and fried chops at the JCS food store right beside Ortelco. I figured, today was pretty hot – then I realized that it’s seldom that I’m out of the house at this time of the day. So, off I went home, before the panic sets in — the heat was a little too unbearable for me my nape started to hurt…maybe my BP spiked or it was just all in my mind. Nevertheless, I was lying in my bed with the A/C in full blast.
I spent the rest afternoon with good friend Gilbert at the brand new city hall. It was my 3rd or 4th time, and everytime I go there, I get mesmerized by the sheer size of our city hall…corridors as wide as that of malls in Cebu, central airconditioning, very high ceiling volume, and office that you can see through, a good testament of the government’s effort for transparency in governance. Anyway, I was there to claim my DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) business name registration certificate – a pre requisite before one can apply for a mayor’s permit. I applied for that last Thursday and they said it’ll take a week and comeback the next Thursday which is today. You see, for a city as big as Ormoc, we only have a satellite office here that’s at the city licensing office. They only open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Can you believe that? So, I went there at around 3pm…there was a long queue…so Gilbert and I made a beeline. Horrors! there was just one manong doing everything – from accepting application, double checking that everything in the application form is correct, releasing the business name certs, and he was the cashier too…so I made a calculation – there were around 16 in that line, I was the 17th…at the average handling time of 15 mins or even more per client…I should reach his table just before dinner…which of course is not possible because the thing closes at 5pm!!!! and I have to wait several more days because they open back next Tuesday! Totally unacceptable.
Furious, we decided we get a foot massage at the Blessed Pedro Calungsod Foot Reflexology Center at the side of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Church. We frequent the place because the therapists there are good and strong…unlike in the
spas where we feel like they were just tickling our feet. This is not for the faint hearted. It is painful at first, but it’s that kind of pain that you look for after. Eventually, you’ll get used to the pain and then you feel pleasure and you feel light. The therapists there know the pressure points…so if a pressure point is painful when they apply pressure – they’ll tell you it’s your head, or you lack sleep, or your spleen or your liver etc. It was such a relief. I recommend you go visit one of these days.
We were famished after our relaxing foot reflex – so we jumped at the first food we saw:
Kwek-kwek. Itlog nga initlogan
Then it was Fra Lippo Lippi after. That will be in another post.