Yesterday late afternoon, a stranger approached me. She introduced herself and told me that she’s from one of the TV Production units. They’re going to present to one of company’s top executives in a few minutes and they don’t have a Mac VGA adapter. She’s asking if she can borrow mine.
She seemed to look desperate, so I lent it to her. I took her name, the TV Production unit she belongs to, and her phone number.
This morning, I was expecting to see the adapter on my table, but it wasn’t there.
I called her. She didn’t pick up. I called her again. No one answered. I dialed her nine times. No one.
I texted her. I asked her for my Mac adapter.
She replied after 10 minutes. She was on her way to work so she wasn’t able to pick up my calls. She said that the presentation finished late. When she went to my table to return it, I already left.
My thought bubble from this small incident:
- I know what you’re thinking — it’s just an adaptor. Yes, it is, but it’s not the company’s. They didn’t provide us with these things so I bought one myself. At P1,490, it’s not cheap either.
- Should I have asked for a security deposit?
Kung matanda na ako, tanggapin ko sana na may mga bagay na hindi ko na kayang gawin at matuto akong humingi ng tulong para sa mga ito.
It’s 2014 and we’re not dead yet. I think that calls for a celebration.
As we start, I’m decided that this will be the year when I lose a lot of weight and embrace a healthier lifestyle. I proved that I can do it with my #deliciousbydecember campaign, which saw me lose 18 pounds before my brother’s wedding. It was all going well until our trip to the US during the holidays. I gained a few pounds since then, but I’m very confident that I can burn all of that before the month ends and start February with a clean slate.
For this year, I have two milestones: Mads’ wedding sometime in the June, and Morny’s wedding in December. I should be hot by those dates. Sizzling even. And this will be done not with fancy diets, but with hardwork and sacrifice.
Let’s do this!
I just saw a video of Domeng’s son graduating from De La Salle University with a Master’s Degree in Mathematics.
Even if he’s from a rival school, I can’t help but be proud with the accomplishment of both the person who went up the stage and the two individuals who worked terribly hard to see their son get that diploma. For a father who works as a small-time contractor and a mother who teaches nursing in the province, the joy must be overflowing.
Cheers to you, my good friend.
Note to self:
1. When someone says 10-ish, that’s a range from 10:00 to 10:59.
2. Sometimes, when someone says that they’ll be finished by 9:00, it’s just a suggested time.
I can’t believe I’m turning 35 this month. It doesn’t seem like I’ve been living in this world for that long. I think I would need a long ride soon to celebrate life.