i was online last night and was able to get in touch with a friend from the province. ang dami naming napag-usapan. the usual chismax about classmates, neighbors, politics and personal stuffs. at syempre love life. hindi ko naman makuhang magsinungaling about what had happened lately. i was just too honest to tell him what had happened. but it doesn't mean anything to me, not on him either. napahaba ang usapan namin that i almost forgot my breaks. masarap kasi syang kausap. cgro ginawa ko lang syang panandaliang aliw para kahit papano malibang naman ako sa karumal-dumal na sinapit ko sa animal na tabon man.

he was too eager to try Manila to look for a greener pasture. ang sabi ko na lang sa kanya, if he's looking for a greener pasture better stay in the province! that way his pasture is literally green, i mean very green! of course i gave him options and the typical advices of a good friend. its as if i'm into a position to advice him..hihihihi

below are do's and don'ts:

1. kung gusto mong magtrabaho dito sa manila, be sure you are equipped with experience. or if not, make sure your resume, credentials and or grades are good enough for that corporate opportunity. otherwise you will land as utility or kasambahay.

2. learn to ask and don't be shy. you have to open your mouth and speak up! may mga pagkakataong kailangan mong magtanong sa ibang tao (e.i. asking directions). don't be shy to ask directions kung di mo alam ang pupuntahan mo.

3. 'wag magtiwala ng basta-basta! we filipinos are known for being cautious. in asking directions, be sure the informations you got should be confirmed or validated. ask not one but two persons or more. mas mabuting sa mga men in uniform magtanong para sigurado. (note: umiwas sa naka uniform ng blue sa daan. kukutongan ka lang ng mga MMDA na yan)

4. maghanda ng barya para pamasahe. may mga mandurugas na jeepney driver or bus konduktor. sasabihin wala pang barya hanggang sa makalimutan mo nang singilin.

5. learn to read traffic signs. the stop, look and listen rule. know when to stop and when to walk. tumawid sa pedestrian para makaiwas sa jaywalking. at higit sa lahat "walang tawiran nakakamatay"!

6. hanapin ang mga loading at unloading signs. aabutin ka ng magdamag sa kahihintay ng bus kung ang tinayuan mo na waiting shed ay "no loading, unloading".

7. have a very pleasing personality. leave that katutubo attitude in the province. pleasing personality is a must dahil kung hindi, bka mapagkakamalan ka pang magnanakaw or suicide bomber.

8. matutong makibagay sa paligid. di ibig sabihin na kung sa squatter ka bumagsak, mag-asal squatter ka na rin! bottomline is, dapat marunong kang makisama.

9. matutong magtipid. gaano man kaliit ang sahod mo, kailangan mo pa ring magtipid. save for the rainy season!

10. umiwas sa lavish lifestyle! it is sad to note na kung sino pang naghirap 'sya pa ang gastador. maraming low earner sa metro na feeling CEO. kakarampot na nga ang sweldo sa starbucks pa nagkakape. maging praktikal.

11. kung wala kang taste, better wear outfits that are simple and comfortable. wag makisabay sa uso kung di bagay sayo. magmumukha ka lang kawawa!

12. careful with your language. the way you conduct a conversation will reflect the way you are. wag sumigaw na parang nasa bundok pag may nakita kang kababayan sa loob ng mall!

13. mas mura ang karne kaysa gulay at isda dito. if you have a history of alta presyon mamamatay ka dito if not, you will settle for instant food daily. instant coffee, noodles, pansit canton, etc. unless you can afford to eat at some high end resto.

14. beware sa mga head hunters. iwasan ang mga agency when applying for a local job. if you think you are qualified, mag walk in ka na lang sa company directly other than pushing yourself to some headhunters.

15. hindi masarap buhay dito. kaya kung di malakas sikmura mo, babagal-bagal ka, tatamad-tamad ka, iyakin ka, at di ka palaban, sorry but this place is not for you.

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3 comments:

  1. sang-ayon ako sa lahat ng yun... hirap nga dito sa maynila...

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  2. tamathanks macky! actually guni-guni ko lang mga 'yun!hehehhe

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  3. BtW...that is true and CorrecT!! ahh hmmm...

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