"Look, no matter where you live, the biggest defect we human beings have is our shortsightedness. We don't see what we could be. We should be looking at our potential, stretching ourselves into everything we can become. But if you're sorrounded by people who say 'I want mine now,' you end up with a few people with everything and a military to keep the poor ones from rising up and stealing it."
Ako si Jay. Isang OFW. Nagreremit ng pera sa kapamilya sa pinas gaya ng 8 milyong OFW sa buong mundo para umangat ang ekonomiya ng Pinas. At kung bakit umaangat ang ekonomiya ng Pinas tuwing nagpapadala ng remittance kaming mga OFW's, hindi ko alam. Basta sabi ng NEDA, umaangat daw ito... Pero, hindi ba ang batayan ng pag-angat ng ekonimiya ng isang bansa ay ang pagkaroon ng trabaho ng mamamayan at ang kakayanan nito na kumita, kumain, pagkaroon ng tahanan...? Sana man lang maisip ng NEDA na kung walang bansang tumatanggap ngayon ng OFWs, may labin-isang milyong pilipino na walang trabaho sa Pinas... So, ano nga ba?
Me and my wife decided to celebrate Lela's birthday at our newly renovated home together with the house blessing too. It was also the time when my father-in-law's cousins and relatives could come together and have a little reunion of sorts.
It was fun. Lela, as usual, was so aloof and didn't care if it was her big day. She was just trying to isolate herself until we decided to take her to our bedroom with my mom.
Anyways, one person came out 'loudly' out of the small crowd. She was the wife of Ella's cousin. She claimed to be the first AIDS nurse in the Philippines stationed at RITM. She also claimed that she attended most of the high profile AIDS patients.... and she claimed she is one of the very few certified Kinetic Massage Therapists in the country.
Hmmmm... Kinetic massage. Sounds interesting...
As it was new to us, my wife was immediately interested with it. She was complaining about feeling this and that, about being big, and about her long awaited menstruation even after the injectable contraceptive lapsed.
Well, as this lady was so 'versed' with some medical terms, she then suddenly offered to Ella (and to my sister) a 30-day massage session package. I was hesitant at first but Ella already decided to take the package. With the massage package, she claimed that it can cure a lot of illness like hypertension, stress, heart attack, etc... and that's it!
The following weekend she came. She brought two weighing scales, two sets of abdominal bandage, and a vaginal dusch bottle. The first session was great. Ella and Joy claimed to have felt better after the massage... Ella also felt good after the dusching.
Then suddenly she came to me... 'Hala! Na stroke ka!!!'
What? Stroke? Shit!
So I was alarmed and was convinced to have myself took the package. She did my forehead, my scalp, and my arms. She claimed that I really had a stroke while pointing to some curled up veins right above my right eyebrow.
The following week, she claimed that she too can sense paranormal beings. Then she claimed I have a third eye. Freaking third eye and after that I felt something fishy about her. My wife and my sister too. Then my in-laws.
Then she make some stories.... and troubles... and then the rest was history.
So what's with the story? The following happened from the day she came:
1. Ella paid in advanced some sessions.
2. The weighing scale costs Php 2,500.00. When Ella canvassed from Watson's, it only costs P350.00.
3. The bandages cost P500.00 and claimed it was dipped with some freaking herbal medicine. In Watson's, it only cost Php 70.00.
4. She sold us some freaking miracle fruit tree for P2,500.00 per plant. My in-laws took 2 trees, and she claimed she bought 2 trees for Ella... and until now the trees where nowhere to be found.
5. She sold us an eye patch for P500.00 and as soon as I had the patch, I exclaimed... "Sa eroplano to a!" Then she told me that it was not the patch that she was selling. Taena!
6. Ah... the freaking virgin coconut oil worth thousands of pesos and weeks later, there was no virgin coconut frealking oil!
7. I have a freaking third eye... hehehe! She claimed the I have a paranormal friend who is Malaysian Indian who was following me eversince. Nyahahahahahahahaha!
8. She claimed that our house help took half of her money and everyone was in trouble. Later we found out that she actually made it all up!
I decided to subscribe to the pre-paid broadband service from Smart Communications to speedup my communication to my potential customers. This is the one the you connect a wireless modem (or whatever that is) to your computer via USB port and with a 3G signal... tada! you are now connected to the internet...
I realize, I am being robbed everytime I log on... read it ROBBED! 10 precious hard earned pesos everytime I log on. Up to 7x faster than dial-up? Do I hear it right? or is it up to 7x smarter than a bank robberer?
Come on Smart, your system sucks! Your internet product is so slow (much slower than the freaking dial-up) even with a 3G signal and most of the time I had to restart my connection and have my blood pressure go up while restarting it, you freakin robberers!
You guys are not far of than any other criminals out there! May you rest in Jail!
By the way, I am using PLDT broadband right now and this afternoon I'll enrol to Digitel to have my small shop connected and not SMART ROBBED!