Friday, April 07, 2006

Hello Manila, Goodbye Zest

Oh my God.

Oh my God.

Oh my God.

What is up with this day? I think I'm gonna die soon.

I'm finally here in Manila for my long-awaited internship. About three weeks ago I was so psyched about it. But now, I dunno.

It started yesterday while I was still at home. I started feeling anxious the moment I woke up at like, 10:30 AM. The whole day I couldn't help but feel scared/nervous/a tad excited regarding this internship/trip to Manila. In the afternoon I had to go to the mall to pick up something. After which I decided to go get a foot spa that disappointed me, but that's another story.

I slept at like 12:30 AM even though I knew that I had an early flight the following morning. So I woke up at 4:45 AM feeling like my eyeballs are falling off. Fast forward...

Airport--- With me, was a fat trolly+ a giant travelling bag+ a big carry-on bag+ a box of pasalubongs= almost 50 kilos of my stuff. And the maximum allowable baggage is just 20 kilos. Thanks to the porter, he was able to convince this nice lady (Jocelyn) in front of me while I was lining up to get my things checked in. So I was able to save cash. If it wasn't for her, I would've paid, probably more than a thousand. But I still paid around P336 for the excess ten kilos. Big difference. Phew.

Anyway, I'm now in Manila. Just flew in this morning. And the traffic just killed my enthusiasm.


The heat is scorching I thought I was sizzling. Literally of course. But minor relief came in a form of red iced tea at the "japanice place" near Makati Med.

I was able to visit my potential workplace for the next weeks and I'm not exactly happy about it. Let's just say the place isn't that attractive, what with all the trash, old crusty buildings and carinderias surrounding the vicinity. Plus, the people living around there are a bit "to be obsrved well." The place is quite notorious for undesirable incidents.

Oh God, please spare my life, phone and wallet.

I would put every detail about today in this post if I wasn't down right tired. But I'm just really too down, frustrated, depressed, worried, etc... to do so.

Wish me luck. This is about like, my survival I'm talking about here.

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