Thursday, May 16, 2019

Available but Out of Stock!




(Ang kwentong naka bullet points)

1. I run out of medicine, my HB maintenance, kaka extend dito sa UK.

2. Kahapon, I try to buy it over the counter. With me is an empty box of that medicine, the xforge! Pangalan palang pangmalakasan na. High tech!

3. Over the counter, the pharmacist check the medicine and told me I need to provide doctor’s prescription. In short, bigo! Kailangan ko magpunta sa clinic. He’s so kind na binigyan nya pa ko ng referral kung saan may walk-in clinic na malapit sa place of work ko.

4. Bago ako umalis tinanong ko si koyang pharmacist kung available yong gamot ko. After checking sa system nila, sabi nya AVAILABLE daw.

5. The following day, kanina yon of course, punta ako sa clinic, £50 daw para sa prescription, mahal ah! Kinunan ako ng bp, mataas daw yon pero kalmado si doc so hindi ako nabahala, unlike yong sa dubai hahaha mas nagpanic pa sa kin si doctora. The same medicine since AVAILABLE naman daw pala don sa pharmacy na napagtanungan ko.

6. I’ve never been this excited na nakakuha ako ng prescription! Di ako nakapagtrabaho maayos sa excitement. OA lang...

7. After office hour, 10 mins walk to London Bridge station, take Jubilee line, then final destination Stratford station! Bilis no? Bullet train yan! 😂

8. Deretso na ko sa Pharmacy, na itago na lang natin sa pangalang Boots, boots nga yata totoong pangalan ng pharmacy. 🤔🤔🤔

9. Excited ako na hawak hawak prescription na binilot kong parang diploma, di kasi nagbigay man lang si doc ng sobre, £50 binayad ko ah. Kaso absent si koyang pharmacist, si ateng pharmacist nag assist sa akin, at sinuring mabuti ang prescription! Baka daw dinoctor ko ang doctor’s prescription. Doctor na dinoctor pa. Judgmental si ateng pharmacist.

10. After a not so long staring contest with the prescription, nagtype na si ateng pharmacist sa POS nila, but to her surprise and to my dismay, OUT OF STOCK daw medicine ko!

11. I explained to her about koyang pharmacist na sinabi sa akin na AVAILABLE yong medicine ko kahapon lang, ngayon ubos agad? Ang daming may HB dito sa stratford ah! And when I say I explained, I explained a lot! Tahimik akong tao pero nagiging madaldal ako pag ganitong pinaasa ako, napaderetso tuloy english ko in british accent hahaha

12. And here you go, the lady pharmacist told me, that Yes sir, your medicine is AVAILABLE BUT OUT OF STOCK!

Ending: High blood pressure went up to the roof!

Sunday, March 3, 2019

I will pay a lot of MONEY!!!!




Credit to China Daily by Cai Meng



One hectic day... In a queue line while submitting my supporting documents and printed online form for my UK Visa application... 

Sa likod ko eh may isang matandang lalaki (in his 60's), suddenly shouted: “I will pay a LOT OF MONEY!!!! To whoever will help me fill up that online application form!!!!!!” While pointing at the documents I’m holding. 

Lahat ng nakapila napalingon sa kanya, (basta pera talaga ang usapan, alerto lahat lols). Nakuha nya ang aming undivided attention, at nag explain si tâtang... na nahihirapan syang mag fill up ng application form online para makakuha ng Visa sa UK. Hindi daw nya alam paano mag internet. Wala yata syang kasamang kamag-anak dito sa Muscat kaya walang tumutulong sa kanya.

Eh sa totoo lang, mahirap talaga mag fill up ng form online. Ang dami mong sasagutan, daig mo pa nag college entrance exam. 

So, ang problema ni tatang is internet... meron pa rin pala talaga na hindi pa alipin ng teknolohiya. Kaya naman kudos sayo tatang at napanatili mong maging malaya. Yon nga lang... wala kang UK Visa hahaha.

How much is a lot of money? I was tempted... I have my laptop with me and a mobile data for internet connection... to help the old man...

“FOR FREE!” Kala nyo ah, hindi po ako magpapabayad.


When I completed the processing of all my documents, I look for the old man, but he was gone... Sayang natulungan ko sana sya ng LIBRE!

Since yong Visa application Center is adjacent sa Mall, I decided na magkape muna sa Costa. I ordered my favorite coffee americano. 

Habang nag aantay sa aking kape, which is a specially crafted blend of coffee beans that are roasted to perfection, in short brewed coffee, napalingon ako sa kabilang table and there I saw the Old man with his newly printed application form, satisfied and happy. And then I notice one of the other guy in our queue earlier, was with him... COUNTING A LOT OF MONEY!! 

Sayang.... 



By SuperM... Sayang talaga lols. 











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