Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Systems should make things easier, not complicate things

Commission on Filipinos Overseas.

"Hindi ko maintindihan lahat ng prosesong ito (I don't understand these processes)," she said. "I am already a resident of another country, pero kailangan ko daw ma-orient kung paano mamuhay sa bansa kung saan na ako nakatira ngayon (but I was told I have to be oriented on how to live in the country where I actually reside now)."

"How do you feel about this?"

She sighed. "Nakakainis (It's annoying)." Then after another deep breath: "Kaya kukunin ko na ang anak ko (This is why I'm already taking my son with me). Systems should make things easier, not complicate things."

source: Speak Carabao

Friday, December 12, 2014

"Taon na rin (It's been years) since I started selling pizzas," said this long-haired guy, who serves as the truck driver cum vendor of the pizza truck parked in front of De La Salle University-Taft.

"10:00 to 7:00 kami (We work from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM).

" "Is it a difficult job?"

"Sanayan lang (You get used to it)," he said.

"And you sell a lot?"

"Minsan (At times). But that's business for you."

"It's not your business though..."

"Yeah," he smiled. "Wish ko lang (I just wish it was)..."

source: Speak Carabao