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Wednesday, January 12, 2005

define 'SERVICE'

went to the bank this lunch break, requested a new atm card, a new bankbook and changed some of my personal info - all in all, it only took me less than 30 mins ... bagal pa yun ha kasi bago yata yung teller na natapat sa kin saka may pagka-chismosa, daming tanong tungkol sa buhay-SG ng isang pinoy, pati brand ng damit ko inalam, kulang na lang itanong pati brand ng brip ko. Sa tin kaya? I remember when I processed my passport, nakupo, para kong dumaan sa butas ng karayom. First requirement was the NBI clearance, which took me a day. Tapos ang madugong pagkuha ng birth certificate, muntik na nga kong umayaw na mag-abroad dahil lang sa pag-process ng birth certificate, gusto mong alamin kung bakit, punta ka sa census, hehehe. At ang passport processing na ewan ko ba kung saan kinuha ang kayabangan ng mga public employee (yung iba lang) sa tin at kala mo hawak nila ang leeg mo pag may kailangan ka sa kanilang requirements. sabagay minsan di mo masisisi ang init ng ulo ng mga empleyado dahil di naman ka-modern ang work place at gov't facilities sa tin.

next week will be my nasal polyps surgery, it will take 2 weeks including wound
rehabilation if it's done in Pinas while i can go back to work in 3-4 days if i do it here, that is why my 'amo' gave me a 'pahulugan', so I can afford the expense here - she is really a 'parent' -'ma-GULANG' in tagalog. It's better though because the medical expertise and facilities is way much modern here (modern equals expensive). I've been to the hospital's pre-surgery orientation, health screening including the medical fee computations. The procedure will only take 2-3 hours and I'm pleased to know that I have a benefit as a tax payer to choose my ward type. There was so much diffence between the private and subsidized wards fee. Think - I have to pay 3 times the TOTAL EXPENSE (read:TOTAL) if I want to stay overnight in a 4-bed airconditioned ward with own tv set. The hell, no way! I will be contented to sleep with my 5 fellow frankenstein wardmates...anyway, I don't think the public wards here are comparable to ours in pinas. This will be my first time to be in a surgery room (except for my circumcision) and i can damn feel the tsunami in my chest. shit, ganito pala feeling ng virgin sa unang karanasan. Hik!


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

good luck sa operation mo!!!

TIGASAN mo ang iyong...... ang yong loob/damdamin bago ka paopera


"Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH), established in 1844" nako pare dipa ba delapidated and facility jan? panhon pa ni kopongkopong yan ah...

ingats


bongk

mari said...

hope everything will turn out okay. maganda naman ang med facility dyan sa SG.
nung kumuha ako ng passport, grabe din experience ko. pumila ako ng 4am tapos nag-the end ako ng 10am. pressed for time na ko kaya pinagtyagaan ko na lang.

Tanggero said...

bosing bongk, laging matigas toits, hehehe...
isa ang TTSH sa pinaka-modern na hospital dito, in fact, lahat ng may sars dati, dyan dinadala, ubo! ubo! ubo!

Tanggero said...

salamat mari! ok naman siguro, minor operation lang naman :)
isa sa buset na buset ako dati pag umuuwi, pag pupunta na naman ng POEA, kaya ngayon, dito ko na pina-process sa embassy dito, mas mabilis, mas mahal nga lang.

ting-aling said...

Uy, mabuti naman, tuloy na rin ang surgery mo.

Yung tungkol sa bangko, noong nasa Pinas ako, aba eh pag nagwiwidraw, off line daw ang ATM pero pag magdeposito, okey lang. Dami pating guwardiya. Diyan ba marami ring guwardiya ang mga banko?

metal said...

bro...masakit lang sa una pag nasanay, masarap na, hahaha...kidding aside, good luck sa operation mo. anyway, naryan naman 'ata pamilya mo, isa yan sa pampalaks ng loob. tawag rin kay Lord.

celia kusinera said...

Tanggers, good luck sa operation mo. Kayang-kaya mo yan. Huwag mag-alala, siwsiw lang yan. Mader ko rin (o baka pader ko? hindi ko na maalala) na operahan din with exactly the same problem in Pinas decades ago. After 1-2 weeks completely okay na siya. Eh ngayon pa na modern ang equipments dyan at facilities - kaya cool ka lang, you'll be all right. Ingats!

rolly said...

Well, let's hope everything goes well and passes on like a breeze. I've had undergone surgery before and it's not really that scary naman. You're given medicine to sleep and that's it. You wake up in the recovery room, sleep some more... Nothing to it, man.

Tanggero said...

Sir metal...welcome back idol

Thanks Ma'am Celia and Sir Rolly.

Ver said...

No doubt that I have shed significant amount of sweat getting my requirements. Huhuhu.

Hope everything's gonna fine with the surgery!

watson said...

modern facilities = holdaaaap!

Magpagaling ka agad at nang may taga-tagay ulit!

Cerridwen said...

please get well soon. I guess your surgery con vacation in Pinas is out then.... *hugs* good luck on the surgery

Tanggero said...

thanks Ver, P're Watson and G!