Botica Con-girl in Greenpark

I almost do the zumba dance after knowing I got shortchanged by this dishonest sales clerk of a botica somewhere in Greenpark.

This is how the story goes…

It just happened that I have two 100 peso bill on my pocket. The first 100 bill left my pocket when I gas up my ride. Then I went to a this botica to buy a couch syrup for my stubborn cough. The sales clerk is kinda jerky as I order the cough syrup. She ask, tell and brag anything about this cough syrup, saying something like (Sir hiyang ba sa inyo ito? Mabisa ito at mura pa!, Eto ba madalas nyong bilhin? etc…)

After nodding to all that she says. She finally hand it over to me then I paid her with my remaining 100 bill. She saw me having difficulty reading the brand name (because at that time I’m not wearing my eyeglass).

Afterwards she came forward while I was still figuring out the brand name and hand over my change. I got surprised that its only P13 pesos when the cough syrup only cost P37 pesos. She should have gave me P63.I asked her hurriedly about my incorrect change which she likewise quickly reacted by displaying a P50 peso bill she blatantly stretched with her two hands. “Sir this is what you gave me!” she said. I’m kinda startled of her quick reaction (nakuha ako sa biglaan) and at the same time confused with what she says, I still nod and told her OK. But deep in my mind, I know there’s something wrong here.

Its only on my way home that I realized I was deceived by that botica sales clerk at Greenpark.

The fact that;

  1. I only have 100 peso bill
  2. The P50 she was holding was supposed to be included on my change from my P100 (P63 dapat pero yung P13 lang inabot nya)
  3. Let’s just say that the P50 bill is mine. She goes to the cash register, got my P13 pesochange, then came back to me still holding the P50? Isn’t that kinda weird?
  4. She’s a real mean con-girl so BEWARE!!!!

I decided to go back, but wattaheck, pamasko ko na lang sa kanya yun! 😡

Hayup ka Ondoy – Chapter 11

I heard a man’s voice asking me how I was. I look above me and I couldn’t believe my eyes! Am I dead? Is he an angel or from the dark side? lol! Or I am just hallucinating? But it was for real! There he was on the roof.  “Pre ok ka lang? Taga-saan ka?” he yelled. I replied “pre tulungan mo ako hindi ko na kaya, taga-dito rin ako sa village, baka pwedeng jan muna ako sa bubong?!” I also live here and Im in distress, please help me!” Initially he didn’t move right away from his position. I know he’s kinda hesitant because he might fall if he gets much closer on the edge of the roof.

Im just around 3 feet away from clear survival and I wouldn’t let this chance slips away. That’s why with all my remaining strength, I struggled to climb the slippery wall so that he can reach my hand much closer and eventually pull me up out of misery.

At last I made it! From the roof, I can view the entire flooded neighborhood. We then introduce ourselves to each other and exchange stories.  I was amazed to know that he’s not from that house either and we’ve got the same fate that night, he just went up there an hour ago. (God’s way again). I told him how glad I am to see him and thanked him for saving me…

To be continued…

Hayup ka Ondoy – Chapter 10

I remember grasping my last breath that night when I was carried by the raging flood that were around 6 – 7 feet deep. That moment I thought it was a sturdy guava tree. Only to be surprised a few days after the flood subsides, that it was only an ornamental plant. God really has his ways.

I was totally in despair of my situation when all of a sudden my whole body slammed into what I feel was a sturdy guava tree! I immediately cling my hands and feet into its branch in a fat burner position and somehow place my head above the water, just enough to catch my breath. “Hayyy! Thank you God for this tree!

life saving plant

I remember grasping my last breath that night when I was carried by the raging flood that were around 6 – 7 feet deep. That moment I thought it was a sturdy guava tree. Only to be surprised a few days after the flood subsides, that it was only an ornamental plant. God really has his ways.

“Grabe lahat na yata ng nginig sa katawan naramdaman ko!” My body was shaking tremendously due to coldness and fear of drowning. And yet, you wouldn’t believe the stubbornness in me as I’m still planning to continue my quest after what happened. I still want to go further more upon seeing steel bars that I can hold from the gates of a townhouse. But this time my hearing dominates my thinking as I can clearly hear the forceful gushing of the water. “Malabo na ito kung itutuloy ko pa! Baka sa susunod hindi na ako swertehin” I might not be lucky the next time.

While still clinging. I notice the gate besides me. (as you can see at the photo above) I tried to knock profusely and shouted for help. “Tao po! Tao po! Tulungan nyo po ako!!!” The thing is that even if I spend the whole night knocking no one will come out because the flood is now around 7 feet and I think it wasn’t a house but a warehouse.

My knuckles were about to get numb knocking, when suddenly I heard a voice…

To be continued…