Thursday, November 18, 2010

Down to Zilch

I thought I'd be putting up some good news here today, but pfft, forget about the good news. I have none. I just had another one of those screw-you-all days today. I went to some big company in Mandaluyong only to be pissed-off the rest of the day. 

Why not lay all the cards down outright to avoid wasting both party's time?! Takte talaga nakakapang-init sila ng ulo kanina!!!

You prolly are wondering what the crock is about. Pfft. Confidential. Let's leave it that way for now. I'm not yet done with them (I'm want to kill them!!!)

The sentence prior this, of course, is a joke.

Good thing my sister's place is just a stone-throw away from where I had gone to. So we met up and went to McDonalds - her treat, of course, as I am totally broke and was overly pissed. I felt better after the early dinner. The fries was able to calm me down. Well, it always does. Some useless info here: If I'm in a bad mood and you want to cheer me up, take me to McDonalds and buy me a large fries (not the twister fries - errr, I don't like its taste and it's ridiculously high priced), better yet get me a BigMc combo meal and up size the fries and soda. Or take me to Wendy's and buy me the most expensive burger meal they have, in Biggie! That will surely lift my spirit back to its normal scale. In case you can't find fries (yes I'm not done yet), you can get me a box of pizza or half-a-gallon of chocolate ice cream with almonds or a genuine Mexican tacos. That's more than enough to make me smile from ear to ear. You see, I'm so easy to please. I turn into a child when presented with fries and pizza.

Now I'm feinding for real Mexican tacos. :-(

I want this!!!  Now!!!

My sister had to leave for work after our early dinner at McDo, so we didn't have much time to hang out. I was happy again after the dinner. Relieved, and slightly elated at the sour feeling and anger I had overcome, I thought of treating myself a medium size of Manila Scramble, which was right outside the mall. Used to have it everyday when I was in elementary and high school. I love scramble so much that a portion of my daily allowance was solely dedicated to it. While I was waiting in line, behind me were two old ladies talking about tonight's jackpot prize in the lottery. A whopping 495 Million Pesosesoses!!! I was soooo surprised it ballooned to that amount! I mean, it's the biggest jackpot in Philippine history!!! While I was waiting for my turn to get my medium size scramble, I asked one of the old ladies where the nearest lottery outlet is. It's inside the mall, I was told. So, while I was feeling nostalgic with my scramble, I found myself scrambling back inside the mall to place my bets in the lottery. The jackpot prize is 495 million, I thought, if I win I'd give half of it to charity, and the rest would be divided and shared with my folks at home. I was feeling hopeful, and I'm sure everybody else in line was. Two number combinations, and I was done. I folded 6 lotto cards (they're just there, uncontrolled - so might as well use a lot) and carefully placed my ticket in between to protect it.

But what are the odds of actually winning the 6/55 grand lotto? Well, it's one in 28,989,675! Pull up an excel worksheet and in a cell type-in =combin(55,6) to see the number. The probability of getting hit by a lightning might even be greater than winning the lottery. Pffft. But who knows, I might just win!  If I do, I'd get a house in Ayala Alabang, or in DasmariƱas Village or Forbes Park in Makati, and I'd put up a business to make my money produce more and more money until I'm rich enough to tell Henry Sy to move over.

Libre lang naman ang mangarap at umasa eh. XD

My already-happy feeling turned sour again when I took the bus home. An old crush, who was a schoolmate in high school, was on the same bus and asked me to take the seat next to her. I got surprised and excited because we did not see each other for more than 5 years. It's what I feel whenever I bump into old friends. How-are-you?,  I asked her excitedly.  She did not answer my question, instead she asked me if it was windy outside (Mahangin ba sa labas?), and started to laugh. That's when I realized my hair was looking shabby and ridiculous. I laughed with her, of course, but truth be told I felt so embarrassed I wish I rode the next bus. So I began explaining to her why my hair was such a mess and how it managed to cross the line of being unmanageable. I told her I cut my hair and that I'm actually pretty good at it (which is really true, but this talent is restricted to my own hair so don't ask me to cut yours) but I lost control of my hair when I forgot to trim it like what I used to do every couple of weeks or so, since I am mostly at home. So I pretty much embraced my semi-long hair and let it grow, I told her. Then she asked me where I work, yadah-yadah-yadah, and she began to tell stories about her great job as a boss in an international company, and then she showed me pictures of her husband and son, yadah-yadah-yadah....
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and my sense of self-worth plummeted from its normal scale to zilch.

Siya na ang successful at may happy family. Ako na ang kabaligtaran. Pfft.

So much for the happiness that the large fries from McDonalds gave me. It just unraveled during the entire trip. Thanks to my old crush.

I got home, feeling gloomy and down, and sorry for myself.  I waited for the lotto draw, and of course, I didn't win. Not a single number from the winning combination is in my ticket.

Tomorrow is another day.  Oh Gawd I hope it's better!

Byerts!



13 comments:

Jepoy said...

whut happen ba? Share mo baka makatulong ako. :-D

Pag feeling downcasted ka you should talk to a friend :-D it kinda help you know :-D

Hope you feel better these days... Curious lang, baket hindi ka nag graduate sa school natin?

Jag said...

Chillax parekoy! sadyang ganun lng cguro hehehe...

Pero honestly di ko macompare ang lasa ng twister sa regular fries d pa ako nakatkim nun eh hehehe...buti na lng anjan si sis mo hehehe...

Yffar said...

@jepoy -

naku, nakakahiya naman kapag tulong pinansyal ang iooffer mo, hehehe. XD salamat men, i feel better.

maraming hindi inaasahang dahilan. mahirap kasi ang buhay namin noon sa bundok, hehe, (isa pa tinamad ako nung nagsimula akong kumita) pero ngayon balak kong ipagpatuloy next yr, isang taon na lang naman. wag lang sana maudlot. ang problema 6 na taon ng hindi gumagana ang utak ko, baka palyado na.



@jag -

oo nga, buti nalang nandun ate ko, yun lang panira si ex-crush sa bus.

ayoko ng twister, ang alat-alat tapos ang mahal pa. talagang pati yung presyo ng asin eh sinima sa presyo ng twister. lalong tumataas ang stage-2hypertension ko dun. XD

Ester Yaje said...

go for the kill! hahaha. kain ka nalang ng taco baka malimutan mo sila. nwei, baka gusto mong mabasa ang una at pangalawa? (storya ni Pipay) matutuwa talaga ako pag nangyari yun. salamat sa pagbabasa dun sa site ko. hehehehee

Yffar said...

@ester - di mo naman binasa yung una kong comment eh, haha XD nagbackread na ako, inuna ko talaga basahin yung I and II. XD

Ester Yaje said...

ay, hahaha. ambisyosa kasi akong di magsuot ng eyeglasses. minagnify ko na ang page. hahahaha. san sa 3 ang mejo trip mo?

Ester Yaje said...

nwei, may tanong ako, pano mo minajik yang YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE chuvachuchu? para malink ko rin yung part 2 ang 1. :)

Yffar said...

ah, click mo yung LinkWithin na link to get the widget. XD

Ester Yaje said...

ayos na! thanks!

lio loco said...

sa teleperf ba 'yang inapplyan mo? chillax lang. baka siguro na-intimidate sila sa galing mo kaya hindi ka nila kinuha. overqualified ka raw kasi eh. lol! am pretty sure you'd get the job that's right for you. try mo sa makati, pre. XD

Yffar said...

@lio - hindi men, not in tp (eeewww, hehe, joke lang). sa pioneer ako nagpunta. hindi naman sa hindi ako nakuha, na-technical ako eh, sa Jan pa daw pwede (non-compete-eklat). Bwiset.

naku, wala namang maiintimidate sa akin, kung ikaw ang mag aapply malamang dudugo ilong nilang lahat! XD lol

KUMAGCOW said...

hey don't be too hard on yourself raffy, cheer up tutal minsan lang naman yang mga pangbadtrip na yan eh diba? Pretty soon ikaw na din magkukwento sa bus.. and think about it, if your ex crush was actually successful bakit in all places eh sa bus sya nakasakay... ibig sabihin patas lang kayo heheh =)

Yffar said...

@kumagcow - hehe, thanks! I don't know why she took the bus that day, but I'm pretty sure it's not a regular thing she does.

sana nga sa susunod ako naman ang magkwento, pero ayoko sa bus, hehe. XD

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