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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Home Now, No Doubt About It!


I am home.

The trip back to the country was perfect. Fast counter service at Narita; on-time flight out. Upon arrival, I was first in the immigration line and as soon as I got past it, my name was already being called through the public address system, directing me to where my "insider guide" is waiting. The baggage came out fast. Driver was ready just as I got out of the customs area.

But the trip from the airport took more than two hours. It could have been just 30 minutes during better times. Hmm.

Monday, I renewed my expired driver's license. I sneaked out of the office during lunchtime, only to find the LTO office closed until 1:00 p.m.. No problem of course, the employees eat too! But right in front of their clients, many of whom have abstained from lunch just to stay on the line? Hmm.

I was first on queue, but somehow, two other persons were called ahead of me. I complained. But nonetheless, the transaction took "just" about 3 hours. Fast?

Then I went to the Nokia Customer Center at the SM Mall of Asia to buy new casing for my cellphone. I was number 65 and one of the counters was already attending to number 56. I decided to wait - for two hours! When my turn came, I was told that I should leave my celphone as it should only be them who should install the parts. I asked if I can I get in a while. Nope, I had to get it the next day. I had no other phone, and for pete's sakes it was just a casing! I left fuming mad, but not after delivering a sermon to the moronic staff.

I indeed am home!

22 comments:

Mys Lyke Meeh said...

Just a casing? Hmn--!

Anyway, welcome home! este--there! Hehe!

Yu must be very very happy!

Take care!

the donG said...

hahaha... unsatisfied customer service it is.

andito ka na pala. you might want to attend a photo exhibit of flickiristas at Trinoma on Dec15 630pm.

Turismoboi said...

3 hours ang tagal ah

Pedestrian Observer GB said...

Ah, yes...... the all too familiar surroundings and hassles is truly reassuring you are back home, lol.

Mariale said...

La, la, la... Welcome home! Enjoy Pinas!

Anonymous said...

hello reo

yes. you're home! and i'm happy. pls contact me naman, i emailed my new cp and my office nos to you last monday.

carlotta said...

yes you are home :D nothing like waiting, no? hehehe :) dapat matuto ang mga taong bumilis ang kilos lalo na yung nasa customer service.

welcome back, again :)

dean said...

well, welcome home!

The Gasoline Dude said...

Mukhang sa Pinas ka magpa-Pasko ah. Buti ka pa. Huhu. =_ C

enrico said...

hmm, seems lyk u had an unpleasant homecoming. that's understandable knowing that you've been in a country where bus and train skeds are always on the dot. i hope meron naman mga pambawi sa pagbalik bayan mo. welcome back, mabuhay ka attorney! :9

ScIoN said...

tsk tsk, got spoiled in Japan? :P

taray ni Atty! :D

At mala-VIP pa ang sundo sa airport ah!

Idiosyncrasies said...

WELCOME BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES!
Ganyan talaga ang third-world hassles. Merry Ceistmas na rin in advance!

Jason said...

haha, what a grand welcome Pinoy style!

Musicero said...

The irony of our beautiful country is it's messy way of handling things. I feel sorry for you waiting for hours just to do stuffs like that.

Did the Nokia staff listen to your complaints or did your words just went through them from ear to ear?

Anyway welcome back! :D

BlogusVox said...

Make the best of it while your in Pinas, bro. Mamimiss mo uli yan, if you'll do another sojourn abroad.

totomai said...

you are indeed home attorney! nice welcoming experiences for you a. hehehe

by the waym you are tagged, haha dahil umuwi ka na at pa kita nakilala ng lubusann

http://distillingthoughts.blogspot.com/2008/12/tagged.html

Gypsy said...

Ang tawag dyan "characte development." Hehe. Welcome home nga.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pards, balik perlas ng silangan ka na...wippppiiiiii!..gawin mong importante yan pards,bawiin ang paglipas ng panahon sa iyong pagbabalik...:)

KRIS JASPER said...

Merry Christmas in Pinas attorney!

KRIS JASPER said...

Merry Christmas in Pinas attorney!

Abou said...

i improve na kasi ang serbisyo ng gobyerno hmmp.

enjoy the holidays!

Coldman said...

sasabihin ko sana- welcome home! kaya lang, wala naman ako dyan. lol!

Merry Christmas na lang!