Doppelganger

I left home today after I had lunch with my sibling. Then, I rode the tricycle from Xevera, Neo Calapan. The fare was P10 from the house up to Roxas road. Then, another 10 pesos up to any place of destination inside the city proper for a total of 20 pesos. I went to BPI bank today to check my account balance in my ATM card. I withdrawn money of about 1000 pesos.

Then, I went to my mother’s office with my brown shoulder bag, a maroon umbrella while holding a MSA NMAT practice test for Chemistry. I am wearing a blue dress with wine red heels, a wristwatch on my left hand, a pony tail on my right hand and my hair was in a bun with a clamp.

After I greeted my mother, I told her that I would review for NMAT again, because I haven’t really reached the score that I need to be qualified to a certain medical school in Manila. And since I don’t have any pencil with me, I went to a mall, beside my mother’s clinic to buy a pencil.

I went inside the mall. The escalator was not working. It was stagnant and in place. I went upstairs traversing the escalator up to the 2nd floor. Then, I went to shop items at the department where I stood. I took a walk and placed the following inside my cart: Cattleya filler no. 02, A4 plastic envelope, mechanical pencil with 12 leads, ID card holder, rubber stamp for assignment, excellent, fair and practice writing; standard push pin box with 50 pins, 5 card rings, a dust free eraser, drawstring pouch, a printer envelope short and a stick-ee tissue tape.

While I was walking around, I decided to go inside the Zaza store. It has a cashier inside and they have beauty and wellness products. I added these items inside the cart: colgate plax fresh tea 60ml, baby bench bubblegum 50ml, manicure set, color scrub, cleene absorbent cotton, Nivea sun protect lotion SPF 50 75ml, Giggles baby wipes, and a Carrie pure acetone 60ml, plus an Oreo original mini of 23g.

A few minutes after I had all the items in my cart, It’s already time for me to pay for the things I got. I decided to pay via debit from my BPI Expressteller card. But, the cashier inside Zaza does not have the machine for the ATM card. And so, I handed out my ATM card from my wallet to the cashier who was wearing a red dress.

What she did was she called the attention of the lady from another cashier having the same colored red dress too, because they have the swiping machine for the ATM. This two cashiers are located of about 20 foot steps away from each other.

I was standing inside the Zaza store cashier (A) waiting for the mini machine to be transfered from Cashier (B). I asked the lady in red, “Shall I go to Cashier (B) to press my pincode? Or shall I wait here?”. The cashier (A) replied, “Yes, you may opt to go to cashier (B) instead.”

And so, I went to Cashier (B), while my items shopped were at Zaza. Not long before I reached cashier (B), I saw it’s lady cashier responsible for the ATM machine, running towards Zaza store. I was startled. She came back walking to where I was standing. She told me that I already placed my pin code in the machine, where in fact I did not remember placing my pin code in the swiping machine!

To cut the long story short, I did not see her swipe my ATM card and we had an argument together with her supervisor that I already placed my pin code on the swiping machine, and that my items are already paid. Where in fact I did not type my pin code. Seriously. The supervisor wearing a yellow polo shirt had goosebumps. How can I be in two places at the same time? How can I type my pin code, if I haven’t even touched the machine. The lady cashier told me, that she was affirmatively sure that I was the one who typed the pin code.

So what happened was, I was in fury. I reprimanded the cashier, and that next time, she should swipe the card immediately after the customer handed his/her ATM card from the wallet, without delay to avoid this kind of arguments.

Furthermore, there was an observant buyer who saw the angry me while talking to the cashier. She sided with the cashier not knowing the whole story and my side. And so, she got in trouble by stating her opinion.. I told this observant to quit minding other people’s business and just focus on her own. I ended up leaving the cashier with my PRC license ID, so as to check if my remaining balance in the ATM card was really deducted. I walked via J.P.Rizal street from Citimart to BPI bank.

And true enough, my remaining balance had a deduction of 1,128.70 pesos. But, who placed my pin code in the swiping machine?! Was it really me? Am I that forgetful? Does my mind plays tricks on me too?

The moral of the story: If you will review and study, make sure you have a pencil with you before leaving your house.

Haunted Hospital (Baler 2017)

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Conjuring 2 movie of the night at Costa Pacifica
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Sabang Hospital: Haunted Hospital ( Costa Pacifica)
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Photo with co-passengers to Baler
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Lunch with Epi, Riza, Charlene and Ashley
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Haunted Hospital Tickets at Costa Pacifica Hotel, Baler 2017
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with an engaged couple
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Ditumabo Mother falls adventure with the gals at San Luis, Maria Aurora

Bigla na lang pumasok sa isip ko na gusto ko palang magsulat ng horror stories, kakayanin ko kaya? Kahit maikling kuwento lang.

Kasi, sobrang underrated ang mga horror stories daw ngayon.. Hindi na nga masyadong takot ang mga bata sa mga multo, aswang o nuno sa punso, mga manananggal, diwata, kapre o mga malignong laging nakatingin sayo, kahit san ka pumunta, mapasa-ilaw man yan o sa dilim.

Isang araw, habang nagduduty ako sa ospital, tinanong ko yung senior nurse ko. Anong horror movie ang talagang natakot siya.. Ang sabi niya.. Japanese horror movies daw talaga yung pinakanakakatakot niyang napanuod. Well, maski ako.. kabado din sa horror movies ng Japan. Marami silang pinaghuhugutan.

Isang araw din nang ako ay nagbakasyon ng magisa papuntang Baler, may nakilala akong mga bagong kaibigan sa loob ng van, apat sila. Sila Riza, Epi, Ashley and Charlene. Kasabay ko silang kumain ng almusal bago lumangoy sa falls ng Maria Aurora, pero hindi ko nakasama lumangoy sa dagat, nauna kasi akong nagising, nagsurf ako ng ako lang magisa, pero may nagturo naman.. Mahirap pala magsurf, lalo na kung mahirap ang balancing skills mo. Tulad ko, since medyo chubby ako at baguhan pa lamang sa surfing, ang hirap magbalance. Ilang beses akong sumubsob sa alon ng dagat. Pero, may nakilala din akong ibang friends na kasabay ko rin lumangoy sa dagat, magsyota din.. pero girl and boy, engaged couple, tapos yung iba mga dayo din at mga locals.

Yung apat na bago kong nakilalang friends, sina Riza, Ash, Charlene and Epi.. natulog kami sa isang kwarto. Nasa double deck silang apat, ako nasa lapag, but don’t worry may kutsyon naman. Bago kami natulog, pumunta kami sa isang haunted hospital, sa may Costa Pacifica Hotel Baler, Aurora. Ang galing ng effects and make-up, maski yung sounds at yung mga manika/dummies na mukhang pasyente at bangkay.. talagang nakakabilib. Ang movie of the night nung gabing yun ay Conjuring 2.

Tawa ng tawa yung mga kasama ko habang dinadayo namin ang bawat area sa haunted hospital. May nakaiwan ng tsinelas, may napatalon, napasigaw, napahalakhak sa kaba. Syempre dun sa ospital na yun, may Emergency Room, Operating Room, ICU, Nursery, at Morgue.. Yun yung pagkakaalala ko. Subalit, hindi ko sure kung kasama yung Delivery room sa napuntahan namin.

Para sa akin, mas nakakatakot sa Delivery room. Seryoso. Promise.