Category Archives: Real Stories

Not Meant for Me

museum

Ring, Ring… “Hello? Is this the Museo ng Maynila?” I asked nervously. “‘Tis. How may I help you?” the lady asked. “This is Webster and I’m just inquiring if the position of a museum researcher is still available?” “‘Tis!” “I wanted to apply, ma’am,” I said shyly. “Sure you can come here anytime from Mondays…

Applicant for Hire

prof-ap

I am a professional applicant. Meron bang ganon? I’ve applied for so many jobs that I’ve stopped having nosebleeds every time I take pre-employment tests. I’ve been to so many interviews that I’ve stopped stalling like a Miss Universe candidate with a fake smile looking for the answer that will give me the crown and…

Cebuano in the Metro

“I hate Manila and I will never go there to work!” That used to be my constant mantra. Like every other die hard island probinsyano, I had dreams of living and dying in my beloved island with declarations of regionalist loyalty escaping through my last breath. Perhaps I had made that hasty vow because I…