Monday, 30 August 2010


Siguro nagtataka kayo bakit "tabo" ang pamagat ng post na ito. Well, nong bagong dating ako dito sa bansang Inglatera ang una kong problema ay nong pumunta ako sa banyo. Di kasi katulad sa Thailand na lahat ng banyo merong pusitsit dito toilet paper lang talaga. Eh syempre Pinoy, di talaga pwedeng di maghugas ng pwet ano?

Mas lumala ang problema nong dumating ang bisita ko. Hay naku, kamot talaga ako ng ulo. So ang ginawa ko nagtanong ako sa asawa ko, boyfriend ko pa sya noon, kung meron syang empty water bottle. Tinanong nya ako kung para saan daw. Eh dahil galing na sya sa Thailand at nakita nya ang pusitsit so sinabi ko ang kalagayan ko at naintindihan naman nya kaya binigyan nya ako ng malinis na bote.

O ayan, kahit ngayon sa trabaho nagdadala ako ng botelyang walang laman para pang hinaw pag ako'y pumupunta don sa palikuran. Ahahah!!!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Revenge of the Cat | News of the Week

Earlier this week a woman who put a cat in a wheelie made headlines and caused facebook campaign among Brits who are very passionate about animals (except chicken and pork, LOL!) Today, I found this new video "revenge of the cat" showing the funny side of the story.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Now about the tax

Last year I was better off because I haven't been paying the tax and the only deduction I got was the National Insurance and it wasn't so much. But this year, came April, my net pay got lower and it hurts. April and May were two very busy months at work and I got loads of overtime. I was kinda excited because I was getting ten hours more per week and but when I got my first payslip for the current tax year my eyes popped out of their socket when I saw how much tax was deducted. Almost all of my overtime pay went to the bloodsucking taxman. I felt betrayed, abused, and exploited. My shoulders dropped and I fell silent as I sat there in utter disbelief!

Suddenly I felt the weight of whole world resting on my shoulders as I recalled how I laboured in vain for few extra hours each day. I tried to work harder to buy myself nice stuff and save extra pennies for travel and extra treats. But they grabbed it from my grip in front of my very eyes.

No wonder not many people at work want to do overtime. In fact there are only a couple of us who would stay longer to finish the job before they accumulate and form a mountain.

Well, I guess this is how UK is supporting her politicians and council workers.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Bad weather and First Bus equals people stranded on bus stops

When I arrived in the city at 5.40pm the rain was pouring heavily. At the bus stop I spotted a guy in purple shirt with weird black and blond hair who uses No.9 so I reckoned the bus hasn't come. I checked the time in the monitor. It was 5:44 and No. 9 would be coming at 5:48. Knowing there's another trip at around 6:08 pm I went Chapelfield to check out the cameras. Before it turned 6 o'clock I headed back to the bus stop. To my surprise the guy was was still there and I was kinda glad I didn't wait for the 5.48 bus or I would have been stood up like him.

Hoping No.9 would come in a few minutes I stood there with the rest of the stranded crowd. The rain was pouring more gratuitously. My feet were getting sore but I couldn't sit because the shed wasn't covered enough and everybody was standing by the shops, away from the torrential rain. But as always, when the weather is bad, First buses don't turn up. They've got this "bad reputation" of leaving passengers in the rain, in the snow. It's so annoying. The bus schedule had been overdue. All of us were hopelessly anticipating for no.9 and our necks were extending beyond but no No. 9 in sight. Finally at around 6:14 we saw the no 9 but to our dismay it said "SORRY NOT IN SERVICE"!!! How insolent! Five minutes later it came and the driver kindly told us that no.9 is finished but he would take us to Vulcan Road--the terminal. Inside, a baby in a pram was soaking wet. His mother and sister were also wet. Poor thing, they must have been standing in an open bus stop while it was raining cats and dogs.

I really don't understand why First Bus drivers do this to the public. Every six months they raise the fare but their service customer service is loathsome! They need to be boycotted. The public must do something to give them a lesson. However, I must also voice out my appreciation to a few drivers who give good customer service.

see related news article here