Tour Guide

I was expecting Laarni this morning because I knew earlier that she and her batch mates left thePhilippines last night. I knew her from the recruitment agency, and we did our written exams, interview and medical exams at the same time. She is now a ninang-to-be of my son. 



My wife visited her in our Antipolo house before she came here, to ask the favor of bringing to me some of the stuffs I forgot to bring here. It was a coincidence that our subdivision in Antipolo was just next to the subdivision where her house is.


And so I waited for her this morning. From my flat, I can see who’s coming in and out of the building where she was assigned to stay. There was no sign of her until the afternoon, so I decided to check her out in her building. I knew beforehand from the “compound madam” which unit she was going.


When I reached her unit, I saw her and some of her batch mates coming out as they were planning to go to the town. The thing was, they did not know where they were going, and Laarni pleaded for me to join them. Though I had plans for the evening, how can I say no to them.


I remember when I first came here, no one was there to really guide us where to go. I got my sim card like two days after I arrived. And so family back home was pretty worried that time since I was not communicating to them for the last 48 hours. I also was not able to change my money to dirhams immediately, so I settled on the food that was already in the fridge when I first came in. I feel for this group, so how can I say no to them.


And yup, I was the tour guide of the evening. I oriented the group about bus timings, and where to get a bus going to the town. We initially went to an exchange center where they could change their pesos and dollars. We then proceeded to a cellphone store where they sell a sim with free cellphone. After that, we went to a Kodak shop as some needed to get ID pictures as required in HR.


We then went to the nearby supermarket where they can initially buy some necessities to be able to live decently.


We all went back to the compound later in the evening. I invited Laarni for dinner and I got my stuffs that my wife requested her to bring to me.


And that’s the story of today’s tour guide.



4 Responses to “Tour Guide”

  1. June 22, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    You’re a nurse, a dedicated father, a teacher, and now a tour guide. It pretty much proves that nurses are prepared to do anything!


  2. June 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    grabe ang dami mong talents, skills and abilities! You’re such an extra ordinary guy! 🙂


  3. 3 kat
    June 28, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Teka lang ha, inuulit ulit ko talaga tong line na to..”We then proceeded to a cellphone store where they sell a sim with free cellphone.”…di ba yan baliktad?? di kaya, they sell a cellphone with free sim card….hahahaha…ano ba, mas mahal ba ang sim kaysa sa cellphone dyan?? hahaha. kakaloka..

    Ang bait mo talaga Nelson..biro mo kahit may naka plano ka na for the evening pero pinili mo pa rin ang mga kababayan natin…ang galing mo talaga.


  4. June 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    kaloka! meron pala dyan free cellphone pag makabili ka ng sim? 🙂


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