No Good With Faces…

So I was at an electronic parts shop earlier with some friends. I proceeded to sit on the chair at the corner while they placed their orders. Suddenly this gal came up to me calling my name, asking how I was, AND asking if I remember her. Unfortunately, I had no clue who she was at all! Lol. Apparently we attended the same English class during our freshman year, but then she moved to another college because she couldn’t take the difficulty of studying at our school.

I’ve always hated it when people know who I am, but I have absolutely no idea who they are. Though I admit that I am a bit ignorant of who my classmates are (and for each semester I’d only remember like five or six of them at most) it always feels so uncomfortable when those scenarios pop up.

And I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one that experiences this, or am I? ha ha
Have a great day, folks /(“,)

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Salespeople

You know what I think about salespeople at most malls? They’re a freaking nuisance when you’re just looking around or when you already know what to get, and they’re apparently non-existent when you actually do need their help.

I was buying some socks earlier, and headed straight to the section which sells my preferred brand, when suddenly three or four salespeople cornered me, shoving their socks all up in my personal space and talking my ear off. I know how to buy socks, and I have no clue why these morons think otherwise.

I know they’re just trying to make a buck, but sheesh! I was about to curse every single one of ’em. But the voice of reason prevailed, so I simply gestured for all of them to back off and went on with my shopping.

Afterwards, I got myself this just to cheer me up. Ha ha.
I’m 19 and toys are still the reason why I often go to malls.

U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

U.S. Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet

The Greatest Evil…

I once heard in a movie that, “The greatest evil of mankind is the indifference of good men.

I was taking the girl I was dating to her bus terminal earlier today, when her wallet got snatched from her back pack. We were crossing the street and got caught in the middle because of the cars passing through, even though the lights were red. After we reached the other side we were both stunned to see her backpack unzipped, and her wallet gone. Luckily her iPhone and laptop were still in there. But you’d think someone behind us (other than the thief) would’ve seen the guy making his moves on the back pack.

Luckily there was only around 300 pesos in her wallet, and she got to call the bank immediately to have her account frozen. I admit that I too can be blamed for not being attentive of our surroundings, and that’s a lesson learned for us.

When people stop caring, that’s when the bad people have won. And for the love of everything ube-flavored, let us not let the bad people win.
/(“,)

If You Have A Dream….

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3-year old me in an Airbus A319 or A320
18-year old me in a C-130J Super Hercules from the USMC Static Display at RPLB

It was April 14, 1998, and I was on a return flight from Cebu. That was the second flight I’ve ever been on (the first one was going to Cebu, of course). Midway through the flight, one of the flight attendants came up to me and asked if I would like to see the cockpit. I said yes, and I followed her to the flight deck. So there I was, fascinated with all the buttons, switches, digital displays, etc. I was like a kid in a candy shop! That was the day I told three-year old me that I was going to be a pilot when I grew up.

First flight. March 31, 2012.

First flight. March 31, 2012.

Exactly 13 years, 11 months and 17 days later (March 31st, 2012) I flew a plane for the very first time. It was a Cessna 152 II, registered as RP-C 8846 (to this day, it is still my favorite plane to fly out of all the planes our school has). It was such a liberating experience. And every flight after that, more and more I started to realize how petty arguments over politics, race, religion, etc. are. The world is so beautiful from above, and I’ve only seen a fraction of it!

First solo flight

First solo flight

A year after that (April 1st, 2013), I was finally cleared to fly planes by myself. After landing, I was given my pilot’s wings and was asked to strip down to my boxers and kneel in front of the plane. My instructor cracked an egg over my head, as if saying I’m a newly hatched pilot (lol). He then poured a concoction of soap, water, grass, and other things I’d prefer not to say, over me, a pilot’s christening if you will. I smelled like egg even after a quick shower at the school, I felt sorry for the lady sitting next to me on my bus ride home.

Though it is fun to be flying planes while all your friends are busy playing mindless and repetitive computer games all the time, it hasn’t always been easy. Juggling time between flight school and college, all since I was 17 years old, is not an easy feat. But I will say this, there is nothing else I’d rather be doing.

So I guess the point of this post is, if you have a dream, go after it! I’ve had obstacles thrown at me (poor eyesight being one, turns out people are allowed to fly as long as they wear corrective lenses), but I did not let that stop me from achieving the goal I set for myself when I was 3 years old. I have now been flying for a year, I have been to places most of my friends have never been before, and I have seen things some people will never see in their lifetime. Now go out there and make your dream into reality! /(“,)

Flight Attendants

Flight Attendants

So yesterday I was taking the last of the ten theoretical exams required for my private pilot’s license.
There I was, going over my notes, when suddenly 2 really beautiful women walked by, I knew they weren’t there for the aircraft mechanic or pilot’s exams. I knew they were flight attendants just by looking at them. Suddenly, more flight attendants came, I counted up to 15. They were all so beautiful! The perfect inspiration before my exams. LOL!
When suddenly this line popped into my head, “Flight attendants are the reason pilots become sinners.” I don’t know why I thought of that, it just kinda ticked in my head. haha (I kid of course)

Pictured (left to right): Lelay Chavez, Nadine Uy.

Respecting Elders

“I don’t have any problems with authority. I know how to give respect where it is due.
I just can’t stand people who think being older instantly grants them everybody’s respect. I don’t care how old they are, an asshole is an asshole.”
Me (Yesterday)

Pilots

“For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.” -Da Vinci