My parents are not getting any younger and as time passes by, the pressure to provide them with health insurance is building up on me. Actually, it’s not just them who need it. We all do. Right now, we only have PhilHealth to depend on in case we get sick. That’s why I”m looking for cheap but comprehensive health insurance for all of us. Is there such as thing as cheap but comprehensive health insurance? I hope so.
Speaking of health insurance, I wonder if our OFWs have one. I mean, it’s not easy getting sick in a foreign land, away from your loved ones who could provide you the care you need. While getting sick can be prevented through exercise and eating healthily, getting caught in an accident while working abroad isn’t. Accidents happen without prior notice. Which makes health insurance of the good kind a must for them.
I can count on my two hands the number of times my brother has wanted to switch jobs. He’s a graduate of B.S. Industrial Education Major in Computer Education from TUP in 2009. He’s first job was in government and then he transferred to a school after he’s contract had ended in the former. Prior to the two, he went on a training as management trainee for a popular fast food. Fast forward to today, he wants to be a teacher and lucky him, he’s going to be a teacher soon because he has passed his interview and demo recently.
Switching jobs has somehow been a trend in my brother’s young career. I can’t blame him. He wants to get better compensation all the time. Isn’t that what most, if not all people, are trying to get as well? With the scarcity of jobs in Manila, young graduates like my brother are trying to make the best of their youth by taking advantage of good opportunities coming their way. I guess even if it involves teaching jobs, tech jobs or nursing jobs, they will see to it that they get the best.
I’m not so sure but I think I’ve blogged about this thing before. Dealing with failures seems hard but as you look into yourself deeply, you will realize that you can live with it. You can live with failing on things that matter once, twice and even most of the time. That’s the beauty of life. You can start over and over again, so long as you know where to and you have the strength, attitude and faith.
The only thing that blocks our acceptance of failure is pride. I don’t know with you, but that’s how it goes with me. Whenever I commit myself to something, like a goal for instance, I give it my best shot and pray hard for it. I also visualize myself on the victorious side and create a scene in my head where the people who love me are happy with the good news while those who don’t are in pain knowing I have succeeded.
I have been sighing a lot the past days and with that frequency, the sighs meant different things. After my work at the restaurant the other night, my body felt really tired and so I let out a sigh of exhaustion. When I had finished a report I was working on in the office for days, I sighed in relief. When I got very interested in a restaurant deal being sold over at Deal Grocer (one of the more popular groupon sites in Manila) and found out it was sold-out already after checking out the site, I felt the need to let out a sigh of sorrow. Not really sorrow but sadness in its shallow form.
This one tops it all off. When my brother D confessed to me that he’s not happy with his job anymore and wanted to quit, I sighed in disbelief (and with a bit of disappointment) because he was being reckless with his decisions again. He said he’d just concentrate on the board exams (he’s taking the LET). I tried to give him my sisterly advice but he seemed too determined to push thru his plan. But I guess he realized I had a point so he said a moment after he’d just wait for his contract to finish. That’s roughly three weeks from now.
We had dinner at Yellow Cab last Tuesday night. I had been craving for their pizza and spaghetti with meatballs since last week. (The last time I ate at Yellow Cab was last year.) Edwin was paying his Globe bill at SM Manila so I didn’t have a hard time asking him out.
Food at Yellow Cab remains amazingly delicious. The brand is also doing well in the market. Somehow it makes me proud to be Filipino as I heard Yellow Cab is a 100% Filipino-owned company. Yeah, just like the eternally jolly bee. I wonder, though, why it’s been taking them ages to accept payment thru credit cards.