After embracing cloud 9 the past days, reality hurled me back upon processing the needed requirements for my next endeavor. Facing me on a piece of paper were words that made me squirm.. NBI CLEARANCE.
Not for anything else (I know I don't have any record or name-sake! hehe), but the lines in those centers could take forever!! .. and the 'systematic' way of doing things there makes me shiver. hehehe
Armed with my former Slimmer's World ID, I replicated what I did 3 years ago, and headed to Megamall. hehehe I was thinking, if I could go in early ahead of the masses, I will be first of the pack and finish early! *evil laugh* bwahahahaha!
'Sir, wala na po NBI center rito.. mga 5 months na pull-out na sila'
Puttanesca!! The evil plan immediately backfired! hahahahha
'Try mo sa Parksquare 1, pre. 10-5pm daw, tinanong ko sa guard dito', texted Ferns.
So, ok. I will just head to that place early the following day.
The next day.
'Ay sir, na pull out na ang NBI rito. Nasa Robinson's Galleria na'
What?? Time check. 8.20am. I hurriedly hailed a cab and proceeded from Makati to Ortigas. Good thing, the driver was swift! It took only 10 minutes. hehe
Along the way, I was scheming ways to outwit the masa. I checked my wallet if I had with me my Gold's card, alas it was not there. I will try to force reason with the guard to allow me in since I am a member. Hmf.
Then I found out that all those schemes were useless. hahaha The guard handed me a priority number at the entrance. 166!! At 8.30am??
Needless to say and with nothing left to do, I form part of the queue, all hapless! hahahaha Apparently the center opens at 8am, but giving out of priority numbers start at 7am. The center only caters to 500 applicants a day and operates from 8am to 5pm only, and though you may have NBI data before and it just needs renewal, everything has to start from scratch, due to a new system in place. So what happened to our old data?? Tsk tsk!
Cost of cab from Makati to Galleria: Php 107
Cost of NBI clearance: 115
Cost of cab from Galleria to Makati: Php 110
Price of Ministop drink: 35
Ballpoint (simply because I forgot!) 17
Equivalent hours consumed (830am to 1030am) 4,658!!
Char lang =)