Saturday, October 17, 2015

Jogging (part 1)

Sumulat ang isa nating shupatemba tungkol sa kanyang karanasan sa BGC. Hindi ito booking mga ateng kaya 'wag kayong ano diyan. Ngunit kahit na wala itong halong kahalayan, naniniwala ako na may kapupulutan tayong aral. Narito ang unang bahagi...

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Photo from livehealthy.chron.com
Hi Ms. Melanie,

I am a fellow PUPian but it has nothing to do with PUP. Please maintain my confidentiality. This happened last October 8, 2015.

NOTE:
- I know I have lapses to over what happened.
- I also want to know what I could have done, and let others know what they can do in this kind of situations
- I may have grammatical errors too. Pardon me.

(Part 1 of 3) JOGGING AT TERRA 28th, 8:00pm, non-verbatim

Jogging at TERRA 28th is my fitness fix. I go every night in between 7pm - 9pm because it is the best schedule I can fit it into.

I usually leave my stuff at the lamp post near the patintero area. The one shaped like inverted letter J. If you frequent BGC Terra 28th, you know what it is. My bag contained an extra shirt, two small towels, my water jug, keys, cellphone, and coin purse with a small lighter inside - (no cards, no IDs, no big amount of cash since I just live nearby walking distance).

On my 5th lap, I noticed that my bag is missing.

I started looking around if somebody has my bag, accidentally or on purpose - whatever. I needed my keys at most so I can get inside the house. I started looking at the group of people. Went back to post, went around looking, went back to the post until a fellow jogger approached me:

JOGGER: Ano hinahanap mo? Bag na itim?
ME: Opo. Nakita niyo po ba?
JOGGER: Kinuha ng mga bata. Mga ganito kaliit (describes). Around 10 years old. Tatlo sila, nakapula yung isa. Pumunta doon (points at the direction of the on-going Alveo property construction).
ME: Salamat po. Kanina pa?
JOGGER: Around 20 minutes na.

I went to look at the next block which is the Alveo property construction. Di pa ako nakakatawid, may nakasalubong ako na dalawang bata. One toying around a lighter. I let it them pass kasi dalawa lang sila pero I went back to check if that was my lighter.

ME: Hijo patingin nga ng lighter mo.

Gives it to me. Small, black, with gold metallic casing at the top.

ME: Akin to eh! Asan yung susi ko? Yung bag ko?

The other one handed the keys over to me.

ME: Asan yung bag ko? Bakit kayo nangunguha ng gamit? May nakakita sa inyo. Nakapula daw yung isa!
KID 2: Hindi po pula yan! Pink yan!
KID 1: Hindi po kami nanguwa niyan kuya! Mga pulubi lang kami. Naglalakad dun sa ano… nakita lang naming yan dun sa ano… halamanan dun sa halaman.

We went to the low shrubs along the sidewalk. Points out my stuff. Nakakalat yung mga gamit ko sa mga halaman. Everything, except my phone and coin purse.

ME: Asan cellphone ko? Wallet? Pacheck nga ng bulsa niyo!

Both showed their pockets. KID 1 showed an empty pocket, the other kid showed another pair of keys.

ME: Bakit kayo nangunguha ng gamit? Alam niyo ba na taga DSWD nanay ko? (Which is true) Pwede kayo madampot niyan!

Natigilan sila.

KID 1: Eh tatay ko pulis.
ME: Tamang-tama! Alam niya ang proseso kung pano dumampot ng mga bata sa ganitong sitwasyon. Halika kayo. Sumama kayo saken. (Hoping to tag them along to any nearby security marshall around.)
KID 1: Bakit kami sasama? Hindi nga kami kumuha niyan! Dun tayo sa kuya ko… para magpatayan na lang tayo.

I sensed trouble. I thought: my life over a cellphone? No. So I insisted to tag them along without doing any harm. But since I cannot see any security personnel around, I had them just walked away. At least I had my keys. I am quite sure hindi ko na makukuha yung cellphone at wallet ko. Malamang tinakbo na nung isa nila kasama.

On the other hand, I realized, they still had another set of keys. So baka hindi lng ako ang nanakawan that night. So I went to look around for any security personnel to alert them. But nobody is around. Instead, I went to High Street, and saw the CONCIERGE beside TIMEZONE. I reported the situation.

Itutuloy...

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tanga pala eh! Bakit mangiiwan ka ng mga mahahalagang gamit sa tabi-tabi!???

Kapatid said...

Anong akala mo sa BGC? Singapore????

AnonymousBeki said...

Always bring your valuable things with you kasi. Don't leave your stuff unattended.

Excited for the part 2. May plot twist kaya?

Anonymous said...

shungak lang teh, iwan ang bag sa tabi tabi? nonsense hayzz

Anonymous said...

Hehehe....I think we all know that we can't leave anything anywhere in Pinas unattended. But something must have happened next to this story.

Anonymous said...

Ano akala mo jan sa pinas, denmark? walang iba sisisihin kundi ikaw.... kung gusto mo mag jogging at iwan gamit mo e di mag jog in place ka sa harap ng gamit mo.... iiwan mo gamit meron cp at wallet.... ako man makakita at kahit di ako interesado iisip ko ang tanga tanga ng nag iwan ng gamit neto di ba?...wag nga tayo mag tanga tangahan school of acting..... taga PUP ka pa naman ibig sabihin dapat nag iisip ka.... hindi feelingera...

aresinuae said...

Naloka ako sa kwento medyo hindi nga nag-iisip. I hope you didnt poat this story to annoy us Ms Melanie :). I'll reserve judgement hanggang matapos ang story, pero andami mali sa sitwasyon. Parang kinayakaya nya ung mga kids just because their kids. Anong karapatan nya mangapkap ng bulsa ng may bulsa. Nyahaha.

Edgar Portalan said...

May lapse in judgment ang letter sender . San ba sya planet nanduon at hindi sya aware sa kalakaran dito sa Pilipinas : never ever leave your things unattended even for a second ha ha ha : )

Anonymous said...

Love it. Mej careless and tanga lang si ate jogger.

Anonymous said...

I also jog at BGC at Marami talaga nag-iiwan ng gamit don. malas lang ni Kuya at natsempuhan siya.

Anonymous said...

Rule number 1 sa pinas wag mo iwan ang gamit mo ng walang bantay.. katangahan yan.

Anonymous said...

This is annoying. It does not make sense to me. hindi ko alam kung ano naisip mo at I share mo itong story na ito sa amin na walang relevance.

Anonymous said...

Tanga lang? Akala niya dahil nasa BGC siyaa, puwede na iwan ang gamit kahit saan at mag-jogging muna bago balikan. Wala siya sa ibang bansa para magmatamis nang ganyan, madam.

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