Friday, June 6, 2008

The Long Wait is Over

Finally.

A white envelope was personally handed to me by Mister Postman this morning. At first glance I thought it was just another credit card bill. But no, when I looked closer, the words 'On Government Service' and 'Ministry of Manpower' were printed on the envelope.

Finally.

I tore it open, and there it was, the one-page document that I've been waiting for the past five weeks.

Finally.

My Employment Pass Eligibility Certificate (EPEC) coming from the Ministry of Manpower in Singapore had arrived.

Finally.

I should consider myself really blessed. I should be feeling happy right now. But honestly, I got excited only at first. The feeling of sadness loomed my heart after.

Finally.

This is it. This is really it.

I need to prepare all the things needed. I need to talk to my Mom. I need to visit my Dad. I need to see YOU.

I might already book a flight by next week. I'm still undecided on the exact date when I'd be leaving.

Is this the end? Or just the beginning?

22 comments:

  1. mamimiss ka namin! wala nang lalandi sa mga tao!

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  2. oi palipasin mo naman bday ko.. wala naman ganun.. sama ka naman muna sa pj party.. dali dali please..

    kaya ba judgement day??

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  3. nampucha... kakatapos ko lang ng bago kong post na nagpabigat sa dibdib ko pero dinagdagan mo pa parekoy...

    tsk tsk tsk... natutuwa ako para sayo pero nakakalungkot din! susmariano, paano na ang lashingheroes, kulang na ng isa.

    pero parekoy, wisingyuoldabes.

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  4. umpisa na ba to ng pangarap mong yumaman?

    magbablog ka pa rin naman kahit andun ka na diba?

    gudluck sayo!

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  5. think of this as the beginning of a better life, not just for you but for HER too, should she care to wait. i'm sure she will. for who would not wait for such a responsible man? :-)

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  6. i'm happy for you. alam ko matagal mo na to inaantay. i know you'll be successful. i'll be praying for you. =)

    yung promise ko, tututparin ko. =)

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  7. this is it! :D
    wala lang... mixed emotions!!! ganyan talaga... pero you'll get through it. mahirap lang sa simula pero as long as focus ka sa goal mo, malalagpasan mo din. Goodluck and GOD bless!

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  8. akala ko 'ministry of magic' na ang sumulat sayo at dadalhin ka na sa hogwarts. hahaha!

    goodluck dude! =D

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  9. WOW! That's one huge life-changing decision you probably had to make when you decided to take the eligibility test (I'm guessing there is one), so I'm sure knew what you were getting yourself into. And it's very admirable of you to make it; just goes to show how much of a matured person you are.

    All you need to do now is to keep your eye on the ball. Good luck.

    Pax et bonum!
    greyweed

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  10. sino ba kasing YOU yan? bakit hindi pa pangalanan dito! hahaha. kung sinu-sino na iniisip namin nila Jason kung sino na yang YOU na yan. Haponesa ba yan o Koreana? hahahahahaha!

    Godspeed, insan! all the best.
    we'll take good care of 'YOU' while you are away. nyahahhahaha!

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  11. "Is this the end? Or just the beginning?"
    - it's both :) goodluck gasul! and ingats lagi.. mamimiss namin ang isang malanding tulad mo.. (joke lang sa malandi part)... si YOU, kami na bahala dun... :) at ANUBEH! ang lapit ng singapore! simulan mo na ang pangarap na yumaman!

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  12. goodluck parekoy!

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  13. uyyyyy congrats pre! parang naaamoy ko na ang malapit mong pagyaman. sana maanggihan naman kami.

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  14. good luck...madadagan na naman ang listahan ng mga buhay na bayani kung sakali.

    good luck..good luck!

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  15. ANG LANDEEEEEEEEEE MOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. aalis na si GD pano na yan di ka na makklandi...hahaha

    Good luck sa iyong pag alis...pano na si you??

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  17. alexxxxxxx..
    you're finally leaving. :)
    THIS IS IT. THIS IS REALLY IS IT.
    hehe. :) this will not be the end, this will be a new beginning sa life mo. ;) goodluck ha? uwi ka naman kahit minsan. haha.

    ingat dun. pasalubungan mo na lang ako ng singaporean papa pagbalik mo. hahaha :D

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  18. i'm happy for you!:) mamimiss kamo kita

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  19. wow congrats! it's the new beginning ! grab the opporunity pare!

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  20. congrats pareng alex. kahit kaunting panahon palang tayo nagkakilala ay tuwang tuwa na ako at aalis ka na. buti naman!

    ahahahaha... teka.. magkikita pa tayo diba?

    ngayon alam ko na kung bakit ka magpapainom!

    campai!

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  21. wah! paalis ka na, ngayon lang ako napatambay sa blog mo? waaah!!! cute mo pa naman? bat ba lahat ng cute na nakikita ko, umaalis?

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  22. good luck. we all need to expand our horizons and this is one of the best opportunity for you. take care.

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