The Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi is such a drama house. I cannot recall one time when I went there without feeling frustrated or disappointed. Whether it be a rude staff, a complicated process, an unreasonable fee, an unclear document requirement where I needed to come back again, I leave that place with much grief. Today […]Read more "Another Philippine Embassy Story"
A friend and I went to the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi this morning. With due respect to all the hardworking people in there, I raise these questions which I sincerely need answers to. 1. Why don’t we have a photocopy machine inside our embassy? Isn’t it a basic need for any government institution – food, […]Read more "The Philippine Embassy and the Photocopy in Me (Part 1)"
It was my first time to visit the building that represented my home country. A surge of pride rushed through me, upon walking through the gates. Wow, it looks sosyal! But as soon as I opened the brown doors that led me inside, my dignity shrunk like a prune. It was like walking into a marketplace. How […]Read more "The Philippine Embassy and the Photocopy in Me (Part 2)"