Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Time is Gold



Last week was really stressful because my son started his summer class so I have to adjust my schedule. It’s a struggle to wake him up and get him ready for school. His dawdling make me so stress so every day I also adjust his wake up time so even he moves so slow, we won’t be late. I have to cook in advance so by the time we get home we have something to eat and of course I have to do some household chores. It is really obvious that full time mom is not a bum. #defensive

Well, I just want to stress that time is gold and every second, minute and hours are very important to me so please learn to respect other’s time. I will give some example that really pissed me off. Last Friday, we attended a debut, according to the invitation the party will start at 6PM but we already informed them that we will be late because my hubby will be coming from Makati, he’ll be out by 5PM. 


My son had his moments again, he doesn’t want to wear his clothes so we left the house with my naked son because we’re already late and dahil sa pagmamadali namin, I left my son’s shoes. We reached the venue 7:30PM, lo and behold we’re not late because the party will start at 8PM but it started 9PM and no dinner yet. OMG! I left my son’s shoes and we skipped dinner so we can be there as early as possible because my hubby was part of the 18 thousands (not familiar with 18k? minimum of 1k cash gift #brightidea but I’m not liking it).

Buti na lang may slippers siya

bored na bored!
We did not finish the party because my son was sleeping already; we left at 11:45PM after the 18 thousands program. I don’t really understand why you have to put 6PM when the party will start at 8PM.

And last Sunday, it happened again. I was told that reunion will be at 11:30am but everybody was late again. This was not the first time, it happened every year (reunion). The sad part is I don’t hear any apologies. Anyway, no matter what they say, I won’t bite it because it’s already a habit. I can still take 15 minutes late but more than 1 hour is not acceptable. I don’t really understand why you have to set a meeting time when you cannot commit.

Now, whenever I see an invitation I’m really thinking twice whether I should be on time or not because this happened several times, two more scenarios.

1.     Christening at 8:30AM, I travel from Laguna to Bulacan just to be there at 8:30AM, only to find out that baptism starts at 11AM.
2.     1st Birthday party at 1PM, I travel from Cavite to Q.C., arrived at 12:30NN and Jollibee staff told me na 2PM pa daw yung party.

Not all people follow Filipino time, you are just punishing early bird guests. I admit that there are times that I’m late too but I really have a valid excuse and traffic is not included. I see to it that I inform the other party if I’m running late. Every day we only have 24 hours and we need to use it wisely. Please respect other’s time. 



19 comments:

  1. korek! value other's time as you value yours.

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  2. THAT IS SO KALURKI! nasasanay na un tao na nagse-set ng maaga pero ndi talaga dun sa time na un nagsta-start. ganyan din un reunion namin last Christmas.. kaya un Mama ko nawalan ng gana magpa-swimming this year. funny thing is un venue eh sa kanila lang peru un mga malalapit un pa un wala.. kawawa un mga may anak na ginutom para lang makapunta sa oras. kya minsan pinapakain ko na kids ko o kaya may dala ako food.

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    1. i find the 18 thousand.. ridiculous. panget man pakinggan pero nagiging hanapbuhay na ang baptism, christening, birthdays, debuts etc. nawawala na un essence nun event/celebration. ma-try nga yan sa daughter ko pag 18 na sya. LOL.

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    2. hindi na nga nakakatuwa, ok lang magset sila ng maaga na time kung sila mismo nandun para mag-entertain sa mga maaga na guests kaso sila mismo late din umattend. sayang ang oras ng visitors sa paghihintay. marami na ko nagawa kung hindi ako umattend ng maaga. nawawalan na talaga ko ng gana pag ang aga ko tapos hindi pala yun ang talagang time ng party or event. =(

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    3. now ko lang nalaman yung 18k, pero sabi uso na daw yun. maski sa 7yrs old na bday meron na rin daw yun. maladebut na rin kasi ang mga celebration ng 7th bday.

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  3. this is one of my pet peeves. i do not understand why people cannot commit on the time they have given. nakakaasar. they don't respect other people's time.

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    1. pet peeves ko din kaya nakaksira ng araw pag ganun.

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  4. Seriously? 18 thousands? Sino nmn kaya naka-imbento nun? Sna man lng naging considerate yung debutant because not everyone is willing to spare a thousand. Cguro 500, baka magdalawang isip pko. Pero 1thousand, hell no!

    I really hate people who doesn't respect other people's time. Because, hey! we are make an effort to be there on time tpos male-late ka? One of my pet peeve din yung "Oops! na-move yung time" na line without even a heads up nor a simple sorry at least.

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    1. ma-hunting nga kung sino nakaimbento nun. =) pero funny sis, kasi sa bawat message nung nagbibigay, sinasabi nila na "feeling nila nahold-up sila" hehe!

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  5. ako din ngayon ko lang nalaman yang 18k.

    madalas na din akong maaga sa mga commitments lalo at naiisip ko nakakahiya naman sa mga mauna. turned out, ako pa mauuna and an hour pa darating yung iba. may friend din ako ganyan pag nag set ng 10am, ibig sabihin nun 10am siya aalis ng bahay. nakasanayan na. nakakatuwaan minsan pero sana nga, matuto din yung iba na ivalue yung time. =)

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    1. feeling ko nga ganun sila, kung ano ang meeting time, dun pa lang sila aalis. sana iconsider din nila na cavite pa ko galing samantalang sila NCR lang. extra effort ako sa pag-alis ng maaga. #bitter

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  6. The reason why event organizers normally set earlier time (30 minutes maximum) in the invitations is because of the "Filipino time". Sad that this impression generalized the whole Filipino people in meeting commitments. Pano naman yung katulad natin na laging on time? Hard to accept but its true. tsk tsk tsk!

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    1. acceptable na yung 30min before pero 1hr, 2 hrs or 3hrs before the event, parang hindi na makatao. mas mahaba pa hinintay ko kaysa sa party. =(

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  7. I strongly agree. Sa ibang bansa sobrang strict sila sa time.

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  8. May 18k na talaga pag debut party? Ngayon ko lang narinig yan. Alam ko lang yung 18 roses at 18 candles. Ang laki naman yata nun. Ako din naiinis pa ganyang late na nagsisimula ang okasyon. Papapuntahin ka ng maaga tapos pag aantayin ng matagal. hmmp talaga!

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  9. Like mother, like daughter:) I hate waiting too. hi hi

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  10. nakakainis ang ganun lalo na kung on time ka dumating.....tapos may mga hintayin pa....bad trip..

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  11. Nakaka-frustrate talaga when people don't respect time.

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