Sigh.

And does he email or call today?

No.

So what else is new?

Time and time again, he has proven his unreliability.

Should I even be surprised?

Often times, though your heart flutters when you hear from him, you stop yourself from even hoping for something that won’t even come.

But do you stop hoping?

You try. And fail.

The good news is, you gradually learn to pick yourself up and you’re not as disappointed as you were before, because you’re starting to expect it.

And I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.

Sigh indeed.

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About Bonita

I'm a forgetful person. But I think a lot. Every day, a lot of thoughts enter my head. That's why this blog came to be: first, to keep my memories alive through the years, and two, to actually see how I and my thoughts have changed. Please note that I seldom draft or edit my posts. Sometimes, if I'm not careful, I offend some of you, my readers. And while I apologize for making you feel uncomfortable, I am not sorry for being honest or for making well-intentioned mistakes. I will however be the first to admit if I change my mind. Hence, do read and proceed with caution. My life is as colorful and as boring as you make it. I complain many days, but offer some encouragement in others. Life is fluid, it changes. So keep the positives and throw away the negatives, and I do hope that at the end of the day, you will enjoy reading the blog and leaving comments here and there if my posts touches you. Happy reading!
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4 Responses to Sigh.

  1. Anonymous says:

    hi! i saw your post in forumosa. im a filipina too and on here on a scholarship but has work experience in the Philippines working in an English broadsheet. i was hoping if i can ask your opinion about the labor laws here as a company is interested in hiring me but needs additional help in “justifying” me being hired, instead of a Taiwanese. I don’t know a lot of Filipinos here and a Filipina who’s the same age as mine, I hope to ask your opinion about it.–Anne

  2. raven says:

    Hey Anne, believe you just need to submit the right documents and you should be fine. From what I remember, what you need includes:

    1) Certificate of Employment proving you have 2-years of full time work experience
    2) Certified diploma and grades

    All of the documents must be translated into Chinese and properly certified. Took me around a month to do all the rounds and submit the papers. Really ma-fan.

    As for the justification, on my first job, I worked as an English writer so that was a justification. For this current one as a relationship manager, there’s less justification, but with the backing of a big firm, 2+ years previous experience and the right documents, wasn’t a problem at all.

    Advise to call MECO: 00 886 2-2778-6511 to 14 and ask regarding labor procedures. Hope this helps!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi again,

    Sorry but I can’t get through the lines. Just a few quick questions, where did you get your documents translated in Chinese in Manila? And should it also follow the authenticating steps along with the English documents or just for the final stamping (teco)?

  4. raven says:

    My dad has a lot of Chinese friends. He just asked one to do it for him as a favor. Furthermore, it should follow the authentication steps. TECO will not stamp it unless they follow the correct procedures.

    It’s been 4 years already so my memory is slightly hazy. Best to call MECO/TECO and ask for the correct procedures just to be sure. Good luck!

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