So I went to Malate yesterday and at first I was kinda nervous because I will be having my first interview, I didnt even sleep at the bus (I left our province at 3 AM) throughout my travel (the travel time from my province to Manila is 4 hours) because I was thinking about what my answers will be to the questions of my interviewer. By the time I got there, there weren’t much traffic but just to be sure I took the train and got off at Quirino station. I waited for my mother at Jollibee and I ate pancakes, not my fave spaghetti and chicken joy because I was afraid that my nerves might get the best of me and poop during the interview, which wouldve been an inconvenience really. We got there at about 8:30 am and I was the 5th one to be interviewed, most of the people there in the lounge were seamen (I giggled, Im immature sorry) who were renewing their contracts, which makes sense because it’s a maritime agency. Most of them are as old as my dad, but they’re really approachable one even asked me if I am applying for a tanker vessel or another type which I forgot, and I replied with “hindi po, I’m applying as a Casino dealer” and he said that it makes sense because he said I’m pretty, that made me blush.
At about 9 am we were instructed to get inside to fill up the interview rubricks (I think), I was the first to finish and I noticed that I was the only girl that day, I felt a little out of place when someone in their black liberty uniform tapped me by the shoulder to take my already finished form, and I recognized the patch on his shoulder, he’s from the same university as me! And I do recognize his face, and because I am desperate for someone to talk to I went out of my way and chatted with him. Turns out he’s doing his OJT there, which baffled me because I thought they’d be on board a ship and not in offices like that, I asked him about it and he said that it’s part of it. And then I was called inside the office, and was asked questions at first, it was the basics like tell me about yourself, how did you find out about our company, and then he started asking me informal questions which I think I answered accurately, I even cracked jokes and he did laugh with me which was a relief. Then he asked me to get up and turn around, he made me stand on the wall with measurements and determined my height, my arm reach, and then he asked me to demonstrate how I will deal games and stuff like that, so I made an impromptu spiel, and I think I did great. And after that, he shook my hand and said I passed the first part and gave me schedule for the exam. I was pleased and proud of myself, but I know that it’s not over yet, I havent landed the job yet, I still have to take an exam, go on training to get my seaman’s book, and get SSS, Pag-ibig, and other documents. I hope I do pass the exam though, I really want this job.
My mom was so proud of me that she treated me to an eat all you can buffet, and a shopping spree at Daiso (cheap momma is cheap hahaha), and bought me sandals too, and in return I did treat her to starbucks, the featured image is me looking pleased in the buffet, it was taken by my uber proud momma hahahaha. She said I lost weight because my neck seemed longer and skinnier, I dont feel like I’ve lost weight though. On my way back to our province I was caught in traffic and my supposed to be 4 hour travel became 5! which made my whole body ache, especially my feet. But all in all it was a great day.
I’ll tell you about the result of the exam, wish me more luck hahaha mga bay sana magtuloy tuloy 😀