Wednesday, May 09, 2007

"Yung SERIAL NUMBER ng PANSIT, kailangan din niyo?"

after last week's ultra-absurd Starbucks Incident
at the Shang Cineplex,

i thought i would be safe, at least for this week, from the inanities
of over-eager security officers in my beloved metropolis.


I was entering the DEPARTMENT of TOURISM building
this afternoon when I was politely stopped by
a female guard with what I thought was a very odd request:

"Sir, paki-iwan po ang Serial Number ng laptop niyo."


I have no idea what my laptop's serial number is.
Nor where to find it.

I'd been regularly attending meetings at the DOT since 2004,
and all of a sudden,
they need my laptop's frickin' serial number?!?!?

as you can see from the picture above,
my laptop is like a beloved 12-year old pet dog:
it's obviously getting along in years,
it's not as beautiful as it once was,
and it's surely getting a lot slower,
but I love it anyway.

aside from my laptop,
i was carrying a steaming bilao of pansit for the merienda meeting.

after an awkward couple of minutes of looking for the gaddem serial number,
the security officer and I finally guesstimated

that one of the series of numbers
at the bottom of my laptop was The. Serial. Number.

I was already getting sore and irritated from the delay,
and then I was told that I still had to fill out a freakin' form.

and finally,

And so, as I was finally allowed to proceed to my meeting,
I could not resist muttering:

This is the wonderful CHA MISUA from My Favorite Luncheonette,
TERRY'S along Bambang in Santa Cruz, Manila.

Overloaded with Quail Eggs and Peanuts,
it's what I call the "Arthritis Special",


Blogger cherry blossom girl said...

sa school namin may kelangan na form (blue form) na dala mo dapat tuwing dala mo yung laptop or a big camera like SLR or anything big (i once saw a student bring a remote controlled plane for a school project. pati yun hiningan ng form.) they said ksi its for the prevention of theft in our school. baka ganun din yung sa DOT?

May 10, 2007 at 12:34 AM  
Blogger spanx said...

yup, most likely.

heard this is the policy in la salle too.... but i'm pretty sure that la sallians have more laptops than all of the D of T!!!

May 10, 2007 at 12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should also try Sincerity Restaurant in Nueva St., Binondo. The fried chicken there is the best I ever tasted...

May 10, 2007 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Toni said...

It's merienda time. Tummy's grumbling. That pancit looks damn good!!!

May 10, 2007 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous toni said...

And oh I agree with Anonymous. Sincerity restaurant's fried chicken is AWESOME!

May 10, 2007 at 5:21 PM  
Anonymous tanman said...

Ano yon itlog pugo?

May 15, 2007 at 11:06 PM  

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