1st Step to Becoming a Jetsetter



NSO Birth Certificates
The NSO Cebu City office was closed before. I’m happy that it is now again open because it is way cheaper to get it from their office personally than through online or phone. Getting your birth certificate via online/phone costs P300, compared to going to their office which is only P140. I guess if you only need 1 birth certificate, it probably is more practical to get it via online because plus the fare and time you need to invest in going to the NSO office — you might end up spending more than 300.

But in my case, I need to get 5 certificates because we are that big of a family.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not really that bad. I guess I spend 2 hours to finish the process. But I still have to go back there because I did not wait for the releasing of birth certificates, which, according to their advisory posted, might take 2 hours. So if you want to get an NSO birth Certificate the old-fashioned way, you might need to spend half-day for it.

Step 1, do not be deceived with that sign. For some reason, I do not know to what the arrow is pointing at.

First step is actually getting inked. Find the guard, and he will stamped you, which is like a blessing that you can enter the kingdom of NSO.
But the real 1st step is do not let the line and crowd intimidate you. When I saw the crowd of people, my instinct was telling me to back-out and just get it online. But I’m already there, no use of backing off.

The NSO office in Cebu City is located somewhere near CSAT (it’s Cebu Technical University now). Sorry, I’m not good with street names, but it is somewhere there. =) (I now sound like an infomercial)

my ADD — please stop picking on me

Attention Deficit Disorder — I have that, and it is perfectly normal to have it. I read somewhere that when we are still cavemen, we are tuned in to whatever little distraction that comes across us because it is our way to survive. ADD is part of our survival system. It’s a natural instinct in us.

Now we are no longer cavemen, we no longer have wars to fight for, thus our ADD is not that much in use. When there is nothing to feed your ADD — ‘laay’ is such a torture.

But thanks to the internet, it is a perfect match to our ADD.

So here I am, I’m kind of numb to internet already so it does not much help in feeding my ADD. I also do not have work to entertain it. And, parenting is like too much for my ADD to comprehend (it’s a long story). And, my husband is a self-sufficient man that can live on his own. My ADD has like gone awry. It has not much use. But it will not give up, it will not make itself useless. Thus, it is like constantly picking a fight with me. It is constantly telling me to move my ass and find a war to fight for. My mind cannot keep still, it is like everywhere.
* it’s telling me i should go back to school, enroll to a graduate program. It’s telling me I need to learn because there is a bigger fight waiting for me.
* it’s telling me go get a sewing machine. It is nice to put hand on the craft.
* and, oh don’t forget those strings of unfinished stuff I started — the tweetitow, the woodenfun, and the 101 stuff on internet unfinished. If I’d mention each monkey business I have done on internet — that’s how bad my ADD is.
* it’s telling me that i should get a passport, and learn the nitty-gritty details of doing it.
* it’s telling me to nitpick on other people’s lives. So please pardon my previous posts, and my future posts which are always nitpicking.

Please ADD, I beg of you to please leave me alone! Get a life of your own. Kahilakon na jud ko nimo!!!!

my ADD — please stop picking on me

Attention Deficit Disorder — I have that, and it is perfectly normal to have it. I read somewhere that when we are still cavemen, we are tuned in to whatever little distraction that comes across us because it is our way to survive. ADD is part of our survival system. It’s a natural instinct in us.

Now we are no longer cavemen, we no longer have wars to fight for, thus our ADD is not that much in use. When there is nothing to feed your ADD — ‘laay’ is such a torture.

But thanks to the internet, it is a perfect match to our ADD.

So here I am, I’m kind of numb to internet already so it does not much help in feeding my ADD. I also do not have work to entertain it. And, parenting is like too much for my ADD to comprehend (it’s a long story). And, my husband is a self-sufficient man that can live on his own. My ADD has like gone awry. It has not much use. But it will not give up, it will not make itself useless. Thus, it is like constantly picking a fight with me. It is constantly telling me to move my ass and find a war to fight for. My mind cannot keep still, it is like everywhere.
* it’s telling me i should go back to school, enroll to a graduate program. It’s telling me I need to learn because there is a bigger fight waiting for me.
* it’s telling me go get a sewing machine. It is nice to put hand on the craft.
* and, oh don’t forget those strings of unfinished stuff I started — the tweetitow, the woodenfun, and the 101 stuff on internet unfinished. If I’d mention each monkey business I have done on internet — that’s how bad my ADD is.
* it’s telling me that i should get a passport, and learn the nitty-gritty details of doing it.
* it’s telling me to nitpick on other people’s lives. So please pardon my previous posts, and my future posts which are always nitpicking.

Please ADD, I beg of you to please leave me alone! Get a life of your own. Kahilakon na jud ko nimo!!!!