So I got this part time job online and after passing the exams, I was required to submit a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Clearance to prove that I have not been indicted in any court anywhere in this hell hole I live in. One of the NBI Offices was near my work so I went there at around 2pm because I figured, all the excited people who fell in line at 4am would be gone by then and I would get done faster but when I got there, the line was still long and the office was not air-conditioned. Like there’s a better recipe for heat stroke than this. What I did see near the entrance were tons of printed signs saying I could apply for my clearance online.
This Good Friday my sister, Kris, and I decided to go see people being crucified.
It is the norm during Holy Week at the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines for certain penitents to (1) carry wooden crosses through town, (2) crawl on rough pavements and slash their backs with glass before whipping them with small bamboo sticks on a rope to draw blood and/or (3) crucify themselves on crosses to ask for forgiveness, fulfill vows or panata, or to express gratitude for favors granted to them or their families.