By: F/A Marjanica Salameda
Five months ago I lost my job. I was ashamed to admit to everyone that my company will do Mass Layoff, and I was included due to COVID 19 Pandemic. It’s hard, Nakakalungkot, nakakapraning. Imagine, I've been doing this job for 2-3 years na kahit nakapikit kabisado ko na yung trabaho. I have many plans, and they seemed to be shattered.
At first, I thought it was the end of everything because I loved my job so much. I felt very lonely for a time but then I realized that not doing anything is more dangerous. I then believed that God had bigger plans for me.
My job as a flight attendant was my bread and butter, hence, I felt really sad at first. If I do not take action however, nothing will really happen. Hindi pwede sumuko.
I lost my Bread and Butter but thankfully, God gave me a new "bread perfect with butter, my new business named Mrs. Pandesalan (in Meycauayan, Bulacan) that opened exactly four months after I lost my job.
I also sell Siomai, Chicken Wings, Baked Macaroni and other food.
Hindi ibibigay sa’yo kung hindi mo kaya.. Sa mga kapwa ko Cabin Crew, kapit lang. This is might be the worst day of our career pero hindi niya tayo hahayaang mag isa. Hindi natin aakalain na magagawa natin yung mga bagay na hindi inaasahang magagawa o makakaya.
Nakakahiya sa una, nakaka depressed, nakakapanlumo pero WAG natin hayaan kainin tayo ng negativity. Tandaan, hindi ibibigay sa’yo kung hindi mo kakayanin. Unti, unti manunumbalik ang lahat at makakalipad tayong muli.
Maraming Salamat sa mga alaala, sa mga puyatang flight, sa chismisan sa galley, sa pagkain ng crew meal at sa walang humpay na back to back flights. Nakakamiss pala, hindi ko inaasahan na ganito ko siya mamimiss, hindi ko inaasahan na ganito pala siya kahalaga sakin. Hindi ko inaasahang magkakaron ng dulo ang langit.. Baon baon ko ang masasayang alaala at karanasang hindi ko malilimutan. Kung mayroon akong paulit ulit na babalikan, yan yung mga araw na nagtatrabaho ako sa itaas, sa alapaap.
Oman Air I owe you a lot. If not with you I wouldn’t be able to see the world. I wouldn't have met and gained new friends of different nationalities, I wouldn’t learned how to be independent and lastly, I wouldn’t have met the love of my life. There’s no certainty about tomorrow, but I know in my heart we’ll be together again..
OUR journey has not ended, it's only giving us a break to find ourselves, be with ourselves and glorify God above all. Till our next flight together my love.