March 23, 2023

Dear Manang,
Recently, I dreamed that I arrived late for the exam that I needed to take for a job placement. I was so sad when I woke up because I wanted the job and needed it to take me to the next step, a post-graduate scholarship in Australia. Many say that it means I will fail and not be hired, and many others said that it was a good omen. I have not received the response of the company yet; it is due next week. It would make it easier to handle a disappointment if you could give me the scenarios.
Roger of Bayan Park, Aurora Hill, Baguio City

Dear Roger,
You are asking me about your dream? Well, if you say that it is just to soften the blows, this little person will give you some of my research and observations. Some sites say that this dream of arriving too late means that you don’t want to be embarrassed or humiliated. It is a personal fear to preserve your pride. It seems that you didn’t miss the exam after all because you are waiting for the results. The signs already look good, and my personal feeling is you will get this position. If ever you don’t, there must be something better out there for you.
Keep dreaming,
Manang

Dear Manang,
I am a jolly and smiley person by nature. I had been warned many times by my former classmates and co-workers to reserve some of it because it may result in some fatal attraction. Last week, I got the shock of my life when a co-worker’s wife came up to me and told me that I should be careful and keep my hands to myself. I couldn’t hide my shock when I looked at her with my big eyes and gaping mouth, and asked, “What?” She left me frozen at the bank ATM terminal as I watched her walk away. She was my best friend in high school. What do I do, there is nothing going on? Her husband is my third cousin.
Gladys of Carantes Street, Baguio City

Dear Gladys,
The green-eyed monster called jealousy is the vilest and ugliest. There is no reason that could quiet or tame this beast in anyone. I cannot but say that the only way is to keep away. You will not be able to stand before a fair and just jury in this court of domestic affairs. If you must, ask for a change in departments to avoid that cousin who is the object of jealousy. I too raise my white flag of surrender on this case.
Avoid further encounters,
Manang