vote casted: i'm happy & proud that i did it!

Oh yeah! For the first time in my entire life, I was able to exercise my right to vote.

I left home at 7am and it took me 30 minutes travel time before I reached my precinct. Super layo nya at akala ko walang hanggang paghahanap yon. Nakatatlong tanong ako sa mga tricycle drivers kung saan ang precinct ko, akala ko kasi nawawala na ako. Hehehe

I arrived there at around 7:30am at super dami na ng taong nakapila. Pagkatanaw ko pa lang na sobrang dami na ng tao, considering na ang aga-aga pa, eh parang gusto ko nalang mag back out. But my mind & my heart told me that I really have to do it for the future of my daughter, my family, our country and our future!

I was assigned at cluster 76 with 4 clusters combined. And compared to other clusters na nakakailang ikot na ang pila eh medyo lucky pa rin naman ako. Though I lined up for almost 3 hours din before I was able to cast my vote.

While waiting for my turn, I noted some of my observations especially in my cluster area: 1) hindi maayos ang pila, lahat ng pwede makasingit, sumisingit,*grrr* 2) hindi na maximized ang capacity ng room, meron pang mga vacant seats pero hindi agad nagpapasok ang mga BEI & watchers para punuan 3) ang daming mainit ang ulo 4) hindi agad na pull-out sa regular lines or hindi agad naassist/na prioritize ang mga senior citizens, buntis & disabled persons. But then ng eh pulled-out nila ng sabay-sabay eh biglang naparalyzed ang usad ng regular lines, and lastly 5) maraming nadismaya sa haba ng pila at nagdesisyong umuwi nalang (muntik na akong sumama dito) *toink*.
Anyway, when my turn came, yahoo, sarap ng feeling! I already have the list of names of people to vote so voting came handy for me. Then, the PCOS machine accepted my ballot without a hitch and it felt good when it confirmed my vote. CONGRATULATIONS! Your vote has been registered.

I went home that day, HAPPY & PROUD.


Grace de Castro said...

yay eds! good for you at di ka nag give up!

kami malapit lang sa polling precinct, like mga 2 blocks away lang. so pabalik-balik kami. ang habi din kasi ng pila. mga bandang 5 pm, la na tao. dun na kami bumoto! he he! no line at all!

shengmarie said...

I waited for 6 hours and it just feels so good, all worth it!

Chimmie said...

i did not vote because i am not register. good job for your voting.

by the way, you are already in my blog roll, can you add me also in yours?

Kayni said...

yay, congratulations. it's good to hear about your experience voting.

princess_dyanie said...

ang layo mo pala sa botohan ano? kami konting tumbling lang haha

Ibyang said...

galing! :) nakakatuwa ang feeling na worth it ang lahat. :)

nuts said...

yan ang pinoy! sarap ng feeling diba, matalo or manalo man kandidato natin..hihi

Heart of Rachel said...

It's great that you were there that day to take part of the nation's bid for a better government.

I guess I'm still quite lucky because I only line up for an hour.

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