I now considered myself a pensioner tambay. It’s because I am “tambay” and am receiving a pension. But it is not really a pension from any insurance companies but an income earned by my blogs.
Actually, calling myself a pensioner tambay is my brother’s opinion. Just when we arrived in Oteiza, my brother and I along with our mother talked about my occupation. And I just told them that I am working as a professional tambay.
But “professional tambay” refers to the person who are paid just to do nothing, while I was just doing nothing and yet I am receiving money. So, I am not really a professional tambay but just a tambay who is receiving a pension.
My brother was right…. I am a pensioner tambay.
By the way, just in case you don’t know what “tambay” is, the term “tambay” is actually a Filipino slang term for bystander. The term refers to Filipinos who are jobless or unemployed.
Oteiza is actually the name of the village or barangay where I grew up.
Long time ago, it is the name of our town. It derived from the Kamayo statement, “Oten Sa!” which means “It’s a penis”. It’s the Spaniards who coined that name to this place after they heard the “lumad’s” (native) answer, “Oten Sa!”
It is said that the Spaniards who reached the river called “Hubo” river, asked a native who crossed the river naked, “What is the name of this place” in Spanish. The native did not understand what their saying. The native thought that the strangers were wondering and asking about his s-organ, so he just told them, “Oten Sa!”.
The name “Oten Sa” was later changed to Oteiza.
The mentioned river was called “Hubo” river because, when the people would cross the river, they would take off of their clothes and cross the river naked.
My Mother’s Birthday
Our family made my mother’s birthday, June 28, our family reunion. So, my brother and I who both live in Leyte went home here in Oteiza to be with our mother.
Actually, three (3) of the siblings live here in Leyte. My brother lives in the LIDE (PASAR Staff) Housing. Our sister is there in Malitbog – Southern Leyte while I am currently settling in Hinunangan – Southern Leyte.
The other two siblings, our eldest and the second to the youngest stay here in Oteiza with our mother. The eldest works as the assistant treasurer of the municipality of San Agustin, and the other is working with the DOH as a local midwife.
Our other sister who lives in Leyte couldn’t go with us because she’s taking care of our elderly aunt and uncle. She’s the caregiver of our elderly love ones.
Using Google Adsense Juice
It is actually my first time visiting Oteiza using the Suzuki Carry which I bought through my Google Adsense earnings.
I spent more with our trip using this car compared to when we went here using another Google Adsense Juice, the Kawasaki Barako Tricycle. But it is safer and convenient for us to take a long distance trip using this car than using just a tricycle.
We’re actually traveling from Lipata- Surigao City to Oteiza via Butuan City right after we took off from the Ferry Boat at 9:30 PM on June 22. But while on our way to Oteiza, I took three 15 minutes nap just inside the car. First was in front of the Iglesia Ni Cristo – Santiago (Agusan del Norte) house of worship. Second was in front of the Iglesia Ni Cristo – Sibagat (Agusan del Norte) and the third was in front of the Iglesia Ni Cristo – Prosperidad (Agusan Sur).
My wife and our child, CJ, were sleeping at the back seat during our journey.
You might ask me why stopped and took a sleep near the Iglesia Ni Cristo house of worship… Well… I just feel safe doing that, especially we members of the Iglesia Ni Cristo have the concern to each other. We might have not known each other but they know that I and my family were members of the church.
Here in Oteiza, internet users can use the internet connection offered by the Smart Communication through its Smart Bro Plugit. However, the speed is too slow, considering that you can only use the GPRS/EDGE connection.
I tried connecting to the internet through the Globe Wireless Broadband but nothing is available here even just the GPRS.
So, I could hardly browse the internet. But facebooking is just fine here.
And just like what I was doing in Hinunangan – Southern Leyte, I will just write my blogpost through the Microsoft Word Starter (Microsoft Word 2007) and publish it to my blog, Make Money Online Blogging, through the same software.