I was a victim of a pickpocket today at 6am in the morning. Crossing Aurora Blvd in Cubao this morning someone bumped me from the side but I ignored it for I was anxious to get to the other side to ride the FX. When I rode the FX I noticed my backpack pocket was open, but it seemed nothing was missing for my wallet was still inside and in prominent view.
After a few minutes as we are moving, someone’s cellphone ringed I remembered my cell and began looking for it in my bag but it was not there. I tried very hard to remember if I placed it in the bag, I just had it charged and remembered holding it before leaving the bedroom but can’t be sure if I put it in the bag. I usually misplaces the cellphone, even the remote of the TV when I am at home and at times forgot about it for a day or two so I was not overly concerned about not having it with me today.
During my break, I called home to ask if they could look for my cell in the house for I can’t remember if I indeed brought it, and told them about how I found my bag opened as I got inside the taxi.
My only regret is my cell number, I had that number 0917-9863772 since 1997. The contact numbers I have it recorded in my notebook since I changed cellphone almost a year ago. I bought my cellphone in Divisoria 168 and the only value to me is its TV feature. Texting and calling using that cellphone was a pain. Recalling that have saved the pictures and videos on it on my computer and there was no compromising pictures saved calmed me.
That you can never be too complacent or too trusting of people. I grew up in Cubao, lived there practically my whole life and this is my first time to experience being "victimized" in what I believe is my turf and knows the people on the streets(the barkers, street vendors and even the beggars). We must always be vigilant of our surroundings no matter what time of day it is.
I have plans buying a new cellphone before the end of the year anyways, what happened today made it sooner than later. To all my friends I maybe asking your contact numbers again when I buy my new cell.