28.2.09

been robbed

Last Thursday, my apartment was robbed while I was at work. My laptop was stolen and some jewelries and gadgets of my housemates were also taken. The suspects broke our door and took advantage while no one was in the house.

Cubao police and the S.O.C.O team were looking Thursday and until now for suspect/s who did the aggravated robbery which they think occurred about 6:30 p.m.

The suspect/s might have observed the pattern and time we go out and return in the house. We also think that the suspect/s is just within the compound.

I have not recovered yet to what happened last Thursday. Bobet, one of my housemate who arrived and came home early that time called me on the phone while I was at work, he said that someone entered and broke in our apartment. I immediately went home to see what happened. When I arrived (my heart was beating so fast), I rushed to see my room and check my valuables. My clothes and pants were all over, my bags were opened and my books were all over the floor. I almost cried and I felt heavy when I realized that my laptop was missing from its place. I supposed to bring it in the office that day but I was in a hurry that I decided to leave it in my room.

We immediately reported the crime to the police but in the back of my mind I said, my laptop will never be returned and the suspect/s will not be captured with the kind of investigation the police and S.O.C.O is doing. I know this is not so me, too pessimistic with in this incident. I based it on reality, such cases like this are rarely solved. Items stolen are also rarely to never returned. Well, I just accepted that my laptop was stolen and it was just a material that can be replaced.

Well, I am still thankful that the crime happened when we were not in the house. I don't want to imagine if we were in the apartment and not only our things were taken. But until now the incident is haunting me and I get paranoid every time I hear scratches on the door.

Lesson learned: Never leave your valuable things unattended and unsecured. Be more vigilant. Be aware always that these things may happen anytime and anywhere, you'll never know it when and where, just take precaution.

Good thing: Material things are replaceable. I bought a new laptop the next day. The money I used to buy it is not from payday loans, I just got lucky. Thanks to Jezheel Laurente , my good friend.

57 comments:

John said...

Don't worry Aethen, marami pa ang darating at papalit sa nawala sayo. :D

cheer up!

Aethen said...

Salamat, John. Marami kasi kaming pinagsamahan ng laptop ko na yun kaya hindi ako masyado maka-move on. mga videos, projects, pictures, at lahat ng files na nandun. kahit ibalik nga lang ang HD edh papatawarin ko sya. Hehehe.

Shirly Batiller said...

everything happens for a reason...

Abou said...

i just can't understand why people would do such things. taking stuffs na hindi naman nila pinaghirapan.

di bale, u have ur life. that's all u need to regain whatever that's lost.

there's a better life ahead parekoy.

jehzlau said...

Lesson learned: Never leave your valuable things unattended and unsecured. Be more vigilant. Be aware always that these things may happen anytime and anywhere, you'll never know it when and where, just take precaution.

- tama ka! I should always bring my LCD tv at Desktop PC with me... hahaha! pati microwave at aircon :D yay!

ingats palagi, dalhin mo na palagi yung bagong laptop mo baka madali pa. hehe

jehzlau said...

Lesson learned: Never leave your valuable things unattended and unsecured. Be more vigilant. Be aware always that these things may happen anytime and anywhere, you'll never know it when and where, just take precaution.

- tama ka! I should always bring my LCD tv at Desktop PC with me... hahaha! pati microwave at aircon :D yay!

ingats palagi, dalhin mo na palagi yung bagong laptop mo baka madali pa. hehe

Micamyx said...

Oh noes. Nabasa ko nga ito sa plurk.

Hay. Buti hindi kayo napano. Tama, material things lang yan at buti na lang andyan si jehz hehe i'm sure malaki din ang kapalit nyan. Cheer up dude :)

angelinyou said...

wah! that's so sad T_T it's really hard din, kasi gagastos ka uli >.< 'cause what if you are saving up money for something tapos bigla na punta sa iba ung gastos >.< pero ang pinakaimportant is nobody is hurt =)

Daxi Weida said...

Aethen, I took it in a figurative sense when I first read your post's title in my blogroll. Yun pala talagang literal na pagnanakaw. You don't deserve it. Pero wala na talagang pinipili at sinasanto ang mga masasamang loob ngayon. Doble ingat next time.

Fjordan Allego said...

o? grabe naman talaga! bakit kaya hindi na lang magsumikap ang mga tao para makuha yung gusto nila tsk tsk.. hayaan mo na yun, marami pa ring blessing ang darating sayo.. ingats na lang parati..

http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

Josh of Arabia said...

what!??

i was saddened by the news..u knew that i hate stories like this, had since i was stolen of trust and valuables (a number of times)..true there is burden in keeping those..and accoutabilties..im sure u grieve for whats inside the laptop..alam kong pinaghirapan mo un..di mo ba nasaved?..

i jst bought myself a sony-vaio..and this post remind me to take care all d more, naku di pa naman ako nagsasara ng cabine at lagi rin nagmamadali..hamo, makakarma rin ung mga gumagawa nyan, at mkkbawi ka rin..talaga yang cubao o..

rgds,

Aethen said...

@Shirly Batiller

Yes, everything happens for a reason.

@Abou

I am just being optimistic now parekoy, as always I am.

Yep. thanks. my life is more valuable than losing the laptop. good thing, am still alive. :D

u take care din.

Aethen said...

@jehzlau

Hahaha. Yeah, you should bring it anywhere you go. :P

Salamat. Mag-iingat na ako parati. Mag-iingat ng maayos at mahigpit talaga. Hehehe. Traumatic kasi ang incident. sobra.

Aethen said...

@Micamyx

Oo nga. salamat at buhay pa ako. Kapalit? Hindi naman.

Thanks, Micamyx! I am always cheerful. You take care too.

Aethen said...

@angelinyou

It was sad but I have to move on.

You really felt me. Yes, sobrang gastos at frustrating to replace the item I lost.

Well, I guess, I have to start somewhere again.

patricio.el.suplado said...

I feel sad for you. I dont know what to exactly feel since I haven't had any similar experience pa naman. Well, anyways, ok lang yan. Next time kasi, baguhin mo ang pattern ng pag-uwi para hindi nila mabasa ang sked niyo, haha. Funny but true, isn't it?

Bought a new laptop the next day? That's one thing na bumabawi ng pagka-awa ko sayo dahil you were able to buy a new one just like buying a Mentos candy, haha. :-)

Aethen said...

@Daxi Weida.

Hehe. This time my post's title is literal. Writing it figuratively is not expressive and this post is serious and I really need to shout this out! I am bothered and disturbed by the incident.

Yep dobleng ingat talaga parati. Ingat din pare :)

Aethen said...

@Fjordan Allego

Yes, totoo. Still in shocked and can't moved on.

That's life. That's how it works. Sometimes we need to experience such thing for a purpose.

Salamat, kaibigan. :)

Aethen said...

@Josh of Arabia

Is should have not posted it here in my blog. I should have kept it by myself. This blog don't deserve such topic. hehe. This blog is supposed to speak about life and reasons to smile and live everyday.

The data in my laptop is the most important and valuable stolen. If they could only return my Hard disk, I would be very happy.

Congrats on your new viao laptop. take care of it. You'll never know, such things happens specially if it's not expected.

Ingat dyan parati sa deserto kuya. :D

Aethen said...

@patricio.el.suplado

I hope losing it will be worth of experience to savor.

I get paranoid na nga ngayon everytime I went in the apartment. I feel like someone is watching me and I feel that the culprit is just around.

Bought a new laptop the next day?
Yes, I can't live with the gadget with the needs I have. expense din yun, partict. I should have bought a DSLR camera now. :)

Rea said...

whoaa. bilis naman napalitan ng laptop! hehe :D

nway, this stuff never happened to me yet. baka nga siguro medyo traumatic. but then again, the brighter side is you guys are safe. :)

life must go on. weehh!
stay safe aethen! God bless.

exan said...

mag-iingat na palagi ha...i know how important ung laptop sau..pero the important ay ligtas kau...

walang pinipiling lugar at tao ang mga magnanakaw na yan...

Keep safe!

I am JT said...

My sympathies go out to you, Aethen.

I hope I'll see you again in WP when you've recovered from this.

lucas said...

"I am still thankful that the crime happened when we were not in the house."---this was the first thing that popped in my head. hays...

i'm so sorry, mate. but good things will surely come your way. everything we lost, God will restore :)

Aethen said...

@Rea

Good thing nga I had the resources to buy a new one.

Huwag mong hilingin na mang yari din sayo. traumatic as in or OA lang talaga ako.

yep, this time, hihigpitan ko talaga ang security ko. Salamat. Ingat din!

Aethen said...

@exan

opo mag-iingat ako ng sobra.salamat. :D

ingat ka din.

Aethen said...

@I am JT

I'll see you tomorrow, John. I feel better now. Thanks.

Aethen said...

@lucas



Yes, God will restore what we lost. Amen.

You take care din, mate. :)

wiLfRed said...

Ampf. Okay lang yan.. buti di buhay mo ang kinuha.. or di kaya puri.. bwahahahaha.. eh kung nangyari ang huli, eh di ang saya mo! jam. ahehehe..

napalitan naman pala yung laffie, sisiw nalang yung iba.. wag lang sana nilang makikita yung collection mo dun ng mga porn vids, argh, very degrading! bwahahaha.. loko lang..

best regards! umpisahan mo na ulit mag-ipon ng pantalon! bilis!

Aethen said...

@wilfred

ayos at adik ka talaga. sana nga ginahasa nalang ako eh. kidding. swerte nila. haha. :P

sayang nga mga personal files ko doon eh. sayang nga mga exclusive photos and videos ko doon. never seen and restricted pa naman un. haha.

hahaha. ingat ka din parati. huwag magpakapagod sa pagligtas ng karagatan at mga nilalang nito. :P

Lance Catedral said...

I'm sorry to hear that. Thieves just come unexpectedly, but I'm glad you weren't hurt.

Aethen said...

Yes, thank you to Him who always keep us safe. I'm okay now, Lance. Had just recovered from what happened. :)

olan said...

i'm very sad about what happen to you little bro. but i'm thankful that at least things happened without you there. you're still safe and sound. still blogging. be safe ha.

Aethen said...

kuya Olan, thank you for the concern.

Btw, I'll be moving to new a place on 15th, a place with high security and clean. It is an executive village near my office and the place is cool.

I'll be more vigilant this time.

You keep safe also kuya. :D

Rein Valdez said...

Kakalungkot po nangyari sa inyo Aethen.
Ingat ingat lang po kayo diyan. :)

Aethen said...

salamat rein. okay na po ako ngayon :D

REDLAN said...

Napa OMG ako habang binabasa ko ang first paragraph. Tama lahat ng sinabi mo. Nareplace na nga yung lappy. Ingatan lagi. Mas valuable ang ating sarili.

swexie said...

remember the time na praning na praning ako nung ninakawan ako sa marbel? huhuhu... nakakatakot talaga.. ingat ka always...

Aethen said...

@Redlan

Yes. I can't agree more, kuya redlan.

Aethen said...

@Te Sweet

Oo nga, nakakapraning. Natulog pa nga ako noon sa bahay mo diba by request para samahan ka the next day. hehe. hay. hope that hindi na mangyari sa akin ulit.

cheer up!

Marites said...

ngeh!! so sorry to hear about your laptop. We got robbed too and sa tutuo lang, I had the same feeling as yours while I was being asked by the police. Sakit sa heart ang nangyari but we must move on. Anyway, makakarma din iyong mga pangit na robbers na iyon.

Rolly said...

So sorry bout the robbery. but i can't help notice ang yaman mo na! bumili agad ng kapalit...

Nadelete mo ba naman yung home-made personal sex video mo dun? Just kidding. Pero, totoo, I really felt bad when I read your post, as though it was I who was robbed. Oops, medyo OA. Basta, ganun.

Anyway, di na pala akin yung url dyan sa link mo. I've deleted my blog and someone else registered it. So you may remove it. Di na muna ako magbablog ngayun. Medyo busy ako sa pagtatambay e.

Balik dun sa nawala. Some things just happen, whether for a reason or for no reason at all, whether we deserve it or not. Nakakatulong ba ako pagconsole? Basta ganun ulit. (ineffective communicator ako ngayun).

It's good actually that you blogged about it. We can never recover our loss if we don't express our grief. Blogging about it will provide (or have already provided?) you relief.

Igihan mo na lang yung pagpapayaman pa. :-)

Aethen said...

@Marites

Sh!t. dami palang na nakawan. Dapat gumawa na ng matibay na batas para mahuli at matuto ang mga magnanakaw na yan. Ang babaw kasi ng parusa sa mga ganitong kaso. Hay.

Salamat, marites. Mag-ingat at mgaing magpagbantay nalng tayo palagi.

Ingat.

Aethen said...

@Rolly

(Hahaha)

Musta na Rolly? Tagal na walang balita sa iyo ah. Saan ka ngayon? Gago, maghanap ka na ng pagkaka-abalahan, masaya maging tambay pero nakakapagod din. Haha. Busy ka siguro sa hacienda nyo. :)

"Nadelete mo ba naman yung home-made personal sex video mo dun? Just kidding." - Toinks. Hindi nga eh. Sana hindi ma-publish online. Hay. (Hahaha)

Anyway,mag-blog ka ulit. Na-miss ko mga post mo.

Samalat sa pagconsole pero I feel better now. Naka-move on na ako kahit papaano. Yeah, you are right, some things just happen. Siguro para dapat balance life experiences ko. (hahaha)

Blogging about it made it easy for me to forget what happened. This is really a good medium to express and shout some sentiments and emotions.

"Igihan mo na lang yung pagpapayaman pa.:-)" - Nyok. Naghihirap na nga ako dito. (hahaha) Same number mo?

Amping pirmi :-)

J.Ibanez said...

I've been robbed a couple of times na din. A Cell phone, A Digital Camera, A Pda and a laptop. The difference is, due to carelessness ung sakin. I know how it feels. Ung tipong everytime naiisip mo ung nawala, sumisikip dibdib mo.

Buti nalang walang nangyari masama sa inyo.

Sana makabawi ka kaagad kapatid. Ingat palagi.

Aethen said...

Thanks J.Ibanes, your comment is consoling. ma-ingat nalng tayo next time. :D

Lawstude said...

sad. hindi lang naman basta gamit ang nawawala sa atin kundi ang mga alala kung paano tayo nagkaroon ng ganung bagay. may sentimental value kaya yang mga ninanakaw sa atin. kainis talaga ganyang bagay pero tama ka, magpasalamat pa rin tayo sa Diyos kasi safe pa rin tayo.

the donG said...

kakalungkot naman nito. ok lang yan mahirap nga talaga magrecover sa ganyan, kasi nangyari din sa akin dati. pero cellphone lang at wallet ang ninakaw.

Aethen said...

@lawstude

Thanks for the consoling statement, kuya. :D

Aethen said...

@kuya Dong

Okay na ako ngayon. Ako lang ang lumipat kuya dong. Ingat nlng tayo next time. Hay,

bulitas said...

iknow how it feels.
grabe. nilooban din yung apartment namin noong colege. limas ang mga gadgets. buti di nakuah wallet ko at buti di kami sinaksak nung magnanakaw.
pero gaya nga ng sabo nola, malaking pasasalamat pa din sa kalawakan at maayos ka pa din at di sinaktan nung mga magnanakaw

Char said...

OMG. This is really what I hate sa pinas... ang dame masasamang loob.....

nung college ako.. in a year... 4 times ako mahold up sa sampaloc... balisong, baril, name it.. they have it...

tas after nun... nilooban din kame sa apartment....

yung generation ng cellphones ko... nakadepend kung kelan ako naholdup... o diba.....

Aethen said...

@bulitas

Sh!t! May bagong advocacy na ako. Crime-free Philippines! Dami pala nating nanakawan at nabiktima.

I feel you, bulitas. SObra. Hay.

Yep. good thing at ligtas at buhay pa ako. Salamat.

Ingat tayo parati. :D

Aethen said...

Hi ChaReyes!


Welcome to my blog. I'll link you as soon as I got free from my toxic world.

Thank you.

cielo said...

I am sorry to hear about this bunso...anyway marami talagang ganyan sa manila...magsara maigi ng house before you live bunso at saka tyak yan matagal na kayo nyang sinusubaybayan..

The incident is really traumatic hope that nothing like this one happens again

Myk2ts said...

Good thing nothing happened to you. be safe

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