All AboardSunday, March 03, 2013
For more than three years, I enjoyed the comforts of 5-min-walks to School. I never needed to commute or wake up two hours before my classes. Now, I have been so overwhelmed because I needed to swim across oceans and climb mountains just to get myself to Ortigas for my internship every single day.
It has been very tiring, however, I am thankful because I am given a very good chance to walk around the metro and see many random things that tell me so much about my country-- some are really fascinating, while some are jsut heart breaking. Also, it has been so full of adventures around the city.
Ten Things I love most when commuting:
Chasing the rarest jeepneys in the unloading zone
Climbing up a Bus as it runs away from MMDA officers
Getting poked by little beggars
Getting smiles from random strangers
Being offered a seat in the lrt (or sometimes getting ignored, moments like "Kuya ang gwapo ng tattoo mo, ang laki ng katawan mo, pa-upoin mo naman ako." Hahaha)
Asking crazy directions from Kuya Taho or Kuya Tak-tak Boy when places get really strange
Calling random Senior-Lola "Nanay"
Swimming in the LRT-MRT crowd during peak hours
Taking a short nap inside the FXSo, here's a short photoblog of how the commute-season has been:
*Sorry for the quality, since I only used my phone for these pictures
Here's a 2-yo girl giving away red envelopes inside the Jeepney to ask for money. On the right, is very old lady being denied of a seat inside the LRT. It is really sad that, sometimes, we tend to forget some gestures that are most basic.
|Stop over from Binangonan to get some fresh mangoes.|
|Standing inside the Bus|
|The priceless feeling of finally getting a seat|
|Typical Ayala Station|
|Braving the wilds of Caloocan|
"Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." -Camille Pissarro