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Home Sweet Home?

First off, Mabuhay! And hello from my home The Philippines!
For my non-Filipino readers, Mabuhay literaly translates to “to live” or “long live” in Tagalog, but we Pinoys often say it as a welcome greeting to visitors or when we start a formal greeting to a crowd. 1,948 more words

Diplomatic Baggage Thoughts

Leaving Manila Soon

I’d resigned and today was my last day of work. I decided to complete my 9-hr office duty and resume clearance-signing next week since my now ex-boss had requested me to do so. 280 more words

Soul Searching

Untangling Traffic Jams

According to the book “The Secret Language of Birthdays”, my birthday is the Day of Unsolicited Opinion. If you’re interested in such a thing, you may find out your personality according to the day you were born… 1,069 more words

Commuter Tales

Christmas in the Philippines Part 2: Brace yourselves for CAR-MAGEDDON!!

For every upside, there’s almost always a downside. And I have to be honest, being the country with the longest Christmas season in the world — and residing in the Manila — is that it has a really huge trade-off: CHRISTMAS TRAFFIC. 256 more words

Personal Thoughts

Passenger's Seat Activism

Except when I’m in a rush, getting stuck in a traffic jam is actually a good place for reflection. There’s something productive about seeing the world go by when I’m in a full stop compared to when I am part of the hustle and bustle, a thousand faces passing by me and not one finding its way to my long-term memory. 191 more words

On Life

DOH on new South Station bus terminal: forget the hassle, it’s healthy

MANILA, Philippines – With the imminent launch of the South Station terminal in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, the Department of Health (DOH) urged the commuting public to look at the positive aspects of having to endure the tedious task of switching buses going into the Metro instead of lambasting this latest effort to decongest the metropolis’ major thoroughfares. 230 more words

Current Affairs

Trapik Ba?

Vehicular Traffic is ever-present in all major cities that I have visited in Asia and North America.  While this may be a generalization for some, it is a daily reality–a burden to the common man.   852 more words