In case you missed it: I did it.
I came out.
Did you bang your head on your steering wheel to keep yourself sane while stuck in the parking lot that is EDSA? Did you have to elbow and claw your way in the MRT because you'd rather inflict violence on your fellowmen than get stuck on the road? Have you run out of expletives to utter, saints to call on, and demons to sell your soul to, thanks to your everyday commute?
Not really a problem! Be thankful because the horrible traffic in the metro is a sign of an improving economy, as what our President would like us to believe.
Come to think of it, a lot of situations we put up with and frown upon are not that bad. Consider:
I didn't get to catch "Twelve Years A Slave" when it was showing in the cinemas, so I decided to spend a part of my weekend watching the movie which got Lupita Nyong'o her Academy Award.
While I had a lot of favorite scenes to which I grimaced/winced at, what lingered in my memory the most was that scene where Bass (played by Brad Pitt) said:
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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