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Reasons to Taxi Ourselves

Though this mode of transportation also has its cons, these reasons prove that taking the cab is still worth it (even when you’re not in a hurry or unfamiliar with the destination):


1. Pollution. If it’s just a matter of taking 1-2 jeepney rides where the loading areas are fairly accessible (e.g. no need to pass by the longest overpass in the Philippines), then I wouldn’t mind taking this route everyday going to and coming from work. But if you’re like me who has to travel an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes with 3 jeepney rides, then the hazards of exposure to environmental elements are severely increased. An office colleague shared about her experience of being often hospitalized after doing the long commute for a year (from Eastwood to Fairview). Smoke belchers, cigarette smokers, and other pollutants put our health at stake. Costly, yes, but you can also think of your taxi fare as an investment.

2. Comfort / Space Issues. If you have a strong notion of a personal bubble or low to…

Live.

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Paano malalaman kung 'di susubukan?

Kaya kumanta kahit sintunado. Sumayaw kahit parehong kaliwa ang paa. Huwag tumigil sa pagtuklas. Magluto kahit makasunog ng pancake. Huwag matakot magkamali. Magmahal kahit natatakot masaktan.


My Birthday Week

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Nagsimula sa isang simpleng hapunan noong June 10, Linggo (kasabay ng araw ng labang Pacquiao-Bradley), hanggang sa sorpresa ng ilang kasama sa trabaho kahapon... Naging masaya at makahulugan ang pagdiriwang ng ika-26 kong kaarawan.

Malayo man (o matrapik) ang biyahe, nakadayo pa rin sina Rap, Mai, RA, Meline, Diwa, Gianne, Juvy, Aira (na tumawid lang galing Taguig), at kuya Erwin. Todo-tanggi nga sa kanin, pero naparami naman sa matatamis si Aira. Habang kwentuhan tungkol sa trabaho sa hapag-kainan, si Rusell naman ang paksa ng usapan sa sala. Mula sa pagkagalit nito dahil sa Mung-Yo hanggang sa dalawang pisong dapat na maparte nang pantay matapos ang karoling noong high school pa kami.

Nagkataon namang nasa Legazpi pa si Russ kaya hiwalay ko na lang siyang kinatagpo sa Trinoma. Bukod sa pinaghintay niya ko ng dalawang oras, nag-aya siyang bumili muna ng pangregalo sa mga tatay namin ngayong Fathers' day... na agad ko namang pinahintulutan sa suhestiyong brief ang bibilhin namin…

Thought Bubbles While Filing for Residency

They say that despite the number of years you've spent in the university, you'll never get used to the enrollment process. Also, you'll never know what you're gonna get until you've secured the machine-printed Form 5 shortly after lunch. For one, I was able to enroll several units within a few hours. But the case seems to be different for filing my residency. (Note: Tuition amounts to Php 1240. Forty for residency and 1200 for library use.)

Here's the series of today's events and some random thoughts:
1. At first instance, the computerized registration system loaded an error message for my account, not allowing assistants to print my form. It was 9am so they just advised me to wait as the machine might still  be "windang".
2. Later, I was just handed a blank form so I can manually list "residency" and have it signed by my adviser.
3. Went back to the college office for assessment. Then went back up to our department for post-advising.
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