Here’s the deal with Manila. I hate the traffic. EDSA is hell especially on weekends, when the usual three lanes becomes two because of construction going in the middle of the highway. I hate the buses that wreak havoc with their smoke-belching and insane lack of road ethics. I hate the jeepneys that stop for anything, even if the light is green or there is an “No Loading/Unloading” sign right beside them. I hate the jaywalking pedestrians who cross busy highways, so leisurely at that.
Then I come upon a peaceful moment like this. All those imperfections just melt away. The jeepneys look more colorful, the passengers looking out of bus windows more interesting, the pedestrians suddenly amusing.
Hayyy, Manila. Ibang klase ka talaga. I love you anyway.