After a year of daily, 3-hour commutes… what have I learned?

Unang-una, though having to commute for three hours a day (house-office-house), every working day, may seem to be a bad deal, it does have its perks… its saving graces.

Yun yung pinakamalaking psychological hurdle na kailangan mong malampasan. Somehow, you have to convince that indignant little child inside you na, actually, hindi parusa yung mahabang pag-commute — na, in fact, cool siya!

Ayan. Makumbinsi (or Maloko — why quibble on terms?) mo lang ang sarili mo, solb ka na.

It will now be very easy to explain away those commuting-related hang-ups (read: mga weirdong tao na nakakasalamuha mo araw-araw) that would normally drive a sane and upstanding person like yourself to either pull out all your hair or shoot somebody in the face in exasperation.

Halimbawa:

  • “drivers with a deathwish” — anakanampowtek, brad! kung gusto mong magpakamatay… huwag kang mandamay ng iba!
  • “3-yagbol Juans” — antindi mong bumukaka, kuya. tatlong pasahe ba ibinayad mo? o baka naman namamaga lang ang iyong kuwan?! antibayotiks lang yan!
  • “dedma kings and queens” — este, madam… senyor… perdone por favor. kung sa tingin po ninyo ay dirty ang perang pinakiki-abot sa inyo… e bakit pa kayo nag-commute?! nasa talyer ba ang limousine? nasa kwadra ba an mana caballo?!
  • “commentator que horror!” — you know the like… yung mga mahilig mag-annotate ng byahe ninyo – as if you’re dead to the world kaya dapat ipaalam sa iyo ang lahat ng nangyayari. “grabe… ang init!” “naku, ang trapik naman…” “tsk! napaka-kaskasero naman ni kuya” “ay! anlakas ng busina ng bus!” — OO. ALAM KO! IISANG DYIP LANG TONG SINASAKYAN NATIN! NASA IISANG TIMEZONE LANG TAYO NO!?

Haays…

Some people talaga oo.

KELAN BA TALAGA ITATAYO YUNG PHILCOA TO FAIRVIEW LRT LINE?!

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After a year of daily, 3-hour commutes… what have I learned?

2 thoughts on “After a year of daily, 3-hour commutes… what have I learned?

  1. ibig mong sabihin one and a half hour ang biyahe mo mula fairview papuntang philcoa? ganun na ba katindi ang trapik diyan sa inyo?

    Taroogs
    – total travel time na yun, kapatid… from village to Almar to Fairview to Kalayaan Ave 🙂

  2. ah dun ka pala sa may caloocan side. honga medyo malayo na yan. actually may niligawan ako dun sa may bf novaliches nung araw, diyan ako nagdadaan sa may banda sa inyo (commonwealth tapos regalado yata yun?) pero inaabot pa din ako ng tatlong oras na biyahe mula paranaque kahit na may gamit pa akong sariling sasakyan. buti na lang binasted ako kung hinde parusa maghatid hehe

    Taroogs – wehehehe… regalado nga, tapos zabarte 🙂 speaking of paranyake, buong elementary at hayskul life ko e sa bandang sucat kami nakatira… parusa nga yung commute papuntang diliman.

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