Morning Rush and Evening Madness

Going to workplace is a challenge for me every single day. First, I must make sure that I wake up at the right time so that I will not be late for work. Next is to pray that the jeepney (a.k.a Philippine bus) that I will be riding from my home to Quezon City will not malfunction or will not experience any delays. Lastly, I have to deal with this scenario:
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People rushing to their workplace and school.

There are so many people that I have to outwit and outrun in reaching the bus that still have seats available. If I am unlucky, then I have to settle in standing from Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City to Lawton in Manila.
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The story is the same during the evening when people are rushing back to their homes after long day of work. People are outwitting and outrunning one another just to reach the bus that will take them home. Unfortunately, the Pinoy and Pinay workers have to endure the heavy traffic that is tens of kilometers long and usually takes more than an hour.
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Heavy traffic in Cubao area.

Of course, to avoid the heavy traffic, the people could choose to ride the trains. However, riding the train is also a sort of a hellish experience.
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Crowded MRT.

These are my daily challenge during the whole work week. These are one of the reasons why I am very tired whenever Friday comes.

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23 comments:

  1. The mad rush...the rat race! Boy, am I glad I've retired...not having to face all that every working day!!!

    But when I was teaching, the schools start earlier than the offices by 1 hour or more, and I usually went early so I would not be caught in a jam. Easier for me though - I had a car.

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  2. You are lucky suitapui that you are now exempted from this. It is like a competition and I am competing with many people every day.

    Schools here have different schedules, especially the colleges and universities that's why the students also add up to the rush.

    Haha...so lucky that you have a car. ^_^

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  3. hindi ka pa nagsisimula sa trabaho mo pagod at stressed ka na kagad :(

    it's a good thing that our office is only a 20-minute bike ride from the apartment :)

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  4. ahaha look at that guy staring at you

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  5. hayst... naranasan ko na rin yan as in sobrang nakakastress talaga... kung hindi lang mas mabilis ang mrt at lrt,... hindi na ako makikipagsiksikan jan haha

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  6. Hmmm...20 minutes bike? Hindi pwede sa akin yan.Hidi ako marunong mag bike eh.

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  7. @Bluedreamer:

    Oo nga eh. Grabe ano? atindi na siksikan sa MRT pero mukhang magmamahal na yung sa MRT at siguradong luluwang na dun.

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  8. ahhhhhh, nakakainis si blogger!ang haba ng comment ko eh!grrr...nag error ba naman!tsk tsk!

    Oh, lagi akong nangangarap na san graduate na ko eh, ganto pla kahirap magtrabaho, naiinvision ko pa naman ang sarili ko na 10am pumapasok, bat di ka mag rent ish?

    always take care and paryer works!just continue it!!!

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    um, siguro yung pagsimangot ko sa mga pics eh image lang!ahahaha, mas bagay yata sa kin(i think) ang serious look!:) though very talkative ako in person!ahahaha, tsaka dala na rin siguro ng exhaustion!:)

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  9. Ganyan talaga minsa yang si Blogger. Nagloloko.

    Hmmm...wag ka magworry. Sansali na lang ang hihintayin mo at magkakatrabaho ka na rin.

    Mag-rent? Hmmm...ayoko mag-rent kasi I find it better na mag-stay ako sa bahay dahil mas makapagpapahinga ako dun.

    At isa pa, na-compute ko na mas magastos if I rent a room na malapit sa work. So, I prefer to endure the traffic and the rush.

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    Bwahaha! Ganun pala. Mahilig ka mag-serious look. Siguro tsamba na lang pag makakita ako ng pic mo na naka-smile. :-P

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  10. Ang hirap talaga kumita ng pera noh sa Pilipinas everyday is a challenge hehehe...

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  11. Haha...oo nga Jag.

    Parang laging nasa Amazing Race yung mga tao kapag nag-aagawan sa bus.

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  12. Siksikan talaga pag ganyang rush hour. Ako naman I work from home kaya di ko nararanasan ang ganyan. Nung college ako going to school e talaga naman pong makikipag unahan ka sa pag sakay ng jeep para lang di ma late.

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  13. Wow. Work from home ka pala Anney. ^_^ Kainggit ka naman...

    Ay grabe talaga yung trapik. Dapat talaga may gawin yung gobyerno tungkol sa problema na 'yan. Kaawan naman nila yung manggagawang Pinoy na pagod na sa trabaho at gustong makauwi ng maaga.

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  14. yan naman ang mga bagay na nakakatuwa sa MANILA. (sarcasm here) buti na lang andito ako sa dasma and I don't have to experience that when going to school. :p

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  15. Haha...at nakuha pang mang-inggit ni Tine. :-P

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  16. lol its really hustle to travel here in our country
    pollutions,
    traffic,
    noise,
    its really tiring especially when you encounter it daily haha

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  17. i heard that manila was recently ranked 10th of the worst cities to drive in
    harsh but true

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  18. bt above all this in spite of being ion a hurry safety must always come first

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  19. OMG! You've to go through all these every working day? No wonder you so tired everyday!

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  20. So do you always manage to outplay, outrun and outwit the others? : )

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  21. I am thankful I don't have to take public transportation because over here in Malaysia, they suck big time! I can only drive my car and even then, get trapped in traffic jam!

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  22. @Poorprince:

    Oh yes my friend. Commuting and traveling in Metro Manila is such a big hassle. Very polluted and crowded streets. Seems like there is chaos everyday as drivers try to outrun each other.

    I agree with you that safety should be placed first. The sad thing is that safety is placed last by bus drivers for the sake of getting more income. The result is the many accidents that is shown on the TV every single day.

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  23. @Foong:

    Hmmm...many times I am outwitted and outran by other commuters. Well, that's just life.

    Aha...so you have a car. Car owners in the Philippines have the same predicament as you do. They are also stuck in traffic jams everyday. Driving is a very stressful activity in Metro Manila.

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