i've already received my statements for all of my expenses that includes my credit card, space and other city services, and god! i was surprised with the amount that i saw. i really need to cut off my expenses for the next couple of months for me to be able to save for my summer vacations and classes. i tried computing all of my regular expenses for a month and the second surprise came up, when i found out that the second biggest part of the pie is actually being allocated for transportation.
at first, i was really on denial that the fact regarding my transportation was playing a major decadent part of my expenses. i thought it was probably a miscalculation again. since i am so dumb with math. but no matter how i reformulate or recalculate it, it still ends up on the same outcome---i am spending a lot with my transpo.
usually, i ride a cab twice a day. i ride one to the office and another back home. the number of taxi rides will differ if i am going to somewhere else after work. normally, i spend 100php for each ride. so if i take a cab twice a day, five days a week and this is for a no-social-life-month, the expenses would run around 4000php. it also has the tendencies to soar higher. since i used to go out with friends.
well, the problem with katipunan is that there is no direct route for jeepnies from home to office. i need to ride atleast two rides always. for me, it is actually quite fine if i commute all the way to alabang as long as it would be just one jeep/bus ride. but if it is a 15-minute trip but would take me two rides, for some reasons, i am having extreme difficulties.
so started yesterday, i am convinced to familiriaze myself in riding jeepnies again. i actually remembered posting one entry previously regarding my mishaps when i attempted to ride a jeep. where i got lost, got confused (which was not really a nice feeling) and got late for almost an hour.
call me, shallow. but a probisyano like me, as fierce as i may look to taggle my counterpart's stereotypes, still hides naiveness inside and that is so evident once i hit an unknown street in manila. honestly, direction is next to math on my list of my weaknesses. believe me, i just learned left and right last year. when i realized, that since i am right handed, whenever i point a direction i always raised my writing hand before i could tell whether it is right or left.
anyhow, the past two days of riding a jeepny actually went well. it is just that i tend to wake up earlier than i used to do and arrived work almost an hour earlier. but the good thing about it is, it actually gave me much time to think and see a lot about the streets of the metro.