Friday, February 29, 2008

top 10 wandering wonders

earlier, without anything in mind to write about i have thought of something quite cool and different, that i even convinced myself doing it every week. basically it would be my top ten list of anything under the sun post. and for my very first post, i have decided to list down my top 10 wandering wonders (just to be consistent with my blog's name).

10. whenever you are on the verge of panic in a middle of an unfamiliar place. always remember that security guards are you're best friends, money (for taxi fare) is you're best weapon, keen eye sight is you're best skill and taxi drivers are you worst enemies.

9. if you are quite depressed and home sick, soul searching walks in manila will likely end you up finding pimples or an inch thick concoction spread of dirt and oil on your face.

8. if you find something moving in a garbage spot that you've passed by, don't be alarmed. usually, it is no rabid monster that would attack you nor a rapist waiting for a victim. they are actually just rats but as big as cats. just hope they still have fur on them because the last time i saw one it was already blushing bald.

7. if you are in financial shortage, jeepny 1-2-3 as a modus operandi is not advisable. because at times like this, jeepny drivers are keener than what we think. and they could be awful naggers than stand up commedians. but the thing is they still really couldn't tell if you're a student or not. so just pretend you are one. atleast you still save some cents.

6. one of the best body figures are not in gyms but among constructions sites. in writing this, i am now considering in transferring a different profession.

5. whenever riding the mrt, always bring an open mind in anything that might happen.

4. the worst thing that could happen to you inside a train station is to wait for a hundred mile line just to find out on your turn that you lack a peso in an exact fare line or infront of a vending ticket machine.

3. taxi drivers are nicer after midnight. no extra baggage fee, traffic fee or what ever fees. they would even give back your change.

2. never walk streets with head raised too high, not only because you might end up with tambay or gang tripping, but also because landmine problems are not only a persistent in cambodia. they are even nastier here in the philippines, believe me.

1. this is my all-time classic (as this might already been indicated on my previous post): remember, ped xing is not a street named after a chinese man who provided gun powder to help the colonial revolution. neither a relative of bike xing rail road xing etc. its just that some smart ass guy improvised it, to abbreviate pedestrian crossing. so if you're lost never call your friends and asked them to get you in ped xing st. its definitely a lesson learned for me.

26 comments:

jericho said...

hahaha. i never knew that info on ped xing. I should have known that ped is not chinese ... or else it would have been pronounced as "pet".

Marocharim said...

"5. whenever riding the mrt, always bring an open mind in anything that might happen."

Tell me about it!

I ride the MRT every day, and I often refer to it as the 10-minute horizontal descent to Hell itself. Nothing has happened to me so far, except that I've developed claustrophobia. I figure that if I woke up at 4 AM and rode the 5:30 AM train to North (my work is at 7) I could still get a seat. Asa na lang na may uupuan pa ako pag time-out na ko sa work.

Add this "quote of posteriority" to my low opinion of people: MRT cabins remind me a lot of an enema. It's hard going in, and it's easy going out.

On Ped Xing: isn't he that poet from "Dave the Barbarian?"

wanderingcommuter said...

jericho: sino ba kasing nagpauso niyang ped xing. mahanap at mapatay! hahaha...

marocharim: is our 3 month bet already up? told you, hahaha...i contest that it is easy to go out. if you're coming from nborth and you're drop off station is cubao! its harder than actually going in...try it..

i also thought so that the name was familiar. but still its not a chinese street name...hahaha

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

I'd take the mrt na lang every day.

Anino said...

Pansin ko lang na laging si Jericho ang unang nag-iiwan ng puna?

I M B C

wanderingcommuter said...

keitaro: hahaha...as long as you're ready for number 4 and 5...hahaha

anino: intrigero ka kaya? hahaha...ikaw naman laging nanuuna sa cbox ko eh. hahaha

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

sanay ako sa pila. sanay ako sa magulo. sanay ako sa unexpected. basta laki ka sa squatters sanay ka na sa lahat nga mahihirap na bagay : maliban sa math.

Bino/Geno said...

hihihi. Dumaan din ako.

bunso said...

wow ang galing naman..hmm, i never tired 1-2-3 in jeepny only in buses..lol!

Coldman said...

parang andami mo ng adbentyur sa MRT ah?!

at may nagtanong din sa kin dati kung sino sa Ped xing? wat da! lol

♥Nova-san said...

To answer your question from your last post, I live in NYC. I love reading about the Philippines though, and love reading blogs by Filipinos. I left the Philippines when I was only 2, so sabik ako with anything connected to the Philippines.

I love your #1. Hahaha - that was really clever, ped xing as a name of a Chinese man. Hahaha!

wanderingcommuter said...

keitaro: yun lang. pareho pala tayong mahina sa math. pero hindi ako sanay pumila...nababagot ako! hahaha...

gino:daan lang.

coldman: siguro bilang pa lang ang besees na sumakay ako sa mrt. pero definitely mga panalong experiences yun. hahaha.

bunso: ako sinubukan ko minsan. muntik na akong mahuli...hahaha. ginagawa ko din pala yung kay sharon cuneta sa crying ladies. yung sasakay ka tapos sa pinakagitna, mag rereact ka na kunyari mali yung sinakyan mo. pero tama naman yung binabaan mo. hahaha!

nova: wow, i see....oh well, pinoys are everywhere and i am beginning to think that lawyers are beginning to make their grand launching as well. hahaha.

Dakilang Tambay said...

3. taxi drivers are nicer after midnight. no extra baggage fee, traffic fee or what ever fees. they would even give back your change.

totoo yan:)

wanderingcommuter said...

dt: sobrah, may thank you at nabigla factor pa silang nalalaman kapag binigyan mo ng 5 pesos na tip. hehehe.

DN said...

this is so funny. although medyo matagal-tagal ko na ring alam na si ped xing ay hindi chinese...kundi taiwanese. lol.

my-so-called-Quest said...

salamat sa ped xing info! hehe
its ok if i get lost in a place,
just be systematic and tactical and don't get obvious. hehe

my only fear is mahold-up. i haven't experienced one.

its fun riding the MRT and observe the commuters. my mind plays most of the time, thinking of the age, medical condtion, salient features. just don't do the eye contact, baka ma misinterpret. hehe

salamat po sa pagdaan ha.ingats palagi=]

JOSH said...

minsan napagkamalan akong di nagbayad sa jeep,(kaya pla paring ng parinig ang driver na "yung di pa nagbabayad dyan magbayad na" eh ako pala pinatatamaan) eh nagmatigas akong nagbayad naman talaga ako (di ko lang nga naisigaw at napaabot ko lang) hayun at pagbaba ko ng jeep, sinapak/tulak ba naman ako nung wlang hiyang driver, P.I. sya.

SaB tuloy ng mga kakilala ko, pagganun pinagbibintangan ka daw na di nagbayad, ilabas mo ang pinakamalaki mong peso bill (P1,000) at ibayad mo sa kanya!! hmmp.

Kaya Bsure na pag nagbabayad sa jeep, ISIGAW ng HUSTO na "MAMA BAYAD KO!!!" at magpakita na rin ng mukha kung kinakailngan at sabihin kung saan bababa!

Holy Kamote said...

nka-relate talaga ako sa #2 mo.

napagtripan na ako kasama ng barkada ko ng mga pakinshet na gangsta na matatapang lang pag marami sila.

nakasalubong lang namin sa paglalakad sa sidewalk na may pundidong ilaw ng poste at naangasan yata sa bangs kong may attitude. mahigit beinte sila, dalawa lang kami. pero mga 5 lang yata yung dumaluhong sa'ken. ung sa isa kong kasama nagpyesta ang the rest.

hahaha. ang saya, dahil nagamit ko ang aking natutunan sa panonood ng animes at swerte naka-steeltoe shoes pa ako. nakakaawa lang yung kasama ko dahil nasira yung polong suot. masaya pa rin kami pareho dahil action-packed experience yun.

Dakilang Tambay said...

ahahaha.. nanakot ka pa.nakablik na ako ha

KRIS JASPER said...

Bald rats? EWW!

Anw, I miss just wandering around. Now, sleeping is a luxury for me.

Kiks Phulumulu said...

ah em buuuck.

and ped xing really did it. haha.

yan namang si je, palibhasa 48 yrs nang wala sa naspi kaya...

at narinig ko nga yang intrigang yan.

pwede bang yon ang 11th wonder?

wanderingcommuter said...

dn: hahaha...malay mo korean pala siya. hahaha.

quest: hahaha...ganyan din ang style ko kapag nawawala. chill lang. hahaha...

ako din hidni pa rin ako nahohold up pero hindi ko rin naman hinihiling. siguro dahil sa mukha lang din akong pera. hahaha. yun na ang top 12 (after top 11 ni kiks), mag mukhang busabos kapag araw ng sweldo para mukhang mahirap. iwas hol up.. hahaha.

okay lang makapag titigan sa mrt, hidni naman yun isetann...hahaha.. bakit alam ko? nakwento lag naman.

josh: naku, yun lang talaga ang wag mangyayari sa akin. baka umiyak ako sa gitna ng kalsada. mahirap nun pano kung yun na lang talagang nabayad mo ang last na pera mo napag bintangan ka pang hindi nagbayad. tsktsk! patay!

hk: minsan muntik na rin akong mapaway. dinaanan ko na lang. madami sila eh. siguro kung mag isa lang, pupulutin niya eye balls niya sa kalsada. hahaha....morbid!

dt: hindi naman...slight lang...

kj: oo, bald rats hindi dahil sa natural na nalagas yung buhok niya kundi dahil sa madami siyang sugat kaya wala ng pagtutubuan ng hair folicle...lalo bang kadiri? hahahaha...

kiks: hahaha....bakit hindi? hahaha...

Angelo said...

"re: #6." hehehe. it's good to know that someone else has this observation.

wanderingcommuter said...

angelo: hehehe...actually hidni lang sa mga construction sites....marami rin sa mga depressed areas. hehehe.

twink boi said...

#3 - bakit ang mga taxi drivers na nasasakyan ko eh hindi naman mabait. lagi pa nga nagrereklamo andami daw pasikot-sikot ng lugar namin. yung 80 petots ko na taxi fare ginagawa ko na ngang 100-120, wala man lang thank you!

o malas lang talaga ako sa taxi!

P said...

omg. number 1 happened to me before. hahahahaha.