Wednesday, July 30, 2008

parked privacy

all of us crave for privacy. as much as possible we tend to hide things, attitudes, pasts and even the truth about us from other people. we portray various images to protect our weaknesses and flaws from the prejudisms of others. funny because we all admit that we are not perfect and never will be one. but we tend to make fun of other's imperfections. eventhough we share the same.
men will probably be the most unpredictable beings among all creations. they wish and look for someone to share their lives with: to love unconditionally and be together as ideal as possible.
but ironically, they will never allow each other to reveal themselves in bare: to be vulnerable against corruption: for their trust to be betrayed and their happiness to be grabbed. thus, it is very difficult for most of us to take a risk in submitting our trust and love to another. probably because in doing so, we are stripping off all the defense that we've created and worn in ourselves.
but will it really makes us happy if we will just keep our walls upright? or is it even worth sacrificing at all?

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i was walking home late last night. when i saw the police mobile doing its usual nightly patrol in katipunan. they always do this since there is no police station nearby. but i was surprised when the police mobile cross the opposite lane towards the side street that i was walking. i thought that the car would hit me. but it immediately stopped infront of one of the cars parked along my way.
the policeman raised something from his left hand and pointed it to the car. at first, i thought it was gun. i told myself that someone is gonna be salvaged tonight and the unfortunate me, will be the only eyewitness of the crime and my life will be forever changed.
then the thing lit. it was actually a flash light. the policeman was trying to check if there is someone inside the vehicle. but no one was inside the car. then the police mobile went from one car to another and checked whether or not someone is inside the cars parked.
it was actually the first time i witnessed this kind of routine among policemen. usually, they do this when conducting check points among moving vehicles. but this time, they looked more like a security guard inspecting inside a cinema house. then the idea hit me.
if you are living along katipunan avenue, it is probably impossible for you to see an empty street even during holidays or weekends. people and cars kill for a parking space here and families make a living out of being parking personnels. but if there is one thing noticeable among parked cars, especially those parked along the street at the back of the main avenue is that they always have atleast a couple hanging inside. and believe me, if there are people inside, there is definitely an action as well.
for more than two years staying here, i have already seen couples kissing, crying, arguing, sleeping and even making out inside their cars. it also never fails that for each of these scenes, those people inside would then pause from what they are arguing and doing once they realized that someone is coming: which actually makes it more obvious.
now, it just tickles my curiosity why policemen suddenly got interested in checking each of the cars parked in katipunan. but who knows, i might see the answer one of these days.

23 comments:

Mugen said...

You already have an answer. You just want to see the proof. Ehehe.

Abou said...

di ko alam kung magugustuhan ko ang area na yan. hmmm. pero buti naman at meron na ring nag roronda dyan.

limferdi said...

maybe they want to see couples make love inside the car

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

Most humans protect their weaknesses and flaws from others?

Told you so, WC... With the ways I have described myself, Im not "human".

Anyway, I hope you discover something spicy inside those cars next time and you blog about it soon.. or email it to me personally. lol.

dazedblu* said...

Geez, tht wuz odd.. i even don' like the scenario.

White said...

uy, meron pala dyan sa katipunan.... malapit na kasi final exams LOL

Kiks said...

we always want to hide things from people.

but one way to show a bit of it is either through a blog or a parked car along that avenue you just mentioned.

lols, hindi naman sa naninilip ka lang...

gillboard said...

ahh... vigilance... tama lang yan at madaming milagrong nagaganap ngayon sa mga madidilim na kalsada...

nice to see every once inawhile our taxes at work, kahit sa ganung kasimpleng bagay lang.

jericho said...

tingin ko tinitingnan nila kung may ... may ... may ... ba't hindi mo na lang kaya itinanong? hehe

Chyng said...

who wants to be completely exposed?! that's why it's ok for people to lie and protect themselves. cheers! (--,)

Gibo said...

parang ok na may police around providing security..i think it was a good gesture..but the other side of the coin is..they are also known for their brutality at nakaka tense din kapag nasa paligid mo sila.

ROneiluke said...

i agree that most people tend to hide...their weaknesses...they dont want to be vulnerable bcoz that is what happens to people who open up...choose to be bold...bare everything...but to others its the other way around...

everybody has a secret...

pero sabi nga sa freaky friday: privacy is a priviledge (ahhaah!)

odin hood said...

a few weeks ago, sa ust car park my friends and i spotted a car, tapos sa loob may nanonood ng porno hehe

bulitas said...

interesting. now cops are looking for a different kind of action, eh?

i think the key in dealing with our privacy issues, especially that privacy which concerns our relationships with people, is that we have to be smart enough to know how to balance things. we have to be smart to know when to show and when to hide. it is given. we all have our issues. so it would be best to weig things first before we jump into our actions.

=)

caryn said...

hey interesting, so they really actually 'patrol' huh? hahaha! baka curious lang sila or they got to see an interesting 'show' before ;-)

Lance said...

A law practioner said to me once (he was offering me a car loan), that your car is like the extension of your home. When you go to work with your car, the moment you step back in to your car to drive back, the feeling is like you are already at home (or a little bit at home). It's something you have for your own that no one could ever claim, unless you'll sell it.
Given that, I should say that arguing, crying or making out with somebody in your car is something private. It's just not decent though, but then again, I don't think it's a crime that policemen have to really patrol for at night.

amicus said...

malay mo may prayer meeting sa isa sa mga kotseng naka park. e di puwede na siya sumali? :D

dabo said...

privacy is similar to security, as hellen keller would put it, "it does not exist in nature nor do the children of men experience it as whole; avoiding danger is no safer than outright exposure.."

so why bother on being private, when some people are hopeless voyeurs and some are pathological exhibitionists..

estan said...

well, back in college, my classmates were caught at the back of the van and it was a big joke the next day at school.

erin de la cruz said...

Baka kasi may yumuyugyog sa kotse. Di naman ba kaya? =)

joaqui_miguel said...

The police were probably tipped off about such actions inside parked cars in the area thus they did what they did.

Sign of the times. Everything is getting expensive that some people would risk getting caught doing it inside the car than go somewhere and get a room. ;)

the donG said...

those people inside would then pause from what they are arguing and doing once they realized that someone is coming: which actually makes it more obvious.

>>> hehehe.. tama ka talaga dyan.

xxxborgexxx said...

privacy. i will kill for it.