My MRT experience

The other day my sisters-in-law and I went to Baclaran, my second time to go there, the first was like years ago. We decided to go early in the morning around 6 am so that it wouldn't be that hot and crowded unlike during the afternoons. It was Monday, and my first time to ride on a MRT that early. At first I was quite excited because it would be like an adventure for us, since we were all new to buying wholesale stuff at Baclaran. Well my sister-in-law by the way, will open a shop that's why we went there to look for something "business-worthy" sounds exciting right? and me on a motive of hitching some blouses to add to the clothes that my sis-in-law would buy so that I could also pay for the price of a wholesale. I tell yah it is way cheaper compared to when you buy one piece and also, some other stores don't even allow selling per piece.

Anyway, I'm not here to talk about what happened to us in Baclaran but I'm here to talk about what happened before we arrived Baclaran. The excitement totally dropped zero when we arrived the MRT North station. It was jam-packed with people. The lines were sooo damn long. I got really disappointed because MRT, I thought is a convenient mode of transportation. I felt really bad especially for the people who ride the train everyday like the students who go to school, and the workers who go to the office, and etc. Basically, people who ride the train every single day of the week out of necessity. It really takes so much of their time and energy. My experience wasn't only physically stressful but also mentally. (Sorry if I sounded like I'm overreacting. I am just being honest).

Stressful because of some reasons which I personally observed/experienced during the entire trip:

1. People were pushing one another during the train stop just to get ahead of others, as in pushing that would literally hurt you.
2. And since people were pushing one another, some got really mad like the lady I heard shouting "wala na, hindi na kasya." and another lady, "ano ba, huwag mo ko itulak."
3. Once I got into the train, I felt we were packed like in a can of sardines. It was seriously full and crowded.
4. During the train stop people were rushing to go out of the train, at the same time others wanted to get in. the result? funny squeezed faces esp. the people who were in the middle of those two opposing bodies. sigh. wrong, not funny at all. WHY CAN'T PEOPLE LET THOSE WHO NEED TO DISEMBARK GET OFF FIRST? WHY?
5.  A girl sitting right in front of a standing pregnant woman. (seriously? what are you? please be considerate naman.)
6. I heard some music coming from the two ladies on my left and the other one at my back whom were listening to pop and rock music through their headsets respectively. That's how loud their music or maybe that's how siksikan we were.
7.  I saw lesbian lovers doing PDA. sorry, but I don't think it's appropriate and comfortable for other people to see, including me! or is it just me?
8. It was hard standing that long, I got to sit like we were already at Ayala station. I'm the kind of person who would rather walk than stand for a long time.

So to all the workers and students who ride the MRT everyday, I salute you! you guys are really inspiring because you are all willing to make that sacrifice just to finish school or to make money for living.

To the government, please act for a quick solution for that.

And to all the MRT riders, can you just please learn how to follow basic and simple rules.

*too bad I wasn't able to take photos of it. :(



  1. Its cool that you also blogged about your mrt ride. ^_^ Im Kristine from you said you followed me already but I cant see your name on the list. lol. anyway I followed yours. tc!

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  3. oops. I don't know what went wrong. but there followed you again. hehe :)

  4. i can't help but agree with your post about MRT. i rode it the first time when i was in manila last june and yes yes yes to everything (except the PDA thing--i WOULD have totally told them off). hope the Manila government does something about it as well.:)

    come visit me?

    chic in the tropics


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