Category: Biyaheng EDSA

Along EDSA— My journey’s interrupted By every sudden brake. Stopping On every street, every traffic light. My life (here atop the Santolan flyover) is going down Into the waiting mouth of Cubao. I’m so hungry. But inside this bus, like rag on a clothes line Along EDSA where the plants and trees have died, It’s hot. And humid. My insides are on fire. Sweat pours…

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Whether you find yourself inside a mall somewhere in Monumento, malapit sa bantayog ni Andres Bonifacio, or sa dulo ng EDSA Extension, at the end of the day, you’ll need to go home. But after going to a mall to buy something o tumambay lang, did you have that feeling that you wasted a few hours of your life? And that those hours should have been spent doing something better?

At some point in your journey, mapapaisip ka if you’re in the right road, or kung tama ba yung destination na pinili mo. Being in the crossroads could catch up with you in different stages of life. Minsan tinatawag itong “quarterlife crisis” para sa mga young adults in their twenties.

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Magallanes: Divergent Roads

Posted by February 1, 2016

Paglagpas mo sa intersection ng EDSA at Ayala Avenue, you will approach Magallanes Interchange. Kung pupunta ka sa Manila, take the outermost lane. Kung didiretso ka naman ng EDSA papunta sa Pasay Rotonda or sa Nichols, take the left-most lane at aakyat sa flyover na diretso lang. Kung pupunta ka naman sa Alabang, sa Airport, or sa ano mang city or municipality sa Laguna o…

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Ayala: Traffic sa Fast Lane

Posted by January 25, 2016

After crossing the Guadalupe bridge, you’ll soon approach the intersection of EDSA and Ayala Avenue. If you turn left, you’ll go to the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, where a lot of big name companies hold their offices. If you turn right, you’ll find yourself in the middle of Ayala Avenue that serves as the main thoroughfare of the Makati Central Business District. Either way,…

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Kung dumaan ka sa Crossing Ibabaw, asahan mong luluwag nang bahagya ang traffic pagpasok mo ng Boni hanggang tumawid ka ng tulay sa may Guadalupe. But then again, it might not. Superepic level kasi lagi ang traffic sa EDSA tuwing rush hour. Nag-calculate nga minsan ang isang friend ko na nagbiyahe from Ortigas to Makati. Sabi niya, ang average speed niya ay 5 kilometers per…

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On any given day, sobrang traffic mula sa Kamuning Flyover hanggang paglampas mo ng Cubao. But it eases up a little bit pagdating mo ng Ortigas. Marami na kasing mga sasakyan ang sasampa sa flyover, either to go to the Ortigas Business District, or magpatuloy Southbound EDSA. But as you travel through this part of EDSA, you can never miss the imposing statue of Virgin…

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Kung nasa Southbound lane ka ng EDSA at nalagpasan mo na ang North EDSA, hindi mo mami-miss ang Kamuning flyover. Kung ayaw mong ma-traffic sa Timog Avenue at sa Kamuning dahil sa dami ng mga bus terminals doon, take the flyover. Oo naman, heavy traffic din sa flyover during rush hour. At least, pagbaba mo, malapit ka na sa Cubao Ilalim. Kaunting tiis nga lang…

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After entering EDSA through the Balintawak Cloverleaf, madadaanan mo ang Muñoz, and then you’ll approach the intersection of North Avenue, EDSA, and West Avenue. You can’t miss it. Nandiyan ang SM North, isa sa mga dambuhalang malls hindi lang sa Pilipinas kundi sa buong mundo! Katapat lang nito ang isa pang mall—Trinoma! It’s not an exaggeration kung sasabihin mong may mall ang bawat sulok at…

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