Biyaheng EDSA: The Trips We Take sa Matrapik, Mabilis(?), Magulo, pero Exciting na Buhay Yuppie

how to start a travelblogNaging familiar lang ako sa EDSA noong nag-umpisa na akong magtrabaho sa Makati bilang isang call center agent. Araw-araw, bumibiyahe ako mula sa Don Antonio Heights sa Quezon City papunta sa MRT Quezon Avenue station. Para lang makasakay, makikipila nang mahaba, pagpapawisan, kulang na lang makipagpalitan ng mukha sa mga kasabay kong pumapasok. Mas okay na yun kesa naman abutin nang siyam-siyam sa bus.

Back then, mas manageable ang crowds ng MRT-3. Ngayon, parang laging Zombie Apocalypse ang level ng pila sa MRT stations tuwing rush hour. 23.8 kilometers lang ang EDSA pero parang napakahaba nito dahil na rin siguro sa katakot-takot na trapik. Kung isa kang young professional o office worker sa alinmang business district sa Metro Manila, mahirap iwasan ang EDSA.

Bilang mga young professionals, hindi lang naman highway ang EDSA, isa rin itong symbol o metaphor ng ating mga paglalakbay sa buhay. Isipin mo—sa Northern end nito, nandoon ang Monumento ni Andres Bonifacio. Kung mag-LRT ka mula sa Roosevelt Station papunta sa Caloocan o Manila, makikita mo si Bonifacio, matikas na nakatayo kasama ang mga barkada niyang nagsipunit ng kanilang sedula para magrebolusyon sa mga Kastila. Sa kabilang dulo naman, nandoon ang malaking globo at ang Mall of Asia. Kung gusto mong mag-shopping, kumain, at mamasyal sa tabing-dagat, puwedeng puwede! Sabi nga ng tagline ng SM: “We got it all for you.”

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Setup Your Homepage Chapter Resources

Here are additional books, blogs, and resources you can check out in relation to Chapter 5 of “Start Up: Find your place. Engage the world. Sustain your life.” These are great resources on the subject of identity and personality. Whenever possible, we’ve also included the places where you can a copy of these resources online and off.

Blogs and Websites

A thoughtful piece on calling from Relevant Magazine: Your Calling is Closer than You Think.

A good set of questions to ask from Huffington Post: Finding Your Calling.

Book

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig.

Written by a Stanford University Professor, Tina Seelig, the book tackles a number of advice for young people, especially those who are getting ready to face the real world. Tina Seelig also advocates not only pursuing your passion, but offering something to the market for you to become productive and competitive. Available via National Bookstore and Amazon.com

 

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