♫ Oh the traffic outside is frightful,I’m sorry to warp a bit this joyful Christmas carol, but this is exactly what I’m feeling right now after being on the road everyday of this week fixing things and documents and haist!
But the scenes are so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Flow! Let It Flow! Let It Flow! ♫
I’m unfortunate to be hopping to three major cities in Metro Manila for this whole week. Three different cities but one thing in common – horrendous traffic! Not that traffic is new to me being a city dweller. But these days is really horrendous!
Obviously it’s about the holiday rush. City dwellers are quite expecting that this scenario begins this week when everybody is back from the All Saints Day (Halloween) holiday break, and
when street children start knocking on car doors and hopping on jeeps singing Jingle Bells,
when every corner turned magical,
when trees turned into tree of lights and electric fireflies are everywhere,
when streets and avenues look like hangar,
when the Nativity scene suddenly appears on tall building’s roof tops and walls,
when the bearded man in red suddenly appears on shops ceilings with his reindeers
and when tropical Philippines suddenly has winter wonderland venues!
the Philippines Christmas season officially starts indeed and boom! the horrendous traffic comes with it!
I took these random shots from the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) using my mobile phone. I could have captured the scenes during the annual ceremonial lightings of the streets of Makati City because I was at the area earlier that day. But what I did is what I habitually do when in Makati City. I always try to escape the city during the rush hour of a working day. I opted to go home early rather than witness the lighting fun, then be sorry later if caught in traffic for hours which I'm absolutely sure will happen.
On Friday night it took me one and a half hours to be back home from MOA area. It is supposed to be just ten to fifteen minutes without traffic. In fact I can easily walk or run this distance to-and-fro. Had it not been I’m wearing a business suit matched with a heeled shoes that day, I could have just run or walk my way back home (LOL).
Then what greeted me upon reaching home is the TV news that there was a multi-vehicular road accident at C-5 Road (Makati City and Tagig City areas). One person died and twelve people were hurt from this traffic accident where eleven vehicles are involved.
|Photo Source: newsinfo.inquirer.net|
Brace yourselves for more holiday happenings, but most of all brace yourselves for the horrendous city traffic! So be cool people!
If you want to have an official welcoming of the Yuletide season, the 50 foot Christmas Tree of the SM Mall Asia will be lighted on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 5PM.
Now may I say with much exaggeration, thank God it’s Saturday! I’m home and blogging!