Friday Traffic

No one would forget that Friday traffic. It wasn’t pay day, it wasn’t raining, it was just an ordinary day. I am over the fact that I traveled more than 3 hours from work (Makati) to Quezon City last Friday. Oh, this is to remind myself that I traveled the same hours from Quezon City to Makati in the morning, same day.

Probably by this time everyone knows that the reason behind all that traffic was Caloocan City’s ordinance to keep one lane of trucks at some land of their city. As if trucks are some unwanted thimajings.

I don’t think it’s because there’s too much truck travelling in the city; I don’t think these trucks are too small or too big to travel in the city; I don’t think we can keep them from travelling during the day. These trucks, transporting the different goods, are part of our economy.

The government shall build, expand and do whatever what it takes to make more roads. INVEST MORE ON INFRASTRUCTURE, well apart from education. If we would have more roads, there won’t be restrictions on which vehicle to travel. If we would have better mass transportation system, there won’t even be a need for Filipinos to bring their cars around the city.

As if this would make a difference.

Trucks are beautiful, with bright lights.

 

Shoe Shopping

It’s been a long while since I shopped for shoes. I mean yes, I have bought 1 pair at a time but mostly because my ONLY pair gave up on me. So what do I wear when I shop for shoes, you may ask? Flipflops. Thank goodness my Ipanema pair is so reliable I want to cry.

The reason for me to shop for a pair this weekend was because the one I’m using is plastic/rubber made, which is very useful at this kind of weather, but makes my right foot hurt so much. I was also convinced because of the I’m Shoe In Love bazaar (and in the end, didn’t bother coming because  a holiday sale at SM North Edsa anyway).

The cheapo I am, I wanted to get a pair from Celine because of their Take Two Promo at P999. Though no pair passed my sole flexing test so I had to say no. Then checked out Mendrez price reduction rack. I found a semi-flexing flats sale at P699.

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While waiting for a new pair to try on, I found comfy red sling back flats. It’s semi-flexing, too. JP approved of the second pair so I knew I had to buy it. It was on sale at P599.

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I’m happy with my purchase! I just hope any of these two survive for at least 6 months. Maybe I should start buying few more to give time for each to breathe.

Gaaaaaah, if only my parents are still my source of income and if only I don’t work hard for the money I earn. Hahaha. Any, ttfn.

The Distance Between Us Rant

Photo from goodreads.

Let me tell you this, I know I’m too old for such a Cinderella story but… I never felt so in love after reading this book. Or scratch that thought I don’t fit in to this kind of reading because this is so me.

What I love about the book:

It ultimately hits that teen-y feeling. Who doesn’t want that prince charming? To top it all, rich prince charming. Alex/Xander is every girl’s dream. The characters though are too obvious to fall in love in the end; but hey, the thrill and development of the relationship is just perfect. I never had that relationship back in high school and if I had the same thing Caymen have, it would have been perfect, maybe? :)

What I don’t like about the book:

The revelation in the end is too dramatic. It could also happen in real life but, really???? Caymen could have done better than run away from Xander during the event. Also, her mom and hospital scene was dragging.

So there, my love for this book. I gave it 4 stars in goodreads just because. I’m scouting for my feel good books like this. Any that you can recommend? Go ahead. ;)