I always knew I would finish schooling. I would graduate. I never doubted my ability to carry on with my bachelor’s degree, even on those days when I was totally distracted by home woes.
What about you?
Here in the Philippines, in Quezon City, March signals the start of the graduation season. Students from all over the city are anxious to finish the school year so that they could go on vacation. For the geeks, they are anxious to know how they fared the whole year.
But for college students, I know that the main thought running through their minds is if they can find a job right away. I should know, halfway through my last semester in college, I was already checking out companies who might accept me right away.
With the ongoing recession, there is a scarcity of job demands. I hope that the newly graduates will not lose hope and stay strong despite the setback they might be facing right out of college.
It’s not really advisable to wander around the city at night. But I still do so whenever it’s necessary. Out in the streets at night, one has to be on alert. You can never be too complacent, too trusting. You always has to be on your toes for the crooks and the bad vibes around.
But, as I said, whenever necessary, I still go out at night and when I know it is safe, I bask in the feeling of being outside! That’s what I would do whenever I was in Baguio City. The old Baguio City, that is. Nowadays, I was told by locals that Baguio City at night is the same as in Metro Manila. Tsk. Sadly, the crooks managed to penetrate my adopted hometown. Sigh.
Maybe, one of these days, I will be able to roam the streets at night in other cities outside the country. Hopefully…
Quezon City is part of the greater Metro Manila area. I love my city because it is the center of the whole metro. You can find almost every essential place here in our city. Schools, hospitals, churches, malls, big supermarkets, parks, entertainment places, television networks, radio stations, food strips, etc. Almost everything!
I just wish Quezon Avenue will be cleaned of night clubs and other bad elements.
I love Quezon City!
I just love city at dusk. There is peace hanging in the air. Somewhat. Not really peace but a truce, to be honest about it. I love how leisurely everyone goes on in whatever they are doing. I love how cars are now speeding by so fast!
There is just something magical in the city at dusk.
Don’t you think so?
I grew up in Quezon City. In fact, my whole life (30 years and counting), I spent living in Quezon City. Despite the walang kuwentang mayor, Sonny Belmonte, who’s always natutulog sa kangkungan, the city is quite charming and is the center of Metro Manila.
The big malls are situated in the different parts of this city. SM North Edsa, Trinoma, SM City Fairview, SM Cubao, Gateway and other smaller malls. Most of the government offices are also in Quezon City. Big hospitals like St. Luke’s are also within the city. Some universities are also based on QC. So you can just imagine the convenience of living in this chaotic city of mine.
Oh, did I mention that establishments like bars, restaurants, and other night establishments are in Timog and Tomas Morato which are both in Quezon City?
I will write more about my beloved city in my next posts.
I was conceived, born, bred and still is living in the city. I am the big city girl! I love the city life. Sure, there are times when I rant against the bad neighborhood, the inconsiderate neighbors, the pollution, the traffic jams, and the small things in the city that cause disruption in the lives of many, but I still love the city. The tall buildings symbolizing progress for many… the hope in the air for something better… food stalls in almost every corner… just the spark of life everywhere!
I think I will forever be a city girl no matter what.
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