Saturday, September 26, 2009

Home in Manila

Welcome back to Manila. You know you are back when instead of ponds, lake and the open sea you drive and wade through floods.

You know you are back when instead of fresh fish, customized kalan and lanzones displayed in rattan basket crawling with black ants you are asked for an upsize by a friendly fastfood staff.

Yes you know you are back because you navigated the 45 kilometer stretch from Sta Rosa to Katipunan in 4 hours on a rainy Tuesday early evening, only slightly shorter than the 209 kilometer stretch from Butuan City to Davao City.

I am indeed home. But as Henry Miller, an American novelist and painter said, "One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things."

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