Suggestions to Philippines’ Long MRT Queue


  • Create an online system that would allow passengers to top up their MRT card through the internet or through participating retail stores.

Before you dismiss or complain, please continue reading the article.

I was in the middle of tweeting Miss Abi Valte who recently did the MRT Rush Hour Challenge. As usual, the Filipino people are not impressed. I can’t blame them.

However, I was trying to suggest her a few things but I realized it won’t all fit in a tweet. Thus, this blog post.

I am in New Zealand now. I know what you’re thinking. I might not be the best person to give advice on the subject because we are living a somewhat convenient life here. At the same time, I think we are somehow a good source of opinion since we have an established set of comparisons. Just think of Jose Rizal and our noble heroes who were abroad while they were attacking (or suggesting to) the Spanish government in the Philippines through literature.

Everyone is complaining about the queues and everyone is blaming the government. Has anybody actually suggested a solution? I’m sure there is at least someone who has already thought of this but all suggestions are ignored. I just want to emphasize it again.

How do we solve the long queues?

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What Makes Me A Proud Filipino

In my previous post I described a little bit of what the town and/or New Zealand is in general but now, I would like to share to you some very important and “maybe/not” biased insights of why I am proud to be a Filipino.


As I have mentioned on that post, almost all their food here that I have tasted so far are conventional or easily-cooked food. I might not be the best cook. My mom is an average cook but her brothers are the greatest cooks in their family. During my younger days my mom taught me how to crush and peel garlic as well as how to chop onions. It became handy when I started cooking for my family now. So far I have already cooked chicken curry out of demand for 6 consecutive weeks (once a week) and they still don’t get sick of it. They also loved chicken adobo, chicken afritada, giniling (minced beef, tomato sauce, diced potatoes and carrots), and a whole lot of fried rice in different varieties, beef, chicken, ham, eggs, vegetables, etc.

I am so amazed as to how much more I can cook that would be new for them because there is just so many Filipino dishes that we have in our country. Whenever I picture myself going to a “karinderiya” opening covers of cooked viands on pots one by one, I realize that our Filipino food is so rich that there’s nothing else like it. I always feel proud whenever my children now would request me to cook Filipino food for tea (they call dinner “tea”). Continue reading What Makes Me A Proud Filipino

MRT Guadalupe Station Escalator Malfunction

MRT Guadalupe Station celebrates it’s 4th week of consistent escalator malfunction today! Thank you so much to all the head and staff of this MRT station for your consistent NO EFFORT in promoting health and wellness to your valued passengers. May you have many more escalator malfunction days to come!


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LRT Buzzers

Yehey! I’m back online. It’s been a while but I already know what’s the first best thing I would blog about as soon as I get back online.

What’s wrong with our LRT Buzzers?


Oh my gulay. Kung meron lang ako decibel meter na dala tuwing pumapasok ako ng school eh gusto ko talagang patunayan na mas matining pa ang buzzer ng LRT kesa sa sirena ng tren o kaya ng firetruck!

Naiintindihan ko naman kasi ang gamit nito. Nagbibigay babala ito sa mga taong pasakay ng tren na magsasarado na ang mga pintuan. Eh pano naman yung mga nasa loob na? Lalong lalo pa kung NASA TABI KA NG PINTO?

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