Moving vehicles, people walking, traffic fumes, heat and noise. This is Manila. It’s an utter ataxia. She may be clad in chaos but she carries herself beautifully . Everything moves. Everything flows.
Everyone makes noise creating a sound that’s aurally distinct. To see and experience all these had put me to face the crowd, fight for space in public vehicles, endure the suffocating fumes, walk under a desiccating afternoon heat, suffer a blistered foot due to excessive walking and crossing deadly streets. And I brought myself home totally smoked from head to foot.
It sure sounds an ordeal to someone who is accustomed to order. But I discovered one thing that everyone rarely sees, the beauty of the place outweighs its flaws. It’s a city full of colors and rich in culture.