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Contribute to the solution, not to the problem

Slow vehicles, keep right‘ is a road sign you may have passed by a couple of times every few kilometers apart on the expressway. Bad motorist behavior–traffic, in general, has been my perennial pet peeve. I’ve had my more-than-fair share of bad encounters with this typical rude/road scenario on every hi-way I have ever driven on. Traveling steadily at 70 kph in the entire course of the overtaking lane on the highway is–

+ simply an unacceptable driving practice;

+ plus, it makes you look self-entitled and arrogant; and,

+ most importantly, you probably don’t realize this (or maybe you do but rather choose to neglect and be a d-bag about it) that you’re the one [deliberately] setting off the slowdown and eventual traffic jam. Think about it. You are that specific motorist who’s contributing to the persistent traffic woe we’ve all been trying to deal with and fix for the longest time. The same absentminded driver with repeated complaints of nationwide traffic congestion and how it’s yet to be solved by past and current government officials.

So the next time someone flashes their headlights or honks their horn at you from behind, and your foot is still gently stepping the accelerator of your car whilst hogging the leftmost lane; it’s best to acknowledge this and resort to carefully switching lane (not by ignoring) and letting the car pass (and not by refusing to budge). Or–just don’t be on the overtaking lane entirely if you’re gonna be driving at a slow pace the whole time. Not only will you–

+ look like a considerate human being;

+ but will make you appear to contribute to the traffic solution,

+ and that is a good start

I’ll repeat: Contribute to the solution, not to the problem.

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Noong panahon natin na tayo’y mga bata pa, hindi man natin naranasan na magkaroon ng cellphone at iba pang mga modernong teknolohiya na meron na ngayon, ay maraming mga simpleng bagay naman na meron tayo na kaya nang magpasaya sa atin.

Ilan dito ay ang mga sumusunod:

  1. Ubos na agad ang oras natin kapipitas ng gumamela at pag-dikdik nito para ihalo sa Tide para gawing pa-lobo.
  2. Tuwang-tuwa na tayo na manghuli ng tutubi o salagubang at talian ng sinulid para gawing instant boka-boka.
  3. Ang Game ‘n Watch na wala namang variation kundi pabilis lang nang pabilisin ang laro ay sobrang enjoy na tayo dito at minsan ay naidadala pa sa classroom para ipahiram sa classmates mo na gustong higitan ang score mo.
  4. Makakita ka lang ng rewinder ng Betamax o VHS player na mukhang kotse, aliw na aliw na tayo kaya dapat meron sa bahay nito. Dahil din ang hassle magpa-rewind ng tape kahit may ‘rewind’ ang player.
  5. 2 Piso lang ang babayaran mo, makakadaan ka na sa express way papuntang Maynila para makapag liwaliw at bulakbol kasama ng barkada mo.
  6. 3 bente-singko lang ang kailangan para matawagan si Aida o si Lorna o si Fe.
  7. Tansan lang at ilang straws ng softdrink, enjoy na ang tropa sa larong sipa.
  8. Dumilim man ang ulap at bumuhos ang kalangitan, considered okay na maligo sa ilalim ng ulan.
  9. Laking tuwa na natin dahil kahit mga murang chichiria, may libreng mga laruan sa loob nito na kailangan lang ng goma o tubig.
  10. Para sa Channel-7, ang Sabado ay araw para sa mga bata dahil sa dami nang children’s shows at cartoons.

At sa panghuli—

🎼”Simpleng buhay ay kay ganda

Mayroong ngiti

Mayroong saya

Walang hindi magagawa

Lalo na’t simple ka

Sama-sama magkaisa

Kahit maging sino ka pa

Lahat ay ‘di ba’t kay dali

Ganyan ka lang sana” 🎼

(mula sa kantang “Simple Lang” ni Ariel Rivera)