I spent 4 hours every day to travel from my home to the slope of the mountain. I am almost finished with my tasks and it is my first time to have a regular daily activity with that amount of travel time. I commute by the way everyday. And I am not used to that ever since. As I commute my way everyday, I saw different kinds of people, different kinds of students, and different kinds of employees. I was quite fascinated how I noticed these things only now. Again, I am not used to commuting that looooooooong. I am not rich. I do not have my own transportation. It is just that I am used to a dorm. I live near the school and recently near my workplace (which is also near my school). That’s what I am used to. A walking distance destination or a public vehicle ride of maximum of 45 minutes when traffic is really terrible. In summary, I walk my way to places. I do ride the train – distance of 1 station. I love to walk around that is why I live near my work area.
Before entering college, I ride a school service to go to school. I was sheltered. Alabang malls are the only malls I can go to alone. The reason is because there is a direct public ride to those malls from my home and vice versa. Even riding a tricycle scares me during those times. I do not even know how to call a tricycle to get a ride. I could not even ride a jeep alone. But now, there are kids who are still in grade school who commute everyday. I also noticed that there are a lot of government schools in the vicinity. I am not really aware about it since I live in the area where there is only one government school which I am also unfamiliar. Nobody in my neighborhood went there. I was thinking that if only my brother would realize how fortunate we are. Going back to my naiveness. During the first few months of college, I commute from my home to the school which is in Manila. It is a very short bus ride and that is the only commute that I knew back then. House-School-House. I was able to know RP and SM Manila eventually. Then I lived close to my school. That is what I am used to. It really works for me. Living near my daily activities. Sharing the room with minimum roommate as possible. I am used to living alone in the room anyway.
I may hate the 4-hour travel time everyday. That is because I cannot sleep because it is a jeepney ride! I am almost done doing that activity and it was just a short period that is why I did not live near the place. My jeepney ride every day enables me to learn new things about life in a daily basis. Maybe the reason why I am so exhausted coming home because I think too much. Siesta is not really popular there and I do not have any restful recreational activities during break. Is there one anyway?
There are ups and downs but I still feel so blessed. These are all thanks to God Almighty.