by Megan Cagurangan, 11315091
I’ll stray away from the common topics like abuse and inequality and of course the ever popular, never-ending corruption, because realistically speaking, it will always be there. Especially in our country, where greed, carelessness and a thirst for power and wealth runs in the blood of half the country’s citizens (in my honest opinion, of course).
Getting back into topic, for my CITIGOV class, we were tasked to write a blog post about anything under the sun that bothers us; it could be the mix of smoke and fog that’s taking over Makati (have you seen the city in the Skyway point of view?), it could be that one grade that prevented one from being a Dean’s Lister, or even the simple things not knowing where to eat lunch every day.
What bothers me personally is the never ending construction work everywhere, especially when it’s blocking routes going to school or even causing more traffic during the weekdays. It’s horrific; I mean, these could have been done in the summer when there are less cars going about in the streets, trying to get their kids to class before 7:30 or 8 am.
Recently, a road work is being done in Estrada street. It’s been under construction since summer and until now it’s not yet finished. It’s caused so much traffic then, and even more now that it blocked the entire passageway, forcing cars en route to DLSU to turn left to St. Scho and let Lasallains cross and walk.
It doesn’t bother me that the city’s been doing roadworks to somehow improve the flood control of the nation’s capital. But the fact that there were no warnings given prior to this is really bothersome not just for me, but to most drivers as well. It’s a real pain to look for a new way around, especially since St. Scho starts classes at 7:30 so the peak of the rush is usually around 6:30-7 am.
It’s been a second incident since no warnings were given ever since I started studying in DLSU. The first was when the Bus Ban in Manila was implemented. No was no announcement of it, so students were a bit confused as to where to ride the bus and get home. Thankfully, it wasn’t raining that day.
It’s great that the country is trying to improve, but at least give the citizens a day’s warning. There are so many forms of communication nowadays, so news travels fast and travels everywhere so I don’t really see an excuse as to why they can’t find three seconds to tweet that there’s a road block to the University.
Under Construction: What bothers me? ➙
by Megan Cagurangan, 11315091
I’ll stray away from the common topics like abuse and inequality and of course the ever popular, never-ending corruption, because realistically speaking, it will always be there. Especially in our country, where greed, carelessness and a thirst for power and wealth…
A tribute to Taylor Swift’s Red49 plays
“The man who wears the club number 20 is the man who led Manchester United to their 20th title reign”
I’m not a fan of Man. United just to be clear, but I am a fan of Robin van Persie. Waking up at 3 am to watch him play against and completely dominate Aston Villa was worth it. 3 incredible goals were scored in the first half, all leading to yet another Championship title.
The last time I watched a United game was against rival Man City, and their form was terrible. You could see it in Rooney’s eyes the frustration he felt after Sergio Aguero scored in the 78th minute.
“It was goal of the century for me from Robin van Persie. It was marvellous - the technique with his head down, over the ball and just perfect timing. It was a magnificent strike.He has been unbelievable, his early form was fantastic. He had a dry spell, as most strikers do, but he has come back from that and he was unbelievable tonight.” - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson
I may hate you for leaving Arsenal, but I admit, I got teary eyed when you led Manchester United to victory. All photos from Zimbio | Manchester United v Aston Villa, April 23, 2012