Picking up from the worldwide success of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge , Filipino netizens, fed up with the woes that commuters have been experiencing with the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), have put up the MRT Challenge, where government officials are challenged, cajoled, or urged to ride the embattled mass transit system in order for them to experience what the ordinary commuter goes through everyday.
This is a valid call, because indeed, the best way to learn and understand the situation is to experience it first hand. I’m certain that most, if not all of these officials have experienced riding urban rail systems in other countries. I wouldn’t be surprised if in fact, it’s their preferred mode of transportation whenever they’re in Hong Kong, Singapore or other cities abroad precisely because it’s efficient (you can rely on the published arrivals, departures and travel times), cheap and safe.
By admin On July 30, 2014 No Comments
I was contemplating on life and its mysteries while having a latte when one of the cafe’s staff meekly approached and asked if I’m Ruffy Biazon. I confirmed his suspicion and he requested if they could have a photo with me.
I gladly agreed, as I always do with anyone who requests. We had photos taken with a cellphone that belongs to one of them. I also requested a photo using my cellphone, to have a souvenir of that moment when I was able to give a little amusement and perhaps joy to random strangers.
Ever since I first opened up my life to the public by serving, it has become a personal goal to bless others not just by material means but even simple things that will not cost me anything but cause happiness to others.
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By admin On May 1, 2014 No Comments
It’s Labor Day and I thought it timely to take my 14 year-old son for a haircut and–guess what—a shave. Yes, my son has been gifted with the blessing of a full mustache and beard at a young age, thicker than what I even have now.
I decided to bring him a new place where a gentleman can pamper himself, a place they describe as a “barberdashery”, a combination of a barber and tailor shop. I found out about the place from a friend who posted a status post about the place in his Facebook. I checked out the links and decided to try it.
He was given a sharp haircut, clean shave and a soothing massage, as I lounged in the waiting area that reminded me of a den in a home.
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