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I just got home from a short escape from the hassles of a geek living in a rural area just south (well, a couple of hours south that is) of Metro Manila. I was beginning to like the fact that I was able to go out and have a little taste of the night life in manila. It's a little overrated, and I'd say I would enjoy the night in either UPLB or manila, but I might have more fun in UPLB. Here are a few reasons why:

1. BUDGET -- Something that I have very limited amounts of. I couldn't drink all I want because the price of 1 beer (75 pesos) would get me ~3 in UPLB. And besides, everything else costs so damn much that it's almost prohibitive to go out -- even alone. Buying someone a drink just got so much harder. Who drinks a "blowjob" or "test tube baby" anyway? (NOTE: I like the "test tube baby" very much though, but I won't pay for a shot of those anytime soon).

2. CULTURE -- I haven't really been into the scene too much to get into the clubbing style, but the behaviour of people in crowds is something else in Manila. Worlds apart my friend... In UPLB, you can dance in your own space and you would be lucky if someone invaded your space. No such thing as "personal space" in Manila. No Siree... Not that I have a problem with that, it's just when the unwelcome contact occurs that I get irritated and turned off in a hurry...

3. FUN -- I get a kick out of intellectual discussion, but won't mind mindless bumping and grinding. Clubs with full sound systems get in the way of getting to know what someone actually knows instead of what moves someone can actually do. Although the music is something else (much better musical taste in Manila) I get a better kick out of the music two people make when they engage in intellectual discussion. Call me a geek, but I'm sorry I am one.

Others might disagree, but once you get to know the real gimmick in UPLB -- it's like The Garden of Eden was built there and incarnated into some place where tempation, pleasure, and pure old mindless fun wasn't something people complain about. And I wouldn't mind being part of it. But I'm definite that when I'm far away from UPLB, I'd want to return (not only to teach) for the gimmicks.

Chill...

Comments

  1. UPLB is wonderful. My coworkers step out for pizza; I go out and buy mamon. Delicious. Definitely the place for people who want nothing else than a simple life. That would be moi. IC's na to!!!!

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  2. heheh, mura na ata yung 75 na nakita mo. some go as high as 120, at yun ang magiging pinakamasarap na san mig light na matitikman mo. mahal eh, it must be damn good.

    pag sa manila, id rather go to the overpriced coffeeshops and bookstores. sarap lng tumambay, but sturbucks has lost it's appeal sakin. puro feelingero kasi mga nakatambay (inde naman bumibili). the coffee is great, but id rather drink it elsewere. kung gusto nyo ng first hand look dyan, dalaw kayo sa starbucks sa glorietta 4. dito kayo matatawa talaga. hehehe.

    solb tumambay sa powerbooks, get to read lots of stuff for free. hehehe

    its so different nga, super. noong bumalik ako sa LB, nanibago talaga ako. kasi mga tao, "at home" baga. hehehe. inde ka stranger dito.

    ^_^

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  3. well...well...well...

    you haven't scoured manila yet! sama ka sa akin minsan. with regards sa budget, no prob! may pinupuntahan kami ng mga groupmates ko almost every saturday. Php 20.00 beer in the heart of ORTIGAS? yes! meron! basta sama ka na lang sa amin minsan. FUN, ha! ako pa! Tawag ka lang samahan kita sa place na sinasabi ko!

    UPLB... damn! I miss that place! Once in a while pumupunta ako ng LB to visit some of my friends there. I find the place very relaxing and accomodating. Namiss ko yung mga gimmick namin dyan dati...relaxed!

    Ha! Nandyan pala ako kanina!

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  4. well...well...well...

    you haven't scoured manila yet! sama ka sa akin minsan. with regards sa budget, no prob! may pinupuntahan kami ng mga groupmates ko almost every saturday. Php 20.00 beer in the heart of ORTIGAS? yes! meron! basta sama ka na lang sa amin minsan. FUN, ha! ako pa! Tawag ka lang samahan kita sa place na sinasabi ko!

    UPLB... damn! I miss that place! Once in a while pumupunta ako ng LB to visit some of my friends there. I find the place very relaxing and accomodating. Namiss ko yung mga gimmick namin dyan dati...relaxed!

    Ha! Nandyan pala ako kanina!

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