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BGC and Life Update (April 23, 2019)

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As you may (or may not) be aware, there was recently a rather big earthquake that hit Luzon, and although the epicenter was in Zambales (with Pampanga suffering much damage), the shock was still felt across Metro Manila, and as it pertains to yours truly, yup, I felt a jolt in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), where I’m currently residing.

At least from my own vantage point, it was one of those “blink and you missed it” type of deals, and at first I was kinda like, “Hmm, that’s interesting, the wind is blowing really hard all of a sudden…

And before I knew it, that was the end of that…

Nevertheless, precautions were taken all across town, and I even heard from some people that they were allowed to go home early from work, as engineers surveyed the scenes for any structural issues…

Here’s a photo from BGC…

I guess there’s designated areas where people are assigned to meet up, but hey, what do I know? I don’t work at any of these office buildings, but definitely, the streets were crowded and there were “leaders” directing people where to go…

Being from California, I guess earthquakes have always been on the back of my mind, since childhood… They call em “shake shake drills” here (lol), but yeah, I’m really all too familiar with the whole “duck, cover, and hold” routine…

Moving right along…

As I was telling you guys in the last post, BGC is usually really active (and festive)… Good Friday was really an anomaly, but funny enough, although I reported back saying the entire town was desolate in the morning…

Actually, as it turns out, after 3 PM, the streets were flocking with people, yet again!

Yup, the following are pics after 3PM, on Good Friday

I went out looking for food (thinking I would have to dine at 7-11 or McDonald’s) and was no way expecting to see this… The town is ALIVE!

High Street and Tiger Sugar, back in business!

So far, I’ve only had the patience to wait this line out just once…

Anyway, back in January when I visited Camiguin Island, I got to explore the Walkway to the Old Volcano and Stations of the Cross.

From Wikipedia.

First Station.

So, I thought the following was pretty cool to see in BGC, setup throughout High Street, during Holy Week.

Here they are in BGC…

1. The Failure

2. The Teacher

3. The Pacifist

4. The Friend of Sinners

5. The Innocent

6. The Healer

7. The Feminist

8. The Stranger

9. The Scapegoat

10. The Child

11. The Giver of Chances

12. The Rumor

13. The Proof

14. The Present

More pics taken on the night of Good Friday

What a beautiful sunset!

Incense! Now, this is stuff that I’m most familiar with…

Life, in a nutshell…

And on Easter Sunday

Gotta love all the festivities, spirit, and culture of BGC!

With that said, my flight back to California has been booked and I’ll be leaving on a jet plane soon enough…

It’s been most fun BGC, until next time!

 

Fight On!

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