Sometimes, I have only one explanation for the sad incidents in life… I live in the Philippines.
Like collecting toys. -because this is our current thing. *We are back at Greenhills yesterday. Going on a toy hunt.* And because its the GOT season finale, I will be all GOT themed today. But not to worry, I wont spoil anything. I will be using the #battleofthebastards episode to illustrate.
I wanted to get more Game of Thrones Funko Pops, but it looks like we are not meant to be. *sobs*
Couldn’t bring myself to buy it because of the price. I believe its unreasonable.
See the huge Difference? Sure, I get the Samuel Tarly price: $9.99 I round it off to $10 then convert it to peso lets say x55 (a dollar is around close to 50php I just added a bit extra) plus some 40php for taxes and upkeep and profit for the shop. I see that the 595php price is reasonable.
But the Brienne price: Oh wow. they sure jacked up that one.
I even looked it up on www.poppriceguide.com and it currently stands at 12usd (as of 06-27-16) so if that is the case 12usd to php is 564.59. But lets just use the x55 conversion ok? so 12×55 = 660 then add some 40php (for taxes and upkeep and profit for the shop, like what we did with Samuel-that would have to be at 700php. But they sell if for 750php. If only I can directly buy from the US. *sigh*
Just not our day for toy hunting.
Sad but that’s it. So, after looking around for toys we need to go home.
That got me thinking about commuting – in other countries commuting is relatively easy compared to the Philippines. Here we have #gameoftrains.
All photos are not mine, just got them from the internet.
Queuing for a train ticket can take you anywhere from 15 mins to 1-2 hours. Then you still have to wait at the platform.
You get to ride the train with a lot of other passengers and squeeze yourself in.
You get mashed up into a human pile that it maybe possible that one day you get to swap faces with other commuters. #truth
It really does feel like that. But we also have a separate train for female passengers. So travel on your own and see you at the station ok? *the female train is no better than the other trains. Its still crowded as hell inside, only bonus for a female is that you are all females so no groping issues.
This is a accurate depiction of commuting in the philippines. #thestruggleisreal
And of course. Keep your eyes peeled for the hold-up-pers. There sure are a lot of them here in the Philippines. And the police/government cant do anything to stop these crimes happening daily.
Its every one for themselves.
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
There is also the jeep, bus and riding the FX or shuttle, but even that does not exempt you from the perils above. You will not have to fall in line and wait at the platform.-hooray! But you will be crammed along with a lot of passengers that you are half sitting-half squatting, sweaty and cramped for space. Subjected to traffic and the occasional thieves and holdup-ers. Again the police/government cant do anything to stop these crimes happening daily.
Add the meager salary for all the professionals, poor healthcare, poor education, all the corruption issues… etc. Its a perfect setting for a mission impossible living conditions.
I could go on and on about how sad it is to live in the Philippines but, its the hand I was dealt with. *Sigh* No wonder a lot of Filipinos choose to migrate to other countries.
Its more fun in the Philippines.
*All my reviews, opinions, and other stuff expressed here are my own and based on my own experience.