Friday, May 21, 2010 9:15:13 PM
I love the life in the city. My family is here, my kids go to one of the schools here, the shopping centers, church, recreation, parks, sports complex are here, restaurants of all sorts, and technology wise, the Internet, TV programs, etc., are easily accessible and on the go every day. I would be feeling pretty bad if am out of circulation in the city.
On the other hand, I grew up in the rural areas where farm were always on my sight, where coconut trees, mango, guava, pomelo, guayabano, tamarind trees were on our backyard, and from which I climbed and always watched them for fruits when am hungry or thirsty.
There’s a river nearby where we go for fishing, get gravel and sand for back fill in our backyard, a forested land on the bank where birds we hunted and get fire woods too, when we need them. The neighbors in the community are always friendly and willing to help each other.
I love the country side, I don’t know what city life was before. When I was on my teens I begun to wonder what city life is, how it looks like, why people from our community kept on going there and then come back spreading their wholesome experiences, jobs, friends, etc.
One day, one of my cousins brought me to Manila, and on the way I was ecstatic, wondering how the city would look like, and then slowly I saw clusters of buildings, then a few people roaming the street, and the traffic became a bit slow. As we moved on the traffic became more intense, so with buildings and more and more people on the street, noise, fumes, dust, all were there, and I said to myself, so this is the life in the city.
Another cousin of ours brought me to Baguio City. Baguio City is different from Manila in the sense that the climate is cool, it reaches as low as 10 degrees during December and as high as 30 degrees during summer. My first impression on the city life here is different to that in Manila. Trees abound here, mountainous, and more of fresh air, though no difference in traffic, busy commercial centers, and night life.