I was planning a night of blogging and calligraphy last night as soon as I got home from work. It usually takes me around an hour and a half to get home from Makati to Antipolo. This is because I get to leave right before rush hour starts, if I delay a few minutes longer beyond 5pm, it will take me an hour just to get out of Makati alone. That's how bad traffic is here. Last night, I was reminded of how that "bad" could easily become "worse" to "utter chaos". Notice that I immediately jumped from the superlative "worst" and straight to that description.
Before I continue on with my tale of woe regarding the traffic last night, let me give you a clearer picture. There was a heavy downpour right before 5pm and this resulted in major flooding on main roads. As expected, commuters were stranded and a lot of vehicles got stuck on roads where they couldn't pass.
Stalled motorcycles along C5, in front of SM Pasig. (Photo via @ManilaRaf) pic.twitter.com/wkm3lb3UWT
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