Tales of a Commuter: A Day in the Life

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People close to me knows that I prefer commuting to work rather than drive. I’ve spent some number of years driving to and from work but it eventually got the better of me especially with the daily EDSA traffic ranging from bad to forever. I’m an advocate of commuting mainly due to more personal benefits:

  1. It allows me to work while in transit (read my e-mails and join conference calls) which is one thing that I can’t do if I drive (yes I can join calls but it gets distracting)
  2. I get some form of exercise. For someone who spend long hours sitting in front of a desk, going up and down the MRT stairs is the closest I can get to a cardio routine.
  3. One less car to add to EDSA traffic
  4. Less pollution
  5. More time for Kdrama, Jdorama and “research”

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DP: Ready, Set Go

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This is my first time to actually join in the Daily Prompt challenges. I’ve always seen it but didn’t have the nerve to join in. But today is going to be different. I’m posting an entry in 10 minutes. Including the photo upload time. Can I do it? I only have 7 mins left!Β I’m always rushing, so I think I can.

Like this morning, I was rushing to work again. I’m waaaay early than our 9am time in. Hey, It’s only 7am but I’m walking fast. Really Fast.

Brisk Walking: That's my style :)

Brisk Walking: That’s my style πŸ™‚

Then I pondered. Why am I always rushing when I can sometimes chill and take in the moment. So I looked around me. There are a lot of people walking. The morning rush, they say. But these are mostly call center employees that are just about to go home. Then I saw the trees and the buildings. I love this area where I work. It can really be refreshing in the mornings. I just needed to look and take notice.

Eastwood

Eastwood

And so, I decided to take it slow today. Chill and Relax. That will be my mantra for today. So I’m enjoying a cup of hot choco before I start my work day.

My Hot Choco

My Hot Choco

And that’s the end of my 10 minutes. I even had 17 seconds left. Cool! πŸ™‚