Thursday, July 8, 2010

LP: Disiplina [discipline]


Isa ako sa mga natutuwa sa "no wang-wang" policy ng bagong presidente.  Nararanasan at nakikita naman natin ang bumper to bumper traffic sa Metro Manila araw-araw---matagal kang naghihintay na umandar ang sinusundan mo, tapos biglang may wang-wang ang nasa likuran.   Hindi naman s'ya ambulansya, bumbero o patrol ng pulis.  Pilit itong sisingit na parang sinasabing, "Hoy, tumabi ka riyan!  Mas importante ako kaysa sa 'yo!  Hari ako,  ako ang may-ari ng kalsada!"  Nakakainit ng ulo, di ba?   Gusto mong maghuramentado at bombahin lahat ng may wang-wang para pantay-pantay tayo.   Kaya sana nga walang takot na maipatutupad ang batas laban sa  wang-wang  at ma-disiplina ang mga mayayabang sa kalsada.

Ang nasa itaas ay ang kalyeng binabagtas ko tuwing umaga papasok sa opisina.  Ang nasa ibaba naman ay kuha sa overpass sa C5-Eastwood noong Sabado ng hapon.  

I am one of those who applauds the "no siren" policy of the new president.  Everyday, we experience and witness the slow-moving traffic in Metro Manila.  Like most civilized people, we would patiently wait for the vehicles ahead of us to move.  Then suddenly a car behind you would rudely overtake, intimidating drivers by using  blinkers and an infernal police siren to flaunt their position and power over ordinary motorists.  At those instances, I would wish I have superpowers to blast those siren-blaring a--holes to Uranus so we would never hear from them again.  I fervently hope traffic enforcers would fearlessly implement the law against sirens and blinkers to discipline those who shamelessly display arrogance on the road.

Above is my usual route to work every morning.  The photo below was taken on Saturday afternoon at the C5-Eastwood overpass.



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14 comments:

docgelo said...

who would want a main road to always look like a parking lot every rush hour? c'mmon, we can't truly further progress in everything if we lack discipline.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Looks like a very busy road. I am with you. People should be courteous and not try to bully their way. We will get there more safely. Great photos.

noel said...

aloha,

traffic seems so difficult in a hot environment especially with impatient drivers...hopefully the music you play will be a nice thing to play during these commutes :)

upto6only said...

wow ang traffic naman. buti na nga lang at sa simpleng paraan ng pagdidisiplina, napapatupad ito at nasususnod ng karamihan except na lang sa iba na sobrang tigas ng ulo. May pinagaralan naman pero pilit na ayaw sumunod sa pinaguutos.

happy LP

antigonum cajan said...

I see that your traffic jams, noise and pollution are like ours...

Nice post...until then...

Nice tune...bring memories of 3 decades
when I was exiled in USA...from Puerto Rico..AC...

Dinah said...

hay naku, tama ka dyan at welcome din sa akin yang no-wang wang policy na yan. minsan nga ay napatabi kami sa isang grupo ng sasakyan na may wangwang kasi kami ay nakamotor, binuksan ba naman nung isang kotse ang bintana at tapos ay may armalite na hawak ang mama! ay halos himatayin ako sa takot! ang yayabang, kala mo talaga mga may-ari ng daan!

Manang Kim said...

Ay buti nga at wala nang wang2x na hinde naman pulis dapat lang naman kasi pulis lang ang meron nyan. Like your photos! Happy Thursday!

LP~Disciplina

SRQ said...

That's some traffic...wow! Glad you had the chance to visit Sarasota, even if you didn't make it to the beach. Gives you a reason to return! : )

TeacherJulie said...

Sana tuloy-tuloy yung ganung policy at hindi sa umpisa lang :)

My LP:
http://greenbucks.info/2010/07/07/nagmo-motorsiklo-ka-ba/

dong ho said...

i too am pleased with that policy. i hope that noynoy release more policies that will push the abusive filipinos to be disciplined.

Ann said...

I don't want to drive here. I am a lousy driver. i may get stuck here.

You heard they have a complete make over of wonder woman. Did you watch wonderwoman in the 70s?

Indrani said...

Same story over here in Bangalore. The roads are bursting with traffic and road rage incidents are frequent.

Francisca said...

I'm so with you on this one, Luna! End the arrogance! Great traffic shots. Nice you got in the big bougainvillea tree!

Max-e said...

I am glad that I do not have to drive on those busy roads every day. It would drive me mad.