Me And That Famous Street

23 March 2010

It was a typical Tuesday for me. Today was also my son's last day in school. He celebrated with the rest of his classmates, while I went to do some errands after dropping him off. I seldom find myself doing errands or going places alone. I always have Franky or the whole family go with me. It does feel kinda lonely, especially I'm used to be around with other people. But every quiet moment spent alone is also a chance to ponder on things that most of the time we never think of.
I was caught between myself and this famous street in Cubao. It's just me, an empty bench and New York Ave. For the past 5 years, I have been a frequent passer- by of this street. Everybody knows New York Ave. My husband grew up here. Aside from that, it has also been part of fun punch lines and topics.
Taga saan ka ? (Where are you from?)Galing akong New York (oh wow, New York), yeah...New York Cubao (I'm from New York, New York Street in Cubao)

Pretty corny huh? but this old joke makes me smile all the time. Now, I have witnessed what life really is in New York Street Cubao.
My son's school is located along this busy street. After having breakfast in Araneta Center, I immediately went back and waited for Franky instead. I opted to stay outside. I was just in the mood to feel the 'ol street of Cubao.

Tricycles everywhere, cars honking, vendors and school children passing by... These made me realize that living here in the Philippines may not be as high as the life we see in other countries, but we are filled with the blessing of being able to see and appreciate the simple joys in life. This is clearly the reason why we are still here.

Dito, simple lang ang buhay...
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New York Street! It completed my day.

8 comments:

Chris said...

well this is a good thing.. i mean pondering and being able to have some time to be alone once in a while.. :)

by the way, enchie, are we meeting up this summer?

Enchie said...

Hi Chris! Will let you know soon. Still fixing sched, biglang daming activities.

Mylene said...

Chris is right, it is a good thing to ponder things when alone. And I agree with you too, life here in Philippines is simple :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Naku, enchie minsan nararamdaman ko din yan kapag may mga lugar kang kailangan mo puntahan na mag-isa ka. lalo na at sanay kang kasama ang chickiting mo..

Me said...

To be alone is something we all need dahil nakaka pag-think tayo nang maigi pag-mag-iisa lang diba..?

hehehe taga cobao ka ba?
my mom sister stayed in project 4 before...I love cubao hehehe...

have agood weds...and thank you for your comment..I appreciate it...

Willa said...

I think it was famous before because most of the celebrity lived in that area but honestly, I've never been to that street, actually, mawawala yata ako sa Cubao eh, SM lang ang alam ko diyan puntahan saka yung Araneta Coliseum.:)
Btw, I tagged you for Hershey's Easter Blog Hop.It's not a contest and it's for a good cause,I hope you can join. :)

shydub said...

Natawa ako sa New York na joke sis. Congrats ulit sa little guy mo mommy enchie

Bambie dear ★ said...

I heard about New York jokes alot of times lol di lang ako aware kung napadaan na ba kami dyan or what.. I feel you, gusto ko rin kasi gawin yan pag-uwi ko ng pinas, yung tipong mag unwind with those tricycle and jeepneys' noises.. Nice photo shots, akala ko New York city talaga biglang tingin lol

Have a nice weekend

 
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