January 14, 2008. Continued from here. I guess it was because I felt like I had time to spare, and because I simply enjoy walking like that, that I decided to walk all the way from Mendiola to Avenida Rizal to ride another train to Manila North Cemetery. I don’t know if that’s really the most efficient way of getting there, but when I looked at the map, it seemed to me so. Let me tell you a quirk of mine. I don’t like asking for directions. I hate looking like a tourist by asking for directions. I’d rather look at a map myself and get lost than ask for directions. If I do, I’d do it once and then I’d rather get lost than ask another time. It’s a weird sort of pride. I’ll tell you more about this quirk later.
Anyway, I’ve always wondered how it feels like to study in a college or university in the middle of all this hustle and bustle, as opposed to the relative tranquility and foliage in Diliman. Recto Avenue, is of course, aside from shops of all sorts, is lined with schools, colleges and universities, hence it’s part of what people refer to as Manila’s university belt. To be continued. Click here for more pictures.