Having said all that, I hope you forgive me if I mention about this little debate i had with a friend. You see, being a self-employed person doesn't mean I am completely detached from mainstream society. As a Filipino netizen, I take track of what is happening in and out of the country. I rejoice at our achievements and I weep at our misfortunes. I am still a proud Filipino. Less noisy but still pretty much involved. Like during the national election---one single event which has a very significant effect on the lives of 92 million of us.
And then the latest argument. I TOLD HIM THAT I SEE PROGRESS EVERYWHERE. He begged to disagree adding that he can't even feel it. I felt sorry for him because I do. I see it and feel it. I understand. Not everybody's benefited from the past few years of economic gains but hell if you say that you don't even see it.
Eveybodys aware that I was in my friends place last week. And one thing I like about her location is that it gives you a 360 degree view of the metro---or say almost (except Bonifacio Global City). The photos of Makati, Ortigas and Greenhills here are proof of the rapid development that's going on.....it's all around us.