For our team, MANILA BLOGGERS, ---Jonel Uy and Azrael, it was a journey of perseverance and coordination and discovery. Under the hot sun, we went across Manila on foot, on tricycle, on jeepney, bus and train and successfully completed the challenge. And yeah-- our team won 4th palce!!!!!
I came to see and know areas of Manila I never dared to go to before especially the areas of Tondo. I imagined myself in an Amazing Race type of competition. It was very hot, sweat all over my face, dirty shoes, tired feet but it was journey of self discovery. It was hard I know but time moved swiftly. There were portions of the race when I felt tired but it was mostly and adrenaline ride for me and my teammates.
Our decision not to go separate areas proved fatal to winning the top 3 spots but we don't have the slightest regret for it. We got to know more of each other and we enjoyed every single step side by side each other. It was comfortable to think that somebody is there to look behind your shoulders while walking through unfamiliar sidewalks. We were chanting at each other along the way, joking and taking each step as a step towards discovery.
I will take you to the places we've been to in the beautiful city of Manila in my next posts. I still got tons of photos and sore muscles to deal with so hope you enjoy this video from WIKIMEDIA Phils. for the meantime.