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13 Lessons You Learn When You Work In Makati

Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Oh, and lots of traffic, too.

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1. You can never escape traffic.

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You don't look for traffic, it finds you. It gets even worse during the months leading up to Christmas, and for Filipinos, that starts in September.

2. Slow walkers are your enemy.

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Get a move on people, this is not a drill!

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3. And people who stand on the wrong side of the escalator.

I'm so glad that you're not in a hurry but please let me pass.
Denise Jacela

I'm so glad that you're not in a hurry but please let me pass.

4. There are designated drop off/pick up areas in CBD (Central Business District).

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These are strictly followed so, no, you can't get off at just anywhere.

5. Same goes for crossing the street.

That's what the underpasses are for.
Denise Jacela

That's what the underpasses are for.

6. Finding a parking space is a lost cause.

Always.
Denise Jacela

Always.

7. Avoid the malls during the Christmas season.

Because Christmas = Sale = Too many people
Denise Jacela

Because Christmas = Sale = Too many people

8. FX, shuttles, jeepneys, cabs, and the MRT are all packed during rush hour.

And you have to wait in long lines before you get on one. Forget going home early.
Denise Jacela

And you have to wait in long lines before you get on one. Forget going home early.

9. When it rains, you're screwed.

Baha na po dito Ayala-Makati Ave @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS @MMDA @rapplerdotcom @atomaraullo

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Anyone up for a swim?

10. Ayala Triangle is one of the best parks in the city.

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Like a pocket of paradise in the middle of the city.

11. Which transforms into something magical during Christmas.

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12. The Friday-payday combo is your worst nightmare.

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Even worse was this year's triple threat: Valentine's Day Friday payday.

13. And finally, the most important lesson of them all: there's always a Starbucks near you.

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Because coffee is God's gift to yuppies.
Denise Jacela

Because coffee is God's gift to yuppies.

And for that, thank you, Makati. <3

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