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Old 05-04-2018, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Another Cebu-fanatic who loves dipping Manila down. Fyi, I am a full-pledged Visayan and both Cebu and Manila has its own merits and I like both. No need to drag Manila down just because you like Cebu, it is light years more modern than Cebu but Cebu is sure catching up. Crab mentalility duh.

Anyway sorry guys for spoiling that out here. Jakarta seems to be interesting though.
By way of explanation, I spent several days in Manila previously, before I ever saw Cebu. My impression of it was to put it in the class with Cairo and Guatemala City -- i.e., at the bottom. But i knew, coming to the Philippines, that I would not be in metro Manila. If Cebu ever "catches up" with Manila, I won't like it here, either.

I suppose, if I went to Jakarta, I would find it more similar to Manila than to Cebu, which is not something I would look forward to. I donb't "love" dragging Manila down, and I wish I didn't have to, but I call it as it is.
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:30 PM
 
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Only 2 things: The busway, and the commuter line. The former gets me almost everywhere in the city cheaply, and the latter reminds me of the time I spent in Japan. When I take the commuter line outside busy hours, I can imagine myself back in that country again. I heard the trains were imported from Japan, so.

My impression on Jakarta? before I moved to Jakarta : hell big, hot and scary; too many vehicles, too many people, too wide of streets, too tall of buildings, too much pollution (air and sound). I thought, fu*k, I don’t want to live or work in this kind of city!

But you know, most job opportunities are in Jakarta, so as much as I don’t want to move here, I got a job here, so whether I like it or not, I have to move here.

So my impression after I moved here? The first two to three weeks: GOOOOOOOOOOOOSH IT’S TOO HOOOOOOOT!!! GOOOOOSH! THE SMEEEEEEEEEEEELLL!! GOOOOOOOOOOSH THE NOOOOOOISEEEE! GOOOOOOOOOSH THE LIVING COOOOOOOOOOOST!

After 2 months : I love the busway, I love the commuter line.

My favorite place? Anywhere that has air conditioners. Malls (though I rarely shop there), in busways, in the commuter line, at my office, indomaret and friends, and last but not least: the atm chambers.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:22 AM
 
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Only 2 things: The busway, and the commuter line. The former gets me almost everywhere in the city cheaply, and the latter reminds me of the time I spent in Japan. When I take the commuter line outside busy hours, I can imagine myself back in that country again. I heard the trains were imported from Japan, so.

My impression on Jakarta? before I moved to Jakarta : hell big, hot and scary; too many vehicles, too many people, too wide of streets, too tall of buildings, too much pollution (air and sound). I thought, fu*k, I donít want to live or work in this kind of city!

But you know, most job opportunities are in Jakarta, so as much as I donít want to move here, I got a job here, so whether I like it or not, I have to move here.

So my impression after I moved here? The first two to three weeks: GOOOOOOOOOOOOSH ITíS TOO HOOOOOOOT!!! GOOOOOSH! THE SMEEEEEEEEEEEELLL!! GOOOOOOOOOOSH THE NOOOOOOISEEEE! GOOOOOOOOOSH THE LIVING COOOOOOOOOOOST!

After 2 months : I love the busway, I love the commuter line.

My favorite place? Anywhere that has air conditioners. Malls (though I rarely shop there), in busways, in the commuter line, at my office, indomaret and friends, and last but not least: the atm chambers.
Lol Your comment is lenght,you not go the road to the area "SCBD Jakarta" or to "central park and Neo soho jakarta " and enjoy the crowded atmosphere there, I agree when you first arrive in Jakarta maybe you stress but one day or the next day you really enjoy
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Old 05-05-2018, 05:27 PM
 
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By way of explanation, I spent several days in Manila previously, before I ever saw Cebu. My impression of it was to put it in the class with Cairo and Guatemala City -- i.e., at the bottom. But i knew, coming to the Philippines, that I would not be in metro Manila. If Cebu ever "catches up" with Manila, I won't like it here, either.

I suppose, if I went to Jakarta, I would find it more similar to Manila than to Cebu, which is not something I would look forward to. I donb't "love" dragging Manila down, and I wish I didn't have to, but I call it as it is.
Oh how many days is that several? I'm sure you are quite unfamiliar of it anyway. I don't expect too much. If you had liked it in Cebu, I'm sure you would have liked it too there if only. After all its almost the same. Yes Cebu may have lesser extent of problems but also lesser opportunity to see the most modern and most developed parts of the Phils. Being in just a very small part of Manila wont give you the true picture of the whole metro let alone being just confined in a hotel area in an old rundown part of it. I certainly do think you need more travels. Sorry again for butting in this thread. My last comment about that. Bye!
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Old 05-06-2018, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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Oh how many days is that several? I'm sure you are quite unfamiliar of it anyway. I don't expect too much. If you had liked it in Cebu, I'm sure you would have liked it too there if only. After all its almost the same. Yes Cebu may have lesser extent of problems but also lesser opportunity to see the most modern and most developed parts of the Phils. Being in just a very small part of Manila wont give you the true picture of the whole metro let alone being just confined in a hotel area in an old rundown part of it. I certainly do think you need more travels. Sorry again for butting in this thread. My last comment about that. Bye!
If I wanted to see the most modern and most developed parts of the Phils, I would have stayed in Houston. I don't have time to spend a month or two in each of a hundred cities to see what they are really like. I've been to SM Seaside Mall, so I guess I've at least seen the most modern and developed part of Cebu.

Maybe you're right about me needing to do more travels. I've only been to 150 countries. This Christmas I plan to go to Papua New Guinea. Maybe that will help.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:01 PM
 
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If I wanted to see the most modern and most developed parts of the Phils, I would have stayed in Houston. I don't have time to spend a month or two in each of a hundred cities to see what they are really like. I've been to SM Seaside Mall, so I guess I've at least seen the most modern and developed part of Cebu.

Maybe you're right about me needing to do more travels. I've only been to 150 countries. This Christmas I plan to go to Papua New Guinea. Maybe that will help.
I used to live in Houston and honestly, BGC and Makati are even better than Houston. BGC is better than most cities in the US, even for how small it is.
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Old 05-07-2018, 01:50 PM
 
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I used to live in Houston and honestly, BGC and Makati are even better than Houston. BGC is better than most cities in the US, even for how small it is.
Don't tell him that, it might freak them out that there's such a place in the Philippines more modern and hi-tech than cities in their country of birth. All they know is the slums shhhh. We can probably add Alabang and Eastwood districts.

Sorry for breaking the promise. Maybe I can create a thread about that to not spoil this one.
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:39 PM
 
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Food's good; the port area was interesting.
yess Jakarta is food's good , have you tried eat bakso ?


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Old 06-09-2018, 05:02 PM
 
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Without any familiar parallels that far into massive scale. Constructive cranes go wide. Accumulating what you see on the computer screen. Business stores rising up fast. Astronomical emerging to develop growth. Rare to have such a bright outlook lately. And even New York City isn’t reaching the amount of people that live in Jakarta.

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