Riding the MRT and Weekend Walkabout

Last weekend, I was finally able to ride the MRT for the first time since the pandemic. My last commute made me realize the feasibility of going back to the financial district and I took that to finally settle my pending businesses there. Here are my observations.

Steps Tracking without a Tracker

With public transportation still far from being back to normal, chances are you’ll be walking if the distance isn’t that far. Wouldn’t it be better if you’re able to track how many steps you’re doing on a daily basis even without a dedicated tracker?

Commuting Under the “New Normal”

Earlier this week, I decided to take my chances and go to the mall. I needed to pay a long overdue bill that I can only pay in-store. I was prepared for a very long walk, but I got lucky that a bus was heading my direction.

Compelled Ultramarathoners and the “New Normal”

As the global pandemic forced cities on lock downs, economic activities practically halted. Those that were forced to migrate into cities to earn a decent wage are now forced to return back into their homes as their income and sometimes their jobs disappear. But as public transport was also suspended in many locations around the world to discourage travel, many people have no choice but to walk just to return home. This is a dilemma of epic proportions!

Quarantine and Fitness: Effects of No Exercise

I stopped counting the days since life as we knew it ended.  Since then, everything revolved about “survival” and preventing getting sick.  Many of the things I liked are no longer available and I have to settle for what is.  Unfortunately, this also meant stoppage of one of the longest things I’ve been consistently doing in my life—working out.

Back to Normal?

With Metro Manila easing restrictions on movement and some businesses being allowed to operate, many people seem to be out on the streets like everything is already back to normal.  Are we forgetting why we were on a community quarantine in the first place?

Apple Chronicles: More of NYC

New York City is one of the most influential, popular, and richest cities in the world. Even if I had more than a week to spend, there’s only so much I could cover, especially that I’m just using the public transport and my two feet to explore. Among those that I’d like to highlight are:

Apple Chronicles: The High Line

After touring Boston and Washington, D.C., we’re back in New York City.  And as a person who likes exploring on foot, I wouldn’t miss The High Line.  It had become one of my favorite places in NYC and here’s the day I walked its route.

Apple Chronicles: Washington, D.C.

The last leg of our East Coast tour (outside New York) is further south, Washington, D.C. There’s more to it aside from being the capital of the United States of America, its imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings, and history.

Apple Chronicles: Boston

The next stop on our tour of the East Coast is Boston, the capital of the state of Massachusetts. It is one of the oldest municipalities in the United States and site of various historical events in the country.

Quarantine

We’re now entering the third week of our community quarantine. We’ve only done it for two weeks but it felt like two months already!