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Thursday, June 02, 2005

future of Manila

I received a forwared email that contained a series of digitally modified pictures shwoing the potential future of Manila. Some of the pics are included below (along with the image descriptions in the email:

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The main email opened with the line "Let us all hope we live to see these become a reality."

Lets "Hope" for this future? I was really shocked (the emial had one of those long list of recepients, haveing been forwarded several times around the country, so appartently a lot of people found it interesting).

Is THIS how we want to see Manila in the future? Pugad Baboy did a pun at the increasing obsession of manila with flyovers. Creator Pol media drew a futuristic manila that was crawling with flyovers. It was funny then. Interestingly enough, its not so different from the pictures I have here. But now we have people who HOPE to see this become a reality....

WHY!? Because it looks progressive? Because it looks like San Francisco? Because its modern? I think it looks depressing. It looks like a city where people don't know who they are or what their doing, but as long as it LOOKS like they're doing something

Don't get me started on "it will solve the traffic problems". My dear friend, traffic problems are casued by lack of discippline, and building more flyovers is like using a band aid to cure a stab wound.

People have been obsessed with a kind of future thats been sold to them by contemporary culture. We use devices to help us do more things, be in more places,

...not finished....


  • hallo, ernest!:D just visiting. ingat ka lagi.

    By Anonymous kai, at 3:27 AM  

  • I agree. My philosophy is inclined to Taoism. Technology and modernism is not a measure of social progress. People never took the time to admire a flower or the sky because they are too busy.

    By Anonymous chris, at 6:09 AM  

  • Two comments already and the post isn't finished yet. So embarrasing :). But I'm glad you guys visited. Hi to Chris, my newest visitor.

    I'll try to finish this in the next 2 days :)

    By Blogger Ernest, at 9:49 AM  

  • hey ernest da pogi! came across your blog/s thru ate kai's. ni-link kita ha (both blogs plus your portfolio). para i can be updated with what's going on with you.

    dude, try to finish your post. mejo na-bitin ako. you know, people feel hopeful only because they have touched the depths of frustration. anything is better than the wretchedness we have right now. i for one believe that better planning should have been undertaken and that everything should be flattened out first, THEN we can develop Manila as it should be.

    alles gutte dude! drop by my blog ha!

    By Anonymous jehan, at 9:59 AM  

  • This post will remain unfinished sadly. Lost my momentum on this one. Hehe. Sorry. But people got the point :)

    By Blogger Ernest, at 12:06 AM  

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