“Uwian ka???” is the surprised response we often get from officemates upon learning that we live in Cavite. Truly, we are on mandirigma mode every single day as we commute to work, but how do we really endure the struggle? Why can’t we consider moving to a more accessible place in the Metro?
Below are some reasons why we think living in the province is worth the commute!
THE AIR is refreshing
We can never trade the fresh morning breeze at home. Especially if you live in parts of Cavite that are a few kilometres away from commercial areas, nothing can compare to waking up to a relaxing morning with a breath of fresh air outside your window at the break of dawn, and your wake-up call include: the AM radio from the elderlies in the neighbourhood, the rustling of leaves from the century-old trees, the roosters from your sabongerong kapitbahay crowing, and the brushing of the walis ting-ting on the ground by your early-bird neighbours. All of those and some more make up our definition of a good morning: away from the hustle and bustle noise of the city streets.
We love the slow and chill probinsya life
There are no queuing to get train tickets, no overpasses, no enforcers ticketing motorists, and traffic is occasional. Walking with your earphones on and your gadget at hand is not a buwis-buhay act. Chill.
The picturesque vistas are therapeutic
Driving through kilometers of luscious green views with rice terrains and sturdy trees, and through coast areas with views of the sunset approaching the sea is not our dream vacation view, it is a usual view from home. We do not need to spend hours of travel to be one with nature and recharge for we are home with it.
The warmth and hospitality of the people are unmatched
Nothing beats going home to familiar faces warmly welcoming you home. It provides us with a deep sense of belongingness that we can never have from skyscraper residential facilities filled with cold walls and elevators. Almost everyone in the looban is a friend and is hospitable and generous beyond compare.
Truly, there are more career opportunities in the Metro but nothing will stop us from going home every day nor will make us consider leaving home for good. The mere chance of being able to catch-up with family at the end of each day over dinner, on top of all those mentioned above is enough to get us going for the next. And for every reason that will be available to convince us to move, we’ll always find one to stay in our Cavite home. (Aww) — Written by Leih Maruss Villares Sinsay
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