Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Personal Experience Shows Manila is Worse than the Gates of Hell

Comment from a reader on the post: The Da Vinci Code Guy Doesn't like Manila: I have to agree with his assessment, though you're right to suggest that descriptions of the city taken from fictional novels aren't great source material. If you want to portray traffic, crime, sex, poverty, sewage and shanties, then direct observation is much more reliable. I have been stuck for hours on EDSA, robbed on the street in Pasay, been propositioned in Ermita and witnessed poverty, raw sewage and shanties in Tondo and other parts of the city. Personal experience beyond the product of some author's imagination should better meet your standards for a proper critique.

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