The Philippines is the 12th most populated country in the world with almost 102 million people. The Metro Manila area, where we are currently located, includes multiple smaller cities and is the home to about 25 million. Certainly, it is the busiest and most crowded place I have ever visited in my life. One of the most fascinating factors for me is that the majority of the daily activities take place outdoors. Besides busy traffic, crowds of people darting in each and every direction, markets, sports, etc., one might witness laundry or cooking to also be done outside. Privacy and personal space are not prioritized, and to the most part they cannot be. People are everywhere waiting in lines for almost everything. Maybe that's why they love to take selfies because it's a way to have some personal time (?). I keep observing people's reactions in the crowds. I haven't once heard anyone yell or act rude to others. People here don't mind the presence of so many others everywhere in there lives. Yet, to an outsider, this lifestyle looks like a chaos. Check it out.
Banchetto is a Friday night outside food event, lasting from 9 pm to 3 or even 6 am, mostly serving call center employees, where you can buy and consume any type of food/ drink or desert.
Traffic lights... Please notice all the three lights are lit. No wonder traffic is a problem here...
View of Mandaluyong