It's a good time to be living in the "South."
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Funny how this term came to be. As far as I know there is no "West" or "East," or "Center" for that matter. And when we say "North," it most likely still refers to provinces in Ilocos and not Quezon City. Is it because of this ever worsening Metro Manila traffic? True, the traffic problem must have warped our perception of distance by now. What used to take ten minutes to traverse now takes an hour and a half. (Just you try getting to ATC from Zapote using the Alabang-Zapote Road, you'll understand.)
In any case, can I just say, I love how I no longer have to go out into the heart of Metro Manila just to enjoy CBTL. There are lots of outlets opening up right here in the South! Even better, for a quick caffeine fix, I can simply drive through. Take that Metro Manila traffic!