I had work today and was dreading the heavy traffic I was about to go into when I left the house. I got a cab (it was coding day for the car) and prayed that it won't be a long ride. On my way to Makati I passed by EDSA. It was around 1030am and people were getting ready to pay their respects for Cory. Banners here and there.. a sea of people in yellow were starting to form already. I was disappointed that I forgot to bring Rhino (my camera) today... Tsktsk. What a sight to see.
While I was at the cab, the driver started a conversation. It went....
Manong Driver: "Grabe no, ganyan kamahal ng tao si Cory. Parang yung kay Ninoy din nung 1983 no? Naalala mo pa ba?
Me: "Ay Manong, wala pa po ako nun e."
Manong Driver: "Ay sobrang bata ka pa pala... dapat eto hindi mo mamiss. Nakakapangilabot no?"
Me: "Oo nga po e.."
And that did it for me.. I decided there and then that I must be part of this. So when I got to RCBC, I logged in, then went down with Arvic, found a spot then waited patiently for President Cory's procession.
It was a sight to see. It was hot and windy then cloudy then hot again... but people kept waiting and waiting. It was amazing and I was pretty proud that this time around, I was part of it. The sunburn was worth it. :)
Rest in peace Madame... It was a life well lived.
photo is from here. Thanks! :)