As I’ve said, I love this little city of ours but there are just a few things that makes me want to trade in this life for Metro living.
I may post a more detailed version of this because I don’t really feel like writing too much or thinking too much right now.
A few to list:
1. Cable TV. The cheapest Sky Cable package is 280php. While their HD Package costs 499php. That is High Definition already.Cable TV packages at this freaking town starts at 400php as far as I know.
2. Tricycle fare. Seriously, our tricycle fares can go as high as five times compared to other industrialized cities like Lipa. If you try to haggle with a tricycle driver they go like:
Jesus of Nazareth Hospital to SM Batangas-
Mamang driver: Magkano ga binabayad mo?
Me: Bente ho.
Mamang driver: Trenta na, utoy.
Me: Bente na lang ho.
Mamang driver: Sya! maglakad ka na laang utoy at malapit naman!
WTF! Mas matapang pa sya sa akin eh ako ang customer! Its not as if I was raising my voice.
3. Gasoline prices – I’m not really sure of the exact prices but I saw on TV Patrol Southern Tagalog that our provincial prices are more expensive than neighboring cities. Even more expensive than Metro Manila Prices.