Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Forget Politics

I can't take much more of this
I just want to close my ears ...
I just want to disappear into the horizon
There is just so much ... too much - political noise in this country
It is so tiring
The viciousness with which we conduct our politics is debilitating

If only because most of us just want to get on with our lives,
That in itself should be a rallying point
A call for the politics of non-politics
Haaaaay naku

I needed a moment of solace
Just staring out into the sky
Revel in the sunset
Dream of peace and quiet
I needed a walk by the bay ...

San Miguel By The Bay is a boardwalk stretch located behind the SM Mall of Asia
Now lined with new, structured and organized food outlets - it is the new "baywalk" of Manila.

Food outlets line both sides of a central park area marked by a wonderful fountain with a synchronized dancing water/lights effect
Well known outlets like Pier One, Padi's Point, Harbour View, and Presidents Tea House mix it up with smaller operations better known as the Seafood market or "dampa" group of "paluto" ihaw-ihaws.
The "baywalk" is secured and kept safe by highly visible roving security guards
The architecture is uniform and controlled
Maintenance crews and streetsweep teams keep the area clean
Music bands and street entertainers liven up the strip on weekends

San Miguel by the Bay is a wonderful evolution of the Roxas Blvd "baywalk" that was closed and shutdown by the Manila mayor sometime last year to the dismay of many.
It is clean, safe, organized, well lighted and festive
As more and more concessionaires start to open up in the area, it appears to be headed towards being the preferred "by the bay" destination of Metro Manila

A cool night with a full moon
In the company of friends
Steamed shrimps, nilagang bulalo, sinigang na baboy, sisig, inihaw na plapla
And a San Mig light
This is the life ....

Forget politics


luna miranda said...

I agree, I agree---about politics and San Miguel by the Bay! I prefer to wallow in Korean telenovelas than watch the never-ending ZTE-NBN telenovela. The MoA “by the bay” is a better version of the old baywalk. The air and noise pollution are minimal compared to Roxas Blvd. And I feel better at the sight of roving security guards.

Ay sarap! I'm gaining weight looking at the photos!:D

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Nakakapagod sila dba?

Pag nate"tense" ako, I just go there and really just pig out and watch the people ...


Sidney said...

It is far from where I live... I miss the old baywalk but the "new one" looks ok.
I see that the lady singers have the same skimpy shorts.
Thanks God, some things never change! ;-)

rita : ) said...

that looks like a fun place to go to. as much as i love my 4 seasons, walking by the beach at night is always a plus in my book. and we'll have to wait until next year to visit!

that monkey is cute, by the way. i'm with you about politics. i need a break, too! on top of the local german news - they sure do show a lot (and i mean, a lot!) of american news! funny thing is, they sometimes even have a forum about the election! oy...

i think, i need a doppelbock now. hahaha!

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

It might be worth a photoshoot to go the San Miguel by the bay.

Not too crowded yet
But I am sure it will pick up

The Remedios area is also re-inventing itself


Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

Yup - the monkey is cuter than me.
And yes - politics is a pain.

There is no beach by the Manila Bay - there are rocks !!!! But we do what we can with what we have ...
baywalk pa din yun :-)

Seeya next year