As I looked at this picture of a jeepney ( courtesy of www.sunstar.com.ph/davao) where passengers just branch out or should I say crop up like mushrooms only to get reach to their individual destination , I couldn't help but grin over the realization that we Filipinos are amazingly unique from all other countries around the globe.
Amazing because we are not just survivors in our own ways of dealing with poverty but it seems to me that we are the most innovative and humorous people that I've so far encountered with.
Can you just imagine how we cook our own specialty of food namely "adidas"(grilled chicken feet),"isaw" (grilled chicken intestine) and "kwek-kwek" (courtesy of www.mindanao.com/photoblog ) (chicken egg buttered with cornstarch),such creatively innovated cooked animal parts also known as street foods but very salable to the taste of the masses. Just realizing how all parts of an animal become like life-saving food only to satiate the need for physical survival because of its affordability. And as for transportation, we also have this "trisikad or trisibot", making bicycle very useful as some Filipinos another mean of earning extra income.
These "Onli in the Pilipins" scenarios really make me think that "we Filipinos have actually this gut!" and we are a born natural survivor by all means. Well, this to my own assessment.