Manila: Then and Now

Stop and smell the roses...before they change into something else!

( Everyone likes complaining about Manila but this city is still our home and despite a couple of bad bananas, there’s still a bunch to love. There are things that haven’t changed (the EDSA shrine still stands, Rizal Park is still Rizal Park) and although there are about 22 things you just can’t do in Manila anymore, trends are hitting us faster than we can learn how to say Kroissants.


Remember when Cindy’s was the place to be? Remember when "the place to be" wasn’t such a baduy thing to say? The traffic may be slow but life is fast in the city! Change is so constant that you hardly ever notice that there’s a mall in your backyard and your once-new Chucks are suddenly vintage.


Meet Manila, then and now!


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