THINK: You Only Have 1 Peso

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I started out my day with 50 pesos in my pocket. By 5pm, I had 1 peso. I had food waiting for me at home. True, I didn’t have any more expenses for the day, but I still needed to hop on the MRT to get home. Good thing, I had a stored value card to get me there. On the journey home, I was drunk with excitement. I felt liberated without the resources that would usually shield me from hardship. I was ready for any obstacle because I literally had nothing to lose. The only thing on my mind was to get home to food and shelter, and I knew I’d get there someway, somehow.  While this romanticized anecdote is a product of my own recklessness and negligence, I savor that 1 Peso … [Read more...]

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