Candy Pangilinan writes poem on agony of being stuck in Edsa traffic
When it comes to Edsa, there seems to be no king of the road as everybody, in one way or another, gets affected by its irremediable traffic. But while some choose to bemoan and rant about Edsa traffic on social media in a raw manner, actress and comedian Candy Pangilinan did so in a more creative fashion.
Pangilinan recently decided to while away her time and channel her inner poet while stuck in Edsa traffic during a rainy day. She took to her Instagram on Oct. 3 and shared to her fans her poem entitled “Ang Lakas ng Ulan.”
“Ang EDSA traffic na naman. Kaya trap ka na naman sa iyong sasakyan. Sa EDSA walang galawan,” she wrote. “Maliban sa motorsiklong nakikipagsiksikan, na wala kang magagawa pag ika’y kanilang nagasgasan.”
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Ang Lakas ng Ulan. Ang EDSA traffic na naman. Kaya trap ka na naman sa iyong sasakyan, Sa EDSA walang galawan, Maliban sa motorsiklong nakikipagsiksikan, Na wala kang magagawa pag ika'y kanilang nagasgasan, Mabilis kanilang matatakbuhan. Pag umuulan, marami akong natatandaan, Masakit at masayang nakaraan, Mamili ka ano gusto mong pag-emotan, Depende sa totoo mong kalagayan. Pero sa EDSA ang daming kaganapan, Makakakita ka pa ng nagbanggaan, Ang pag-emote ay kakatamaran, Mas gustuhin mo pa na trapik ay tulugan. Ang gusto ko lang naman talaga sabihin, Malakas ang ulan at may kasama pang lightning, Mag-ingat lalo na sa mga sakitin, Bawal magkasakit lalo na kung marami kang babayarin. After 1hour… Kanina pa tapos ang aking tula. Ako ay nandito pa rin sa EDSA at tulala. Dahil mga kotse ay walang galawan. May ambulansya pang gustong dumaan, Sumabay pa ang masakit kong tiyan, Kailangan ko ng palikuran. After 1hour and 15minutes Sarili ko ay aking inaaliw, Dahil ako'y ihing-ihi at nakakabaliw, Baka ako ay lumabas at —' ew! Magmumukha naman akong basang sisiw.
Pangilinan’s amusing poem involved her writing about the motorcycles on the road that usually race cars along the way. She also mentioned her sad and happy memories when she emotes during rainy days.
“Pag umuulan, marami akong natatandaan. Masakit at masayang nakaraan, mamili ka ano gusto mong pag-emotan,” she continued. “Depende sa totoo mong kalagayan. Pero sa EDSA ang daming kaganapan. Makakakita ka pa ng nagbanggaan.”
It seems, however, that writing poetry is not enough to combat Edsa traffic, as an hour after writing, Pangilian shared that she was still stuck on the road.
“After 1 hour… Kanina pa tapos ang aking tula. Ako ay nandito pa rin sa EDSA at tulala. Dahil mga kotse ay walang galawan. May ambulasya pang gustong dumaan. Sumabay pa ang masakit kong tiyan. Kailangan ko ng palikuran.”
Pangilinan added that after one hour and 15 minutes, she resorted to amusing herself since she really needed to use the restroom.
“Sarili ko ay aking inaaliw, dahil ako’y ihing-ihi at nakakabaliw,” she said. “Baka ako ay lumabas at
— ew! Magmumukha naman akong basang sisiw.”
Apart from Pangilinan, other celebrities have lamented its traffic on social media, such as Megastar Sharon Cuneta. Cuneta recently found herself stuck on Edsa while on her way to rehearsals for her 40th anniversary concert, and wondered if it would be better if she just went home instead.
Anne Curtis, meanwhile, hopped on a helicopter last March to beat Manila traffic and arrived to work on time. Erwan Heussaff and his friends also embarked on an Edsa traffic race using different modes of transportation last April. They realized that among taking the bus, train, biking and running, running was the fastest when it came to traveling from Makati to SM Megamall in Ortigas. /ra
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