THINGS I LEARNED IN MANILA

  1. I'm very good at playing human frogger in the streets
  2. Everything is inside of the malls. All the malls.
    Offices, restaurants, call centers.
  3. You will be referred to as Ma'amSir
    Not because your gender is unknown. Fillippinos are very good at following literal directions and call scripts had the first line as "Hello Ma'am/Sir".
  4. This isn't vitacoco.
  5. An 55 minute long Uber ride is cheaper than a pour-over in San Francisco.
    Not even talking single-origin. It's crazy cheap by comparison.
  6. Security exists
    Expect an X-ray, frisk, and bag check at every single mall.