28th SEPTEMBER 2017 ~ After exploring a bit the Business District of Makati, we made our way to one of the most popular spots among the locals and foreigners alike - the Manila Bay Walk. When we arrived, I immediately saw the vast contrast between what I had seen at the mall earlier and everything else here. We found the other side of Manila. People just hang out in their old shirts and dresses, the place was a bit dirty but they were all still looked happy.
There were people walking, jogging or just sitting there enjoying the view or observing other people. Along the walkway, there were stalls and small stations offering massage service. At first I saw only sign boards for foot massage but later there was even a shirtless man lying face down and was given a body massage and every passerby could watch. That must not be something unusual here.
|a wedding photo shoot|
|somewhere just across the road|
|we finally found the only sign of "MANILA"|
We were there at about 5:00 p.m. but that should be like 6:00 p.m. in Malaysia. (Manila and Kuala Lumpur share the same time zone surprisingly even though geographically Manila is situated on a different longitude which is further to the east).
"Never go too long without watching the sunset."
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