'Tis the season to be merry once again, and while the crowds rush to the malls, bazaars, and outdoor markets to find good bargains for their last~minute Christmas shopping, I have chosen to go the opposite direction for the time being, to refuse to give in to the tyranny of the urgent and instead take things in stride and enjoy a few moments of quiet solitude. But where on earth at this time of the year can one find momentary refuge and respite from the madding crowd and crash commercialism of the city?
|The Nativity scene at Liwanag Park, Meralco Complex|
|Fairybook houses at Liwanag Park|
Coming home from work one night, I felt a nagging desire to avoid the same daily route of familiar streets and buildings. So I decided to take a walk around Ortigas Center, hoping to find a place where I could just sit quietly on a bench and refresh both my body and mind under the moonlit sky.
Read more in the article A CLEAN, WELL~LIGHTED PLACE AT CHRISTMAS published in Manila Bulletin on December 18, 2012.