watch the drama unfold on a jeepney ride on a regular friday night:
the woman sitting across me staring out at the road, fiddling with her cell phone.
the teenager who’s leaning on the side of the entrance, happily beating the drumbeat to a justin bieber song as he sings
“yeah, yeah, yeah, i wanna see you tonight.”
the mother trying her best to hold on to her wares while dealing with her fussy child sitting on her lap.
the guy who probably works in an office, nodding his head to the beat of whatever music is playing through his earphones.
the lovers, fingers entertwined, exchanging a look only they can decipher.
and a girl clutching her bag tightly to her chest, surreptitiously looking to her left and right—imagining, wondering:
what kind of lives do these people live outside the confines of this rusting metal vehicle?
as she alights, those musings are whisked away with a honk-honk as the jeepney speeds away.