When I was working abroad, which seems like a lifetime ago already(gosh!), I was blessed enough to be living in a place where majority of people depend on train and buses to get them to work and back. That's why transportation system there is safe and reliable as well as the existence of bike lanes and such because, as I said, people depend on it. So that's why owning a car wasn't really a top of my priority back then. (If you have been a follower of my blog for some time now, you know I mostly walk/bike to work everyday when I was still working abroad.)
Now that I am back in 'pinas, I have been riding the tricycles, jeeps and tri-sikads to get me to where I want to go. I really don't mind doing it (been relying on public transportation for almost 3 months now) but man, hot weather + waiting time + stuck in traffic + tons of things to bring, e.g grocery = super duper hassle! I'm now thinking/imagining, "Ano kaya ang feeling to be driving noh? Ang convenient siguro. I can take Mama to places na if I'm driving, plus I can go anywhere even on a whim. Ang saya siguro!"
Before coming home for good, I already expect to be buying a car since my house is kind of far and I know how public transportation here in the Philippines work. Me being cheap and all, I really wanted to delay buying a car since kaya pa naman mag public transportation eh, so go! Almost three months of experiencing once again what it feels like to be in a public transportation- Philippines style, I am now ready to buy a car, but what should I buy?
- Budget: Php 500k
- Used or Brand New ( I don't mind)
- Automatic Transmission
Kia Picanto VS Suzuki Celerio
Later kana lang Mini Cooper (the car I'd like to own before I die). Picanto or si Celerio muna.