However exaggerated it sounds, it’s no longer just a question of change or be left behind, it’s a question of change or die. It’s a question of walk or perish.
Conrado de Quiros in his column yesterday on the merits of walking in this time of oil-price hikes. It’s not that I object to walking, it’s just that the metro is really not a commuter-friendly city! Public transpo sucks! The MRT provides some measure of convenience but getting to and from the train is a hassle. And once you’re in the station, lining up for tickets, lining up to get into the loading platform, lining to get into the train (complete with pushing and shoving, a few curses, and using a well-placed and timely elbow from time to time) is a survival course in itself! Then again, maybe all this walking will make me lose weight, haha!