One thing I love most about commuting is seeing these amusing signs. Here are some of my latest finds:
1. CSR - Hugs not Drugs
Libertad St. Pasay, Manila
What a compelling copy! It goes beyond the usual "Say No To Drugs" and it's able to associate its company with the government project.
After all, drugs and hugs both give you pleasure. So you can just go and check-in with someone to hug instead of doing drugs. Perhaps they can follow it up with "JUGS NOT JUTS."
2. MATABA STREET
Arayat, Cubao, Quezon City
I see this street everyday and I had to check twice before I was convinced that I was reading it right. While other streets in QC are of good qualities (Matalino, Mayumi, Maginhawa), this one is straightforward and realistic. It's not Malusog or Busog--just Mataba.
I just have to check next if it's part of Barangay Pinagkaisahan.
3. CALCULATING YOUR CHANCES OF DYING
Once upon a time, the huge pink sign saying "Walang Tawiran, Nakamamatay" sounded harsh and scary. But perhaps Filipino pedestrians were not threatened by the color and the text that they still took their chances between life and death by crossing the streets.
So they came up with this red, straightforward sign.
(Sa ilalim ng flyover) GMA Kamuning, EDSA
And around 10 meters from this sign is this one:
(Sa ilalim pa rin ng flyover, GMA Kamuning, EDSA)
Take note, MARAMI NA. And take note again, there is a wire fence beneath these signs so the possibility of success in crossing the street is very low. So if you really don't want to walk a little to get to the MRT overpass, you need to ignore the sign and damage public property using brute force.