It’s Octopus… it’s EZ-Link… it’s Beep Card!

Okay, in terms of comfort, efficiency and everything else that’s good in mass public transport, Manila’s MRT is way, way behind the subway systems of Hong Kong and Singapore.

But hey, I think the Beep Card that I used today for the first time on the MRT was quite good. It reminded me of the Octopus Card in Hong Kong and EZ-Link in Singapore.

I don’t think the Beep Card can be used for other purposes right now, but maybe someday, just like Octopus and EZ-Link, it can be used to buy stuff and food.

More importantly though, I hope the Beep Card would be the first step to improving the services of the MRT. Let’s start with the aircon, please.

Ring out the old, ring in the new

I got rid of my two stored value cards today. Sigh, I would definitely miss those bonus rides.

But if that’s the price that I have to pay for an enhanced MRT, then that’s perfectly fine.

I do hope that any improvement takes place as soon as possible. Gawd, the MRT is just like an antagonist in a movie – you hate it, you wanna get rid of it, but you can’t! Worse, you can avoid it but you have to deal with it eventually!

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