Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ped Xing

Sounds Chinese to me. I saw the name on a street sign in Manila in 2006 and wondered, "Who in Philippine history is Ped Xing?"

Then I came across an article by a Filipino columnist with the same thought about some unheralded Chinese hero now being honored by naming a street after him. Flabbergasted, he soon found out that Ped Xing is actually short for PEDestrian CROSS(X)ing.

Ped Xing. Who would have thought?

So when I came back to Manila again this year, 2009, I saw a lot of intersections with the glaring Ped Xing sign. And I just wonder, will the below average promdi get the message?

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