urban or rural?

Philippines
October 17, 2008 11:57pm CST
which place do you prefer spending your life, in the busy cities or the quiet towns, provinces and rural areas? i'm quite lucky to be able to live in both. during summer, we go to my grandma's house and it' really peaceful in there. you get to have a break from the busy life in the cities though i don't want to spend my whole life there. i just want balance. how about you?
12 responses
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
WE live in Pasig, quite a busy city. and we are now thinking of relocating to my home province in NUeva Ecija, not because we don't like now the busy life here. It is just that we think we have no need of it. I said before that there is no way I can live in the province, thinking about starbcuks and malls. but since I seldom went out, malls have no appeal to me now. and we really thought that real estate properties are cheaper on the province, so we are contemplating on the idea of living there and then he would make an arrangement on his company to allow to work from home and he would only go to the office twice a week. Now that we have kids and my mom and siblings live all in the province, my kids really wants to be with them and I think that living near them will really beneficial to us (because I can ask my mom to look fro the kids and I can have more time doing mylot ) and commodities are cheaper in the province too, like veggies and meat.
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
that's really true. we go to the province during summer and i really enjoy staying there with our grandparents around. your kids will surely gonna love that idea.
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
i choose to live on both. there are some things that can do to urban and you can't do to rural.
• Philippines
19 Oct 08
i couldn't agree more. we all need some quiet time and i bet rural places are the best to choose.
@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I live in a small city which is not highly urbanized nor industrialized. The city has retained it's own urban-rural ambiance although we're beginning to see some establishments being put up but still it's not as highly complicated as big cities. My home is just less than 10 minute ride to the downtown area and very close to every thing like school and hospital and market but we have trees around and you can still hear roosters during mornings and bats during night and there's not much traffic only during rush hour. We walk at our pace no hurrying up and drivers and motorists respect the pedestrians. And we're very accessible from rural upland communities and highly urbanized cities. It only takes an hour by plane and couple of hours by boat and land.
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
that's good! thanks for sharing. happy mylotting!=D
18 Oct 08
i was born and raised up in a city and i kinda got used to the city life. i also like staying in the rural areas like when my family goes for a vacation in the provinces where my grandparents grew up. it's the right place for us to relax and just forget about the stress city life sometimes brings.
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
yeah. it's really nice to be in a quite place once in a while just to remove all the things that bothers you while in the city.
• India
19 Oct 08
Sometimes i feel like livin in rural area It helps me fell peaceful and calm It generate a special feeling. To walk in forests.. Cityt life can bcome bad somtimes
@brando10 (175)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I always live in the busy city. I feel like the noise of the cars and trucks is a music to my ears. But now, I feel that I want to spend my life in the province or anywhere where there is calmness and peace. I live in a fast paced life and I want to slow down in the near future. I will be investing soon for a place in the province. Maybe a small place with a big open field. I hope it would materialize for me.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
18 Oct 08
I llove the country, i moved here a few years back and would Never go back to the city....I cant stand the cars and people its too overcrowded
• United States
18 Oct 08
For me i think its the people that make the place... I dont like it here, we live in the bible belt and too many people are kinda "Blind" or "ignorant" or "Naive" if you know what I mean, and i dont mean because they are christains.. (Im a christain too) I mean because they are weak christains who arent really seeking much more of God and pactice lifestyles that can be condemning and a few other things... I like real people, you know the kind you will find growing up in townhouses or apartment complexes ? and sometimes trailor parks.... strictly speaking without the people I tend to lean torward the city, more to do, but the smaller towns and country areas DEFINATELY have their pluses :)
@spalladino (17926)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I used to live in a pretty nice urban area outside of Washington, D.C. in Maryland but moved to a rural area outside of a very small town in south central Florida about four years ago. For a long time I liked the urban atmosphere, with the variety of activities and shopping but, as I got older, I longer for a more peaceful place, which I now have.
@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
18 Oct 08
I think I can survive the rural area as long as I have the means to communicate to the world such as cable tv and internet. With the rate now, I believe that since most of the provinces now are information and communications technology-capable. So probably, the province works for me.
@Angel3yes (455)
• United States
18 Oct 08
I have to say that I'm a country girl at heart, I love the rural life. My family is all around me and I have wide open spaces everywhere I look and fresh air. I feel free and not worried about crime and such. I like the city but after a few days, I want to go home and be in the country again. When I was younger, I thought maybe one day I would live in the city but now that I've grown up, I realize how good I truly have it.
• India
18 Oct 08
i like urban life Urban advantages: Services: Proximity to major and varied services Employment: Majority of higher paying jobs/careers are found there. Current: art, fashions, politics, and higher culture Multi-cultural Transportation: Mass transit, buses, taxis...ect. i like rural life also.. More natural environs, Better social/support network, Less stressful environment etc.. keep posting take care and have fun..