Are you living in a city now or in a province?

@jlamela (4906)
Philippines
October 9, 2009 4:16am CST
I grew up in a province but right now I lived fully in the city because of my job. Things are different between living in the city and the province there are advantages and disadvantages. Life in the province is more simple, relaxing and seems peaceful with nothing much to worry about, only that there are no shopping malls. Life in the city is more rigid, hectic, polluted and always in a hurry, but close to modern amenities. But I prefer life in the province more than in the city. How about you?
14 responses
@stephon8 (300)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I am a city boy, i've been living in the city my whole life. I don't know what im gonna do if im suddenly thrown in the province, maybe i will freak out or shoot myself than die in boredom. You are right living in the city is very convenient close to the malls, hospital etc. Eventhough sometimes i get tired with the view, i still love living here. Im still trying so hard to appreciate the buildings here in Manila, cause it is an eye sore.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
hello there! Yes, you really find it very hard if you will be living in a province because life there has lots of contradiction from the city life. You will get bored as the place is very quite with almost no entertainment available. But of course it is quite and relax, if you are searching for peace of mind or you want to ponder your fate I think going to the province is the best option. But you will endure loneliness and boredom.
@stephon8 (300)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Yah and everytime we drive by any province it looks very calm and peaceful. The people are so nice and respectful, they make the guests feel comfortable unlike rude people here in the city. And the quality of air it is so fresh compared here in manila. Maybe that's why people from the province looks younger and fresher compared too the people living in the city. Not all, maybe most.
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
I realized that it is no longer safe here to live in the city when typhoons hits us recently here in Luzon. I prefer to live now in Visayas because the typhoons are very seldom to hit there. The life in the province is simple and cheap unlike when you live in the city the cost of living is expensive you can't survive without money. My parents are planning to go back to their province next year and I'm going to follow them too. I prefer pollution free and quiet place than here in the city.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Yes you are right Visayas and Mindanao are seem safer areas to live since floods are not really destructive compared to that of Luzon. In Davao City, we never experienced typhoons because of the city's location which is surrounded by many mountains.
@Shooyao (156)
• China
10 Oct 09
Live in city is so convenient,and I think live in province is not bad,Live in city we must to face the air pollution,noise,traffic jem and energy resource shortage.To the contrast,live in the province is peaceful and quite,but i prefer to live city ,and have vacation in province
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Me too, right now I prefer a life in the city and just spent vacation in the province. Though the city is full of noise and pollution, it is still the best option of living life to the fullest because of so many opportunities.
@codris (783)
• Italy
9 Oct 09
i live in a small small small small "village" near the mountains, in the north of italy near the alps, 30 meters away from here there is the forest, i like it, fresh air, and nature. I don't like big cityes like milan or other dirty cityes.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Wow!I loved it, that's a scenic and breath taking environment!I always dreamed to live in a farm like that of yours with lakes and valleys in the surroundings. The life is more relax and peaceful.
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
hi. I grew up in the province as well but now it became a city already. But the shadow of the province remains in this place. And for me, there is no place like home. No place like this one. It doesn't really matter where I am, city or province. What matters most is that I am with my family and love ones. Life is beautiful. Yet it is short so I 'd better enjoy it with people whom I cherish. And I will try to live the simplest way and preserve the rural life, morality and dignity in the midst of the fast modernization. good day.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Yes, that's true even if our environment is already converted to an urban area, we can still preserved a rural life concept. Even myself, I still practiced that one. I grew up in the province and now living in the city, but most of my practices are that of the province tradition.
@sunita64 (6470)
• India
9 Oct 09
Well I was born in a city, got a job in city, so I have no idea what is life in a province, but I am sure life must be peaceful there, but slow, am I right.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Yes, you are right, life in a province is very peaceful, relaxing but a bit too slow. There's no complication and the people in the neighborhood are nice and accommodating. They always shared what they have. Christmas season is more meaningful in the province because people there are still practiced caroling.
@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
I live in a municipality near a highly urbanized city. I have to travel around 30 minutes to my place of work. I like living here since its not as busy as in the city. I surely would want to live in a province considering that its really nice and simple. The thing is, my work is in the city and my child is still going to school in the city. So it is practical to live in the city. From time to time, we visit the province, the hometown of my mother. Its about 2-3 hours travel from where we are. The great thing is there's a waterfall in the area. So most often, we stay overnight and enjoy the cool fresh water.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Back in the province I lived in a municipality also which is much better than living in a small barrio. I spent the first 12 years of my life in a small barrio and the life is a bit backward, but the environment is so relaxing and no complication, I loved those years in my life.
@coolcat123 (4391)
• India
9 Oct 09
I live in a city but a rural city, its a middle one. Compared to metros its a village and there's many problems including electric and water problems. no good job opportunities, no parks, no malls nothing. Only house and work. TV with maximum time no electric, so not much time pass, so we do gardening in spare time.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
I do agree, living in a province always give up head aches in finding a good job because there's no companies there plus you will encountered frictions with relatives who love gossiping.
@SuzyLong (775)
9 Oct 09
I used to live outside of a town before but now live right near the town centre due to my job. I agree that it is very different but I prefer it where I am. I was always spending all my money getting into town and now I don't, I have more money lol plus, I liked going to events in the town so I now only have to walk in for them.
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@jlamela (4906)
• Philippines
13 Oct 09
Hello!thanks for the response. Oh that's nice, actually living in a city offers lots of convenience, if you feel like unwinding in trendy resto or in pub then you can make it not like in the province.
@carrine (2748)
• Philippines
10 Oct 09
i used to lived in the province too and i grew up from there. and i moved already in the city for 15 years. id still choose to live in the city than in the province. its more convenient to live in the city than in the province. everything is accessible and easy. i like the practice compared in the province.
• China
10 Oct 09
yes,I agree with you,my friend, I think live in the province is better than in the city,because I think live in the province is more convenient. do you agree with me? by the way, is this your picture? you are so beautiful, lol. happy myloting.
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@maezee (38845)
• United States
10 Oct 09
I live in a city, and you can be right about the "more rigid, hectic, and polluted" part, but it's also a lot more.. free feeling to me. You have so many different options, and as you said, amenities in the cities that you don't usually have in the country or in a 'province' as you called it. It's like: how can I get to work today? You could bike, take a cab, drive, use public transportation, etc. Or, this question: What should I do on a friday night? In my city, there are literally hundreds of hotspots within a 5 mile radius: movie theaters, book stores, coffee shops, dance clubs, theaters, bars, and all of that kind of stuff. It may be over- industrialization to the extreme, but it works for me (and keeps me busy on the weekends!). I can't say that I would prefer to live in the provinces because I've never lived there, and so I don't know what it would be like. I don't think I could stand to be away from my city, though, just because I've grown so used to it!
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• Philippines
10 Oct 09
I am living in the city but not in the very heart of it. IOur city is not much populated and polluted compared to other cities in our country. Our place is quite laidback and I feel good that I live in this place. Our city is a combination of urban and rural area.
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@angeliam (206)
• China
10 Oct 09
i have same experience with you.it's good to live in a city,i think.you learn a lot through city life.it provides facilities and opportunies to enrich you.you deal with people that are better educated.your kids can got good education here...a lot of advantages.
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