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The 11 Best Things About Being A North Girl

Who doesn't have to pay toll? YOU.

1. Finding good and affordable food is SO easy.

Hello genius people behind Maginhawa, Boxpark MNL, Lilac St., Timog, Tomas Morato, etc! Y’all are the real MVPs of QC! SO to Nihonbashitei for finally opening a branch here!!!

2. You learn how to be a ridiculously good defensive—and maybe sometimes aggressive—driver.

Because your parents/driving school trained you to maneuver the great scary highway that is Commonwealth. You're also pretty much the best at switching lanes in Quezon City Circle, because you drive there all the time.

3. Ever since TPLEX and SCTEX opened, road trips up north have been a regular weekend habit!

Clark? Zambales? Baguio? NO PROBLEM.

4. If people from the south can drive to Tagaytay for lunch, you can definitely do the same with Subic.

Or Pampanga, Tarlac, Bataan—there are just so many places to explore!

5. Transportation is easier!

You have the option to ride the MRT and LRT to get to places easily! (When the trains don’t break down, of course!)

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6. Ubers and Grab cabs/taxis are everywhere!

#Bless the day more people from the north decided to get in on this business.

7. You have a solid group of Northern friends.

Y'all grew up together and still catch up regularly in your favorite restaurants/hangout spots in the North. UP Town Center, lookin' at you!

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8. If you’re dating someone from the north, logistics are easy.

You can see each other every day until you decide to settle down—somewhere in QC of course—and make beautiful babies who will attend schools and universities in the north.

9. You have easy access to the best SHOPPING malls.

Robinsons Magnolia, Fairview Terraces, SM North, TriNoma, Shang, Greenhills, and more! And let’s not forget about Megamall—which is technically in the middle but still!—where you walk in with your full sweldo and walk out having zeroooo credits (and fucks).

10. You can take advantage of seat sales because the Clark airport is honestly not that far!

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And on good days, it’s even faster to get there than to NAIA! YASSSSS.

11. You don’t have to pay toll.

Well you DO have to go through the pain and hassle of driving through EDSA, but at least you don’t have to shell out money for toll every single day? Fair enough?