Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Kris Aquino rides the MRT for the first time

Many commuters were stranded last Tuesday after a heavy downpour worsened evening rush hour traffic along major thoroughfares in the metro. Not even the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino was spared from slow-moving vehicles that she decided to take her chances with the Metro Rail Transit (MRT). 

The actress-host was running late going to an event hosted by a brand she’s endorsing when she encountered rush hour traffic along EDSA. Kris, who was traveling to Mandaluyong from Makati, revealed on Instagram that her vehicle didn’t move for 45 minutes. “Parking lot level ang EDSA,” she said.

It’s the first time the sister of the president rode the public train system on a regular day. Around the  year 2000, she got on the MRT to shoot the opening billboard (OBB) of the showbiz talk show, The Buzz.

Before getting on the train, the A-list celebrity was assured of her security. She says, “Sinabi sa kin ‘nung isa sa PSG (Presidential Security Group) na babae, ‘ma’am, ok lang po kasi ‘yung first three (coaches) puro babae lang po dun so pwede kayo dun.’ So yun! And then bumili na ng ticket tapos sumakay na. Go go go!”

Kris Aquino rides the MRT for the first time.

For a more comfortable ride, she took a piece of advice from one of her sisters. “Ang ate ko called me, she said, ‘Krissy, change shoes, okay? I’m sure you have flats so mag-flats ka muna.’” 

When she arrived at the event, Kris traded her flats for a dressier pair of black cage heels.

The star had nothing but good words for commuters she joined on the usually-crowded train. “Ang bait nila. Kasi they made space for me talaga. Yun ang naramdaman ko kasi tinatanong nila ‘gano ka-traffic ba para mapasakay ka?’ Sabi ko, ‘dalawang oras eh. Imagine sa Buendia ako nanggaling. Paseo de Roxas pa-Buendia. Two hours to get to Guadalupe! Ano ba yun! Sabi ko, ay naku, bahala na si Batman. Go na 'to!“ 

The enthusiastic host continues, “Naaliw sila! Tapos sabi ko, ‘picture tayo!’ Tapos lahat sila sabay-sabay naglabasan ng camera. It’s so cute.”

She further gushed, “Ang saya! Nakaka-tao, di ba? At yun ang gusto ko. Parang sabi ko nga, ang traffic, walang pinipili talaga. Na-realize ko ‘yung convenience nung MRT.” 

Asked if she would ride the train again, Kris didn’t skip a beat in saying ‘oo naman!’

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