Recently I started to realize in Manila it seems many people are on drugs in particular ice or meth. For many years I did not notice because I thought maybe many Filipinos we just normally like this and the fact I dont take drugs but its now come to my attention many are on drugs! Like my cleaner comes to the house with huge wide black eyes and grinding teeth, surely thats abnormal.
Then even I was looking for a condo to rent in Manila bay area and realized even the property management firm is pretty much a friggn drug den! Try have a conversation with these people its sooo hard. Once I opened my eyes I realized that YES junkies everywhere wandering the streets like mindless zombies. Even some people I work with I realized ‘are on it’.
Yeah its still a bit of a shock to me because one of the biggest reasons is I am wondering.. HOW THE HELL CAN THEY AFFORD IT!? Like I thought those drugs are expensive right? Especially in a place like Asia where it is highly illegal. So like now thats got me wondering like maybe we do need someone like a Duterte to come in and literally ‘clean up the streets’. But really is he gonna do that I doubt it.
But yeah beware because those junkies are mentally ill and could literally shank you for $10!!! The areas they seem to hang are all Foreigner hotspots (maybe they leech off us I dunno). For example Manila Bay, Malate/Ermita and Makati. Anyone else seeing what I am seeing or had any experience with these shits ?