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Have you played (and won) the MRT bingo?

We may laugh but the stakes are incredibly high

In this country, tragedies are so common that all we can do sometimes is laugh through them. Precisely what some foreigners have told us: “Filipinos are such happy people they just smile all the time.” Yes, even through adversity.

So leave it to Pinoys to come up with harmless jokes and memes after every unfortunate incident. Like yesterday’s MRT incident in which a car got detached from a train between Ayala and Gil Puyat stations. As expected, someone thought of a funny way to turn the mechanical misadventure into a laughing matter—a bingo game, to be precise.

Aberya sa MRT” (“Trouble at the MRT”) is how Audrey Mae Domasian titled her work, which she posted on Facebook today. “Naka-bingo ka na ba?” she asked in her caption.

“I ride the MRT every now and then,” Domasian told VISOR. “My friends and I were just joking about how all these worst-case scenarios could have possibly happened to the MRT over the past few years.”

Want to play the MRT bingo? Good luck!

So...are you already a winner? IMAGE FROM AUDREY MAE DOMASIAN

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 26 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.