From where I’m sitting, I’m about three kilometers south of the silver ball, the KILOMETER ZERO marker that is. The starting point of distances in all parts of the Philippines and located right at the heart of Luneta in Manila. Coincidentally, on my custom header, I’m sporting a shirt bearing the number 3 while perched above Kilometer 3. So this makes me a human marker?
Here’s a look at how people bide their time around Kilometer Zero.
They stand erect half-naked..
..nose-dive on the greens while there’s still some.
They ramble Thomas and Friends for a joyride around the park..
..then take a spin down Roxas Boulevard aboard the time-honored calesa.
They wow park-goers with their three-ring circus..
..and finally, they adore the setting of the day.