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Is the Philippines Really Ready for Pokemon Go?

Gotta catch 'em all!
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On the heels of the news that Pokemon Go could potentially drop in Asia within the next few days, we found ourselves wondering: is the Philippines really ready for this insane online phenomenon?

I mean think about it. Just like Central Park in NYC, which has become overrun with tourists trying to catch wild Pidgeys, could Luneta Park become the next big hangout?

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What about Manila Bay or Manila Ocean Park? Is it ready for the influx of swarming Pokemon trainers searching for Staryus and Poliwags? LA's Santa Monica pier certainly wasn't.

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On a more personal note, what about our relationships? Are we strong enough not to get into a fight with our boyfriend/girlfriend over who gets to catch the Pikachu that shows up in the middle of a movie? Or low-key quick enough not to turn an anniversary date into a break up?

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Close call, Tyga.

Even pets aren't exempt from this adorably addictive catastrophe.

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Neither are celebs, who prove that when it comes down to it, they're just like us:

And by that we mean next-level obsessed with catching them all.

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Despite the risks involved.

Although some people are luckier than others.

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Ultimately, if Pokemon Go can get people to go out, explore the world, and engage with one another more, what's the harm? Especially if the search for imaginary monsters could potentially lead to more situations like this:

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PRIMO.

First. Pixie dust and paper cuts – these are the first things Wendy knew about Peter Pan. Aurora first met Prince Philip when she was sixteen. Learning how to ride a bike was also a first while I was growing up, but you are probably the first of too many. The first collection of dust and stars; maybe Luna will try to ask, who was your first? I might answer and tell her that it was you.

The first of too many stars in the sky. You are the first of too many fallen leaves during fall – and you will be the most anticipated snowflake as winter comes. A dark path that you can’t see without any light, hence, you were once the moon and there are the stars that shine so bright at night. Are we too early? Or we just really want to be ahead of time? Even in a glimpse, I would like to see the two of us connect as if we can reach the sky. There are other parts of the heavens you have never saw and other oceans you haven’t laid your feet onto – but the constellations will always wait for you. Close your eyes, love, close your eyes. Start counting backward: 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Count backward until you see the twinkling lights that will guide you to the right path. To the right satellite; to the right person. A first.

There are many firsts – first love, first heartbreak, first sport you played, the first thing you do in the morning, the first thing you remember about the person in front of you. There are a lot. It’s actually up to us how we will consider something as a first. So, Primo, you are already a first of too many.

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