I have never really explored Manila as an adult. The last time I was in the city was for one night in 2009, en route between Hong Kong and Mindanoa province. It was a blur of a night. I remember only concrete and more concrete, and a long taxi ride amongst humidity.
I was fairly closed off to the idea of visiting it, having remembered the ubiquitous car culture and endless concrete, but Eunice reminded me that I should give this megacity a fair chance.
That's what I intend to do. I am in Manila all week for work!