I can't stand being in a very crowded terminal for hours, so I immediately took a cab and went back to my place amidst heavy traffic. I swear, Cubao is always the last place I would wanna be at. And believe it, the total amount I spent roaming around Cubao via taxi is more than the amount I paid for a 7-hour bus ride.
Well, perhaps a blessing in disguise? I realized I forgot my phone charger right there in my bed. I had time to rearrange stuff inside my bags, and even to gift wrap.
Hoping for a safe trip back home.