Now I'm actually really glad I know how to jay walk. This talent has served me in good stead in a place where it is really "to each his own" when it comes to space. Crossing the street here takes some steel nerves and it took me several weeks before I attempted it on my own. I'm good at it now- and have almost been hit only a handful of times.
Here's a video I found on youtube of crossing the street here in Metro Manila. No joke, I've done this a hundred times now. Exactly like this.
Thank you to the video owner (I did not take this video)!