Time flies so fast, ‘no? Seems like it was just January yesterday, but now, look, it’s June! And that means Summer season’s officially gone, rainy days are coming (hopefully), and hello again EDSA traffic because it’s back to school, my friends!
So sa mga loyal commuters out there, are you ready for the muling pagdagsa ng mga estudyante? Kung hindi pa, I got you here some tips!
1. Set your alarm 4 hours earlier than usual.
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Joke lang ‘yung 4 hours.
The point is, you have to get up much earlier now dahil mas marami ka ng kasabayan sa pagsakay. Kung dati’y nakakaupo ka pa nang maayos, well now that the students are back, ihanda mo na ang sarili mong makipag-face to face sa pinto ng bus.
I also suggest you set multiple alarms para sure na magigising ka. Like me, I have three alarms on my phone: 4:00 am, 4:15 am, and 4:30 am.
2. When commuting, bring these with you: good morning towel, unan, kumot, chips, sodas, baby powder.
Nope, you’re not going to a field trip, nor having an out-of-town vacation. Instead, ikaw ay sasabak sa matindi (at nakaka-ubos ng pawis) na traffic sa EDSA na karaniwan ay inaabot ng 2-3 hours. These are the moments na sa sobrang tagal ng byahe, halos natapos mo na lahat ng playlists sa Spotify app mo.
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Prepare yourself, at habaan ang iyong pasensiya. Sure, you will face unkabogable traffic for the next couple of weeks.
3. Girls, wear running shoes instead of high heels.
Pero kung kaya mong makipag-siksikan sa MRT and humabol ng bus together with the students nang naka-stilettos, then go!
4. For those driving their own cars, drink like 3 cups of coffee before leaving home.
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Traffic, and you’re driving, and you can’t do anything else bukod sa hintayin ang muling paggalaw ng mga sasakyan. Bukod sa boring since you’re just sitting in your car, nakaka-antok ‘yan for sure kaya dapat prepared at full energy ka. Magpapak ng kape bago pumasok, LOL. Kidding aside, my point is you have to prep up yourself for a long drive.
5. Ipaayos na ang payong mong binagyo last year.
Like I said, June is also the official start of the rainy season here in our country. So ready those mighty umbrellas and rain coats.
I hope these tips can help all you commuters out there. Kung may alam ka pang ibang advice, share them in the comment box below! Have a wonderful week ahead, mga ka-Globe Community!