Everyone has been looking for ways to ease the forever problematic traffic issue in Metro Manila, but until there’s a concrete solution, we the commuters will need to make things easier for ourselves.
Here are a few items that make the daily rush hour more bearable, because really, Metro Manila commuting is basically survival of the fittest.
Item 1: Flu Mask
Flu masks aren’t just for hay fever season. They’re great at keeping exhaust smoke at bay especially when your route to work involves a lot of walking. They’re pretty cheap and can be bought from
TRY: Non-woven Fabric Masks, available at Daiso
Item 2: Foldable Umbrella
A light but
TRY: Cath Kidston Trailing Rose Super Slim Foldable Umbrella, P2,249, Zalora
Item 3: Portable Electric Fan
A huge level up from the foldable pamaypay, portable electric fans are either rechargeable or run on batteries. Bringing one with you is a must especially if you bear those long and tight MRT lines on a daily basis.
Item 4: Comfortable Shoes
It’s pretty logical to wear flip-flops or slip-
Item 5: Wireless Earphones
It can be so hard to wait in traffic without your earphones. How can you block the voice of your seatmate who talks so
TRY: JBL T290 In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones, P1,499, available at the JBL Official Lazada Store
Item 6: Munchies
Avoid getting hungry while on the road. Always bring snacks with you—like peanuts, soda crackers, or chocolate bars—to keep your tummy from rumbling.
TRY: Cadbury 5Star Chocolate, available in groceries and department stores
Item 7: Wet Tissue
Wiping yourself with
TRY: Simple Kind to Skin Micellar Wipes, P299, available in beauty counters