I'm not kidding about bracing yourselves. It's been raining cats and dogs outside for the past few days. A sunny morning, cloudy noon, and a rainy afternoon until the night. I would say it's quite the routine and really familiar. I just hate it when its raining and I am in the middle of commuting.
Maybe you guys have seen it, or maybe experienced or even had been in the middle of such. Racing for a seat on a jeepney with >30 passengers who want to get in? Boy, it is a sight. If you can't imagine it, think of a shopping mall sale for girls or a battle for a certain item (maybe a rare item). Think of people lining up or scrambling to get to the item. Still vague, but you get the point. I normally ride an Antipolo Jeep as it passes by my subdivision directly. But I'm not the only one opting to get a ride, oh no. More than 50 of us wait patiently for a jeepney, and when one comes up, BAM! People run and scramble for a seat on the jeepney. The best number it can take would be 20-24. Plus 4 "sabit" or "those who hold onto the rear end of the roof and are still considered passengers". It is usually illegal for sabit, but during rush hour, screw it, I'm getting on a jeepney!
During rainy weather, of course, vehicles tend to move slower to avoid accidents. Thus, traffic may take longer and be heavier in just a few minutes of rain. It's a hell lot worse when the rain really pours down and people get stranded. Sometimes even roads can get flooded and that causes a major problem for pedestrians and passengers alike. For my experience, I have managed to walk a long distance from an LRT station to my home. ......all in a night's walk. I was safe anyway. It may have been night, but the traffic was really jammed. So most people opted to walk instead, hoping to find lighter traffic ahead. This only happened during the time our highway was being reconstructed, but the unexpected heavy rain caused that much problems.
But anyway! I hope all of you are safe! It seems we'll be having a week of thunderstorms and scattered rains. The Habagat winds are coming in now after all. So brace yourselves everyone! Don't ever forget your umbrellas! It's the best life-saver during this type of weather!!
And now I return to reading my books. XD