Rainy Day Commute Survival Tips from Your Regular Commutera
Commuting is difficult, but even more difficult when it's raining.
Traffic buildup, expensive Uber and Grab fares and long lines for public transport terminals are just some things students and working girls can expect during the rainy season.
Here are some tips and tricks to make it through the rain:
Always bring a folding umbrella (preferably one that is light) and/or a raincoat (Extra tip: You can use a disposable raincoat, so it's easier to carry).
Umbrellas and raincoats are extra handy during the rainy season to protect yourself and your things from getting extremely soaked.
Everytime you leave your house, make sure your phone is charged (Extra tip: carry a battery pack aka power bank).
Power banks are handy because you'll never know when you need to contact someone in case of emergencies. You can also use your phone to keep yourself updated with weather reports and maybe check out the official MMDA Twitter account for traffic updates.
MMDA / Twitter
Avoid the rush hour (if you can)
What's worse than commuting in the rain? Battling hundreds of other people doing the same thing.
Try to talk to other people around you to see if they're close to where you're going, maybe you could book an Uber or a Grab and split the fare between you. That'd be cost efficient plus you've made new friends.
Bring resealable plastic bags
This is just an extra measure to make sure your valuables and important papers/documents are extra safe.
During the rainy season, always have a small hand towel in your bag. Maybe you could also keep an extra set of underwear and a shirt in your locker.
Lastly, I survived my college years, thanks to a pair of Crocs ballerina flats. These shoes saved my feet from being wet.