How to make the rainy season productive

How to make the rainy season productive

August 24, 2017 | Kuya Tips

The long, hot, and punishing days of summer are gone and we’re facing a new antagonist: the rain and the flood that comes with it. But who doesn’t like the thought of cold, lazy afternoons, a cup of coffee, and the almost deafening sound of heavy rainfall?

However, just like the summer heat that prevents us from being active outdoors, the freezing winds of the rainy season works the same as it encourages us to be lazy indoors. That said, why don’t we think of ways to make the rainy season productive?

Learn to cook
I don’t know the science behind it but a bowl of Lomi or Bulalo tastes 678 times better during a rainy day. Learn the art and satisfy your midnight cravings.

Clean the house
In summer, the excuse was: “Ang init! Mamaya ko na gagawin yan, mamaya ko na gagawin to”. Now, take advantage of the cold weather!

Store some food
You’ll never know when it’ll happen, but when the streets are impassable, you’ll be thankful if you have food stocks.

Read something
Be it work/school-related, or transcriptions of interviews with your favorite basketball teams, it’s always good to keep it sharp.

Binge watch
Hey, it’s not being lazy. As they say, “time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time”. And besides, watching, geeking out, and theorizing about your favorite shows is also a way to exercise the mind.

See? There are a lot of things to do indoors. It’s okay to give in to short naps (by short I mean hours) at certain times of the day but it’s better to make good use of your time.

How do you spend the rainy days? Tell us about it at

Baha Survival Tips for Waterproof Employees

Baha Survival Tips for Waterproof Employees

July 14, 2017 | Kuya Tips

It’s rainy season again. And that means students get to enjoy the great indoors, while employees continue to journey into the wild flood-prone areas of the metro. Yes, unfortunately, employees belong to the waterproof species of the urban jungle. With that, we’ve prepared a few tips for all our magiting na manggagawas, especially when the tide reach its highest.

1. Stay Updated

For once in your life, makinig kayo ng AM radio to know the happenings around the metro. Lalo na kung passable ba ang daan papuntang office niyo o hindi. Mahirap ang umasa sa wala.

2. Prepare your Baha Gear

It’s time to release your inner boy/girl scout dahil daig ng handa ang hindi. Bring extra clothes, slippers, boots, and of course, an umbrella. Sabayan niyo na rin ng lakas ng loob. You’ll never know when you have to swim.

3. Have Alternate Routes Going Home

In most cases, the hardest outburst of rain arrives when you’re about to leave the office. Then a few minutes later, you’ll find out na baha na sa usual way niyo going home. Badtrip ‘no? Well, if that’s the case, dapat wais ka sa daan. Find alternate ways to reach home or else stuck ka sa office.

4. Stockpile Baon

Speaking of getting stuck sa office, when this happens dapat may baon kang crackers, instant noodles, and other easy to prepare and eat food. That’s the only way to combat your hangryness.

5. Save Local Hotlines

It’s important to have your crushie’s digits saved in your mobile phone. But it’s more important to have emergency hotlines on your speed dial. Hindi ka naman maliligtas ni crushie sa panahon ng sakuna. Not unless member siya ng search and rescue operations troop ng gobyerno.

There you have it. We hope na makatulong ang iilang survival tips na ‘to as you dwell into the rainy abyss. If you want to add more in our list, share niyo lang sa Facebook at

Things you should have on first day high

Things you should have on first day high

July 14, 2017 | Kuya Tips

The school bells are about to ring again and you’re starting to hit the alarm to train that body clock for 7 AM classes. You know you’ve prepared your bag yourself but are you sure you’re not missing anything? To help you, here’s a checklist of all the things you have to have on first day high:

1. Bolpen
– Basic! ‘Wag umasa sa hiram. ‘Wag kalimutan, kung ayaw mong tumakbo sa pinakamalapit na tindahan.
2. Clean uniform
– As they say, cleanliness is next to godliness. This secures you the “Most Tidy” award at the end of the quarter.
3. Newly shined shoes
– Shine it just enough to look clean but not so much so you wouldn’t look like Manong Guard’s apprentice.
4. Pad paper
– Tip: Huwag ilabas agad-agad kung ayaw marinig ang mga katagang: “Pengeng yellow pad!” 33 times.
5. Watch
– To remind you na 6:55 AM ang dating ni crush at may 5 minutes nalang kayo para makapag-usap.
6. Plantsadong buhok
– Plantsahin tulad ng pag-plantsa mo sa mga sasabihin mo sa kanya.
7. Ruler
– Para masukat mo kung gano kalayo na maging crush ka din ni crush. Awts.
8. Wallet
– Kung ayaw talaga sayo, try mo daanin sa libre. Awts. (Yes, sunod-sunod ‘to. Tissue, need mo?)
9. Eraser
– Para mabura mo ang iyong mga pagkakamali. Awts. (Huhu. Ano, kaya pa?)
10. Snacks
– Suko na. Buy sweets to feel better!
11. Common sense
– The most important of them all. Be sure you’re mentally present all the time. It’s more important to impress your teacher and your parents!

So, are you ready for school? Double-check your bag for a fine first day! If you think we missed anything, message Kuya J at