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The Jeepney Rant (By An Everyday Commuter)

So okay, I’ve been working for 2 years now, I’ve finished four years of college, and I finished high school as well, all the while commuting my way to get to point A to point B, and I’ve noticed a lot of things while riding the Filipino transport, the Jeepney.

Yes, the Jeepney… the noble Army vehicle that sounds like a honda mower that became the national transport of the Philippines. No Filipino in this country is going to say they’ve never ridden a jeepney, because at some point in their lives, they did. Perhaps the only Filipinos who can say they’ve never ridden one are Foreign-born Filipinos and really, really rich people. O_o

But because I’ve been commuting for, like, half my life, there are some things that pisses me off when riding a jeepney. Like, real annoying stuff that happens when inside the jeepney. It’s not really the jeepney’s fault, more like the passengers/drivers. Here are some of them:

1. For the love of God, if you are a jeepney passenger, and someone wants to pass along the money from you to the driver, DO YOUR PART! Make sure that you pass along the money. Some people are just too lazy when they do this. It happens to me all the time! They have their back turned on me, and I’d reach out and say “Manong, bayad po (Mister, here’s the payment)”, and this jerk-off won’t even turn around since he’s the one closest to where I was reaching.  Geeze, as if it takes too much energy taking money and reaching out arm’s length to give it to the driver. ~_~

2. In connection with number 2, if someone hands out the “bayad (payment)” to you, don’t be a jerk and try to steal at least a peso from it (happened to me once). Are you that poor to be taking a peso from someone else’s payment? ~_~

3. For drivers out there, yes, Jeepneys are naturally crowded, it’s designed to be so. However, if you can see that there is at least 1 person who can’t sit anymore, do not try to pick up anymore passengers. We are not sardines. We are human beings. And yes we come in different sizes… like me. I’m chubby. But just because your seats can accommodate up to ten people, don’t think that approximately ten people can fit there if someone of my build would sit there, because they won’t. (And DON’T argue with me about losing weight and trying to be thin… you would just lose XD)

4. Again for the drivers, and possibly conductors, STOP WITH THE LOUD SOUND SYSTEM ALREADY!!! This… this is the part I hate the most about some jeepneys. There are some jeepneys with really, really loud music… like, you can just feel the bass thumping from underneath your seat. It’s annoying… and dumb! What are these guys, thinking they’re drag racers on “Fast and the Furious” to have really loud music. What if I need to hand out my bayad, or if I have to get off? You want me to SCREAM out what I need? Meh. I don’t do shouting. And what if there are children or infants on board your jeepney? You going to damage their fragile inner ears? There are a lot of health hazards concerning listening to loud music. Read them. Study them. Take them to heart. Because I die of a headache from busting out my eardrum, I will go “The Grudge” on you. >:(

5. Ah here, we go… passengers. Ha! One of the things that annoy me the most about them is that when it’s really, really cramped, you can just SMELL them all around you. Not kidding. It’s fine if you smell good and all (like this cute guy who once sat beside me who smelled of Hugo Boss [drool]), but if you know you got a little stench on you, do yourself a favor and clean up a bit. Put on a clean shirt. Put on deodorant. Put on some cologne. Whatever. Just don’t come aboard a jeepney (or any public transportation for that matter) smelling of funk. Do you have any idea what it’s like to be encased in a funk sandwich? Not pleasant, AT ALL. >_<

6. And for the women, as much as I like having my hair down once in a while, if you really have long hair, please, pull it up in a pony tail before riding the jeep. It’s not my fault if I accidentally pull it. It’s flying all over my face when I’m sitting behind you! Of course, I’m going to try and get rid of it. It’s like being strangled by a hairy Kraren. ~_~

Geez, there’s only 6 of these… but once I collect my thoughts, I’ll be sure to put in more. Actually, maybe I should blog about the type of people there are in jeepneys as well… hmm… I’ll think about that. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - July 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

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Of Future Cars… WHOOHOO!!!

Okay, I have to admit… I’m not a much of a “car” person. Truth be told, I’m more into Harleys than cars. But after seeing this on cable TV, I can’t help but SLOBBER at the thought of owning a car like this.

For those who don’t know yet, this car is (for me anyway) the best future car I have ever seen.

This beauty, my friends, is BMW’s newest high-tech baby, G.I.N.A., which stands for Geometry and Functions In “N” (meaning infinite) Adaptions. Ain’t she pretty?! XD

This newest concept car from BMW is very high tech. It’s body is made of a special high tech cloth that expands and shrinks at the push of a button, which is particularly useful when you lack space in your trunk to put stuff in. The cloth does this because the frame of the car itself is made of controllable metal bars and wires, which can open and close parts of the car like the hood, its doors and even it’s headlights. This is particularly cool since the headlights look like eyes when they open… XD

The control of the car itself is monitored by a powerful computer, which also activates the car to turn on or to go into standby mode (no more getting worried about locking your keys in your car!). When the car is on standby, and the owner returns to use the car, it’ll automatically start up and use the last saved settings used by the last person who use it.

The wires and cloth of the car not only changes on the outside, but also the INTERIOR as well. It can adjust the seats, the dashboard, etc. to fit the driver and the passengers needs.

So yeah, this car is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! (For me anyway… XD) But now that I think about it, this car probably isn’t fit with the streets here in the Philippines. Specially when it faces off against the King of the Philippine Streets… the Jeepney.

G.I.N.A. vs Jeepney? The G.I.N.A. would probably get owned pretty bad. Jeepneys have a lot of sharp, metal parts (specially the Jeepneys that happen to be a bit rusty XD) which can probably rip the G.I.N.A. to shreds.

Anyway, if BMW could make a G.I.N.A. car which runs on water, I’m pretty sure that THAT would be a big hit. In fact, I think any automobile that could work with water as its fuel source would be an instant hit. Specially with the oil prices today. ~_~

Maybe someone should invent a Harley-Davidson that runs on good old H2O… if somebody does that, I’ll use every bit of my salary to buy one. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - September 3, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Categories: automobiles, BMW, cars, Concept Car, G.I.N.A., Harleys, Jeepneys   Tags:

Of Future Cars… WHOOHOO!!!

Okay, I have to admit… I’m not a much of a “car” person. Truth be told, I’m more into Harleys than cars. But after seeing this on cable TV, I can’t help but SLOBBER at the thought of owning a car like this.

For those who don’t know yet, this car is (for me anyway) the best future car I have ever seen.

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This beauty, my friends, is BMW’s newest high-tech baby, G.I.N.A., which stands for Geometry and Functions In “N” (meaning infinite) Adaptions. Ain’t she pretty?! XD

This newest concept car from BMW is very high tech. It’s body is made of a special high tech cloth that expands and shrinks at the push of a button, which is particularly useful when you lack space in your trunk to put stuff in. The cloth does this because the frame of the car itself is made of controllable metal bars and wires, which can open and close parts of the car like the hood, its doors and even it’s headlights. This is particularly cool since the headlights look like eyes when they open… XD

The control of the car itself is monitored by a powerful computer, which also activates the car to turn on or to go into standby mode (no more getting worried about locking your keys in your car!). When the car is on standby, and the owner returns to use the car, it’ll automatically start up and use the last saved settings used by the last person who use it.

The wires and cloth of the car not only changes on the outside, but also the INTERIOR as well. It can adjust the seats, the dashboard, etc. to fit the driver and the passengers needs.

So yeah, this car is SO TOTALLY AWESOME!!! (For me anyway… XD) But now that I think about it, this car probably isn’t fit with the streets here in the Philippines. Specially when it faces off against the King of the Philippine Streets… the Jeepney.

G.I.N.A. vs Jeepney? The G.I.N.A. would probably get owned pretty bad. Jeepneys have a lot of sharp, metal parts (specially the Jeepneys that happen to be a bit rusty XD) which can probably rip the G.I.N.A. to shreds.

Anyway, if BMW could make a G.I.N.A. car which runs on water, I’m pretty sure that THAT would be a big hit. In fact, I think any automobile that could work with water as its fuel source would be an instant hit. Specially with the oil prices today. ~_~

Maybe someone should invent a Harley-Davidson that runs on good old H2O… if somebody does that, I’ll use every bit of my salary to buy one. XD

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - at 12:54 pm

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