Alduting is hard, but what makes it even harder is dealing with the daily struggle of commuting. Here in the Philippines, Pinoy commuters understand what #TheStruggleIsReal really means.

You know, “Aalis kang fresh, dadating kang haggard.”

 

1. You learn what “forever” really means… in long lines…

Commuters patiently waits in the long line of people trying to ride the MRT yesetrday in MRT North Ave Station in Quezon City. With an average of 520,000 commuters riding the MRT, the management of the Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) is now preparing plans on how to handle the expected surge in train passengers once the rehabilitation of EDSA begins in May. Photo by: Mark Balmores
Via INQUIRER.net

 

2. …and in traffic.

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Via INQUIRER.net

 

3. When you wanna be high-maintenance but you’re poor, so you keep up with it.

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Via Moviepilot / HBO / InqPOP!

 

5. When you’re running late as hell but the jeepney driver had to stop by a gas station.

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Via Tumblr / FRIENDS

 

6. When the jeepney’s obviously full but the driver insists “kasya pa”.

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via Tumblr / FRIENDS

O, siyaman yan!

 

7. Or when you’re squished so hard inside the train, you feel your bones start to break.

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Via Tumblr / The Vampire Diaries

 

8. Skipped trains can make you cry.

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Via Glee Wikia

“I had high hopes!!”

 

9. But when the train is empty and there aren’t a lot of passengers:

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Via Tumblr

“So now I come to you with open arms…”

 

10. People getting inside the train be like:

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Via Tumblr / The Walking Dead / AMC

“Sugooooood!”

 

11. So you learn to unleash the warrior inside you.

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12. There are two kinds of people you don’t want to sit beside:

One who’s drowning in perfume,

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Via Tumblr / Mean Girls

 

and one who desperately, badly, needs it.

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Via Tumblr / Pirates of the Caribbean

 

Imagine being sandwiched between those two.

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Via Giphy

 

13. So you need fresh air to keep yourself alive.

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Via MTV.com

Oxygen pls.

14. Commuting can also be hard for people who sleep a lot.

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Via Bustle.com

 

15. Well, because this can happen to anyone.

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Via Giphy

 

16. Apparently, this too!

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Via Facebook (Sunda Si Dodong)

 

 

“Commuting, more fun in the Philippines!”

ME:

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Via Cinemablend / Game of Thrones / HBO