What is your means of transportation?

Philippines
October 22, 2008 6:34am CST
when going to the office, or going to a place you will visit what is your usual means of transport? a car? do you drive it? a jeep? bus? train? With me, my usual transport is a motorcycle. me and my husband usually goes to work together so he drives it and i'm a back ride. its kinda fast since we can go to shortcuts. but when i have a different schedule i go to work alone thats the time i use public transportation. i ride a tricycle first. then a jeep, then a bus, then a train (MRT). 4 different means of transport. but when i dont want to go up and down those vehicles, i eliminate the train, i should be an hour early so i wont be late. i'll just ride the tricycle, the jeep then the bus to the office. how about you myLotters, what are your means of transportation?
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@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
22 Oct 08
My means of transportation to work is my car. Even though I have taken the bus, cab and subway a long time ago. I'm thankful for my car even though gas is high. There is nothing like being able to leave when you get ready and not having to wait for your transportation.
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
hi agrant maybe car is really convenient. you can go anywhere you want any time you want. thanks
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
22 Oct 08
Bus or train... If I'm in a rush, I'll take a train or taxi. I've always dreamed about cycling to work but there are too many cars here and it's dangerous to cycle on highways.. Taxi is getting very expensive too so I usually try to take bus or train. I hate to take bus or train as it's always so... crowded..
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• Philippines
23 Oct 08
hi poohgal you are right. train are so crowded. here, at the time of the rush hour, commuters occupy even the stairs and sometimes even 1/4 of the highway. it even cause traffics. but train are really fast compared to bus. thanks
@carmela0210 (1591)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
its just 5 or less minute drive for work from my boarding house, i have my motorcycle with me, i find it more handy than having a ride from the public transportation even though im a woman, and it still safe here to ride your own!!but when it rains and cant drive and i might soaked up from rain i ride trycycle for work!!!
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
hi! wow you drive your own motorcycle. thats cool, i wish my husband will teach me. haahhaha take care
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
thank you!!my dad taught me how to drive when i was on my 2nd year high school, and also my older brother, he taught me!!!and mostly all my friends know how to drive also!!we have this organization where all of us drives our own motorcycle!!and tell your husband to teach you!!its really cool!!!
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• Philippines
6 Nov 08
wow that's really cool. yeah, i'm always asking my husband to teach me, but we dont have a common restday so he cant teach me as of now
@janwin (36)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I don't have any other business here in Manila but to go to school. So I ride a tricycle to Anonas Station. Ride the ever reliable chic-filled LRT2, Go down at recto station and ride my favorite jeepney route which brings me closer to my school reducing the walking distance.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 08
hi janwin. at least LRT2 is not that crowded compared to MRT3. so are you studying at FEU or UST? :D
@janwin (36)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Nope. I study in Mapua in intramuros. Yeah. I'm very fortunate that LRT2 exists. So far it is the best rail transit in the Philippines.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 08
ah ok. yeah, because it there is not LRT you'll be stuck in traffic
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
22 Oct 08
i have a jeep liberty i jet around around in. don't go much but i enjoy my jeep when i do.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 08
hi! you are really a homebuddy. take care
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@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
24 Oct 08
u r right but alot of days i just don't feel like getting out but i really do like to be at home. best place in the world to be in my opinion.
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• Philippines
24 Oct 08
hi again. i agree, home is the best place
@taripres (1499)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Right now, I bum rides everywhere! I don't like asking people for anything, so I just mainly stay at home and try n get up finances to buy another car! Loss both of my vehicles due to financial issues so, I'm back at it again! Taripre$
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi taripres thanks for sharing hope you can get another car take care
@taripres (1499)
• United States
7 Nov 08
Yeah, I'm working on it, need to get around! Have to go shopping, get out the house, go out, yeah it pretty much sucks, but I'll get it together! Taripre$
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
23 Oct 08
Hi dear i have car and i use it to commute to my office even if i have to go some where even then i use it. Thats all and i hope u always want to go with ur hubby as changing 4 mode of transport is hectic and irritating and sure need lot of time Take care
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• Philippines
6 Nov 08
hi cupid, yes, even when i can go home earlier, i would just wait for him saves time and money take care
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Nov 08
yeah for sure its better option take care
@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
I live in zamboanga city, philippines and it is a very small city so there are just two types of public transportation that is very common here and that is the tricycle and the jeep.. so if you want cheaper fare go for the jeep but if you want to be comfortable then it is the tricycle then. My office is just near our home and it is accessible by either of the two so when i feel lazy and wants to be comfortable i go for the tricycle..hehe and if i am being frugal i go for the jeep which costs less or if i do not have any fare hahaha i go to the office with my husband, i have to go with him earlier...so he can take me to the office and he has a motorcycle :D
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• Philippines
6 Nov 08
hi jazel_juan tricycle is very common in the province. when i went to pangasinan, tricycle is the only means of transportation when going to the barrios. take care
@jazel_juan (15753)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
really? well here its really a city and thats really our majoy mode of transportation hehe... you seldom find taxis here...they tried implementing taxis here but it did not succeed probably because its expensive plus the city is so small...
@twowizdom (861)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
hello there red_amethyst, looks like you're my fellow kababayan...lol anyway, to get to my school I usually ride a tricycle then a jeep that would take me to the train station which is the LRT2, then from there on after boarding the train I would be then transferring to another tricycle until i reach my school.
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@janwin (36)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Where are you studying twowizdom?? Sounds like you're from the University Belt..
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• Philippines
28 Oct 08
yes we are kababayan. quite plenty of ride also but i think its just short trips, right? take care
@iamcdy (1119)
• Philippines
22 Oct 08
I use public transportation to go to work and back home. I first ride on a tricycle, then a jeepney, then another jeepney and finally another jeepney! That's quite a lot but I got used to it for the past seven years. My brother has a car but I can just ride with him when he's on my way to work or if we go to the mall or grocery store. Nowadays that the fare is still up, I just don't know how to save my transportation expenses. But as much as possible id I go to one place, I see to it that everything that I have to do there must be done so that I need not to go back again and waste money.
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
hi iamcdy so how many hours is your travel time?
@iamcdy (1119)
• Philippines
28 Oct 08
hi red_amethyst! My travel usually takes an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic.
@lou_66 (909)
22 Oct 08
i always take the bus as i dont have a driving lessons. also the bus is more environmentallty friendly and it costs less then my own car would
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@lou_66 (909)
22 Oct 08
liecnce not lessons lol
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
hi lou. yes maintaining a car is really expensive. thanks. take care
@dawnald (84069)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Nov 08
I drive. I drop the children off at school and then I drive in to work.
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• Philippines
8 Nov 08
hi! thanks for the response take care
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
When I go to office, I usually take a jeep or tricycle. When we go to mall, usually it took us 45 minutes, so we used to ride on a bus.
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
hi! thanks for sharing
@jstmarfz (1498)
• United States
6 Nov 08
I used car. I drive a car when I go to work shopping of visiting some friends. Before, I had a bicycle. It only last for a year. My husband and I decided to sell it because I wont need it anymore. Felt bad though it was his birthday gift for me. But as an exchange of my bicycle, it was a car.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi! car is a better gift, right? take care
@ralphido (843)
• India
6 Nov 08
well usually i take my bike or my brother's one to go around.. if its an unlucky day.. i often have to walk all my way from work to home.. not that its long but i have been easing myself on my bike quite often that the prospect of physical exertion strains me...
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi ralphido bike is also a form exercise. and walking sometimes is good for the health take care
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Wow!! this reminds me of my transportation before I came to the US. hahaha.. yes, tricycle, jeepney.. those were my rides before going to work. But now, I have noc choice but to stay home for a while because there is no jeep, tricycle or bus in the place where I am now. We have cars at home but I never drive because I'm scared on the road. My hubby will be the driver. hahaha I am still practicing but, I get nervous when I am in the heavy traffic. I miss the tricycle and jeepney rides.
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi bebs! you should practice driving more, so you can start driving your car. take care
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
My work place is quite near where i live... so when it is not hot... i just walk going to the office... but if it is... then i ride the tricycle... it only like a three minute ride... so i never need to hurry... but going home... i would always just walk... so that serves as my mini exercise everyday...
• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi aseretdd! wow, how i wish my work is also near my house. thanks for sharing take care
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
Gas costs high nowadays. I use to drive my way to school and to the malls but now I commute if I am the only one going. We use the car rarely, only on occasions when the family goes out. We have to be practical, economic crises are everywhere. We need to save up for the future.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi argie! yeah, the gas is so expensive. good thing now that the price is going down again take care
@cream97 (29163)
• United States
24 Oct 08
A car that resembles a Buick.. Sometimes, I ride the city bus.. But that maybe twice a year or so..
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi cream! wow, your car seems cute. thanks for sharing take care
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
23 Oct 08
Before we have our own car I usually ride on jeepneys, on tricycle on buses, on trains, taxi and FX, name it and I definitely had a ride in it.
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• Philippines
7 Nov 08
hi pehpot! i have ride almost all public transport also. take care