Monster Traffic Expected Due to #MMShakeDrill2017

Here are 10 things you can do to while time away.
by Mara Agner   |  Jul 14, 2017
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ICYDK, the Metro Manila Shake Drill 2017, more popularly known as #MMShakeDrill2017, is happening today at 4 PM and everyone's expected to participate. 

Because of this, traffic in EDSA will be stopped. There will be major drills in Guadalupe and Ortigas so traffic rerouting will be implemented, which means that after the drill, it's going to be a combination of payday, Friday, and shake drill traffic after.

It sucks, but drills like these are very important so we all know where to go and what to do should a 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit Metro Manila.

Instead of using your energy to complain about the atrocity that is the monster traffic, we've listed a few things you can do instead:

  1. Update your phone's wallpapers.

Choose from over 50 free wallpapers of different styles and themes, from summery patterns, cool girl aesthetic, fashion and beauty prints, K-Drama, and more K-Drama!

  1. Organize your notes.

If you're stuck in school and have all your supplies with you, use your time to organize your notes or improve your handwriting.

  1. Keep yourself updated.

Read up on current events like the latest on Leni Robredo and Bongbong Marcos, the Martial Law, and Marawi.

  1. Start a YouTube channel

Stuck in traffic? Vlog about your sitch right after getting tips from YouTuber Janina Vela!

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  1. Have a photoshoot with friends.

Scour your school or wherever you're stuck in and look for nice locations to take #OOTDs or couple shots in.

  1. Read!

Now's the perfect time to catch up on your reading or update your list with these suggestions: anxiety and depression, LGBT, other worlds, or diverse books.

  1. Make your flat lay game strong.

Practice with what you have to enhance your flat lay skills using these tips.

  1. Plan a trip.

Make that barkada trip happen! Look up these interesting vacay spots: 16,000 Blossoms, IG-Worthy place in Tagaytay, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Sunflower Garden, and more!

  1. Go on a food trip.

What better way to while time away than to eat, eat, and eat! Visit Kushikatsu Daruma if you're craving for Japanese, Sunnies Cafe for yum milkshakes, Coco for unique milk tea flavors, these places near La Salle, or all around UP.

  1. Be prepared.

Whether you're at home, in school, or on a road trip, it's important that you're prepared and know what to do should an earthquake strike—read our Earthquake Preparedness 101 article!

Keep safe, Candy Girls!

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