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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Helpful Tips for Students on the road

As a student, it is my own duty and responsibility to keep myself safe. This is actually my own compilation of safety tips... Helpful tips on which I have found very useful over the years. Most of them are actually based on past experiences. It wont be necessary if you do have a car or your mom/dad/driver fetches you from school, but it would still be useful if you're usually on the road.

1. Look for safe and familiar routes to- and from- your school.

2. Do not bring large amounts of cash, if you dont really need to. I usually bring only what is needed, sometimes, I tag along with me my ATM card.

3. Avoid displaying your phone in public places (ex. jeepneys, sidewalks). This seems to bring unwanted presence of snatchers.

4. When riding a jeepney, use coins for your fare and make sure you put them in a separate coin purse. Aside from not giving the driver any hassle, this prevents you from taking out your wallet. Remember, snatchers could be found anywhere.

5. Do not wear expensive jewelry.

6. On rainy days, keep an umbrella in your bag so you wont get all soaked up.

7. Never talk to strangers, neither accept their invitations for a ride home, etc.

8. Use closed bags. This avoids incidents of pickpockets.

9. When riding a taxi cab, do not forget to note down the plate number. This makes your parents know you're on that cab and can immediately report if it ever happens that you dont get home on time. This also helps you contact the taxi cab driver if ever you left something on that cab.

10. Lastly, pray to your guardian angel for safety -- the most powerful safety tip.


Blogger francesca said...

hi, nice post! i could use some safety tips from you. especially yung tungkol dun sa separate coin purse. :)

June 21, 2008 at 8:34 PM  
Anonymous Hendrawan said...

Never talk to strangers???, it differentiates between Indonesian and other nastion... (i'm sorry)

one more: for girl don't wear "too sexy wear"...

June 21, 2008 at 11:02 PM  
Blogger rochelll said...

talking to strangers would be somehow okay like when they ask for the time... but entertaining them too much with your talk could be a bit dangerous here in the philippines...

June 22, 2008 at 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Althea said...

THANKS for the post! Haha! This is very helpful for me. Gawddd. :) Nice one sisterr! :D

June 22, 2008 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger The Siraniks said...

one more thing about talking strangers, if someones ask for the time or other questions.

guard your purses,some of them are just lying to execute their modus operandi.

Or become low profile in crowded areas or be simple

June 22, 2008 at 12:13 PM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

oh yes.. prayer is the best safety tip. :)

June 23, 2008 at 9:17 AM  
Anonymous krisel said...

great tips sis! very helpful. thanks for sharing :)

June 23, 2008 at 9:35 AM  
Blogger herah said...

very helpful indeed. :)

June 29, 2008 at 11:24 AM  
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