Bathing in the Philippines is not only cultural, but, a necessity since the heat would really make anyone sweat. Even if most homes would have showers installed, most Filipinos would prefer bathing with a dipper (tabo) and pail (timba). Personally, I boil water in a kettle on the stove and I mix this with the cold tap water in a pail or bucket. This method for bathing actually conserves water and the bathing time would take around 5-7 minutes depending on one’s hair length or if one is running late.
Then, I head to work by:
On the days I need to head off to university to teach, I just need to walk around 5-10 mins. since it’s near our condo. When I need to go to the TV station, since it is, again, near our place, I need to walk and then I take a tricycle or a motorcycle with a sidecar that has a 5-passenger seat capacity and I get to the office in less than 20 mins. If I need to meet clients or submit their accomplished forms to Pru Life UK, it would take me around 30 mins. to an hour depending on the location. Normally I would ride a jeepney to the MRT, take another jeepney or walk.