Friday, January 20, 2017

9 things only Southies would understand

1. One word: Alabang-Zapote

Or two. Just when you thought you escaped the Makati/Manila traffic, there's always Alabang-Zapote to ruin your day. Please don't become EDSA of the South.


 IG photo by @heyalexus


2. South = Province

Just because we have more green spaces, lesser buildings, and a few province-like scenery does not make us a province. So what if we're far? So what if we're closer to SLEX? We're also part of the NCR too you know.
 IG photo by @stillagoodgirl


*Well, except for the cases of Cavite and Laguna... we still southies tho.

3. Expensive tollgates

One of the main reasons why our North friends refuse to visit us, or why we Southies would rather miss out an event in QC is because of the expensive tollgates! Skyway, we still love you.

IG photo by @jayrbanaag 

4. Alabang is the Makati of the South

Almost everything you have in Makati, we have in Alabang. We would rather spend the weekend in Alabang Town Center than go to Greenbelt.

IG photo by @fraaanses  


5. We love house parties

Probably because most of the cool bars are in Makati/BGC and we're too lazy to go there (and going home after midnight is a pain for us). But because of this, we know how to host amazing house parties!

We do, however, have other bars that can match those in BGC. Valk, matakot na kayo.

6. Southies love to wear shorts 

It's like an unspoken dress code among us.  Don't forget the tsinelas!
But seriously, maybe it's because we're more chill.


According to our research, 2 out of 7 Southies wear pants and leggings (jk tho)
IG photo by @bennettronics


7. Getting Uber or Grabcar from Makati was never a choice unless you're desperate

Especially on Friday rush hours! P800 to Las Pinas? No thanks!

Uber on a Thursday morning 

8. We actually appreciate being near everywhere

Tagaytay and Nuvali? No problem, we're close to SLEX. NAIA? No problem, it's basically in Paranaque. Taft? No problem, it's one bus away. Makati? No problem, it's one FX away. MOA? City of Dreams? Solaire? You bet we're close!

IG photo by @gerard.briones 

9. Most of all, we're very close to our friends and family!

I mean, we all live one tricycle away! House parties are never hard to attend to! And asking friends for food trips is a lot easier! 


*Photos credited to the wonderful owners. You guys are awesome.

What do you think, fellow south peeps? If  we missed something, don't forget to comment it below! And don't forget to like our Facebook page! 




49 comments:

  1. MuntiParLas! Hehehe!!!
    Pero paano kaming nasa extreme South (Cavite-Laguna)? Somehow nakakarelate pero may mga naiiba lang.

    Yung sa Cavitex, mura naman siya, pero napapamura lang ako dahil sa gitgitan. Mas maigi pa ang sa SLEX-Skyway. The latter though ang lakas maka-hostage ng wallet/RFID load. Daig pa ang papuntang Pampanga kung minsan sa kamahalan!

    And you have "Alabang-Zapote?" Kami naman may "Aguinaldo Highway" and the very notorious "Talaba-Longos Junction," na tawag ng mga UV Express Drivers as "Oyster" or "Tsunami." Embudo kung embudo.

    High five from the Tigasins...tiga-south! :D

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    1. Hi Bernardo! Thank you for sharing with us your experience! And yes, totoo rin nga ang traffic diyaan sa Aguinaldo Highway, thank you for pointing that out! Maybe next time we can post about the Extreme South ;) High five fellow tiga-South!

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    2. One time Talaba is also coded as redtide nung ang laman ng balita e puro redtide. And the infamous Buhos system and the detours dahil iwas huli kasi kolorum

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  2. I love this article.
    Next-time kindly include Friendship route, buhos (counter-flow) system, SPA every 2 kms, for Las Pinas. lol :)

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    1. Hi Mitsubishi Citimotors! That's very true! We hate it every time we get caught up in the notorious buhos system. Only in Las Pinas!

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    2. I beg to differ, since buhos system was 1st implemented in Cavite, just to ease traffic in Talaba-Longos area. LPC followed suit

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    3. if ur from las pinas ur car should always be on the left side.so kapag buhos na..eh hindi ka maiipit sa kanan.except ur going to right.

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  3. I could totally relate.I'm from Laguna and have been travelling 2 the makati of the south for 9yrs now. There are things here I wouldn't trade 4 a bigger salary.Love this article! Hope to read more like this. ��

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  4. I could totally relate.I'm from Laguna and have been travelling 2 the makati of the south for 9yrs now. There are things here I wouldn't trade 4 a bigger salary.Love this article! Hope to read more like this. ��

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    1. Hi Mic! Thank you for your comment! We could all relate, especially to the things here we wouldn't trade for a bigger salary. For sure, there would be more articles like this in the future!

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  5. Very true especially the use of tricycle from Las Piñas to Parañaque or Las Piñas to Muntinlupa. The problem is - too expensive. But it is somehow very helpful to commuters who want a trafficless route.

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    1. Hi John Rey! Yes, we all love the convenience of tricycles. Sadly, we all agree that it's too expensive. But we would rather pay a P40 tric ride to go to Aguirre than a P200 Uber ride from Makati to BGC! Thanks for your comment!

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  6. EDSA2.0, but since we all have our Las Pinas friendship stickers, this won't be an issue.

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    1. Hi Edwin! Yes, that's very true! Friendship stickers really save us a lot of time! Thank you for your comment!

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  7. Tryke price fairs after 11pm is equivalent of price fairs of buses going to lawton

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    1. Hi Mikael! Yep, you got it right! That's why we always make sure to come home before the doble-pamasahe time! Thanks for your comment!

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  8. Have you guys tried river drive new friendship route in las pinas?if trafic na sa zapote going to alabang try this route😀

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    1. Hi Collin! That's very true! It leads to BFRV though, but it saves a lot of time. However, most UV expresses are not allowed to enter here anymore. As far as we can remember, but hopefully they'd allow soon! Thanks for your comment!

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  9. Have you guys tried river drive new friendship route in las pinas?if trafic na sa zapote going to alabang try this route😀

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  10. Have you guys tried river drive new friendship route in las pinas?if trafic na sa zapote going to alabang try this route😀

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  11. If you're from the South of the Metro, you'll dig this article!
    #6 for me, yay! One word - CHILLnelas!

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    1. Hi Eihdra! We love CHILLnelas! Especially Havaianas. We have this thinking that Havs are almost the same as wearing shoes since its expensive! Thanks for your comment!

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  12. Don't forget Alabang-Zapote Road has at least 7 malls and numerous supermarkets and traffic galore?

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    1. Hi! Especially from Times to Casimiro, you have two SMs already! Thanks for your comment!

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  13. Hi, and now daang hari road taking shape @ evia lifestyle center mall and starmall prima is something to look out for. Very Nice New Malls.

    And the muntinlupa - cavite expressway (MCX)

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  14. Doña Soledad Avenue (DSA) in Better Living is another candidate for being the EDSA of the South. Non-residents and trucks who use the private road are the culprits.

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    1. ^This is so true, we should close Dona Soledad or make non-residents buy stickers so we have money for road rehab and allowances of tanods.

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  15. Even if you build a dozen SM malls in the stretch of Alabang-Zapote Road, we will never forget Fernando's, RFC and Manuela.

    And very true with the shorts. I for one feel I am overdressed if I go to "Town" wearing pants.

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    1. Ever and Uniwide

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    2. God level na ang uniwide. Hahahaha

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    3. the famous manuela pizza haus!!na maraming patok na banda including hot sauce band!!!(before now..wala na)

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  16. I love being a Soirhies, I was raise in Bacoor, grew up in Las Piñas... I love the once majestic RFC, Uniwide South, EVer, now SM Southmall,Ayala Mall Alabang, Festival Mall... the Bamboo Organ, in Cavite, the Talaba and Tahong, DIgmans Halo Halo... many more here in the South...

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  17. Hotels here sa south can be compared din sa mga hotels sa north...we have bellevue, acacia, crimson,vivere & parque españa...
    We also have very good schools such as san beda Alabang, zobel, southville, southridge and brent
    Southies would rather stay here sa south than to travel and experience the traffic going to north which is a challenge and be late for meetings or appointments

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  18. Tagaytay kayo punta?
    me was like....yawnnnn ahahahah

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  19. Parking is cheaper (free even!). P20 fixed rate at most. SM Sucat, Hypermarket and SM BF.

    Sa north, swerte na P40 fixed rate. Malimit first 3 hrs lang tapos dagdag na per hour.

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    1. Parking in SM Bacoor is free!

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  20. I live in Biñan and somewhat I can relate. Laguna is part of "Mega Manila". I have been working in Makati for over 10 years but still living in this less polluted, quiet place that we call the South. Funny that my co workers thinks that our area is still provencal. Biñan like San Pedro and Sta Rosa are all cities now and have business hubs that will be the future CBD of Luzon 😛 cant wait for Southwoods to be fully developed!

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  21. That pedestrians don't use the overpass nor pedestrian crossings. Then when drivers don't let them cross the road (which they shouldn't in the first place) they will curse them big time!

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  22. OMG so relatable! Greatjob South Yuppies! More of these please.

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  23. Along Sucat, there are 3 SM establishments, 3 Puregold, 1 Shopwise and 1 Walter. Not to mention another 2 Puregold in BF, 1 Robinsons. BF Homes pa lang, kumpleto na, from restaurants (Aguirre), to banks, gas stations, car wash and talyers (President). Pag traffic sa SLEX, pasok ka Sucat, labas ka Alabang Hills, or Standard (kahit wala na dun Standard), or Southland, or Casimiro, or Zapote na via Naga. Dami shortcuts. Dapat lang may sticker ka. Mahal kung passing through.
    If BGC has St Lukes, may Asian Hospital tayo. Kung gusto mo mas mura, Perpetual.
    One of the most convenient places to attend Mass if you have babies or if raining - St Jerome near ATC. May outdoor speakers and display. Kahit sa car lang Mass ok na. Baba na lang for communion.
    Masaya sa south. Kung namamahalan ka sa toll, pwede naman service road.
    - taga south since 1974. Nag Manila, Cainta, QC. Bumalik sa south 2006 for good :)

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  24. If you're from Moonwalk or Better Living, Pque. There's EDSA Soledad, este Doña Soledad. From Airport Village to SM Bicutan, it takes 1 hr before you reach it out. The reason why of having a Parañaque EDSA Version because of the vehicles taking a shortcut to NAIA and Cavitex. But, a big thanks to NAIAX and C5 extension from SLEX Merville to Cavitex for having a reliever of this traffic.

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  25. I live along the border of Parañaque and Taguig. Despite being relatively a stone's throw away from the nearest MRT station (Magallanes), commuting to and from any place to the north is a pain. Especially on Fridays during the rush hour. As a result, we sometimes feel disconnected from Metro Manila.

    I blame it on the service road system that we have along South Super Highway. Argh. I can't wait for that subway to be built.

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  26. from bacoor here..we have lots of royalty daan here.. daang hari to alabang to aguinaldo hway and daang reyna to laguna.. and also molino blvd..no need to travel to atc we have the evia and across is the famous fernbrook church lots of sm and other malls too..

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  27. Starwars infront of SM Southmall...tunay kang taga Las Pinas kung kilala mo to...hahaha. kasama na ata ito sa history ng Las Pinas..hahaha..dekada na ito. Wala pang Southmall ganun na itsura nun..till now xmas light pa rin signage. Nawala na ang Bulwagan at Sugbahan pero sya Wanted GRO pa rin.. Longlive to u Starwars..hahaha

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  28. I always wear shorts since I was a kid. Until now. Most of my friends do too. Fond of wearing slippers too (Ipanema). When we go to my fiance's house in Manila, they would tell me to change my shorts before buying in sari-sari stores LOL. Even going to the malls. Waaaa crazy! Im not comfortable wearing pants especially because hey, we're in the Philippines! It's so hot in here most months of the year. And when it's raining, I want to wear shorts too! I dont want mud on my pants :)

    I love the friendship sticker because we can avoid the traffic on Alabang-Zapote Rd.

    I love residing in Las Pinas City because there's no coding! Our coding day is every Tuesday but when those orange-shirt men try to wave at us to slow us down, they would immediately changed minds as we go nearer and they see the friendship sticker! Haha. It happened one day and on 4 men! Sa bawat kanto LOL.

    We started from TS Cruz area, then Bf Almanza, then Pilar Vil and Southmall. Malayo pa lang kita na ang plate number and ipapatabi na kami pero pag malapit na kami and nakita ang sticker, sige go na ang senyas! Hahaha

    I also love it here na madaming malls along the highway lang. 3 SMs! Plus Robinson, ATC, Uniwide, RFC, Starmall, Festivall and more!

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  29. "...because of the expensive tollgates!" <<<< Uhm, I don't really know who in his right mind would want to buy a toll gate. But yes, a toll gate is expensive, with that barrier, that concrete, all that black and yellow paint... :)

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  30. If you're a commuter, at pauwi kna from Coastal.. may makakasabay Kang gusto bumaba sa tulay ng Zapote.. You'll here them say, "Ma, may bababa sa bago umakyat..!" Haha! Nung bago lang sa Las Pinas ang asawa ko, naguluhan sya and tanong nya ako Kung saang lugar yun? Hahaha!! Sabi ko "bago umakyat ng tulay ng Zapote..mahaba kasi sabihin eh. Hahaha!! ��

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  31. Southies don't mind wearing pambahay clothes when going to malls even pajamas at night. =))

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