VIRAL: which jeepney passenger are you?

Tungangang Jeepney is an illustration by Christwin Felix showing the types of people you would normally encounter in a Jeepney Ride:

  1. Trainer aka Driver - The one driving the jeepney, can sometimes be the owner of the jeepney
  2. Protege aka Copilot - The one who assists Trainer (aka driver) by taking payments and handing out change
  3. Side Mirror Hunk - The one seated at the front, can sometimes be a side mirror chick
  4. Checkmate - Trapped in between the Trainer and Tatay Lipatbahay
  5. Tatay Lipatbahay - That guy with a ton of baggage taking up all the space in the middle and boxing out Checkmate
  6. Baby Fragile - The woman carrying a baby, must have seating priority
  7. Kinawawa - The guy sandwiched in between Baby Fragile and Lola Fragile, with only half a butt supported by the seat
  8. Lola Fragile - Old lady not carrying a baby, must have seating priority, sometimes provided by Kinawawa or Ngalay
  9. Di Kita Marinig - Person talking on the cellphone often times without a headset
  10. Gatekeeper - Seated way to the front, blocking the way to the inside of the jeepney
  11. Bad News - That person who takes up jeepney real estate (aka seating capacity) more than a normal person would
  12. Trap - Poor guy or lady seated beside Bad News
  13. Lumagpas - The one who fell asleep, sometimes to wake up at the terminal
  14. Ngalay aka Sabit - The guy who insists on hanging onto a full jeepney and has seen one too many james bond movies
  15. Takpan ng bag ang malikot na kamay - Suspicious looking person whose primary objective your wallet, jewelry, and cellphone
  16. Aylabyu Bebe - Couple riding the jeepney, can sometimes be of the same gender
  17. Busog Sa Kalat - Person enjoying food but sees the streets as his personal trash bin
  18. Sa Binatana Nakadungaw si Kuyang Naliligaw - Lost soul not familiar with the area who keeps looking at the window, worried about where he is supposed to go
  19. Tour Gide, Direksyon at Kasaysayan - Helpful person who acts as a tour guide to Kuyang Naliligaw (and sometimes the rest of the jeepney)
  20. Exam Later - Did not study last night and is now quietly cramming for an exam, hoping it will rain and get cancelled
  21. UnliFB - Spends the entire ride looking at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or some other social network on the cell phone, can sometimes be playing games
  22. Tugs Tugs - Spaced out to the music, physically inside the jeepney but not really there, usually wears an earphone or a headphone to block out ambient noise
  23. Masayahing Kaibigan ng Driver na Makwento - Seated near the Trainer (aka Driver) and Protege, entertaining and assisting them in passing out fare and change
  24. Totoy Sobre - Not really a passenger, a kid who hands out envelopes asking for alms
  25. Takatak - Not really a passenger, the people you encounter on the streets selling yosi (cigarettes) and candy

So, tell us: Which type of Jeepney Passenger are you?

(via Christwin Felix)

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