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17 Life "Hacks" Every Filipino Grew Up With

Pasta + ketchup = spaghetti.

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1. Wanna go swimming but don't have the budget? Ilabas ang batya!

2. Can't bear the summer heat? Put ice in a bucket of water for a refreshing shower.

3. Still feeling hot after your ice bath? Put that ice at the back of your electric fan for cooler air.

Who needs aircon???
Twitter: @jnetlobramonte

Who needs aircon???

4. Bar of soap almost used up? Never waste anything and stick it to a new bar.

Congratulations on your newly discovered soap. Science, beh.
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Congratulations on your newly discovered soap. Science, beh.

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5. Shampoo bottle almost empty? Extend its life by adding water!

Good as new.
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Good as new.

6. You can also apply this ~trick~ to almost empty bottles of ketchup!

Banana, preferably.
Twitter: @delanovinci

Banana, preferably.

7. That is if you're not smart enough to bring home the packs of ketchup from fast food restaurants, which everybody should be doing, BTW.

You'd never have to buy ketchup again! Ever!
Twitter: @ninamondido

You'd never have to buy ketchup again! Ever!

8. Also, don't throw away the plastic utensils from your takeout! Wash and reuse!

You're welcome, Mother Nature.
Twitter: @HappyMarieee

You're welcome, Mother Nature.

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9. And refill those empty water bottles for as long as you can!

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10. Grown-out shirt today, new rag tomorrow!

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11. Piss off everyone in your family by putting meat in ice cream tubs...

12. ...and sewing tools in cookie cans.

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13. Don't have a sauce for your pasta? Squirt some ketchup and you're good to go.

Step away, Gordon Ramsay.
Twitter: @3bhorrorpod

Step away, Gordon Ramsay.

14. Beat the shit our of your TV if it's acting weird and giving you bad reception.

Actually, beat the shit out of anything that doesn't work the way it's supposed to.
Twitter: @_ivoryjane

Actually, beat the shit out of anything that doesn't work the way it's supposed to.

15. Create makeshift weights using empty milk cans, water pipe, and cement.

"Do you go to the gym bro?""Nah, bro, the gym goes to me."GUHNOIRN!
Twitter: @ChocoCarlo

"Do you go to the gym bro?"

"Nah, bro, the gym goes to me."

GUHNOIRN!

16. Protect your furniture from ALL HARM by covering it ENTIRELY in plastic.

You may not be able to use it well, but at least malinis, 'di ba?
Twitter: @Jakey_Growling

You may not be able to use it well, but at least malinis, 'di ba?

17. And finally, if you don't have any glue around, cooked rice is the answer.

RICE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.
Twitter: @superelai_

RICE IS ALWAYS THE ANSWER.