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    17 Life "Hacks" Every Filipino Grew Up With

    Pasta + ketchup = spaghetti.

    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.

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    Who needs aircon???

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

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    Congratulations on your newly discovered soap. Science, beh.

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

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    Good as new.

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

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    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.

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

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

    Twitter: @HappyMarieee

    You're welcome, Mother Nature.

    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.

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

    Twitter: @3bhorrorpod

    Step away, Gordon Ramsay.

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

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    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.

    Twitter: @ChocoCarlo

    "Do you go to the gym bro?"

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


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

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    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.

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