Patok jeepneys are definitely one of the staple attractions in the PUP area.. The name speaks for itself: it has colorful decorations in and out, loud and funky music, catchy names and most especially its speed.. All of them factors contributing as to why it’s called patok. Which is why most students won’t even care how long it will take them to wait for a Patok they want to be in, nor they won’t care if seats are’nt enough for them, so as long as they’d be seen in a Patok jeepney.. I so missed our Patok days, it has been a part of our daily PUP lives for 4 years.. Which made me decide to create this forum.. For sure we all had our own Patok or any jeepney moments worth sharing with, don’t we all? Be it funny, scary, sad, whatever floats your boat! Just post em all here.. I’ll start with my very own, at least the ones I remember..
>> I was in first year on my way home around 9pm (I have a night sched that time), and the jeep was already in the Cubao area when suddenly a man with a “balisong” threatened all of us inside “Kung sinong papalag, masasaktan!”. That sure scared the hell out of me! So with all the other passengers.. That guy is not even a passenger, he just popped out from nowhere and it turned out that he was just tripping! Goodness!
>> Me and my Popoy friends were inside a Patok one afternoon after class.. One friend was with her then boyfriend (now husband haha) and they were arguing about something (they were decent enough not to make a scene) when the boyfriend suddenly dropped off somewhere! Talk about walkin out, hehe.. Our friend, who’s beside her closest buddy, cried after what happened.. But now, they are happily married for 4years with 1 cute lil baby girl ;o)
>> One more thing that I fondly remember most was when we’re taking round trips.. We would wait for the Patok on V.Mapa then run for our lives when we see one haha! I remember one time while waiting, our gay friend suddenly freaked out and screamed! He apparently saw a girl wearing the same shirt as his!
>> With some Popoy friends again, this time on our way home from a friend’s place in Marikina.. Around 11pm, most of us were a bit drunk when the “mamang nakasabit”, as what my friend exclaimed, snatched one passenger’s wrist watch! That sure woke us all up!
>> This one I so remember.. Havin a boring day at school, our professors are not showing up that’s why we decided to go to SM and indulge ourselves in our favorite past time, VIDEOKE! hehehe.. Turned out that other classmates too were planning to go as well, so we all headed our way.. Inside the jeepney, I realized that I’ve brought my camera along with me.. So being the camera whore that I am, I started taking pictures of my friends haha! I just thought the timing was perfect, since lots of us are all inside the jeepney hehe.. ;o) Too bad I can’t attach the pictures here..
>> This last one’s an experience with a weirdo.. Several times I’ve encountered one weird guy with spectacles who would ask the driver to cut the loud music off, and then he’d introduce himself as someone with a last name Salonga.. He would then start to talk about some odd stuff like he invented some things, claiming that he is Lea Salonga’s brother (geez!) and that he deserve more citations and awards than her, about aliens, about the end of the world and some other things that only a person in an insane asylum can think of.. That guy really creeps me out! Loony! hehehe..
So, that’s about it.. I’ll try to think of some more.. Hope to read your stories, too!! Thanks!! ;o)
- originally posted on peyupi.com