To all motor vehicle drivers this holiday rush (or any day for that matter), please learn to slow down and be careful.

    You’ll get to your destination eventually. Let us do the same.

    Sincerely, a bike commuter 🚲

    📝 My last week of November in summary

    Finally back home to my unit after being at home with my parents for the week! I was on leave for the whole week at work, because: I’m trying to finish up my leaves, since I can’t carry them over to next year it was my parent’s anniversary this week, and I also haven’t been home for a while I literally did nothing else at home but lie down and watch videos on my phone.

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    “aren't you scared?”

    Where have I gone? Where else am I going? Where ever I want. and where ever I need. But sometimes others ask me… . . . aren’t you scared? I am. But why should that be the norm? I just want to keep moving while I can. And maybe also serve as an example that it’s doable by anyone. That one can be more free moving about on a bike. And one can ask for things to be better.

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    Hello! I’ll be participating in this event by Climate Reality Indonesia next week 😄

    Urban mobility is a critical aspect of planning and development as it directly influences the quality of life, sustainability, and economic vitality of urban environments.

    Learn and discuss the practices of sustainable mobility in Southeast Asian countries and their impact on air quality in “Urban Mobility Heroes”, on: 📆 Friday, 10th November 2023 ⏰ 3:00 pm (GMT+7) 💻 Zoom

    Poster for Urban Mobility Heroes: Sustainable Mobility & Clean Air Webinar organized by The Climate Reality Project Indonesia happening on Friday, 10th November 2023 at&10;3:00 pm (GMT+7). The panelist's photos, names, and affiliations are shown, from left to right: Fadhil Muhammad from World Resources Institute Indonesia, My Ho from Live & Learn, Vietnam, Adriansyah Yasin from Transport for Jakarta, Indonesia, Chi Señires from Pinay Bike Commuter Community, Philippines, and Vareck Ng from Safety for Active Mobility Users, Singapore. The discussion will be moderated by Hanna Astaranti from Climate Reality Indonesia.

    finally edited and posted the reel for the highlights of our ride around Iloilo via bike lanes last week 😆

    run, cat, run

    Chi about to carry her folded bike up some stairs that have Christmas or fairy lights draped on the railings, looking at the camera in an amused state. Her bike bag is in messenger bag mode, with her helmet strapped to the bag. A cat can also be seen blurry and running away from the stairs because it was initially chilling underneath it before Chi approached the area.

    ok I am ready to go out and bike, there are no clouds in sight, it’s a hot day but i will just manage and do my best before my dinner with friends laterrr

    omg I have so much footage from the community ride through the Iloilo bike lanes and I wanna compile them immediately because I know the more time passes the more I’ll forget about them or get too busy to put it together 🫠 (see: Taiwan 2023 trip hahahuhuhu)

    Just got back from Iloilo! I’m grateful I got to talk about the current PH transportation sector gaps based on my personal experience as a commuter (and bike commuter!) + shared the story of how Pinay Bike Commuter Community started 🥰 Thank you to Climate Reality Project PH!

    Random list of things I want to focus on

    These things don’t really have a deadline in my head, but I guess for the sake of writing stuff down, I want to share them here. Here’s a list of things I want to spend more time on, in no particular order (other than in the order I think about them as I write this): helping out in raising awareness and calling for action to create and further enforce safer spaces for women and vulnerable people on Philippine roads, starting with the closest urban area I’m in, which is Metro Manila learn more about Framer, review my Webflow knowledge, and just find a way to build websites quickly for people who might need help in setting that up be more deliberate in enforcing my boundaries, even with the things I do for myself Take no bullshit, even from friends (especially from friends), and know when to bring things up to further recalibrate a connection (or maybe recognize when it’s time to end things) work on and finish projects, and learn to set milestones and goals so it doesn’t feel neverending?

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    ty to friends who give me more photos of me and my folding bike together in my usual #ootd hehe 😌🫶

    Chi in her bike commuting attire, which is a white knitted sleeveless top and a light blue long skirt (with pockets!) and brown loafers, with her red trifold Banian folding bike. She is also wearing her red Lumos helmet where the front light is on.Chi walking her unfolded folding bike down the ramp at BGC

    I have a bike ride this morning and I wanna arrive on time. Not too early, but on time. If I leave now, I feel like I’ll be… too early 😆

    Broken foldie, but lucky nonetheless: my World Car-Free Day experience

    I wanted to super celebrate World Car-Free Day today by doing my bike commutes to and from work, as usual. Even with the looming smog that was covering Metro Manila, which initially was suspected to be from the Taal Volcano down south but apparently is most likely from motor vehicle emissions, I wanted to still keep up the notion that biking is and should be something more people do.

    Yet today will not go as planned.

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    📷 Day 22: road #mbsept

    Selfie of me riding along the roads of MueangKaen, Chiang Mai, Thailand! 😄

    Wide angle selfie of Chi riding a bike, wearing her red popcorn cycling cap, kumot crop top, and black shorts, riding along one of the roads around the MueangKaen municipality at Chiang Mai, Thailand. Behind her are some trees, and the road is narrow enough for one person on a bike to pass with ease.

    📷 Day 21: (not) fall(ing) #mbsept 😆

    These bikes are not falling. As they are propped up each other. 😆

    Two full bikes leaning against each other, making them both be balanced and not falling over.

    I feel bad I’m having to decide whether I should commit to the bit and bike commute to the design conference I’m attending later or just join my officemate’s Grab carpool later 🫠

    Part of me wants to show it is doable, but I also know that it might be hard at the current state huhu sobs

    📷 Day 15: red #mbsept

    My outfit yesterday while with my bike 😁 red dress, red bike, red bag 😆

    Chi posing with her red folded trifold bike. She is wearing a red long dress with a white undershirt, and slung on her shoulder is her red front bike bag. She is at a shared office space, with some indoor plants seen behind her.

    📷 Day 13: glowing #mbsept

    My friends and I retook this photo because the light was apparently directly on top of my head 🤣

    “para kang kinukuha na ng langit” 😂

    Chi posing with her two friends, Karen and Nix, next to their own trifold bikes and setups. On top of Chi's head, a street light is pointed towards the camera, so the top part of her head is obscured by the light.

    📷 Day 10: cycle #mbsept

    how apt that this is today’s prompt 💖 Here’s me with my trifold brompnot during the Car-Free Morning at Ayal Ave. 😁

    Chi smiling and posing with her red Banian trifold bike, which is partially folded, while in the middle of Ayala Avenue because it's a Car-Free Sunday morning event. She is wearing a white t-shirt that has the text, "#KabaBIKEihan" printed, and gray shorts and black sandals. On her bike, her red GoFar front mounted bag is attached, and her red Lumos helmet is also strapped to her bag.

    📷 Day 6: (oh) well #mbsept

    This was a moment that got me to go, “oh well, I’m drenched in the rain, but at least I’m near home.” 😅

    (I tried to see if I took any photos of actual wells, and… I have photos of other things with water, but not wells 😆)

    Selfie of Chi in her rain gear for her bike commute, wearing her red Lumos helmet and a black rain poncho. Both the poncho and her helmet are visibly drenched or have rain drops on them, and Chi's making a dejected or kind of exhausted face.
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