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‘What’s kinse?’: Pinoy artist creates much-needed ‘pamasahe guide’ for conyo commuters
If these are some of the words you say during your commute, you might want to use a Pinoy artist’s now-viral “pamasahe guide” for conyo commuters who are struggling to accurately pay for their fare.
A post by Ryan, the artist behind 10 Cent Art, is making the rounds on social media as it contains a much-needed kodigo for conyo people who take the jeep or train on a regular basis.
“If you don’t know it, here it is! Screenshot, save, print, at send mo sa mga ‘di alam,” he wrote in a Facebook post, which has garnered almost 14,000 reactions, over 24,000 shares, and almost 5,000 comments as of this writing.
In an interview with PhilSTAR L!fe, Ryan admitted that he is also a “conyo guy” who experiences the same thing during his commute. “As a guy struggling in paying for things, I often have to ask ‘What’s kinse?’ or ‘What’s singkwenta?’ So I made a guide that’s kind of like a kodigo of the word and its corresponding number,” he said.
“I just thought how this would be helpful if it was saved on my phone or as a wallpaper to avoid those awkward moments or giving the wrong payment,” he added.
Netizens were quick to relate to his post, with many of them tagging their friends with the caption “Made for you!”
There were also conyo commuters who thanked him for his very helpful guide that they could use in their adventures on the road. “Your service to the conyo community will be in the history books,” an Internet user wrote.
“Thank you, I needed this during one of my adventures,” another one said.
“Aliw! Finally, something to help me from the hirap every time I ride the jeep and try to pay. Thanks for this,” added a Facebook user.
Aside from the printable guide, the Pinoy creative is also offering a sticker kodigo for commuting through his small business, which has a physical store in Manila and an online store on Shopee. It can easily be placed on your tumbler and phone.
“I make stickers, prints, and pins for the marupok and conyo people,” Ryan said.
“I’d say I like making designs inspired by jeepneys and signages because it’s something iconic and striking, but the way I add a marupok twist to it makes it unique,” he continued.