H&M, one of the biggest fashion retailers in the world, opened its first ever branch in the Philippines last Friday, October 17, and the response was overwhelming. People camped out, braved the heat, stood in line for hours, and inhaled the vile EDSA pollution. The first person in line arrived at 9am on Thursday.
Let us all take a moment and reflect upon this: 9AM. ON THURSDAY.
This phenomenon, though still not fully understood, will most likely happen again, and you need to be ready when it does. Here are 8 things that you can do to pass the time while waiting in line.  


You don’t need to be a 9-year-old girl to get into the craze. Now, you can join Jinggoy Estrada–this is one of part of his detention plan.   

Is the whole office taking leaves? Now you don’t have to go out-of-town.   Hunger makes people cranky. Build a good relationship with the ones around you by selling snacks. The cheaper, the better.   Unsure of a girl/guy you’re dating? A five-hour wait in line could just be the ultimate test.   Because you’ll be standing in line for a loooong time. Maybe you can squeeze in some nail art, too.  

Huwag na huwag / Kang susuko / Isipin mong Pagsubok / Lamang ‘yan 

This is where smartphones and tablets come in. There are a lot of karaoke apps (such as Sing! Karaoke and Karaoke Anywhere) that will allow you to sing your heart out.  


And/or cross stitch. Both are back in fashion!  


Pleasure. Pleasure for everyone!
Were you at the event? Do you have more ideas to add to this list? Share your thoughts at the Comments Section below!

Aubrey David

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