Now is the only time I’m back online on full mode. After Ondoy, which left us with no internet connection for almost 5 days, and thousands of Filipinos homeless but not hopeless I’d assume, I can now say that I’m so totally back. It felt like I missed a lot though. My new work schedule isn’t helping at all. I won’t be having my daily dose of The Morning Rush until the next two weeks, and I sorely miss Twitter and Facebook. And then Ondoy happened, which made things even worse.
Anyway, all of us of course has our own Ondoy story. Here’s my share of it. Well, at least I would let the succeeding photos I took speak for themselves. I guess I’m still not in the blogging mode. The whole nation, even the world, stood as a witness as to how Ondoy (international name Ketsana) wreaked havoc last week for just a day. A day of non-stop heavy pouring of rain, that is. Indeed, it can be considered as one of the worst our country ever had. Here’s what our place looked like during that fateful Saturday morning:
The flood almost reached our stairs
The bathroom and sink area
We needed to transfer our dear computer to the 2nd floor
Here’s the look outside: a knee-deep running water
Thank God it subsided after a couple of hours. So it’s cleaning time!
That night, my mom’s room became our dining area.
As you can see, we’re lucky enough that our place didn’t get flooded that much and we still had our valuables and loved ones in tact; compared to the majority who suffered a lot of loss. Of properties and family members. That’s why we are very thankful to God that He did not let us down. On the other hand, we can’t help but feel sorry for our kababayans who suffered the most in this tragedy. That actually includes two of my very dear friends Dhang and Arden; one from Montalban and one from Pasig (Ortigas Extension) whose both houses got flooded up to the 2nd floor, and all their properties lost and damaged. I can only imagine how it feels. But life has its way of teaching us lessons, maybe even in a tragic way like this. I am pretty sure that everyone will be able to find strength to get by in these trying times. And that all of them, all of us, will be able to move forward and be a more stronger nation ever ready to face any disaster or tragedy ahead.