Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a little Ping! from here.

Wow, I haven't been in this place for a while! I missed you guys, just thought I'd let y'all know that I'm alive and well; I'm sure you've heard about the tragedy in the Philippines and yeah, we've been affected too but not as bad as the people in other places. Ever since Saturday, it was hell for everyone in the country's capital and other neighboring provinces when a Tropical Cyclone unleashed hell on us.

Many lives were lost, properties destroyed to the fullest due to landslides and strong currents of the flood. Now many are homeless, a lot of streets are still flooded, and people ain't got basic needs like food, clothes and medicine; It's this time when you can really depend on your countrymen. Currently, a lot of companies, foundations, and individuals are helping out. They volunteer to pack the goods, donate food, clothes, medicine and other needs. It's just so overwhelming, it just made me prouder than ever that I'm Filipino. Shit, you can even see Filipinos waving and smiling while hanging on electricity wires, lamp posts, swimming against the current of the flood or wading through mud mixed with garbage and murky water when TV cameras capture them!

Like I said above, we were not excluded! Below are 2 photos inside our house when the flood came unannounced!

One of our couch depended on chairs underneath it. The other couch had cases of beer beneath it but then collapsed when the water just kept rising. We let it float anyway, haha! Sometimes, you just have to let go lol!

You might think, "What the frack just happened here!" Well, let me explain. We couldn't let the poor thing's motor be submerged into water or let it float. Having the motor wet might totally render it useless so my cousins just had to tie the baby up on the sink LOL.


Man, the water rose to our thighs, our oven/cooking stove was toppled over by the water, washing machine damaged, no electricity for 2 days, not enough food, we couldn't even cook our food because we need to carry the gas tanks somewhere safe, we couldn't even use the bathroom because it's also flooded, (so yeah, I'll leave the rest of toilet business to you, reader!) no cellphone signal, and the list goes on and on!

But now, we're alright. Electricity is back, we went to the Supermarket earlier to buy food to be donated and food for us; We're cleaning all over the place, I got Internet; and you know, the usual, before the flood came. But we still can't cook our food lol! So we resort to eating out and food delivery instead.

Much Love,



Anonymous said...

I'm glad to know you're all right and got through okay. I know how hard this must be for your family, and I'm happy they're all right.

witsandnuts said...

I posted some photos taken inside the house, too. The water really came out of thin air. I hope you and your family are all safe and warm.

Anonymous said...

Damn that looks rough!

jackc50 said...

i'm glad you are okay, the situation over there is horrible but you''ll bounce back, you always do. take care, my prayers are with you....jack c

Raft3r said...

ondoy's a bitch!
ang dami nyang pinerwisyo!

HalfCrazy said...

@DARCKNYT - It's hard stuff but it's alright! It happens naturally! thanks for the warm wishes!

@WITSANDNUTS - Yeah, exactly! Like a minute ago you were saying, "Oh, the flood won't come in." and then the next minute you're gonna be like, "Oh damn, let's put the valuable things somewhere safe!" glad to know you're alright too!

@JESSE M. - Yes it is and hopefully, we won't see anything like it again!

@JACKC50 - Yeah, we always bounce back, right you are! Thank you!

@RAFT3R - Onga! Ayan wala kaming mapaglutuan!

TriNi said...

It's so nice to have you back :)

I'm so sorry about the tragedy, I hope you guys can get back on your feet soon enough. Keep your head up! :) *hugs* from this side of the world!

NPT said...

I read on news paper abt it and one of my coworker also told me abt it, he also from manila or somewhere...

NPT said...

In my place in india wen the flood comes the big problum with snakes...they ll be all around...wht abt there?..

Dennis Villegas said...

My God, I feel sorry for what happened. I do hope you and your loved ones are alright now. Take care ;)

Reena said...

im glad you're okay. :)

Anonymous said...

Cute naman nung sofa na nasa ibabaw ng plastic chair.

Honestly, hindi ko alam ang magiging reaction ko kung nandyan ako sa Pinas to witness Ondoy's aftermath. My family's okay naman daw but my sister was saying how difficult it was for most people dahil karamihan ay walang kuryente, walang mainom na tubig, walang pagkain.

We'll be over this soon, I pray.

syel said...

Ayra glad to see you around! and glad to know you and your family is okay too. the recent tragedy is really depressing but Filipinos are known to bounce back. although i have to admit that i have very mixed emotions with this tragedy.

GMG said...

Hi Dear! Glad to see that notwithstanding the damages you survived the worse. Things sometimes get crazy around us, not only half-crazy! Hope everything improves!!

Monkey Wrench said...

Good to hear from you. I hope everything takes a turn for the best.

Peace and Love,

Padfoot and Prongs - Good Books Inc. said...

Glad to see that your back! Those pictures cracked me up. The blogworld has missed you!

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