I Made It Through The Rain

Eastwood C5 at around 2:52PM

This has got to be one of the worst (if not the worst) typhoons I’ve encountered in Manila. First time ever kong naglakad from the office to our house. That’s 2 hours walking in the rain at may kasamang super lakas ng hangin. Now, I realized the importance of investing money on a durable and highly dependable umbrella. Haha, yung payong kong 50pesos, nag kanda-bakli bakli.

Zero visibility ang mga jeep. If there’s any consolation, yun eh nangyari ito ng Sabado and not on a regular day, paniguradong mas madami ang stranded.

3PM palang pero sobrang dilim na sa labas

These pictures were taken today. You know what lies behind the beautiful buildings of Eastwood City? Eto yun. Marikina River

Last Saturday, raging rapids ang water dito.

that’s actually a 2-storey house na literally inanod ng baha

Eto sya if you look closer

marikina river pix by jupiterboi

Sa industriyang tinatrabahuan ko, never kaming nag-close ng operation…walang saysay ang salitang Holiday sa min dahil 365 days kaming gising. But for the first time ever, natigil ang operation for 2 days.

This is really scary dahil nga nasa likod namin ang marikina River. Yung  parking sa basement ng building was filled with water…sumabog yun generator…kaya nag shutdown ang buong building. Shucks walang ilaw, wlang tubig at walang elevator!!! Panic galore!

Buti na lang nakalabas pa ako ng buhay.

While walking the kahabaan of C5 to Cubao alone, all sorts of scary things came to my mind. Baka mamya, mahagip ako ng sasakyan or mahulog ako sa manhole or tangayin ng baha. Nakakaiyak pala. And then I remembered my cousins in Valenzuela City. You know that place, umambon lang, baha na agad…so I was kinda worried buti na lang sa mansion nakatira ang mga tiyahin ko haha.

That Saturday afternoon was one of the most unforgettable afternooons in my life. Sa totoo lang, pinalakas ni Mariah Carey ang loob ko. While walking alone and tightly holding may pipitsuging umbrella, I was singing this song with all of my heart…

I can make it through the rain
I can stand up once again
On my own and I know
That I’m strong enough to mend
And every time I feel afraid
I hold tighter to my faith
And I live one more day
I can make it through the rain…

I hope everyone’s ok. 🙂

ALAMIN ANG INYONG KAPALARAN. LIBRENG HULA:

Delivered by Madam Auring

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4 Comments

  1. Malen, nadala ako sa kwento mo. Whenever you tell story I can imagine it vividly especially your “walking alone bit with fear of the manhole”.

    I can feel the fear right on your very words. Alam mo, reflecting ondoy for two days now I have some realization which some uof us might want to ponder also…

    mabait pa ang diyos. Bakit kamo? if it so happened that Ondoy was ramming the country in the usual 250-300 km per hour, posible wala na natira sa marikina at pasig. Laht ng mga nasa bubong sigurado liliparin and we will all have a sea of cadaver with no identification of the bodies whatsoevr kasi tatangayin ng hangin sila sa malayong lugar lalo na at para silang si alladin sa ibabaw ng bubong.

    Mabait pa ang diyos and he did not made the winds blew its wrath as the same time as the waters expressed its rage.

    Let us pray for one another and thank God wala sa atin nangyari. as for those who lost thier families, may our prayers help in comforting them.

    and PLEASE, STOP THE ILLEGAL LOGGING MGA HAYUF NA YAN.

    ILLEGAL LOGGING SHOULD BE A CAPITAL CRIME FROM NOW ON!

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