Sunday, August 12, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Looking at the date 8/7/12 is also similar to the bible verse called Genesis 8: 7-12. The said verse narrates the great blood during the time of Noah which eliminated the people on earth!
Since the rain didn't stop (take note that we have no typhoon and these heavy rains were only brought by the Habagat winds) causing the rising of more floods, many people thought that this is the start of the end of the world! They compared the flood we were experiencing to the great flood on the bible.
And bible also states that God promised that he will never end the world again through great flood! Preferably in other means.
Genesis 8:7-12 and the date 8/7/12, is this really a coincidence of similar events from the past and of the present?! Let me hear your thoughts about this! c",)
Thursday, September 29, 2011
It was because another typhoon named "Pedring" shocked the whole part of Luzon!
News said that this typhoon was stronger than Ondoy! And did you know that the date September 26 when Pedring strike is actually the very same date that Ondoy hit?! Yeah, it was September 26, 2009 when Ondoy devastated the country! Now exactly two years ago, here comes Pedring!
Below are two of the scenarios during the last typhoon Pedring:
The worst things: no electricity (full blackout), no telephone line, no MRT/LRT operation, flooded areas, and shocking wind blows!
I know the experience of Ondoy! I was also one of the victims of it two years ago! I experienced to walk on a full flooded Buendia, to be stranded in the flooded road, to be stacked in the office, to walk down from 15TH floor since no elevator because of brownout, and to sleep in the passenger bus for the whole midnight because of the over headed flood!
Thanks God, our manager allowed us to not anymore go to our office (I really can't since there's no more transportation that will bring me to work!).
Now all things return to normal! We are still thankful that Pedring didn't hit us as strong as Ondoy did! All of us were safe and sound! c",)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
If you think my stormy day story ended after we go home from our office, you're definitely wrong!
Actually, this was the start of my more challenging experience on "Ondoy"!
Still, The Road was Not Passable!
I got stranded in the bus! Yeah, I sleep in the bus. For almost 1 day, overnight...I was in the bus.
This is my story:
After we left our office, we ride on to the brand new car of my officemate. Actually we were all seven (including the owner of the car who drive us) in the car. We tried to fit ourselves just to go home.
Each one of my officemates ride off to their respected places. Only the five of us left. We left our office at 1pm. We stayed on the car from 1pm up to 4pm due to traffic. Yup, we got stranded in my officemate's car on the way to EDSA Buendia because of the flood.
Since no mobility, Me together with my lady officemate decided to ride off the car and walk our way going to the Buendia Station of MRT. At 4:15pm, we were walking in the middle of the flooded EDSA!
As we go along nearer to the Buendia Terminal, the flood seems deeper. My officemate held me tight (since I'm taller with her)! We were not alone in the middle of the flood. We were walking together with the crowded people!
Atlas...we were finally in the Buendia MRT Station! We faced more and more crowd of people! Until we realized, we were already in the train. Thanks God, we got a seat!
At the North EDSA Station, we ride off the train. We moved away from each other and go to our respective place. My officemate decided to went first to Trinoma, while I already go down the MRT station to ride in the bus.
This was the Road After the Flood
The Road was Passable for Motorcycles
At the North EDSA, a very long traffic chain shocked my face. At the same time, more crowd of people were walking!
Hayz...I already got an aircon bus! Since more bus infront of me, I prefer to choose the best and the most beautiful one. I ride in a fully air conditioned with Video On Board bus named 'AeroBus'!
Since many people were already on the bus, I still got a seat. Starting at exactly 6pm, I was already in the bus!
Time goes by. Minutes and hours were passed! I realized our bus was not moving. We were still in Trinoma. Stranded in a very long traffic, our bus was not moving at all! 7pm...8pm...9pm...9:45pm...our bus was still in Trinoma North EDSA!
Many people on the bus get angry and decided to walk together with the crowd of people outside walking! I decided to remained in the bus together with the few passengers. Minutes passed, I asked the driver to allowed me to go down outside the bus to take a pee!
Up to 10pm, our bus stayed in Trinoma. The driver just opened the video board and allowed us to watch the James Bond movies! The bus had a collection of all the James Bond movies packed in one DVD!
Slowly, our bus was now moving! Slowly like a turtle walking, I then realized we were already in Monumento. At 11:15 pm, we already passed the statue of Andres Bonifacio!
I thought we could now passed the road and I could go home within that day, but then this will be the longest time I would be in the bus!
Yeah...we couldn't passed the road going to Valenzuela. The Cosmos Road and BBB were fully flooded! The flood was really overhead! So, we need to stay in the bus. We got stranded for a long period of time. That only means, I will sleep in the bus. I will stayed in the bus overnight!
My brother keep on texting me. My mother told that I should not go home. I should stay in the office. I couldn't text him back since I was no load that time. All the stores in the street were all closed! They didn't knew, I was already out in the office. I was in a bus for a long period of time!
Time passed! 11pm...12 midnight...1am...2am...3am...4am...up to 5am I was still on the bus! I sleep due to tiredness and fatigue! All the James Bond movies played in the bus were all finished! No more movies or sound in our bus but only an AM news broadcast! I ate no dinner at all! My last meal was in the afternoon. The meal provided by our office Admins!
At 4am and 5am, thanks God, there was a 'Taho' vendor who got up in our bus and sell taho to us. I bought two glasses of taho for 10 pesos each. The two small taho in a plastic glass together my sky flakes biscuit baon served as dinner and breakfast for my hungry stomach!
At 7am, our bus moved slowly from Monumento. At 8am were already in the middle of McArthur Highway! At 9am, we finally crossed the former flooded roads Cosmos and BBB. The flood then in those roads were now low. But still, the roads were all surrounded by brown sticky wet clay! I still saw some of the people on the roof tops. Many other cars were submerged on the floor! While on the bus, I still got the opportunity to shot pictures of some flooded scenes!
From AeroBus where I first ride, we asked to transfer to the other bus since they need to go back home. The second bus where we transfer took us home!
At exactly 10 am in the morning I finally got home! My mom was so happy to see me back home!
Well, this ended my story due to typhoon "Ondoy"! I still thank God that we were not affected much by this cruel storm the way he do to others! Thank you Lord! c",)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We are still in our office for an overtime to beat the deadlines for our current project. Until finally we realized, we caught at the dead line by the storm named "Ondoy"!
Ooopps...Better Capture This Stormy Scene
I thought it's just an ordinary storm. I couldn't imagine how strong it was since we are in an enclose tower! But then, we felt its strength as our electric supply turned down. Yeah, no electricity! Our office lights turned-off! It was a partial dark moment in our office. The only lights that illuminated us were the red lights of emergency flash bulbs and the lights coming from our computers and software machines!
At first we thought we could work on a dim light, but eventually we were then instructed to hold-off all our works! We need to conserve power supplies. We were instructed to shut down all our machines. I wonder why our new building doesn't have a generator to sustain electric supplies! Well, let's understand then that since our building was newly constructed, everything was under test!
Thanks God, our company have a relief goods for all its employees trapped in a calamity situation. Before going home, we were ask to eat lunch (since it was already 12 noon)! Luncheon meat, canned sisig, lechon paksiw, rice and other canned goods satisfied our hungry stomach!
Now it's time to go home! We need to leave our office. Thanks God, we have a warm-hearted officemate that will take us home with his brand new car!
Hope I Have a Car In a Stormy Day!
Our straggle didn't end here! Actually it was just a start.
Oh my...our elevator was not functioning since there was no electric supply! What does it mean? Well we need to take the stairs!
With flash light together with my other officemates, we go down the stairs! From 15TH Floor downward, we used the stairs! Imagine how high was that. But not only the height that served the limiting factor. The total darkness in the stairs (with only a little bit of light from the flash light which guided our way down) threatened our path!
Wet, Flooded, and Slippery Floor!
It was the cheapest exercise we all undergone. At last, we were finally on the ground floor! It was a breath-taking experience we ever had!
The strong wind with very hard rain falls welcomed us down! We eventually go to the car park to locate my officemate's car which will take us to our own homes! Different flooded roads were all-around the streets! Thanks to my officemate's car! It saved us from the cold brutal typhoon and flood on our way going to MRT station!
Ooopps...if you think this ended my stormy story, well you're definitely wrong 'cause I faced another challenging experience! This time in the bus and right after we ride off on my officemate's car!
The next story on my next post! Watch out for this..!!!! c",)