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Showing posts with label ondoy. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Typhoon Pedring Seems Like Ondoy The Second!

Last Monday, September 26, 2011 seemed like another "Ondoy," a very strong typhoon which hit the country two years ago!

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:

On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, the storm signal intensified! Stronger wind struck the land! Greater rain falls flooded majority of the area in Metro Manila!

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",)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Four Days Free Foods


Right after the "Ondoy" calamity, what happened next is FFF!

Yup, FFF...that is "Four days Free Foods in our company! Solved out all my meals need in our office. After the disaster, here comes a blessing in-disguise. A blessing of foods...foods...and foods for four consecutive days. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner...all were given free in our company!

Actually the giving of free foods just exactly happened last Saturday on the very day of the typhoon. As I told you on my previous typhoon stories, before we went home on the afternoon of Saturday, lunch of canned goods (like Maling, CDO, lechon paksiw, and sisig) were served to us. Together with the hot rice cooked in our rice cooker here in our pantry, we didn't feel anymore the hunger besides the heavy rainfalls of "Ondoy"!
A Bucket Fried Chicken for the First Free Dinner


McDonald's Breakfast Meal with an Orange Juice


A Yummy Delicious Spaghetti with Cheese Toppings


On Monday, the first day of our office days after the harsh typhoon, I was amazed to see bucket meals of KFC fried chickens in our pantry. Just beside the fried chickens was the rice cooker full of cooked rice. Since I was in a nightshift work, our office admin as well as our managers told as that we had something to eat for dinner. Those KFC bucket meals were all for us!

Together with my officemates, we fully and happily ate our fried chicken dinner. Though the chickens were already cooked hours ago, it still yummy to eat! Actually I ate two chickens in the dinner then since more chickens were left on the morning, I also ate another one for breakfast! My stomach felt slightly uncomfortable in a while!

On the morning of Tuesday, another food was served but now for breakfast. This time, McDonald breakfast meal was served to us. Fried rice, fried egg, and hotdog longganisa with orange juice as our drink were ours for breakfast. I went home with the full stomach that day!

A Typical Breakfast!


Barbecue...barbecue...barbecue...Insufficient for Me!


Special Meal From Chowking!


Lumpiang Shanghai...Pretty Taste Good!

The next succeeding foods we had for dinner on the next days were pork barbecue, a piece of shanghai roll (lumpia), and a small plate of spaghetti. Those foods were served in a paper plate with a plastic spoon and fork. Those foods were a batch package ordered in Ambers, one of the prominent restaurant near in our place.

The food that night were too good and delicious. I feel so 'bitin' right after I ate them though there was enough rice. But then since I was a night shifter, I should eat the foods just enough served for me!

The breakfast served to us on the next morning was ordered in our canteen. Again, fried rice, fried egg, and spam packed in Styrofoam for the day. I don't have an appetite for that morning so I don't feel to eat even my officemate gave me her longganisa!

On the last free dinner we had, it was from Chowking. A variety of packed meal like sweet and sour and baby back ribs were served. I was given and eaten the second meal.

Hayz...after the heavy rain, food were poured and flowing! I wish these would happen again for a lifetime in our company. NO...NO...NO...NOT the cruel typhoon but the kind serving of free foods and meal! Oh...lots of these foods will make me chubby, I will lost my diet and my sexy hot body!!

But then even no free foods, it always good to have no disaster like "Ondoy"! Again I am so thankful that I was not that much affected by this cruel storm. And I was even so thankful for the free foods we had for four days here in our company! Thanks and Thanks...!!! c",)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Stranded In a Bus Story!



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"!


People Walking on the Flooded Street


An Overheaded Flood that Lets the People to Stay on the Roof


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:

I Used to Watch All The James Bond Movies While in the Bus


Two Small Glasses of Taho Filled My Stomach

Thanks I Still Had An Sky Flakes Baon

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


Low Flood was Still on the Road


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!

No Vehicles To Ride


People Decided To Walk Rather To Stay In the Stranded Bus


In The Morning After The Flood

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

One Devastating Stormy Day!

It was a six-hour typhoon last Saturday, September 26, 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"!

A Flooded Ground Infront of our Tower


Too Harsh The Storm Was...


Wind! Wind! and Rain!!!


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!

Wet and Wild!


Impassable Road!


Wind, Flood, and Rain...A Love Triangle!


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!


Still Flooded In front of the Car Park!


Wet, Flooded, and Slippery Floor!

At The Back Door


Imagine How My Area Looks Without Light!

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",)

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