The whole family is now holed up in a hotel in Manila as a result of typhoon Milenyo (it was more like “Delubyo.”) Roxas Boulevard on the way here seemed like no-man’s land with fallen trees, non-functioning traffic lights and darkness even on the condominium buildings that dot the Manila skyline. Looks like power won’t be restored until tomorrow, or maybe two days depending on the situation. Without power and only candles to tide us by the whole night, we simply had to getout of the house.
This morning was really scary and baaaad. I haven’t experienced fierce winds in a long time and it mercilessly lashed on our windows, tore down roofs, toppled electric posts and TV antennas. I busied myself clearing out clutter in preparation for our forthcoming apartment move and there’s no doubt that my old clothes and things will go to victims of this typhoon. For once, I felt that even my own home wasn’t safe from nature.
My kids tried to amuse themselves by looking at their photo albums, playing with flashcards and reading comic magazines. But there was a limit to this. With no water, TV, computer and electricity, my son was getting to be bored stiff.
You have to live with it Paolo, you know. Such is life!,” I said.
“Well then….I hate life!,” he replied.
That was when I decided to pack our bags for the hotel. With an internet connection, generator-run electricity, water dripping from the faucets, a decent coffeeshop meal and a neatly-arranged bed, life appears to be back to normal…..at least for the moment.
Hi Anna, seems you having a bit of a bad time with things recently, but you and the kids are ok so that is good. 🙂
Yes Lawrence… coping with the situation.Thanks, as ever, for dropping by. Please don’t drop any more bombshells 😛 I’ve had enough bombs as it is
Anna Lyn says
Napatawag tuloy ako sa mommy ko dahil diyan sa storm. I hope everything is better now.
Take care, dear!
i heard there was gonna be a big storm hitting the Philippines but as we know, storms are common to us Filipinos. But from what you have described, I didn’t think it would be that bad.
It’s good that you have the option to stay in a hotel and that you and you’re family are safe. But how about those people who have no where to go but stay in their huts or shanties? I just hope no one gets hurt until the storm gets through.
Have a nice day & God bless! 🙂
Wow! Sosyal pala ang bagyo mo, nasa hotel. ASTIG!
napanood ko sa tv kagabi ang bagyo diyan …. grabeh pala talaga parang ngayon lang din ako nakakita ng ganung klaseng bagyo around metro manila tsk tsk tsk tsk …. lucky you at nakahanap ka ng masisilungan…. hindi ko alam ang naging kalagayan ng mga kamag-anak at kapitbahay ko sa tundo during that storm 🙁
Glad to know you’re ok,Ajay,and the kids too.
*wishing you well..and hope everything’s gonna be fine with you..(you know what i mean..)
Buti you were able to get a room! The hotels in Makati were all fully booked. =(
The storm’s is over… what a relief!
too late for us to get a hotel room as we had to drive all the way to QC to pick up my daughters. But it was all good. I just missed my internet. haha, Glad you are safe.
Thanks for sharing your concern/stories my friends. For my fellow Pinoys based in the Philippines, thanks to God we survived Milenyo. Yes, we’re still lucky us and our loved ones are unhurt and now safe. Now I think that the little discomfort (brownout for several days) doesn’t matter as long as we came out of it alive 🙁