When we were kids, the typhoons and flooding usually came in June when school started. But weather has shifted, and now it comes in September and October. It even rains during Christmas. So it doesn’t make sense to move the start of the school year from June to Septemnber.
Typhoon Milenyo was on September 28, 2006
Typhoon Ondoy, September 26, 2009
Typhoon Pedring, September 27, 2011
So guys, make a mental note and don’t plan events and trips during these times.
Another thing, even though it’s very tempting to pig out during a storm, you must stop yourself from ordering delivery during typhoons, because the delivery boys become casualties. Yes, they die. You don’t want people to die just because you had a pizza craving do you?
Now here’s what happened in parts of Metro Manila today while we were cooped up at home (and please forgive me for swiping photos over the Internet. If this is your photo, please leave a comment below so I can credit and link you):
The US Embassy was flooded and will remain closed until September 28, 2011.
Mall of Asia didn’t open due to severe damages (you can imagine what went on in there)
Marikina River overflowed, view from Eastwood City
The aftermath of Aristocrat Restaurant in Malate, which had waters up to the Filipino waist (not an NBA player—but nevertheless, not cool) Photo: Carlos Celdran
Sofitel Hotel severely flooded
The garden and pool are gone!! (so that foot bridge is a good place to stay if you’re stuck)
The best buffet in town, Spiral, is ruined!!
We shall come back when it’s fixed again! (before)
Pity the staff, patients and their families at Philippine General Hospital
Taft Avenue (Photo: Dandi Galvez)
Now watch this video of Manila Bay eating up Roxas Boulevard. It looks seriously apocalyptic. Click here.