Hello. It’s been a while.
It’s been a little difficult to put into words the barrage of emotions and imagery that came with Saturday and Sunday. Parts of the metropolis are still reeling from the typhoon’s floods; most did not expect a calamity of this magnitude.
I worried about a friend and his family, who went incommunicado when flood waters rose and submerged parts of their street. Thankfully, they survived it unscathed, and were even able to help out neighbors who needed temporary shelter.
Rescue and relief operations are ongoing. I hope the government is working on preventive measures already. This must not happen again. And I hope the 2010 presidentiables are doing something concrete about helping out and not taking advantage of the situation for photo ops. It’s inevitable that pictures will be snapped, but still. Don’t be opportunistic sleazebags.