Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Day The Earth Stood Still

The entire city was flooded.

It was just like Waterworld without Kevin Costner’s terrible thespian skills.

Typhoon Ondoy sure knew how to party and decided to spread the love one weekend.

The bastard cut off power lines, flooded streets, invaded houses, contaminated water supply, severed phone connections, wrecked vehicles, took lives of innocent people, and never looked back.

Mali Bay was not spared.

It never floods in our area. But I guess I spoke too soon.

It was Raft3r’s own version of the hit reality show Survivor.

Isolated. Famished. Distraught. Stranded. Helpless.

But I never felt more ALIVE.

Post script: Not all of us have the time to volunteer nor the financial capability to donate, but all of us can PRAY. That is the best help we can provide to the victims.

46 comments:

Lawstude said...

Glad you are ok rafter.

Raft3r said...

lawstude, Medyo. Magastos mabaha, eh. Hehe

HalfCrazy said...

Hey there! Damn that Ondoy! Now we have to clean the house and get rid of the putik! Just have a look at my blog, it's also about shit we encountered too lol!

May problema rin kami sa budget, buti nalang we managed to squeeze in a box of noodles and sardines each! Now kami naman magugutom LOL.

Glad you're okay!

RaYe said...

ang tindi nya noh?
ngayon naman, sa vietnam sya nananalasa.. hayst.

Wendy said...

You're the only one I know who never felt more alive during the flood. That's a very positive way of looking at it. Now I sound like Oprah's Dr. Phil. Haha.

gillboard said...

nalilito nako kung andito ka ba sa pinas o sa US...

Raft3r said...

halfcrazy, Hey! Welcome back! Namiss ka namin dito sa The Deadbeat Club!

raYe, Nilubog nya mga sasakyan namin! I hate him!

wendy, Positivism is my only friend. Hehe

gillboard, Maganda yan. May konting air of mystery. Kunwari. Nyahaha

Liz said...

Walang patawad ano. Ang daming naperwisyo! But I'm glad to hear you're ok, despite the gutom and baha.

Take care! May isa na namang parating na bagyo.

Raft3r said...

liz, This time I'm prepared. Hay.

HalfCrazy said...

Haha may ganun? Well I miss having to comment on a kababayan's page! :)

Raft3r said...

halfcrazy, May ganon talaga. Tagal mo nawala, eh. Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawaii said...

wawa din pala u, pero k lang at least ur ALIVE and blogging ( plus "facebooking" hehehe).

yes big talaga magagawa ng prayers. sana makabangon ang mga nasalanta, wag ng maglokohan sa mga anik-anik at sanay magtulungan na lang lahat.

sana ma2loy kami ni len sa aming pagbo-volunteer sa friday night. wahhh!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, San kayo volunteer?

RaYe said...

nadali nya mga tsikot nyo?? aman.

badterp talaga ung ondoy na un.. ngayon tuloy, pag nabanggit ang marikina - BAHA agad ang kasunod.. waa!!!

bena said...

tarantadong Ondoy na yan ah! everyone was caught unprepared.. tsk.. tsk.. tsk.. but good to know na buhay tayo.. just so lucky na Cebu was spared. thank God!

PS: just watched sa CNN Weather report via youtube na supertyphoon (category 4 or 5) si PARMA. Let's all PRAY for this country and maging prepared.. Ingat kayo sa Luzon..

Raft3r said...

raYe, Mahal ang detailing sa mga bahang sasakyan. =(

bena, Consider yourself lucky. =)

Jerick (the former Curbside Puppet) said...

kuya, i like the last thing you said.

Raft3r said...

jerick, Ano yon? Hehe

wait said...

Tama, the best thing that we can do is pray.

Raft3r said...

wait, Ikaw nga ni MC Hammer: "We got to pray just to make it today!" Hehe

len said...

As a friend aptly puts it, we are shaken but definitely not broken.

I have always believed in Pinoys' resiliency. We'll be stronger than ever after this. :p

Raft3r said...

len, Your friend quoted Jewel. =)

pete said...

nagtataka lang ako
sanyo bumaha
pero samin hindi
nakakapanibago

Raft3r said...

pete, Reversal of fortune? Hehe

len said...

Really? My bad.

Raft3r said...

len, Hehe. Don't apologize. Sabi ni Jewel di nya daw sue friend mo. Hehe

eden said...

glad you and your family are OK.

I pray for them..

Raft3r said...

eden, Thank you. That means alot.

atticus said...

glad you're okay. patuyo na ng kotse. susku, sana hindi naman magdala ng maraming tubig ang parma na iyan.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Hehe. Salamat!

Random Student said...

neighbors started talking to each other finally. i have to get something good out of the situation otherwise i'd hate ondoy all the more. and i came up with this to help those who like to go online start the healing >> http://overcomingondoy.weebly.com/index.html

Raft3r said...

random student, Bayanihan rocks!

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

di kami natuloy, na-resched dagil kay pepeng.

sa kapuso foundation po

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Sayang. Gusto ko rin sana, eh. Nandon pa naman si Marian! Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

korek ko lang ang spelling... baka mabasa rin ni chief eh

di kami natuloy, na-resched dahil kay pepeng.

sa kapuso foundation po

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Nyahaha. Oo. Magaling mag-spot ng mali yon. Lagot ka!

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

oo magaling talaga yan sa mga spot-an. hehehe

pag ma botohan ng pagiging eic, iboboto ko yan... (yes lagi na akong may tama hehehe teka matagal na ata akong may tama byaha jejejje)

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Lakas talaga ng tama mo! Hehe

hitokirihoshi_kawii said...

ay may tama ka dyan, Raft3r!

Raft3r said...

hitokirihoshi_kawaii, Yan ba ang nagagawa ng kaka-blog ng dalawang taon?

Beth said...

pareho kasi tayong taga Pasay kaya pareho tayong binaha! di din bumabaha sa amin, as in! kya laking gulat ko talaga nung binaha kmi. Anyway, I like your statment: I never felt more alive. YOu are so correct, add ko lang: I never felt so in tuned with nature, hehehe. Nature ang floodwater and rain di ba?:)

Raft3r said...

beth, Ay naku. Tama ka dyan. Close encounter with mother nature! Hehe

abie said...

yes ang lalim...

Raft3r said...

abie, Yes. Malalim ang baha. Hehe

Andy said...

Oo nga, bwisit na bagyo yan. Dalawang linggo kaming walang Internet connection. Hindi tuloy ako maka-bisita sa blog mo. =P

Raft3r said...

andy, Oo nga. Ngayon tuloy ang dami mong binasa at kinoment. Hehe