Thursday, August 19, 2010

Storm Front

Living in a third world country sure has its perks.

When a typhoon hits, be prepared for massive blackout and water shortage that could run for days.

My hometown of Mali Bay is always victimized by these disasters.

Cut off our power lines and we would have no water supply. Isn’t that grand?

I always thought my family is well equipped for these kinds of things.

But when Typhoon Basyang paid us a visit, we were at the losing end.

Our water tank was empty. Our power generator was not functioning properly. When we finally had it working, it was running empty on fuel. Plus, we did not have the right adapter to connect the generator to the water pump.

What’s a boy to do?

Raft3r slept it off.

49 comments:

dong ho said...

i didn't know that your area is that affected. havent you tried considering other nearby areas?

Raft3r said...

dong ho, Nandon ang kabuhayan namin. Hehe

atticus said...

hay, kaya nga iyong mga katulong ko sa night shift, maaga pa lang, inayos na nila ang mga bagay-bagay.

ayun, nagre-request sila ng trip to geneva na naman bilang bonus. asus, eh kagagaling lang nila roon para sa kanilang labor law sessions. what's a rich woman to do?

Raft3r said...

atticus, Hire me. Hire me. I'm begging you. Hehe

atticus said...

hmmm, puno na eh. may bakante na lang sa silverware section, night shift. masungit ang head noon. pag may nag-resign na lang.

kasi tatlo sa drivers ko ang ga-graduate na sa law eh. pag nag-decide silang mag-practice, sabihan kita.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Naku. Tumatanggap ka ba ng law school dropout gaya ko? Hehe

atticus said...

iyong majordoma ko ang in charge sa hiring. may phd kasi siya sa kennedy school of government, pero under-achiever siya. kaya ayan, mas gusto niyang i-manage ang household ko.

(you should know that i can carry this charade till kingdom come because i've had lots of practice with this). haha!

Raft3r said...

atticus, Mukhang ako nga yata ang unang bibigay eh. Hehe

atticus said...

haha! stick to learning which is the right hole, buddy!

BWAHAHAHAHA!

prinsesamusang said...

i just try to laugh it off. i am living somewhere in the mountains so minus the floods, it is equally bad. oh i have a smile for you, go on pay me a visit.

Raft3r said...

atticus, Nyahaha. Ayoko na non. Ang hirap, eh. Hehe

prinsesamusang, Eto na. Papunta na! Hehe

Liz said...

Ayan ang mahirap no, dapat nga talaga sanay na sanay na tayo, pero tuwing na lang may bagyo ang dami sa ating hindi ready.

"Cut off our power lines and we would have no water supply. Isn’t that grand?"

Pati kaya Bayatel nawawala, lol.

Raft3r said...

liz, Di umaabot bayantel sa Mali Bay. Hehe

gillboard said...

ang yaman niyo, bakit di kayo lumipat?

Raft3r said...

gillboard, Alam mo. Ikaw lang ang may akalang mayaman si Raft3r. Nyahaha

tina said...

lipat n lng kayo dito sa davao. :P

but at least you are fine. tinulugan mo lang. hehe.

Raft3r said...

tina, I love Davao. Kaso malayo sa work, eh. Unless, i-hire mo ako sa spa mo. Hehe

Wendy said...

Hehe, look at the bright side. Super lapit mo sa sm-moa!

Raft3r said...

wendy, Totoo. Hehe

the scud said...

good luck sa next bagyo! :D

Raft3r said...

the scud, Handa na kami. Handang-handa. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

handang handa? bakit may barko na kayo?

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, May mala-Noah's Ark na kami ngayon. Hehe

MinnieRunner said...

Ha ha ha, you slept it off? And what happened when you woke up? :)

Raft3r said...

minnierunner, Ganon padin. Walang kuryente. Walang tubig. Kaya natulog uli ako. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

you know what, i just realized something. that might actually be the best solution to every crisis in life. when something is wrong, sleep. when you wake up and it is still wrong, sleep again! magandang philosophy!

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Oo. Tama yan. Parang Juan Tamad lang. Hehe

prinsesamusang said...

hindi naman juan tamad. just like the lyrics of the man who can't be moved that i edited diba, "if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me, jsut go back to sleep!"

Raft3r said...

prinsesamusang, Great song. Great song.

Graphic Designer said...

mag-hotel. hotel 878 seems nice. may P500 discount sila sa BDO card holders ata.

Raft3r said...

graphic designer, Naku. Ayaw ng mga kids sa budget hotels. Ako pwede na sa Sogo. Hehe

Jerick said...

kayo ba ang nag-iisang mansyon sa malibay? :D

Raft3r said...

atujerick, Naku. Madaming mayayaman dito. AT hindi kami kasama sa kanila. Hehe

dong ho said...

ah ok. kaya pala. lapit lang pala natin.

Raft3r said...

dong ho, Malapit nga. Kaso lagi ka naman wala. Hehe

timmy dora said...

sarap pa rin sa pinas.

Raft3r said...

timmy dora, Syempre. Home is where the heart is.

becomingjudie said...

apir! natulog lang din ako nung milenyo at ondoy. paggising ko, aftermath na. didn't mean to be insensitive pero nakatulog ako talaga e. at swerte ring hindi bumaha sa jologs na street namin.

Raft3r said...

becomingjudie, Nyahaha. Sarap matulog kahit may delubyo na. Hehe

Eve said...

I love the Philippines!

Raft3r said...

eve, Ako din naman. Lalong mas mahal ko ang Mali Bay. Hehe

eden said...

Buti nalang walang baha. Yong tinitirahan namin sa Cebu noon "plus" baha pa kahit kunting ulan lang. nakakapagod mag linis.

Raft3r said...

eden, Totoo yan. Mahirap maglinis after ng baha. Hehe

Andy B. said...

Baligtad pala tayo. I live in Far-view. Kapag brownout buong Pilipinas, may kuryente kami. Kakaiba.

Raft3r said...

andy b, Makalipat nga ng Far-view. Hehe

len said...

Smart decision. sleeping is the best. hehe

Raft3r said...

len, The best talaga. Hehe

Hoshi said...

ikaw ba yung nasa picture?

itim mo pala no?!

Raft3r said...

hoshi, Racist ka ha! Hehe