Left homeless

My heart goes out to the many families left homeless by Bagyong Ondoy. It is hard to see your house that you worked hard for left to ruins. I know that it’s also hard to part with it, especially if you’ve called it home for the past 10 years, more so three decades. A family stuck to their home despite the danger it posed because according to the matriarch, they’ve lived there for more than 30 years already. I know it’s bad to be too much attached to any material thing but you can’t fault these people. Blood and sweat were shed just to be able to afford a house of their own. And then to leave it just like that? I am sure each one of us won’t be able to do it easily.

We are lucky that the place of our residence is on an elevated area. We didn’t experience any flooding and our street looked normal if you wouldn’t look to the left and to the right. Neighboring streets were neck-deep in flood water.

I hope everyone’s safe. Classes in all levels are suspended for this week and will resume Monday next week already. There is a brewing storm about to enter the country within the day and I hope every one is prepared for this.

Keep safe!


  • Glad to hear that you’re okay, but I agree that it’s heartbreaking to see the pictures of the devastation. Apparently foreign governments and UN agencies have already pledged some $200m in aid, and I’m sure I’m not alone when I say my thoughts are with those who’ve suvived the flooding and are starting the slow process of peicing their lives back together.

  • truly heartbreaking to see those who were affected. i feel very sad for those who were homeless now after years of saving and spending for their dream houses. i feel very sad for those who died, especially the children. the culprits have a lot to account for.

    and now there is typhoon pepeng devastating the northern part of the Philippines.

  • Glad that you are alright.
    We feel so sad seeing the devastation on TV. Singaporeans are doing their bit by donating food and money to the victims through Red Cross.