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.