Hayup ka Ondoy – Chapter 1

This story is my about my firsthand experience on what I might say is the most devastating and terrifying typhoon I’ve ever encounter on my entire life because it almost cut short my existence on this lovely planet…earth.

Friday September 25, 2009 – at the eve of Typhoon Ondoy’s arrival (International Codename Ketsana). I was searching and lurking different weather forecasting websites for how intense this Typhoon would be and setting aside health plans at bcbsnc for the moment. Its because I had a compromise with my ride buddy sir Vhen to join him on the 26th for a fun ride at Famy Laguna.

I found nothing on the internet that discourage me to join the ride the next day since it would only be a quick ride in the morning and we would all be on our own houses resting by lunch time. By the way my house was located in Greenpark, one of the most flooded area in Cainta.

At around 6pm that night, it started to rain. its only a drizzle, nothing to worry about. Then I receive a text message from sir Vhen. “Bro me bagyo bukas. Next time na lang tayo sama”. Without having second thought, I agree with him and I replied “Oo nga sir, wrong timing itong si Ondoy eh!”. Since its Friday night and with plans changed, I just went to my kumpareng Ronel in Anonas for some kampay session with other buddies. That night, we all observed that the rain never seems to cease.

Since its raining tough, I’m tipsy, and its already late. I decided that I slept over at Ronel’s place and go home in the morning……to be continued

Susan Boyle is Recuperating

Susan Boyle is recuperating from the not-so-good results at the finals of Britain’s Got Talent. For being second to the energetic dance group Diversity, Susan is said to be exhausted and emotionally drained. She should not lose her morale and gotta move on and follow her ambition to be a musical theatre singer, its like striking the iron while its hot, or else she can go home instead and be one of the garden planters in their town lol.

BGT gave her the exposure she needs to share her remarkable talent and it paid off well. She became an instant hit on the internet, tv and other media. And she definitely touched a lot of people’s emotion with her uplifting performance. Go! Go! Go! Susan, prove to the world, prove it to Simon and to yourself, that you are really the best!

Coming from different publicity items like caricature and articles (good or bad) of Susan online, I find this video somehow unique.

I know what they were thinking, but why should it matter as long as I can sing? It’s not a beauty contest.
–  Susan Boyle, The Sunday Times

Wacky Summer Job

Due to the financial meltdown the economy are experiencing. Quite a number of students are helping their parents to make both ends meet. What most of them do specially this season? They look for summer jobs. Instead of just leisuring along the beach or at the mall, they searched for temporary work that could make them save money for their coming school year.

I chanced upon this wacky group of garbage collector dressed-up as ladies (nurses and students) while doing their job – collecting garbage. Maybe they got their (uniforms) from somewhere who treat it as scrap. You know affluent homeowners throws everything, from refrigerators, queen size beds and even patio chairs if they think there’s no more use for them.