Hope After Milenyo


I do hope that everybody is OK after the storm Milenyo last Thursday. I was in our building in Makati when the storm hit Manila, and entire building shook due to the intensity of the storm. We were watching the cars along Ayala Avenue trying their best to avoid the flying tree branches and other objects. Most of the trees are uprooted and I was tempted to take pictures of the devastation to post it in my blog.

Instead, I decided to take a picture of this beautiful sunrise sky a day after the storm. During this time, there is still no electricity and most of Metro Manila’s power was restored only last Sunday, October 1. I’ve never seen the sky so beautiful when I woke up on a friday morning. There are establishments and places which stood the test of typhoon, Milenyo. But also, there are those who failed and their weaknesses revealed.

A day after, there is still no power and I was looking for breakfast for my family. I was glad to see that this Taho vendor is business as usual as early as 7am on a Friday morning. The Jollibee store along Diosdado Macapagal was also open for business and I surprised my wife with a Longganisa breakfast when she woke up 🙂

The generator in our building is still functioning with limited capacity to supply the elevators and outside utility outlets. It was funny to see this one guy who can’t resist to cook using these outside outlets.

Another thing, check out Wunderground.com which provides accurate forecasts of the weather. In the last typhoon, it was able to predict accurately the exact day the storm will be arriving in Manila.


3 thoughts on “Hope After Milenyo

  1. You know, of course, that the reason the sunrise was so spectacular the morning after the storm? Was because the humungous layer of smog and dust that normally blankets the city had been thoroughly chased down by the high winds and rain. Don’t you notice how much fresher the air feels, even though life is slowly crawling back to normal?

  2. Yeah! I happen to live in the same building! Ü
    Naks! I should be proud! From your gazillion readers, I’m so lucky that you are just a few steps from where are you living. Plus, you are a fellow Lasalista! Ü Maybe, I had a chance or two of riding with you in the same three elevators.Ü
    I love your blogs! It’s one of the reason why my eyes are getting blurred. Kidding aside! Ü
    Maybe, I should drop you a visit soon and bring you some goodies for your dear lovely wife and cutie Aidan Ü
    Hope to bump to you soon sir! Ü

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