It's been a year now since typhoon Ondoy hit the metro and had taken lives of thousand Filipinos, and also making others to become homeless and in trauma. I got traumatized by the typhoon Ondoy too, Never did it came to my mind that the simple rain will flood the metro.
Our apartment was not exempted in the flooding, but I was not aware that the ground floor is already in flood, only later that morning I knew, because I needed to time out from doing my stuff in front of the computer and goes down to get some water to drink. Then I was startled to what I saw, the flood rises to quickly, and I was in hysterical because the flood is already above the knee and,my first instinct after recovering from the flood alert is that to save the appliances that I can save. Good thing I was with my border that day, and she was the one initiating to save the things more than I do, because I couldn't get myself down the flood as my mind is full of creepy imaginations, I was worried that there might be snakes or rats or cockroach and most of all alive electricity.
I was so thankful that time because had I not Ai, (my border) with me, I'm sure all the appliances are now good for junk shop. And I also would like to thank her because she was in positive spirit , that's why my respond was positive too. I thank God, because of the lesson we learned from that typhoon. Only the sad part is that, some of our fellow countrymen has to learned it the hard way. Now after the tragedy, people has become active in participating to take care of our nature. Because if not, we might be encountering another Ondoy in our life if we keep on ignoring the cry of nature.