I had it easy. Despite the floods entering my house and my room, the waters only rose to 3-4 inches at their deepest last Tuesday. (My indoor jacuzzi
thanks to Ondoy was twice as deep.)
By the way, that light below? That's not an underwater mood light
. That's actually a reflection of a ceiling lamp on the flooded floor.
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Two days of cleaning up, and everything was back to normal, save for the wooden doors
that wouldn't close properly (still swollen from all the absorbed water).
I can't say the same for the little girl above. And her puppy
We should all be a lot more responsible in protecting our environment, if not for ourselves, then for kids like her.
And then, as I'm typing this, I see this on Facebook, Sunday morning, after a "fun run" in Taguig.
Erm.... dear organizers and runners? A little sensitivity please? I know this is a common scene post runs, and I know organizers have teams to clean this up, but I doubt if 100% of these cups
I'm sure at least 5% end up in gutters, and that's at least 5% too many for me --- and for other citizens who are affected by flooding.
We panic when we see these warnings from DOST-PAGASA
, but the fault, really, lies not in our stars (or monsoon rains), but in ourselves. I'm afraid it's almost too late.
Littering with wild abandon, treating the streets like one gigantic trash can, assuming that
someone will come along and clean up after them. Really? WTF.
No big surprise that in most parts of the city of Manila, after the floods receded, another kind of flooding persisted. Garbage hasn't been collected in most districts since Thursday last week.
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Dear Mayor Lim and the wannabe Mayors of Manila
--- if only for posturing for the elections in nine months' time, please do the right thing and clean up everything, including garbage.
Sure, the citizens are part of the problem too. But the Mayor is supposed to provide the solution.
Clean up this mess, my dear Mayor Alfredo Lim. As in, right now. Otherwise, we, the voting public, will be more than happy to treat you the same way in May of 2013 --- Flush you away like so much trash.
Consider this a Red Alert.
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