*Gulp!* (“Pedring” and I)

Gulp—that’s my first reaction when I opened our door to leave for the office.  Had I known all the troubles I’d encounter I may have never left home!

Goodbye Summer?

Talk about Mother Nature changing her mind so abruptly—from sweltering heat to flooded streets literally overnight!  Wasn’t it just a few days ago when most of us were complaining with the record highs for the year, and yet yesterday many got stranded with flash floods that swept some of the roads in the Metro?  Does…

Darkness Falls

The rainy season’s full onset officially begins in the Philippines as typhoon Basyang (Conson) entered the country’s area of responsibility and had a landfall, and last night Metro Manila was just hammered by very, very strong gusts of winds (maximum of 120kph according to weather reports) as it traverses the island of Luzon.  The result—darkness! …

Ketsana’s PR (Phenomenal Rain)

Typhoon Ketsana, also known as “Ondoy” in the Philippines, was one of the most devastating typhoons in recent history particularly in Metro Manila where all-time-high rainfall was recorded.  Places that never experienced flooding saw unimaginable levels of water, and elsewhere were just nothing short of a disaster. As for running, the extremely bad weather unsurprisingly…