According to the Inquirer News online, the Philippine capital, Manila, is experiencing non-stop torrential to heavy rainfall today brought by the southwest monsoon which was enhanced by the current tropical storm Maring (internationally known as Trami).
Since Sunday afternoon, moderate to heavy rainfall was felt in the metropolitan city including nearby provinces like "Bataan, Zambales, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and Northern Quezon", the online report continued.
It was also expected that in some low lying areas like Pasig, Marikina, and the Cavanava, there would be a greater risk for these cities to be submerged in the flood resulting to suspension of classes, closure of offices for both government and private sectors, and delayed transactions between small businesses in the metro.
But despite of these tragedies the flood had brought us. I still can see the positive side of being a Filipino from these old "flood" pictures:
|It's their wedding day and they don't care about the rain and flood.|
|A man on a coffin boating his way home!|
|I think this would be the cheapest way to enjoy a water sport!|
Okay. Let's face it: We have gone through this situation when we had government funds to control a shoulder-deep flood but to cut the story short, this fund had all gone with the wind, corrupted by the previous or present government resulting to its residual effect—we, suffering from this detrimental flooding. Sound pretty frustrating, isn't it?
Now, try to look at the other side of this situation. The truth is, this situation is irreversible. We might have the best solutions for this community problem, we might have the best theories, the best ideas...but is it a little too late now to apply them all?
Despite all these, the pictures above made me realize one great thing about us—about how we find our Plan C when our Plan A and B have already flopped and tanked. We can't undo these things—the flooding down until the aftermath. But the pictures above speak that we can still do some other things for us to feel better. Through the years as we live in this storm-infested country, we already developed this kind of conscious coping mechanism called patience. We always try to be as more resourceful and creative to lighten things up. Restructuring what the old saying says, even if life has given us all the "lemons", we now know the best way of juicing them to create a refreshing "lemonade".
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