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Goodbye Typhoon Frank!

i know a lot of people, especially students, have been rejoicing since yesterday..
due to the storm frank (international name:Fengshen), classes in all levels were suspended for today, june 23, 2008. im not that happy though.. coz i love going to school.. haha..am i such a nerd?? not really.. i just don't want to let the money my parents paid for my education go to waste.. :p
another thing not to be happy about- the weather had already cleared for today but ‘Frank’ leaves at least 229 dead, 700 missing. (from: Inquirer.net ) due to flashfloods and landslides. oh well.. talk about bad luck to have died like that.. not so unlucky though compared to the deaths due to vending machines falling on people in beaches during summer (learned this info from encarta.. imagine that? dying because of a vending machine??)
a long weekend it is..no classes again tomorrow since it's Manila day.. my school is one of the most flood-prone universities in the country.. so it's already a normal thing that classes in our school gets suspended everytime there is heavy rain.. what more during storms.. what dictates if there would be suspension of classes? that's when the cars and jeeps can no longer pass Espana ave. yeah it sucks in a way.. kadire talaga.. but it is usually the streets surrounding the university which gets flooded. seldom does the water reach the steps of the university.. and that's only when the flood water level becomes chest high..or even higher than that..yuck.. it's really a health hazard..imagine walking or even swimming in that contaminated water.. who knows what you'll gonna get..leptospirosis, hepatits and a whole lot more! i would rather sleep in the school. i heard the priests give away free food to the stranded students--wow jolibee! :)
i've never experienced being stranded in the school. last time there was a really bad flood, i was staying at the dorm so i just needed to ride a pedicab(a bike with sidecar,modified one- higher and suitable in floods) just to cross the street.. haha..

this guy had a better idea.. lol
it's a good thing though that i have another free day to read some more chapters.. im way behind in all subjects.. it won't be that long until i get buried under my reading assignments.. im still adjusting in third year med school.. being a slow reader that i always was, it's really time that i give more time and effort to read..

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  1. MakMak  

    June 24, 2008 at 1:02 AM

    Unless he's out there to rescue stranded people, that guy is a show-off. Some people... tsk, tsk.

    Anyway, I am Thomasian myself. And proudly, I've braved the flooded Espana Avenue at least once before I graduated. It was fun. In an icky way. ^^,

    I miss being a student. :P

  2. Camille  

    June 24, 2008 at 8:33 AM

    haha.. ang puso mo! :) maybe he's just having some fun or has to go somewhere.

    wow another fellow thomasian!:) Go uste!

  3. Thea  

    June 24, 2008 at 6:51 PM

    LOL one time, we were gonna pick up our friend cuz it was our other friend's birthday. But their street was blocked with snow. Siguro knee high deep yung snow. We were trying to call him so that we can ask him to walk to the end of the street. But he didn't pick up so whatever. Then when were at my other friend's house (just 2 streets away from the first guy's house), dumating siya...naka-snow mobile. Haha. :)

    Pero mukhang show off nga to. Tsk tsk.

  4. philos  

    June 25, 2008 at 2:22 AM

    I'd do that too if I had the chance hehe... I remember about 8 years ago(when I was still in 3rd year), the whole UST was so flooded a lot of the students got stranded. No Jollibee, just a few crackers and stuff. I braved the thigh- high water and went home that night because I was that hungry. Did get to see the field submerged in about 2 feet high of water with a full moon reflecting on it. It would've been a beautiful scene if it wasn't flood water hehe... Btw, I didn't know you were such a nerd. :p

  5. Anonymous  

    June 25, 2008 at 10:25 AM

    I woke up pissed that there was no power and no DSL on Sunday morning. Little did I know that millions around the country were is much, much worse situations.

  6. Camille  

    June 25, 2008 at 9:11 PM

    philos: you went home with drenched underwear??? LOL! id rather sleep somewhere elevated and wait for the water to go down.. haha.. nerd ba ko??

    monaco: yeah.. poor people have lost their lives when 8 or 9 vessels sank at sea during the typhoon...we are really more fortunate..

  7. philos  

    June 26, 2008 at 1:45 AM

    Whoa! That's a naughty thing to ask. But the answer is no, luckily, I don't need to wear half-slips :p

    The water then was only thigh high though of course if you mean my socks and my shoes, then yeah, I sure did!

  8. amei79  

    July 4, 2008 at 10:27 AM

    2008 seem is yr of disaster.
    typhoon, tsunami, earthquake, volcano, anyway nothing can be worst than human fight human, i meant the WAR!

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