Keep safe and dry

I didn't know what I was going to be dealing with when I woke up to a rather rainy Saturday morning. I got some weekend articles up and even watched an episode of House before finally getting ready for the Candy Fair. Manu left for work and Nior left for Ateneo just minutes before I was ready to go. Then as I made my way downstairs, I saw that water had already come in our house.

Now this isn't something strange to me. Whenever the rain pours non-stop, we're bound to get flooded in. But I never knew it could reach this magnitude. The water rose so fast and we were completely caught off-guard. I didn't even know there was a storm coming. The first few steps were okay. We were calm and I actually still thought I could leave the house when the floodwater subsides.

Then it reached our first floor landing. I could no longer see the door to my kuya's bedroom. That scared me. I prayed the rosary maybe four times continuously. I looked out the window and our neighbor's house was almost 3/4 submerged. Kuya Mong and I already started looking for openings we could swim out through in case we needed to. We got worried because Daddy would have trouble getting out. We just prayed and prayed for the rain to stop so that the water would subside.

The old couple living across us were finally rescued by some people around 4 or 5 in the afternoon. I watched as people with an inflatable boat tried to save stranded people across our house.

At around 6pm, the water finally started to subside. This after watching some of Kuya Mong's shoes float around just inches from the ceiling of our first floor. We talked to our household help through the window (they stayed on the second floor of their quarters at the back of our house) and saw the refrigerators floating in the water. By 8pm, the water had completely gone down and we were able to get some food (leftover rice and two cans of tuna afritada). Dad was already hungry at 11am and we had nothing to feed him but 1/4 a bag of Ruffles and some Ricola from my bag. Manu and Nior were also finally able to come home. Nior brought home some food, which we will probably share for breakfast this morning.

I am so grateful that my family is safe. I hope that everyone who got stranded are safe now. Still waiting for word from people in Brookside Hills, Cainta. My best friend's family lives there and she says she hasn't heard from them since 2pm yesterday. If anyone knows the situation there, please leave a comment.

If you want to help, there are ways you can. Let's do our part to help the victims of this massive flood.


Are you ready?

I can't believe I'm going on my fourth year at work. And tomorrow, we're having the fourth Candy Fair! I love that I get to work by going to a fair. Haha, cute boys, fun game booths, lots of food, and shops! Can't wait to check out the Accessorize booth. 20% off tomorrow, Candy Girls!

I've been eying these for a while now.

Aren't they pretty? Also checked out a teacup and teaspoon necklace and a bird necklace. Wah! So many cute things!

Interview about Listography came out on QTV last night. Didn't get to catch it because I had dinner with my high school girls. My dad was so cute. He woke up at 10pm just to watch it. (:


It's love, it's not Santa Claus.

Tom: What happens when you fall in love?
Summer: You believe in that?
Tom: It's love, it's not Santa Claus.

Cannot wait for this movie. I've been obsessing for a while now. October 21, why are you so far away?


Macy-3, Dengue-0

I am back from the hospital. Yay! I was diagnosed with Dengue H. Fever last Wednesday evening and was stuck in the hospital until Sunday afternoon. But I am all better now and back to work.

I was sitting in morning traffic and realized that today, 09/09/09, is exactly two months away from when I turn 27. (TWENTY-FREAKIN'-SEVEN!) And I thought, hey, how about a birthday wish list. Hahaha. Because I know I'll never get old for that kind of list. d:

  1. A nice camera.

    I love that it looks like an old camera and that you can actually change the lens. And, it looks pretty! (:

  2. The Diana mini.

    Because it fits in your palm! And it uses 35mm film.

  3. A Fifi Lapin bag!

    In Fifi in the Sky print. I waaaant it.

  4. A nice pair of grey skinny jeans.

    Thanks, Mix! (:

  5. A phone that has wifi but doesn't have a QWERTY keypad.

    I saw this a few weeks ago on Techie.com.ph. I almost bought the E51 when my phone conked out but there were too many bad reviews. Hoping this one is better!

  6. Dresses, dresses, dresses!

    A few dresses I found on Forever 21. Because one of my favorite white dresses from one of my good friends is about to retire soon. ):

  7. A comfy pair of black flats.

    Because even if I've learned how to wear heels, I think one should have a pair of classic flats that goes with everything.

Okay, now where to get all the money for these things. Hmm.