GREAT NEWS! (For me.) I might finally be able to go home todaaaay. I mean like if the weather clears up and shiz. Cause I'm seriously running out of food and money. :
)) Also, the floods were knee deep today! (We saw boats!) Me and my roommate (dunno if she wants to be tagged here) tried to volunteer for relief efforts (so we waded through the aforementioned floods) but they were over-manned on our campus so we headed back before the sun went down. We live near school so it's really okay. The other campus nearby (UP) was really under-manned but we couldn't make it there cause the floods made it too difficult even by vehicle. So yeah! Was gunna help relief shiz tomorrow but I might go home so yeah. Hope everything turns out okay. :
) My home isn't directly affected and I live in a tall building so I'm safe and sound. The roads too and from though are crazy.
It's also funny how so many people are freaking out over big time artists from here when really most of us are just cozy in our rooms. Those mostly in real danger are the homeless and the poor people who have no where to go. Most people were notified ahead of time to evacuate and people are safely i evacuation centers all over the city. It's nothing like a typhoon or a hurricane, it's just a monsoon so it's basically a hell alot of rain so the real danger is just flooding. There are no strong winds and shiz, just rainfall.
It's really been tragic though. Relief efforts going around everywhere and calls for aid to like disabled people in government shelters and babies who's incubators had to be shut down... (Don't worry, the babies are safe! Our university evacuated them safely!) It really is sad. Pictures have been circulating facebook of buses half underwater. Underpasses and underground subways are underwater... But it's also amazing how much people are trying to help out and how this whole thing is being handled pretty well. :
And seriously, I love my people. No matter what they're still managing to have fun despite all the calamity. I see pictures of people in rowboats, goofing around, pretending to take showers, dressed as mermaids! :
)) (Saw a smiley old guy rowing himself in a coffin!)The Filipino spirit really is waterproof.
Was scary though how my area got flooded. I'm on a hill right now so this place doesn't flood. :
/ The worse part is the rain has not stopped!
I mean, this morning, it was like bright sky, shining sun. Then boom. Zero visibility again by noon. Then waist deep flood by 5 pm. (Was knee deep by the time we crossed it.) Been raining ever since then and now it's 1.30 am. Pray for the Philippines, please! :)
Also, I know I owe alot of art and I'm in no real position to blame the weather as I'm pretty safe here. I'll take the time to work on what I can but since I'm going to try to head home and might possible join in relief efforts, I guess that art might be a little delayed. (Already working on it though!!)
I'm not belittling this calamity though! To everyone in the Philippines, please stay safe, warm and dry! ; u ;
My love goes out to all you guys! >;u;<