“…won’t be just any night. Tonight there will be no morning star. Tonight, tonight, I’ll see Billy Corgan tonight!!!”
Errrr… wrong song but the words were spot on about tonight being not just any night. Plus there really won’t be any morning star. I just won’t be seeing Billy Corgan, that’s all. Here I was, thinking that I was going to watch the SP concert tonight with hubby and my friend C and her hubby. I’ve waited for years for tonight, tonight! But thank you, Billy Corgan, for postponing the concert to tomorrow night.
And why is that, you ask?
Well, there’s only this Flood/Rain-Which-Had-Not-Been-Named that put everyone on house arrest…
- “Unlike 2009’s Ondoy, the deluge of August 7 was not accompanied by a storm, hence the absence of a common handle for a flood that easily recalled its infamous predecessor. The disaster is far from over, as forecasters say Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon will continue to experience heavy rain until Thursday. The southwest monsoon is being enhanced by a tropical storm near Taiwan. blahblahblah…” just search Google…
As the Marikina River, which is just a few kilometers away from my parents’ home, continues to swell, the water level in front of our house also rises. As of this afternoon, this is how it looks like outside:
Look to the left…
Look to the right…
Over 20,000 people evacuated from their homes. Thousands of motorists stranded. Floods in some areas have risen to waist or even neck levels…
I guess my family and I are still lucky, if you could call it that, considering that I can still go outside and take pictures of the rising waters… in my Plueys Wellingtons, of course. I just couldn’t resist. Well, I gotta find something to do other than watch the depressing news on TV.
If the rains really do not let up, the water will seep through the first level of our house.
At least Baby T is enjoying the house arrest with everyone at home trapped with him to shower him with attention.
UPDATE: August 8 in the morning:
Flood has risen.
Oh no! No trip to the park for baby today!
But that does not mean we are not going to have a little fun!
Wheeee! But, really, yuck.
P.S. August 8, evening. The flood level continues to rise. Water is almost seeping inside our house. The concert will push through tonight. In a few hours, Billy C will be belting out SP songs in that distinctive, nasal voice of his, and I won’t be there to head bang and scream my tonsils out 😦
Curse you, Rain/Flood-Which-Had-Not-Been-Named!