September 27, 2011. Typhoon Pedring struck Metro Manila and parts of Luzon. For Metro Manila, there was more damage to those living in Manila, Pasay, Quezon City. The US Embassy was flooded to the knee. Hotel Sofitel had their beautiful pool flooded with debris and mudwater. All that damage in one day.
I am thankful that we only had a power outage for 6 hours, so that my daughter could nebulize. She was having difficulty breathing, and of course the only solution was to to that…and i was able to at 10AM after i bought her meds and power came back. Other than that, the day went okay. We saw news reports of the havoc Pedring wrecked. One particular shot that struck me was that of a pedicab being torn to pieces by flood and strong winds as the driver was trying to escape. I felt so bad for the man. I saw in the blurry video how bad he felt seeing his livelihood in shreds. My daughters saw that and i told them how we should be thankful we are safe and we are all okay. Some people like that man still did his job as a pedicab driver so that he could earn a little to put food on the table for his family. My younger daughter A2 said, “That’s why we have to work!” I guess I made her realize a few things. :)