Friday, 30 October 2009
The Typhoon Undoy Recap
This is my late post for typhoon Undoy. I didn't want to think of it but it happened already. That was a tremendous and an unforgettable experience for all who were there in Manila. Few weeks ago we saw it in youtube.com, many suffered for the loss of their families, friends, neighbors, workers, and many others. Not only that, even the small ones, the children suffered, my hubby and I were crying looking at them. I never thought that this typhoon would lead to the loss of many Filipinos.
Just last week, a friend of ours, sent an email telling us about the experience of their families in Manila. It's good that they were in Bacolod during that time. According to her, their car (CR-V) was also damaged caused by "typhoon undoy" and needed to be repaired. Her family together with some helpers missed some meals because they can't go down to the groundfloor and cooked for their food. The water was so heavy that they couldn't do anything unless to pray and ask God for help. That was their last option. I guess, many people remembered to talk and ask for His help and grace. They really suffered a lot. Even some bloggers experienced the same thing. They were also struck by typhoon undoy. Many people were missing and no where to be found.
Typhoons, earthquakes, hurricane, thunderstorms and the like can't be controlled by men nor by the strongest man on earth. Filipinos suffered a lot of calamities in the Phil. Our country has a lot of storms, earthquakes, landslides and many others. According to wikipedia, a storm is characterized by a large low-pressure center and numerous thunderstorms that produce strong winds and heavy rain. However, an earthquake (also known as a tremor or temblor) is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth's crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph, wikipedia says. There are many causes why all these troubles happened. Here in Thailand, we never experienced storms but when their is heavy rain, there is "Nam Tuwam" which means flood for thai people. Our place is like a bowl so when there is heavy rain the water will gather and because we are at the center it will be flooded by water. We can't control all these natural calamities, it will really happen. But one thing for sure, we need to cling to the great source. When troubles will come, we have nothing to do but to trust the Almighty for He knows what lies ahead of us, "He holds our future", He knows the best!