There’s a huge typhoon coming, and as of this hour, it looks like a direct hit for the Southern Tagalog region where I just happen to live. It’s supposed to hit sometime tomorrow or Sunday and I’ve spent the morning doing some preparations. I went to town to buy supplies like rice, canned goods, candles and medicine. I also bought some marine epoxy so I can patch up some holes so water won’t get in the house.
Right now it’s actually very eerie. It’s very quiet, it’s not raining, and bits of sun are actually peeking out from time to time. If this doesn’t demonstrate “calm before the storm” more adequately, I don’t know what will.
Neil Gaiman is currently in the country, and I’m sure he’s amazed by now how much character the Philippines has. His first visit was greeted by a gigantic protest rally in Makati, and now his second visit he’s greeted by a typhoon. I’m sure he’s just loving it, and most likely be material for some future story.
It’s a big possibility I won’t be in class tomorrow, if there is a class at all. It depends on this typhoon. If it veers now, it looks like another direct hit for Manila. In any case, it’s too close now NOT to affect us in a big way.
If it does hit us directly or very close, it’s very likely we won’t have electricity for a while. I’ll just catch up on my reading, my drawing (I do have a deadline) and maybe some vids as well.
Sattelite image courtesy of Pagasa.