Tuesday, September 29, 2009

When it rains, it pours

It may be a few more days before I could get a copy of the pictures from the farm. My brother has just returned to Manila and he's got more pressing stuff to do than sit down in front of the computer to e-mail me the pictures.

While he was in the farm, storm Ketsana ("Ondoy") devastated Metro Manila and submerged over 80% of the capital region in deep and filthy flood. Unfortunately, my brother's house was not spared. Chaos made it impossible to travel to and out of the metropolis for several days. Now that he's back home, he faces the daunting task of cleaning up the mess inside their house courtesy of the storm.

The strong rain also poured down continuously for two days in the farm. My mother said it was like there's no tomorrow. But since the storm was not packing strong winds, just heavy precipitation, the plants were left unscathed.

Its been several days of sunshine now, but there's something brewing in the horizon... two of them.