Typhoon Reming Trendy News (republished)
Why trendy? Kasi naman i shall be talking about the latest trend that the typhoon caused everyone here in Legazpi/Albay.
* HANDY DANDY 2 IN 1 LIGHTER!
In other words, lighter with built in flashlight. Knowing that Legazpi feels like the hottest ghost town in the Philippines, every other person you see around carries this kind of lighter.
From afar you could envision the people looking like fireflies...hehehe..
* YAGIT FASHION
This means wearing dirty clothes...
Peasant looking with matching muddy feet, hands and all other, plus burnt skin caused by drying all your things, clothes, appliances and such up on the roof (case to case basis: "if you still have the roof.")
If y ou're looking sexy and clean?
Wow Pare! OTHERS KA! You're not in!
(sabi ni tatay pastor: [kahit nakakalungkot] "Tuloy parin ang rampage over mass graves..." -still gives me the chills.)
* DROP DEAD IN LINE
(double meaning 'to)
The serious stuff would be the tragic pile of dead people along the town plazas of Daraga & Guinobatan including the funeral homes everwhere in Legazpi, specifically Nuestra Señora de Salvacion in Rawis.
The other highlight? What else but the never ending heavy line on all basic commodities' store...oh yes! due to the panic buying, each one of us should suffer lining up with the rest just to be able to buy rice, etc. in market places, water from refilling stations, and supplies from groceries and department stores.
Dying na kung dying... MEDICS!!!
* IN DEMAND CAREER
It doesn't matter if you're a victim, partially damaged or whatever... your newest career would be:
REPACKING AND DISTRIBUTING RELIEF GOODS...
This must be the best part of experiencing the typhoon...amidst the sorrow of losing both life or material things, you get to help others and hear their sad stories, share with their grief and recovery...after all that, you realize how easy a Filipino can change one stormy day into a sunny ending.
ANG SARAP MAGING PINOY! MABUHAY TAYO!