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August 23rd, 2012 pvfont13

Although the great flooding of August 7 has subsided, it still left some pretty devastating effects.  About a month’s worth of rain poured over the National Capital Region for 2 days.  Severe flooding left many places closed including the Embassy for several days.  In Pasay City, where I am living, the water was at least 2 to 3 feet high.  The damage was not severe and I was fortunate.

During the time off, I listened to water bear down all day and night.   I’ve never seen anything like it and I’ve been through 2 hurricanes.  Interestingly enough the floods occurred on August 7, 2012.  If you were to peruse through a copy of the Bible, Genesis Ch. 8 vs. 7-12 are the ones detailing the disastrous deluge on man.  The Philippine media pointed this out constantly.

The effect on the psyche was interesting…I didn’t see the sun for quite sometime and I rarely left the house.  One of my favorite numbers from Muppet Treasure Island probably best describes it…

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