What A Nightmare

@neildc (17268)
Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
June 24, 2008 3:23am CST
Our place has just recently hit by a strong typhoon named Frank. It claimed some lives, leaving some people homeless, drowned the biggest ship in the country and people still missing. I feel so sad for my countrymen affected. Really really sad. Last Sunday, the weather already seemed fine so me and my wife went to a relative in a nearby city for a visit. We were on a motorcycle ride. When we came back home, as we are already on the bridge that connects the two cities, strong winds came. I had a hard time driving so I had to stop, right at the top of the bridge. We were almost brought down by the winds. Then came the rain brought by the strong winds. I said to my wife, this can't be, I could not handle this anymore. We can't stay any longer here. We have to move. So, we went down from the bike. Bring the bike more farther from the top. We have to move, push the bike harder, the soonest as we can. Fortunately, we passed the bridge. We were safe. What a nightmare for both of us. Yesterday, I had a talk with my officemate. He asked me, Where were you yesterday when the strong wind passed our place? And I told him, Where in the place on Earth would you not want to be if that happens to you? And he replied, At the top of the bridge? Now, my dear myLot friends, would you dare to be in my situation, being on top of the bridge during that unexpected natural disaster? If typhoon struck, or an earthquake, in which place would you not want to be there. I am still shocked by that nightmare, really...
4 responses
@dhangski (3194)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
Thank God you and your wife is ok. I wouldn't dare to go out during storms. I'd rather stay home and be safe.
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Jun 08
Thank God. I really really do...
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
24 Jun 08
Hello neildc. Getting caught out in typhoon, Frank sounds like quite an experience! I am very sorry to hear about the people who lost their lives or are homeless because of Frank. I cannot imagine how scary it would be to get caught outdoors in a typhoon on a motorcycle. My goodness, you are both lucky to be alive! It is hard to see your home town all torn up after a natural disaster. In 2004, where I live a hurricane called Charlie came through. And afterward, it looked like a war zone, roofs of homes in the middle of the streets, power lines hanging on the ground everywhere, cars upside down, and broken glass and debris scattered about. Glad you both are safe. I am hoping that your own home was untouched. Take care, neildc.
@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Jun 08
we are fine, safe and still alive. but everytime i pass by that bridge, i always remember what had happen to us... thanks.
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
24 Jun 08
wow thank god, you're both safe. i guess i would also do the same just what the two of you did but i think i won't meet the end of the bridge since i'm a lil bit skinny and i might look like a kite if a strong wind occurs lol
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@neildc (17268)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
24 Jun 08
you are really fun to be a friend. thanks...
@janebeth (2034)
• Philippines
16 Jul 09
i also experienced that here in our place, a lot of trees falls and the water really destroyed the community.. i also feel so bad and sad with the tragic happen to the Princess of the Stars.. a lot of people killed, little survivors.. but until now it's not over, there's still bodies are missing.. yet the ship is never pulled out in the sea.. government it's 1 year now since that tragic, please do help them..