We've been hit by a strong typhoon

Philippines
August 8, 2008 9:47pm CST
Hi guys... Its been a while since the last time I've been here. My place was hit by a strong typhoon last June 21 I think.(typhoon Frank, Aklan Philippines) i thought it was the end of the world. I usually see that kind of situation on news but never I imagined experiencing the same. It is an experience I would never forget for the rest of my life. My dear friends, just then I realize that we can't really tell what will happen to us. Hundreds of people died. Their corpse was put in the plaza of Kalibo for a day or two... because there is nowhere they can be buried... during that time the streets were full of mud. I've seen some of people crying because some of their family members were missing. Some even went to the plaza to see if their missing loved one was there. I dont know if they could still be recognize. It didn't happen to me, but I think I know how painful it is, if your child or brother or mother or any other family member is missing. We should be thankful for every day given to us with our loved ones. WE should treasure and make the most out of it... tomorrow you cant tell what will happen next. I have a picture of our house during and after the flood. If you want you can see it in my blog. http://mall-of-earnings.blogspot.com/2008/08/after-typhoon-frankits-good-to-be-back.html
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11 responses
@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
How's Panay right now? Aklan is near Antique where we lived for five years. It's so sad to hear about what happened to Aklan. I experienced typhoon when I lived in Manila and in Bohol. I was able to go boating because of flooding brought about by a typhoon and raging winds but did not experience what Frank did to Aklan. Yes, you're right. We should be thankful that we still have our loved ones with us. We cannot control nature, so let's just pray that we will be saved if ever calamities come.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
I think things slowly going back to normal. but many establishment closed because of what happen. people here already fear when it rain so hard...
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I am so glad that you are okay. alot of people have been going through alot of devastating things lately with the weather situations. It is very scary. You are so right. We should treasure every day of our lives and be with our loved ones because we may not be here tomorrow.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
i am very glad that we are fine, and I feel sorry for those who are not as lucky as we are. i just hope they recover soon.
@GardenGerty (99212)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I am so sorry about those lives lost, and I agree with you about treasuring those in our lives. Glad you are back and that you are okay.
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
Yes, i feel sorry for them too. i cant imagine how hard it is. I'll just be praying for them.
• Philippines
23 Sep 08
You are right. We have to do our best and save the best for last because we don't know when it hit our lives. I hope this tragic event end, but this tragic event made us realize the value of our life and the real earth we are facing.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Aug 08
From the look o the pictures you are one lucky person that you werent swept away with the floods. We dont get typhoons but we get flash floods and they are swift and deadly too. So Glad that yuou made it thru ok even if ya did have alot of work to do to get all that mud out of the house . Welcome back to the life of mylotting!
@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Welcome back, I am so happy for you that it wasn't worse for you. Your right, we never know when our time here on earth is over with. We need to cherish our life and our love ones, we never know when it can be snatched from us. Take care.
• United States
9 Aug 08
hi I lived near the Gulf of mexico during katrina so i do know something of how you feel it sure makes one appreciate life when so many die
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I am sorry to hear that. It is awful to lose a loved one but worse if their life was took by forces of nature. I am truly sorry that you had to go through something so bad, but I am glad that you came through it as well as you did. Makes life seem more precious.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Oh that was a horrible tragity..I cannot imagine anything like that..I have never been through anything like that..Was you able to save your home or have you had to move away.?.I cannt see or imagine in my mind how horrible it was for all the people looking for their loved ones...I am so sorry that this has happened to you...Thank God you are still alive to tell about it..It is so true we never know what tommorro holds for us,we need to be thankful for each and every day...
@nilzerous1 (2435)
• India
9 Aug 08
I have hardly seen any discussion on typhoon which ends up in finding out real pleasure of life. Correctly said - we all need to enjoy every moment of it so far and so long we are here.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
9 Aug 08
Oh my. I'm so sorry. That looks like it left a big mess and a lot of destruction. I am glad you and your family are okay. I don't remember seeing anything about this on the news but there has been so much going on lately. You're right. We never know what tomorrow will bring. I hope it brings you good things though.