Monday, October 02, 2006

Milenyo aftermath


Unfortunately, I didn't think to whip out my camera phone during the height of the storm. I was simply too transfixed by the wind and the rain. On Friday, I did finally manage to take some shots on the way to class. Nothing nearly as dramatic as other photos that have come up on the blogosphere, but for completeness' sake, here are mine.

The picture above was taken on the ride along EDSA just before Buendia. This was the Honda dealership, if I'm not mistaken. The billboard didn't just lose its tarp, its entire frame fell over. I hope no one was hurt.
By Friday, cleanup work had already started. Buendia was fragrant with the smell of freshly cut trees. It was a pleasant three block walk, spiced up by the unexpected obstacle course. I felt like a kid again.

The trees of Ortigas seem to have been spared, so it was a surprise to see some trees in Makati felled the day previous. All the more surprising to see metal lampposts actually bent over.

Like, wow.

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