Aftermath? Not Quite.

I always seem to be elsewhere when a flood hits Manila. When Ondoy struck I was in Tokyo; this time I am under the punishing heat of the sun in Singapore (as an officemate remarked, if only we could remit the sunshine to the Philippines).

It's a different kind of crazy, watching the horror unfurl from afar, knowing you can do nothing. It nearly drove me nuts trying to get hold of friends and family scattered across the country, unsure of where they are, if they are safe or needing help.

And just when I thought I can sleep easy tonight, the rain has apparently made a comeback. Hold on tight, everyone. This too shall pass.


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