Pixel Bug Weekend--- In Time Of Crisis

27 September 2009

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Let me rest for a bit with a quick post. This weekend had been pretty hard for everybody from all points of society. This past 3 days has been the most difficult for me and my husband. Of course compared to what happened to rest of our brothers and sisters from Marikina and Rizal, you may think ours is just nothing. Yes, we are very thankful and grateful that we survived, we stayed dry and we were able to eat something.

Our weekend started with high fever and stomach ache hitting my son. It was terrible for us not having any clue on what might have gotten Franky. Due heavy rains, Thursday, the pedia clinic was closed. We had to wait for Friday and prayed that it was open. We spent the whole day in the laboratory waiting for my son's results. Between waiting and anticipating, I had frequent visits to the public bathroom to accompany my son. Before hand, we were already having some car trouble. The car battery died on us. Not to forget the heavy rains. These are times of trials and tests of patience. Teaching us to be flexible and to be resourceful.

This may be the toughest we have ever been through in our 5 years staying in Quezon City. As our son got better from the meds his pedia gave him. Saturday morning, we were awakened by a call that the wall in our condo basement paved way with water rushing in from a nearby creek. Turning over cars parked under. Our car got a little lucky because we were parked in front of the building. But sad to say, that luckyness was just for a few minutes. Within seconds, the water from the basement came out rushing filling our street. This is the first time in Cubao history that this happened. Particularly in our area.


Our car which we already had working Friday night, finally said goodbye to us Saturday morning. I nearly cried, because that transport is like family to us. First, it was from my late father-in-law. Second, we poured so much time and money on maintaining something of value by heart and by thought. It brought us to anywhere we wanted to, anytime of the day and night. We still have it. But if we talk about repair from inside- out, it will probably cost as much as setting a down payment for a new car. The water went up to the windshield part by the way.
My parents were comforting us through text. Well, thank God that we are okay. The water reached up to the first floor of the building. Again, we are thankful it stopped raining by night fall. I couldn't imagine if it didn't. Did I pray? to be honest, No, I didn't even think about it. My mind was totally blank with "I can't believe that this is happening, this is crazy!" Thinking what to do next if the water will reach our floor. This is me being realistic and being honest. I was out of our unit with my family looking at the flood from the second floor window with the rest of the tenants. Aside from watching cars get washed up , I was also checking on my family in Taytay. They are safe and dry, but the roads are not passable from all directions. Phone lines are out. Until now, they don't have any water. Same with us ,we have no water supply.

At this time, there's nothing else to think about, but to help others and to be THANKFUL that we are still alive. Regardless of the material loss. Everything can be worked out again.

23 comments:

Chris said...

i am sorry for your loss.... :( every picture that i see about this recent happening is heartbreaking...

you are right, we must be thankful and help others in whatever way we can.

""rare*jonRez"" said...

Enchie, I am so sorry for what you've gone through. I hope and pray it won't get worse. Most of all, thank God for your survival...

Ebie said...

Enchie, nakakiyak naman itong post mo. How terrible of what's happening! I know you are a strong woman, your outlook and honesty. I hope the flood subsides. I cannot even contact my family in Dgte, walang Globe lines, kahit na smart text. Take care!

kikamz said...

Hi ench. it's sad to finally say goodbye to something that is of great sentimental value to the family. but i am glad you and your family are safe. i agree, everything can be worked out again in terms of material loss. God bless and take care!

p.s. buti di nawala pati internet connection mo.

Jac said...

Thank God that your family is safe. I'm so sad while reading your post Ench. The pictures show how traumatic and heartbreaking the situation was. God bless !!

Meryl (proud pinay) said...

sad to hear about this =(
glad at ok kayo at walang nasaktan.

Enchie said...

thank you for the comforting words guys! it was really a sad experience.

Jes said...

aw is that your car nakalubog sa tubig? grabe! kakaiba tlga ang bagyong to d b? its just a sign na habang tumatagal, dumadami n anag mga kalat sa mundo at d n kinakaya ng lupang sipsipin ang tubig ulan. nakakatakot na...same tyu nde dn nakapag pray pero malungkot nga ko kasi magkahiwalay kme ng pamilya ko that tym. buti ok n si frank? magaling b b?

Clarissa said...

Hinde ko talaga akalain na ganyan pala ka-grabe ang salanta sa atin.My prayers are with you and to our fellow kababayan there.Glad to hear that you and your family is ok.God bless!

Ai said...

enchie, sorry to hear about all this. good to know you are all safe. in times like this we have to reunite. God bless!

Beth said...

I feel your loss, Enchie. Nakakalungkot pa din mawalan ng car! dito nga sa condo units malapit sa amin, submerged un cars na parked sa ilalim nung building!

Mapapalitan yan for sure, at least you're all okay. :) You're right, material loss lang yan. Mas nakakalungkot siguro if worse pa diyan, God still takes care of us, Enchie. Take care

Seiko said...

Sorry to hear about your loss mommy Ench.I know how you feel,but 'm glad you're family's ok & that's what really matter is 'though the pain 's still there that you can't deny it.Grabe pala talaga ang nangyari.Think postive pa rin mommy.

pinayrichmom said...

I'm sorry about your car. I can understand how important it is to your family. But more than that, I'm glad your family is safe. God bless.

Bambie dear ★ said...

this could be the most terrible and saddest weekend to most people.. nakakadurog ng puso naman, i felt your sadness and disappointment. Im sorry about your car, so sad talaga mawalan. But still, thankful pa din dahil safe kayo lahat. I just hope na mabawi nyo agad kung ano man nawala. I hope Frankie is ok na rin. Be strong and don't lose hope.. God bless

nurseabie said...

Thank God you and all your family are safe ench. I was not online. Last Saturday I wasn't able to blog hop. We closed the shop early. I was on duty for 24hrs last Sunday. Hope your okay now. Sobrang dami talagang napinsala.

nurseabie said...

Hindi ko maimagine kung ano na experience mo. I know it's very hard. I'm glad that all of you are safe now ench.

nurseabie said...

Hindi ko maimagine kung ano na experience mo. I know it's very hard. I'm glad that all of you are safe now ench.

nikogirl said...

oh ench, yakap na lang kta to comfort you.. it must have been the longest weekend din of your life.. u are right, mapapalitan naman ang things that are lost.. but we are really thankful na safe kau ng family mo..

hope u feel better already ench.. God bless u always..

Joyoz said...

Oh my God. Living in QC for more than ten years, it didn't happen. Mga simpleng baha lang. We also lived near Cubao in a Condo unit too. That was the first ever tragic tragedy. Glad to know you're all safe. So sorry for the other victims. Akala ko talaga nasa ibang bansa ka!

Mary Ann Moreno-binuya said...

i'm from Pasig too Ench, miracle na hindi pinasok ng flash flood ang subdivision namin but napapaligiran kami ng baha until now. Si Pehpot is also from Pasig. Affected yata sila, i hope we can help them in small way.

Tetcha said...

I'm so glad your family is okay, Enchie. And yes, you're right about not worrying too much about the material loss. You can replace them, anyway. Take care always!

fedhz said...

oh, my gush, Mommy Ench. I'm really sorry. ngayon lang ako napadaan ulit dito sa blog mo and ngayon ko lang nabasa to. grabe. kakaiyak naman. ok naman na si Franky? naku, ang hirap nun. di ko din alam gagawin ko kung ako un.

kame naman di pa inabot ng baha nung first kay Ondoy. mga 100 meters na lang. pero mejo pataas kase ung street eh, kaya di umabot samin. pero nung dumaan si Pepeng, nabaha ung sa kusina namin kase barado ung drainage. so un hakot kame ng tubig. buti tumigil din. kung hindi, aabot sa sala un. hehehe!

Sassy Mom said...

Sorry to hear about your car... but then again the most important thing is that you all are safe.

 
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