What I’m going to type for this entry isn’t a communication skills related. I would like to share my thoughts about this week’s trending topic.
According to the news, it was Aug. 03 when the typhoon “Gener” left the Philippines. The PAG-ASA, right after when Gener went away, announced that there’s an approaching monsoon. Monsoon is “habagat” in Filipino language.
I’ll narrate some happenings chronologically:
MONDAY. Supposedly we’re not allowed to go to PLM that day because it was exam week and our scheduled exams will be taken on Thursday and Friday. Because our Ecoscience professor told us to come, we’ll be having our remedial class. After our class, we heard that classes were suspended from 12 noon onward.
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY. There were floods everywhere in Luzon — In Metro Manila, Marikina, Quezon City, etc. The rainfall was really hard, it seemed like it didn’t want to stop. I went online and saw some weird things related to Bible.
People were commenting and posting like it was the end of the world. I didn’t freaked the eff out because I already know what’s in that verse.
“7 And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from off the face of the ground;
9 But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark, for the waters were on the face of the whole earth: then he put forth his hand, and took her, and pulled her in unto him into the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ark;
11 And the dove came in to him in the evening ; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.”
THURSDAY. The sun showed up! But then later on, it disappeared. The rainfall continued. Thursday afternoon, PLM announced the resume of classes will be tomorrow but there’ll be no exams. The midterm exams will be rescheduled next week.
FRIDAY. Before 6 in the morning, Mayor Lim declared the suspension of classes again in Manila.
Let us put in our minds that whatever happens, it happens for a reason. There’s a reason why we experienced this. Maybe God is only testing us and we all know he never gives us a problem that doesn’t have any solution. The jeopardy should awaken our minds that we should always be ready.
Let’s help our fellow Filipinos who were devastated by the monsoon. You can be volunteer in such organizations like Sagip Kapamilya, GMA Kapuso Foundation, Philippine Red Cross, and many more.
Filipinos never give up.
We overcome struggles in our lives.