DAY FOUR. Internet, coffee, and friends are awesome when you’re stuck in a building along a flooded and impassable Metro Manila road on a Sunday night. (Oh hai from the Philippines, where traffic and floods are nothing out of ordinary.)
4/30. Thank God for Internet, Coffee, and Friends
I’m not going to describe how it’s like to be stranded though, and will just leave the photos to speak for themselves. I dare not say that it’s an awesome thing either, being stranded, because, in spite of the many unexpectedly awesome things that came out of this experience, I’m sure these people I’m stranded with right now are all tired and just wanting to go home, crawl in bed, and stay there for the next two days. And I’m not about to describe also what the situation is outside this building, how the flood has gone waist-deep, and how some cars are stuck in the middle of the road for hours, not because the traffic is not moving, but because their engines have been drown by floodwater and have given up on them, i.e., this girl driving an automatic Toyota Vios, stranded across the street with a dead engine for the past 2 hours (take note, an automatic! ouch!), desperately trying to contact anyone for help. (My sentences are far too long sometimes, sorry.)
What I’m just trying to say now is, when you imposed on yourself to think (and blog) of everyday’s awesome things, surely you are bound to see the silver lining in every cloud.
Like, for me, in spite of being stranded, having internet and coffee and a bunch of friends around me, unlike that Toyota Vios girl who’s imprisoned in her own car, alone in the middle of the flood.
Or like, being able to check email, get some work done, order a Pluey, buy a thrifted dress, watch some clips over YouTube, leave comments over Flickr, upload photos, check Facebook, read celebrity news, tweet a bit, chat a bit — and all of these while stranded, and sipping a cup of coffee with friends.
I. Am. Saying. A. Lot. Of. Jibberish. I think I already made my point.
Flood, not cool. Being stranded, not cool.
Having reasons to enjoy being stranded, awesome.
P.S. When one is consistently late in publishing her 30-day challenge posts, is that considered creating a habit too? :)
30 Days of Awesome, 4/30.