Yeah yeah, I know this is one of those Milenyo blogs. I’m pretty sure by now your ears are already bleeding from all the Milenyo anecdotes. I can’t blame you. We all have our stories to tell. I see photos everywhere, I hear stories left and right. Heck I even took a video of the storm (I’ll post that one later). But more than the amazing and scary stories from Milenyo’s fury last Thursday, this made me think of how vulnerable we are in the face of the wrath of nature, and how dependent we are on technology and its comforts that we will absolutely go berserk when they’re all gone.
- Who cares about your latest cellphone model if it doesn’t even have a signal?
- Who cares about the signal if you’re cell batteries are drained?
- What’s your Fifth Gen ipod (or mp3 player) for if it does not have an AM radio to get the news?
- Forget your ipod if your batteries died together with your cellphone.
- Internet? Wi-Fi? What is that? I don’t even have power!
- The lowly poso can beat the electric water pump anytime.
- Handpumping water from the poso is good for your triceps.
- The abaniko is good for your biceps.
- The transistor can save you from losing your mind.
- Cable? Is that the one you use to tie your house down so you won’t get blown away?
- Paperback novels are a godsend.
- Damn D-batteries are expensive! But you have to buy them.
- What rechargeable lamps? Candles rock! (just don’t leave them unattended)
- What mineral water? Boil your tubig poso if your tummy is sensitive.
Milenyo’s fury is just a reminder for us that when times get rough, it’s the basic things that will help us survive and not the fancy schmancy stuff.