I live, by the way, not in some dim, undeveloped corner of the metropolis, but in Makati--the country's ritziest, touted by its mayor as a model of urban progress and development. Where I live is a mere 10- to 15-minute walk to Ayala Avenue. Then again, a friend just texted me to say that Buendia, the next major thoroughfare in the city after Ayala, is now neck-deep in water.
Makati might as well start making the most of it by hiring gondoliers.
Stay safe, wherever you are.