Sunday, June 20, 2010

A little fall of rain...

...And you're back in the swamp.

Well, not exactly little--it was an intense 30-minute downpour, but nothing out of the ordinary, really, in this frequently rained-out side of the world. And here's the sight that materializes in an instant before your eyes as the streets go underwater, this one at the corner of Pasay Road and Pasong Tamo beside Waltermart Makati.

In Makati. The prosperous, orderly mini-kingdom that election hype said was such a model for the rest of the country, it should entitle its erstwhile chief to the second highest office in the land. The spin worked, the long-time Hizzoner is now VP, but reality, like this all-too-familiar inundation of a major junction in the city, is the proverbial rain on his parade. Except--guess the only ones who get drenched in the end?


8 comments:

Joel said...

Gibbs,

Di rin nakaligtas ang Orchard Road. ;)

- Joel

gibbs cadiz said...

yep, but we know that's a freak one, whereas our local deluges happen every time it rains more than a bucket. :)

beektur said...

time to replan the metro and turn it into the Venice of the Orient. :)

didinskee said...

Considering we're an archipelago, we should be used to crossing bodies of water to go places.

But I get you, no need to disappoint ourselves by expecting effective flood control anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

Don't believe Binay's bullshit. His only interest is to add to his wealth and expand his dynasty. When it comes to flood control, this country is hopeless. Nothing has changed since I was a child.

RonTab said...

At the same time I was at SM Sta. Mesa. I drove to N. Domingo to avoid the rising water. The only reprieve I had was about 50 boys stripped down to their shorts and enjoyed downpour. Traffic, hay, nakaka distract, yes!

Annamanila said...

The downpour and flashfloods may have been a nuisance .. but what great photos! What did you use to take them with?

Musta ba Gibbs. Miss ko na kayo ni Alan.

gibbs cadiz said...

annamanila! miss ya too. dinner ulet tayo with alan. :)

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