...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?