This was the scene at Landmark Supermarket in TriNoma, Quezon City today when we did our not-so-ordinary weekly grocery shopping at around half hour past 3 in the afternoon…
I asked the cashier and the bagger who assisted us if this was the picture since morning. They told me that shoppers came in troops since last week.
Everyone was in PANIC mode or perhaps just like us, only wanted to BE PREPARED for the typhoon Pepeng. After what Tropical Storm Ondoy had done to Metro Manila and its neighboring provinces, most Pinoys have learned lessons from Nature (I hope so). We need not to be former boy or girl scouts to be always ready with everything; or to be somenone with OCD/Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder to be most concerned and anxious at anything. Preparedness is the key to these calamities. Remember it wasn’t raining when Noah built his ark.
In as much as I wanted to buy tons of food stuffs, our weekly budget wouldn’t allow It’s also bad to hoard too much supplies because other people might be left with nothing. So we only had this push cart and waited for 30 minutes at the queue to the cashier.
We’ve enough supplies of candles and batteries at home so much of the items we bought were all to secure our tummies for the next few days. I wish we also have extra budget to buy relief goods for the afflicted people from the wrath of Ondoy last week. We have donated old clothes and will give more next week. I wish to join medical missions but I can’t risk my family’s security these days. I just have to be with them.
I and my wife, Tina with our 5-year-old son, Gabby join the entire nation in praying fervently that our homes will be spared by the effects of typhoon. Kaya po natin yan, basta’t sama-sama!
On the lighter side, we can’t resist but to click our cam on these miniature pumpkins…
We were delighted to see something literally cute despite the situation..
We just failed to ask how much a piece or a kilo. Nevertheless, the sight of these pumpkins was enough to make us smile, ask Gabby…
Seriously, Let’s continue reaching out… LET’S ALL UNITE in PRAYERS.
May the Good LORD bless us ALL.