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Super Typhoon Ruby

Updated on December 4, 2014

A small long-term tip. When you buy or build a house, never ever - and I mean never ever - buy or build it near or on the the sea shore. You're likely to get eaten by sharks or whatever it is that's under the water, but you're likely to get killed by a Super Typhoon even more often than getting eaten. Another tip is to purchase a klaxon or a fog horn, or if you have the know how and skill and are absolutely bored, you could attempt to craft one yourself.

I'm able to pass on these handy tips because last year, Super Typhoon Haiyan hit us. And his us hard, she did. Some individuals were brave enough to take some video and show us the carnage, death and destruction Haiyan left behind. Some of those brave souls even died. What Haiyan left behind for us to clean looked like a scene in most of the WWII movies; destroyed or wrecked buildings and lots of house appliances and cupboards and tables and even vehicles were scattered. The scene looked like a bout of military gunfire and heavy artillery and mortars followed by many insurgents and militias trying to fight who's turf is who. An entire Barangay in Leyte was wiped out, killing all residents and visitors (God bless their souls).

I have no idea why we're experiencing a super typhoon twice in a row, but I suspect it's due to global warming. But thankfully Shivenopolis, my humble family abode stood well against the onslaught of rage, venom and fury of Haiyan. But Ruby is rumored to be stronger than Haiyan, and I'm ashamed to say that I'm a tiny bit frightened. If Leyte and most of Central Visayas nearly went to hell that day, how long would we hold out against something stronger? The answer is simply "I don't know".

Now, another useful tip is to stockpile food and water. And I emphasize food and water, especially water. Do not forget to store batteries for a flashlight and radio. And in case you do get swept away to your death, make sure you're bringing a whistle. Or at least wearing it around your neck. If you have nowhere to go, try getting to an evacuation center (which is not a very nice place to be, really).

Anyway, I'm nervous as a Chihuahua about Ruby that I shall attempt to rig a device to my mobile in an attempt that my message may reach you. If it does and I mysteriously disappear, for God's sake, send help. I'm at the...

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