Friday, September 29, 2006
Typhoon Xangsane hit dorm of weird student...I witnessed a flying window screen yesterday.
I'm not even barely kidding.
Yesterday, a storm of great proportions visited the humble abode of our campus, totally wrecking, causing to fly and not to mention wetting everything in it.
Either trees were pulled from the ground without mercy and crushing whatever it is that happens to be under it or it was was left hideously bare and naked with all its leaves ripped off.
We were stuck in the dorm the whole day yesterday out of fear because there was no electricity and the wind was definitely destructive.
It only lasted that day though.
The next day, the sky was so beautiful it was as if all the dirt and grime and darkness was scrubbed from it, leaving the beautiful colors, mixing with the rays of light to produce a beautiful sunrise.
However the campus was in desolation, and we had to clean it up.
Most of the day was spent cleaning the place. Clearing up the debris was left to the girls while the turning-of-the-fallen-trees-into-future-fire-wood-or-whatever-those-fallen-trees-turned-pieces-of-wood-will-be-used-for was up to the guys.
Though I did get into the hacking at some of the fallen tree myself.
This was the first time I ever experienced a typhoon and did I mention that even though I was freaked and scared beyond words, especially when the power was cut, I had other emotions stirring deep within my gut.
Amazement and awe.
God is pretty powerful.
Lotsa love, Jana