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Goodbye Typhoon Glenda! Hello Typhoon Henry!

Took awhile to post again here in PersonaPaper (read it here, ). Took awhile from posting. Period. Didn't take a break from interacting though. I was logging in the site everyday and reading other people's posts. I would leave a comment or two if I had something to add to the discussion.

Of course, I would have written earlier but a brush with Typhoon Glenda added a couple more days in my writing break.

So here in Manila, we say goodbye ! Hello !!!

Glenda (International name ) carried winds packing of up to 140 kph with a gustiness of 170kph. It was Wednesday morning when it hit Manila and our local weather bureau said that the strength of the Typhoon Glenda will be felt in Manila starting at 9am up to 11am. Like clockwork, Typhoon Glenda came and brought down all her might as she trampled electric posts, uprooted trees, and blew away galvanized iron roofs from houses. Her wrath spared nothing. From the lowly shanties, to the high rise condominium buildings, from educational institutions to glitzy malls, Typhoon Glenda showed her fury with reckless abandon. Typhoon Glenda didn't bring much rain but she more than made up for it with the winds that she packed.

It was over as soon as it started. However, Typhoon Glenda left much of the city and the provinces in darkness. I went almost four days without electricity. It was lights out Wednesday morning and it was only last Sunday before lunch that electricity was restored. Up to now, there are still provinces without electricity and hopefully, the local power utility firm restores electricity in all affected areas.

As we say goodbye Typhoon Glenda, we say hello Typhoon Henry! Typhoon Henry doesn't pack the strong winds that Typhoon Glenda had but Typhoon Henry is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon and this will bring moderate to heavy rains over the southern part of the country.

Based on the list of possible typhoon rains by our local weather bureau, Typhoon Henry is the eight typhoon to hit the country so far. There are twenty names in the list and if there are more typhoons than names, the weather bureau has a list of en auxiliary names to choose from. Who would have thought that naming typhoons involve a process? LOL! My take here, why can't we stick to the international names of typhoons? Not sure if they want to add some 'local flavor' to the names of typhoons. Looking over the list, Waldo, Venus, Usman, and Zeny don't sound like Filipino names at all.

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paigea wrote on July 19, 2014, 7:49 PM

Wow, what an ordeal. As far as I know, I've never shared my name with a Typhoon.

allen0187 wrote on July 19, 2014, 8:02 PM

paigea , yeah, I don't think any weather bureau would name a typhoon 'Anonymous User'! LOL!

I'm kidding! I'm kidding!!!

AliCanary wrote on July 19, 2014, 8:23 PM

I wonder why the typhoons have different names. My full name is Alice, and yes, there has been a hurricane of that name. I'm a destructive force, mwahaha!

allen0187 wrote on July 20, 2014, 2:06 AM

I bet you are Alice ... I bet you are!!!

Not really sure how they come up with typhoon/hurricane names. For all we know, they just pick from a box full of names or spin a roulette and choose the ones where the roulette stops. LOL!

gidget wrote on July 20, 2014, 6:34 PM

I am glad to hear you are safe, continue to stay safe!

allen0187 wrote on July 20, 2014, 7:06 PM

Thank you for the concern gidget . That is so thoughtful of you. I must say though that typhoon season just started here in the Philippines so we are still bracing ourselves for more typhoons. Hopefully, there are no more powerful ones like Typhoon Glenda or like the other super typhoons in the past but it is good to be prepared just in case.

paigea wrote on July 22, 2014, 11:36 AM

Ha Ha Ha, that name is prettty popular. Maybe they should consider it. LOL

cruisincrazy wrote on July 24, 2014, 10:19 PM

I've been watching the weather channel a lot. Since we live in SW Florida, we're always having to watch the tropics. You're area seems to continually get hit one right after the other. Try to stay safe.