“I wanna go on a roadtrip someday. Alone or with someone I love. I wanna get away. Explore places. Sleep in the car. Stop a lot just to admire the view. Visit museums and try out coffee shops. Listen to my favorite albums while driving. Have a polaroid camera. Take pretty pictures of the sunrise. Take pictures of myself. Run through a forest. Chase fog. Chase the sun. Spend hours on a field making flower crowns. Feel the wind in my hair. Buy souvenirs. Meet people. Take time to observe. I wanna make memories. I wanna feel alive.”—(via losing-every-extra-pound)
lol we also have a volcanic eruption currently underway. but that’s not near the major cities. phew. whatever. we’re filipinos. we can take it. we laugh at the face of natural disasters. usually literally.
my shitty phone internet is shitty… i want to reply to messages but it’s hard on here! thank you for the kind words and concern to everyone that’s messaged me! i’m kinda just using this internet to refresh the MarioPH hashtag on twitter lol photos won’t load on my tumblr app so i’m just spamming y’all with my text posts. i’ll delete this when i get back to civilization!
Department of Social Welfare and Development: 20,757 families in 224 evacuation centers; total of 108,611 families affected by #MarioPH
ooookay. it’s almost 1 am and it started raining like a bitch again. i really want to be out of here by today and the floods haven’t subsided so i don’t know how that will go. i turned my fridge off yesterday afternoon because it’s now empty. i am subsisting on crackers, biscuits and powdered orange juice concentrate. i am eating tang. i would at least want the waters to get low enough to buy food somewhere. though i’m really paranoid about wires and leptospirosis because have open wounds on my legs. i few meters from here, a 22 year old med student stepped on a live wire and fucking died. my parents are up in baguio for a medical convention and they’ve said that they’re experiencing light showers over there. i guess it’s a good time to be up in the mountains. hopefully there aren’t any landslides when they come back down tonight. in spite of everything though, this is still not the worst we’ve faced. no black out here either. that’s new.
i thought we escaped the worst of it this year. this one looks pretty bad. it looks like it’s getting crazy. tropical storm Mario everyone. i think people who weren’t awake at 2 am like i was were shocked at how the rain progressed in their sleep. they woke to a violently beating downpour and rapidly rising waters. this flood will trap me here until tomorrow if this storm doesn’t let up. if you live in the Philippines, stay home unless your house is sinking in the flood waters. in which case, get out and on to higher ground before you can’t. you dont want to end up stuck on your top floor or the roof. i hear crashing out there, cars are making u turns at the face of obscure flood water depth, rocks are flying, my cousin is stuck on a bridge where her car died and she can’t get towed because the water is waist deep on both ends of the bridge. she’s tweeting her adventures apparently, and she’s entertaining the possibility of getting on a raft of sorts because the flood is reaching her stalled car. it’s getting biblical out there. stay safe everyone.
“The day exhausts me, irritates me. It is brutal, noisy. I struggle to get out of bed, I dress wearily and, against my inclination, I go out. I find each step, each movement, each gesture, each word, each thought as tiring as if I were lifting a crushing weight.”—Guy de Maupassant, Paris Tales (via tall)