Pardon my silence but sometimes I need to be silent especially when I have nothing nice to say. I know I could rant here all day long coz this is my blog anyway! But I opted to keep my cool and let bygones be bygones.
Ah, I’m in a better mood now than in the past few days so I guess I can say things that I’d like to say this time but I will not try to go on a personal level.
Perhaps I would just talk about the things happened recently in our place. Yeah, I was one of the proud citizens before claiming that our city was a safe place to live but now, not anymore…sigh.
We’ve recently been flooded and to think there was no typhoon signal coz they say it’s just an LPA (or Low pressure area). But the heavy rain did not stop for 5 hours. Worst, it was high tide that’s why many areas in our city got flooded. It was even scary to think that the urban area or the metropolis got heavily flooded that you can see several cars floating. Shoppers at the mall, students at the school and people around the city got stranded coz of the flood and it was dangerous for them to go home. For them to be safe, they stayed where they were until everything was clear. Good thing that the malls allowed the shoppers to stay overnight while it was impossible for them to go home. Unfortunately for the students and teachers in one school, they could not get out and help was also impossible to get into their campus because of the strong current. It was so heartbreaking to hear that they were so hungry and scared when afternoon turned into night until daybreak came.
Morning came and everyone stranded was finally able to go home. I was so relieved to hear that news. However, I saw and read a lot of rants on social media. People were quick to point fingers of who’s at fault and they blamed entirely the government. Yes, the government may be at fault but everyone should be accountable here. If only citizens throw their garbage properly, then it would not have caused to clog the drainage! Even simple traffic rules and regulations were not followed and these violators were the ones who complained a lot! Geeez!
I got stuck in traffic that afternoon also because I was trying to fetch my daughter at school. Her school was less than 10-minute ride if there was no traffic. But on the afternoon of January 16, I arrived at her school more than 2 hours. It was one of the worst moments in my life. Yeah, I got scared but later tried to be braved coz I HAVE TO! I need to get to my daughter and bring her home safe and sound! Unfortunately, it seems all vehicles used that route coz there was a landslide at the other road. Fortunately, when I fetched my daughter, it only took us only around 25 minutes to reach home. Well, that was better than another 2-hour ride!
While stuck on traffic I saw a lot of garbage from the sidewalk. I passed by the hills and so many trash and debris fell down (which scared me a little bit coz I thought I get hit). I know these were the people’s doings so no one was to blame but us. While waiting for my turn to pass the road, some motorists could not wait for their turn, blocking the way thus causing more traffic — stupid dumb***!
So now, tell me, who was more to blame? If only disciplined is instilled in all our minds and hearts, I guess we could lessen the problem here. Although I’m proud to say that I am a law-abiding citizen, but how many here who’s like me, perhaps one in a million? Gosh, so sad 🙁
Guess I’ve to stop here now coz I might say a lot of bad things. I just hope the new generation will be taught properly about discipline and following rules and regulations for the sake of their future.