The second Life Lately post in this blog. It’s also the first blog post I’ve written after typhoon Nina struck Albay. Enjoy reading!
Life Lately: After Nina
This is the second life lately post that I wrote on this blog. To be honest, this kind of series is very interesting for me as I enjoy this kind of posts.
Life in the province is really a nice life to have. The only downside that I could possibly is that life can also be very hard when part of the essentials in life are not present. Before I forget, I live in Albay during vacation. It is the home of the majestic Mayon Volcano. It is the (most) perfect cone-shaped volcano in the world.
But living in a place where typhoons may be regarded as their worst enemy, it has taught me to be smart with my stuff. To take care of the house more carefully and to strategize food consumption and how to save water and candles.
My previous and very first life late post were written during the day of the weather. Ever since that day, which was also Christmas day, we are suffering a power outage and the other struggles for a blogger or a person who is mostly online for almost every day.
Currently, here are my usual activities during a power outage at our house:
- With all the candles at home, I usually play with the candle wax and create some wax figures. I used to do this very often during All Saints’ Day when we stay at the cemetery.
- I also tend to read a book or two during the day and lounge at night. It may be a struggle to read at night since the light emitted by a candle may still not be enough.
- My other usual activities like baking or cooking are put on hold. Our oven is powered by electricity so it cannot be used. As well as with cooking since whatever you cook should be able to last without a refrigerator or a freezer.
- I am having some struggles since we do not have a generator at home, I do not know how long this will be so my blog and social accounts won’t be that updated much. I do feel sad about it too at the same time happy since I could disconnect from social media for a while.
- My dogs are happy since I have more time to play with them and to bond with them!
- Sleeping may be quite challenging since we only rely on the wind or breeze that passes by our house. If we are lucky, the cold wind could possibly bring us to sleep. Therefore, our windows must be open! That’s why I use katol at night to help me shoo the mosquitoes or any other harmful insects.
- I’m visiting a cafe located at Ayala Malls Legazpi called Kaz Korean Dessert Café. They serve delicious and yummy desserts as well as hot and cold beverages. What I love about this café is that they have accommodating staff that would cater to your needs whenever you need it. They would even courteously offer their services like serving you water or even giving you utensils when you eat their bing-su. This has been one of my favorite cafés here in Legazpi. A must visit when you’re here! 💙
- People are curiously looking at me right now because I have been staying here for hours and I brought my extension wire with me. Well, at least I could say that I bought desserts: mangu bing-su and choco brownie bing-su! Both are yummy btw!
Where are you now?
For those who are powerful enough to do something about the situation here, I wish you are currently doing something to help us. You are there for a reason. I just hope you don’t neglect us.