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Life Lately: After Nina

Life Lately: After Nina

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.



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  • Gretch
    January 2, 2017 at 3:17 AM

    I am so sorry to hear about the typhoon. It’s very horrible that it struck during Christmas, I cannot even imagine how sad Christmas might be in the affected areas. I live far up north, so we’re not that affected aside from few, scattered rain.

    I remember when we were hit by typhoon Lawin last October, and it was signal no. 5, it was very scary! We didn’t have any electric power for a whole month!

    I hope you’re all faring a little better. Happy New Year!

    – Gretch of GG Memochou

  • ROBERT LEE | Amazing Life Daily
    January 2, 2017 at 6:35 PM

    Albay will always be close to my heart. Before you were born, I spent 6 years there. One week there, one week in Manila, and that’s for six years. A lot has already changed, but some things remain the same. Hopefully, the new president can finally do something about it. I find it hard to believe that you still have power outages when electricity is also generated there. Plus the same electricity has to be transmitted to Metro Manila before being sent back there. But when typhoons hit, there’s not really much anyone can do but to restore power more efficiently.

    Several years ago, I remember Tabaco remained powerless for more months. That is because before the power company could restore all the lines, those they repaired or have installed new wires were stolen.

  • Carola
    January 3, 2017 at 3:57 AM

    Terrible that have power outages. Hopefully, something will be done soon. Must be terrible to know that a typhoon might strike where you live. I can’t even imagine that. I’ve never seen a typhoon, nor live in an area where they are ‘common’. Good that you share your list of activities during a power outage.
    Luckily your dogs get to see the positive side and bound with you even more.

  • Kai
    January 14, 2017 at 10:51 AM

    I went home during vacation too! I live at Our Lady’s Village haha. Honestly my window panel crashed to pieces from the second floor because of the strong wind. During the power outage, we looked for a store na nagbebenta ng ice! Good thing there’s one near Albay Cathedral. Grabe, my notebooks are wet 🙁 when it comes to charging naman, we go to Divine. I have a friend who works as an SA there so dun nalang kami nakikicharge 😀


    • Maria
      January 15, 2017 at 2:09 PM

      OMG. You’re so near, in Legazpi, I live in Central City! Hahaha. Well, I had to rearrange my room because of the leaks. 🙁 Good thing we survived Nina, right? 😀

  • Teresa
    January 16, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    It’s a good thing that there is just a power outage and that you are all safe. Not all those who suffer from typhoons survive.

    On a more positive note, I’d love to see the Mayon volcano! I plan to bring my kids on a field trip there in the future. Until now, I have not yet visited the Bicol region. I hope we could go there soon. 🙂

  • Kylie
    January 21, 2017 at 2:20 PM

    I was reading this on the edge of my seat! You live near a typhoon?! I couldn’t imagine anything more daunting and terrifying. I guess it would help put things into perspective, a reminder to care for yourself and your loved ones, your home, and to savour every moment and memory.

    Stay Safe and keep up the amazing work! 🙂

  • Jill
    January 22, 2017 at 7:54 AM

    I am sorry to hear about what happened. I can’t imagine how hard it is to be in your situation. I am sending recovery thoughts your way. I love mango and desserts and yes, I have tries Mango Bing-su as well! I love, love it!

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