Thursday, May 11, 2006

i think we'd better call off the croquet

It's 5.50pm and it's just started to rain -- the first time here in what seems like weeks. The reason? According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Tropical Storm "CALOY" has accelerated slightly and is now moving closer to Samar-Bicol Area (several hundred kilometres southeast of Los Baños, where I am, and Manila, where I'll be over the weekend). PAGASA also offers a 5-day forecast.

The forecast for Manila tomorrow is a little ominous but par for the course in the tropics. It's summed up by this icon:

The weather icon for Sunday is a little more disconcerting:

But it's Saturday's icon that raises my eyebrow in the bemused and slightly smug manner of an ignoramus who's never experienced a serious storm and although he knows it would probably be pretty scary -- not to say dangerous -- secretly thinks it would be exciting and cool:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

may i join you in thinking that big, scary, dangerous storms are just a little bit exciting and cool?... even though on the surface i will remain a responsible and safety concious person, one never to joke about such terrifying situations.

let us put side for a moment the destruction and injury they cause and reflect upon only the hollywood style scenes of upside down cows blowing past the car we are in.


10:59 pm  
Blogger secret wombat said...

yes, i can imagine completely putting my foot in it, saying how exciting and fun some cyclone is to some poor bugger whose family got blown away with the upside down cows. At least Hollywood reminds us that as long as we are pure of heart, we'll remain unscathed.

9:25 am  

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