Month: February 2022

Lack of Internet and Electricity Destroyed Bad Habits

As if the pandemic’s Omicron wave was not enough, Cebu was struck with the strongest typhoon in 30 years. Right after the typhoon last December 16, 2021, the whole city was in devastation and “apocalyptic” was the word that was often used to described the situation. The first few days I was forced into this state of “survival” that made no room for other emotions. The drive to just survive made sure our household and our staff in our office had resources to survive the coming weeks. This was not the first time such a devastating typhoon hit Metro Cebu. Typhoon Ruping wreaked havoc 31 years ago and back then there were lesser electric lines and much simpler water lines. Typhoon Odette left hundreds of thousands of households affected. There was no mobile signal in our home in the mountains. You could only get online and with very slow data, when you are in the city proper. But I am not going to write the details of the typhoon’s devastation now. What I would like …