Typhoons are frequent visitors to the Philippines. We get an average of about 20 typhoons a year. (We’re not called “a welcome mat for typhoons” for nothing.) Typhoon Glenda (International name Rammasun) churned through Metro Manila this morning. It is the first Category-3 typhoon after last year’s destructive Category-5 super typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan). This one passed through Metro Manila directly.
In the early morning I woke up to the sound of howling winds, windows banging, flower pots and glass breaking, and things literally flying. Our house was dark. Power went out in the middle of the night, I learned.
Well, there was one good thing that happened. This little guy was rescued by my dad when he flew in our window seeking shelter at the height of the typhoon’s rampage.
Herc got over excited thinking it was a new toy that could fly without any strings XDD, so we had to put this little guy
under our protective custody in a makeshift cage, put some some food & water inside and placed it out of Herc’s reach. After the typhoon abated, we waited awhile just to make sure it’s safe outside, and then set him free.
Power outtage, 2 broken windows, and rescuing this little guy… I think we did pretty well. ^_^
Herc’s disappointed face when we set the little bird free made me think about this photo I took a few months back. So I had a little fun with it.
This is the original photo:
What Herc’s probably thinking: