There was something unexpected going on
while riding a ferry boat
from Cebu City to the nearby Mactan Island -
every passenger young and old
was wearing a life jacket!
Typhoon Hanna (Soudelor) is already
inside the Philippine Area Of Responsibility
that's why the weather is really bad.
The city is experiencing strong winds
and the waves in the sea
are higher than normal.
Ferry travel is still permitted
but passengers are required
to wear life jackets the whole time.
First time to wear this life-saver
and it's very light
as if there's nothing on me.
But I trust this can lift
my whole weight up
and make me float in the sea.
The super typhoon
is not making landfall
anywhere in the country
but still is causing floods
in some areas.
the local government of the city
is doing this disaster-preparedness
type of thing
and it feels safe in the sea.
This is a good thing to do
in dealing with looming disasters
Times have changed a lot
and it's for the better when it comes to technology
but it's for the worse when it comes to weather.
Super typhoons are becoming common
and no one can forget that super typhoon Yolanda
which hit Tacloban City and many other places
and caused unthink-of destruction and loss of lives.
Climate change and global warming are to blame
and humans are to blame for climate change
and global warming.
It all comes down to us humans.
We caused it all.
We've been destroying nature ever since
so nature is coming back to us with a vengeance.
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