January 23, 2020

Taal Volcano Ashfall in the House

The start of the year 2020 is not good because of the Taal Volcano ashfall and I lost my father last January 12, 2020. My sister messaged me around 7AM about my father so we rushed to Manila where my father resided. We stayed there until my father was picked up by the funeral service then we went straight to Valenzuela because we decided to hold the wake there. We stayed there until my sister finished processing the documents needed and we went home so I can pack my things for the wake and internment.


Taal Volcano Ashfall 

It was past 7PM already, I checked my phone and I was surprised when I’ve read that we have no classes because of Taal Volcano Ashfall. I felt relieved because we have no classes so no exams. When we reached SLEX, we can already see the ashfall and mas shocking when we reached our house. Ganun pala kakapal ang ashfall, may shoe print nga pagbaba namin ng garage and nagpayong pa kami pagbaba ng kotse papunta sa bahay. Kahit ilang hakbang lang ang layo.


In my mind, baka katulad lang ng Mount Pinatubo na okay na rin kinabukasan. I experienced the Mt Pinatubo eruption when we still live in Manila. As far as I can remember, nagwalis lang sa lugar namin ng ashfall. But I was wrong, the following morning, mas dumami pa ang ashfall at natabunan na rin ang sasakyan namin at ng kapitbahay.



We were rushing pa naman because we need to go to Dangwa to buy funeral flowers and groceries to buy food and drinks for the wake. Pero inabot din ng ilang oras si hubby para sa pagtanggal ng ashfall sa car at sa tapat namin.


And because of the ashfall, my family can’t stay with me sa lamay at need nila bumalik sa bahay. My husband needs to clean the roof at mas mahirap kapag umulan. Ilang araw din hindi gumagana solar panel namin dahil natabunan ng ashfall. My husband even hired someone to help him clean the roof. According to him, naka-apat na sako sila ng abo sa bubong pa lang.

I was not happy with the ashfall but because of the ashfall, we have no classes for one week. Hindi absent ang anak ko during the wake and internment of my father. Nabawasan ang worry ko kasi hindi ko siya marereview at nasa lamay ako.

I’m not really updated kung ano nangyayari sa Taal Volcano because last week I was grieving and focus sa lamay at libing. But after interment, dun ko lang nakita na grabe yung nangyari sa mga malapit sa Taal Volcano. Even I was physically and emotionally stressed since January 12, I should be grateful na one-week lang sarado bahay namin, one-week lang tambak ang labahan namin and one-week lang kami naglinis ng ashfall. I hope and pray na manahimik na ang Taal Volcano.


“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. ” Psalm 46:1-3

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