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Hello everyone, today is the 6'th days of August 2021. It's Friday and you know what Friday means weekend is cominggg, so don't let this Friday sickness beat you. Start working your things right now. The earlier you start the faster you can finish it. Fighting!!!
I kept on waking up at 3:00 o'clock to 4:00 o'clock everyday, I hate it just like earlier. I wake up at 3:30 at dawn. I shouldn't wake up at that time. That's what my parents told me. Our sleeping time and waking up time is still limited because of what happen to my friends. Who got leukemia from not sleeping at all. I hate this body clock of mineeee.
What I wanted to tell to all of you for now is "what will you do when everything is gone?"
So yeah, this one is again a real story of mine, it happen on April last 2 years ago.
We live here in the main city, the city of taguig. Despite that one, we're placed I'm the slum area of Taguig City. Every house is connected to each other wall by wall, some of them has light material as their main materials in building a house. While we have a concrete walls all over our house.
We live here for 18 years, we put all our efforts, building, investing, and putting all we have in this just to make things well. This is where I learned, I laugh, and cry. In this place is where I met my all my friends, and even my girlfriend. It is actually everything for us all.
As I remember, it was 2 am at dawn. We're sleeping peacefully and having a good night. Our family dog named 'Jaguar" climb up to the 2nd floor where we all sleep. He didn't climbing up because he got scared when he fall down on the stairs. He kept on bugging our sleep and so I wake up. I found out he poop near my bedroom, which is he didn't do for the rest of his life he has litter box, and because of that we all got jolted awake. I clean his poop and put it in the trash. I thought jaguar just want to play with me at dawn so I hug him while sleeping.
I got back to my sleep until my sister shouted "fire!!! Someone house is on fire!" Because we all just awake for a minute earlier. we all half asleep that time. We wake up fast and saw a house few meters from us is on fire. We tried to extinguish is but we know there's no time, the fire is big. It spreads from house. It's fast every 3 seconds it got larger 3 times it sizes.
So we run back to our home, tried to bring out all things and put them to safety place, our father and me go back and forth from our house to our safety place just to bring out all things especially the necessary one. My adrenaline makes me stronger and faster a things that I needed help to lift up is I carry it all by myself alone while running. And my father's adrenaline got pump up. While my mother is keeping safe my 3 siblings and our family dog. We know we can't get out everything, and we know we can't comeback again. The fire is eating our house that time. I almost have skin burned when the woods with fire fall near to me. There's nothing more we can do.
After that, I just sit in a sofa I last carry, they're all looking at their houses. while me, I'm just observing them all, looking at their faces. All of them is sad, many are crying, some got shocked. All of their things got burned to ashes. They all never imagined something like that will happen in a link of an eye. They're all in sorrow. That's the saddest scene I've ever seen even in a movie.
Even me is sad, but I know that there are things that can't be changed when already happen.still luckily no one got hurt, after a time the fireman came, it tooks 3-4 hours to burn out the fire. We're just sitting there. The smoke and the hot air came from ashes is what greet our morning. After the fire got burn, the behavior of the Filipinos prevail, the resilience of their heart. Some people are talking to their friends, some are telling a story on what happen, some are joking with each other. And those who's Houses doesn't affected cooked a hot soup and give it to everyone , we're helping each other.
We then came back to our own houses. Checking if there's some left over that hasn't burn yet. My friend is crying and shouting, she's looking for her cats. She shouted for half an our while crying until she find out 2 out of her 3 cats is alive and safe.
There's nothing left but ashes, I asked my father "what should we do right now?" He answered "back to square one, that's what we should do" and he smile at me. Though his eyes telling different emotion.
Some people planning to change move out and some wanted to stay. All of my friends family decided not to stay and build again. Build for a better. And me and my friend know we should help also,
First thing first is removing what the disaster left, I don't understand but there's a lot of solid soil that pile up in the road and inside out houses, it's as high as our knee. We shovel it and remove.
Time to time, bricks by bricks ,step by step, every morning we get up, we build, we fix things, we help someone in needs and they help us too, we then build a house, not as the same as before but a home you can called. It's been 2 ¾ year but the memories still there.