Not a few holidays were spoiled when Typhoon Mina (International Name: Nanmadol) made her grand entrance to the Philippine Area of Responsibility during the long weekend.
Case in Point Number 1. I have a lady colleague whose dreams of going on a solo backpacking trip up north and making it a journey towards self-discovery went literally down the alulod and finally to the estero. Indeed, tropical storms are the bane of a solo traveler’s existence, especially if they decide to follow you and keep you company. The end result – she swore off solo backpacking trips for good and now wants to get hitched (how’s that for self-discovery?).
Case in Point Number 2. The prospect of wrapping myself in a blanket and curling up in bed all day long while the rain was thudding on the roof seemed to be very attractive at first. But two days of being cooped up at home, I realized, can be such a drag. And so I decided to salvage what was left of the long weekend and went to Mall of Asia.