Heavy downpour trauma

Whenever the rain falls down so hard, I can’t help but feel a little nervous. Since the 2009 Typhoon Ondoy, which struck our area and family so hard, we became eternally paranoid of a heavy downpour. My family were safe, albeit shaken from the experience but sometimes, I still look back at some of the things that were destroyed by the calamity. I know this might sound frivolous to some but I mostly hoped that I could have just given out some of these before the tragedy struck. Then they could have survived.

I had acquired this Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf, which I only used once in 2009, in that photo below:

Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf - Manila, Philippines

Details of my (already unfortunate) Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf

Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf - Manila, Philippines

Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf

Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarf - Manila, Philippines

Hermès La Promenade de Longchamps scarfBut I literally cried when I saw it in the aftermath and it had all these color transfers everywhere. I still kept it, though, as a remembrance of that fateful day.

Color transfer - Hermès scarf - La Promenade de Longchamps - Manila, Philippines

Color transfer – Hermès scarf

 

Color transfer - Hermès scarf - La Promenade de Longchamps - Manila, Philippines

Color transfer – Hermès scarf

And I also had this Lady Dior Cannage shoulderbag I have bought because it was just beautiful and I occasionally lend it to my sister and some friends if they wanted to.

Lady Dior Cannage shoulderbag - Manila, Philippines

Lady Dior Cannage shoulderbag

It was submerged for almost a day in flood water, making the patent leather extremely bubbly and all I could salvage was just the zipper pull — yet another memento.

Lady Dior engraved zipper pull - Manila, Philippines

Lady Dior engraved zipper pull

There were lots of other things that I have lost too. On the top of my mind, I lost two Hermès scarves, a pair of Miu Miu loafers, a pair of Bottega Veneta leather shoes, etc. But in the end, I just thought that it could have been worse. At least I did not lose any family member. =) I was not home when the tragedy happened because I had a class in graduate school. However, my dear mother and sister had the sense to keep all of my bags in the uppermost compartment of our built-in cabinets. That’s the reason why 80% of my things survived.

I do hope that that event will NEVER ever happen again. But I am still nervous of a heavy downpour. >_<

bryologue

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