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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Filipino Me, Baha Lang U. - Status Update on the Flood on Sandoval Ave. as of 6 p.m., Sunday, 12 August 2012

Sandoval Ave. in front of Palmdale Heights Condominium
GOOD NEWS!  Land ahoy!  Light vehicles can now pass through Sandoval Ave..  There are still some parts along Sandoval Ave. covered with water.  They are nonetheless, traversable.  I have already seen a lot of taxi cabs and small cars passing by.  The video below is of one sedan coming home to Palmdale Heights.  Ah!  Glorious day, indeed!

Below are some more pictures of Sandoval Ave. near my place.  As you can see, this is one part still covered with water but, very shallow.  I caught one taxi making its way down the avenue through the shallow flood water.  You won't see one taxi yesterday.

This would be the last post I'll be making about the flood in Sandoval Ave.  I believe that tomorrow, Monday, 13 August 2012, the condition in Sandoval Ave. would be much, much better.  (I hope that the low-lying subdivisions that are still in flood water would also have their conditions improved by tomorrow.)

I took pictures of the flowers I saw near our gate.  I decided to post them for you and to all of the FIlipinos who have triumphantly withstood this test of fate!  Mabuhay!

As the trending jejemon "adage" goes:  Filipino me!  Baha lang u! (i.e., literally translated as "I am a Filipino!  You are just a flood!").


  1. Thank sooo much for your posts re the flood in sandoval. Had also checked your other posts, I enjoy reading them. I now added your site in my favorites. :)

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'll expect your regular visits. You are now an official "checker" of the Lifestyle Check 101 (chuckle... chuckle...).

  2. Thanks for your blog re: Sandoval flood. Bought a unit in Arezzo, yun lang, di ko nakita agad blog mo :(

    Under normal rain, meaning not like Habagat or Ondoy type, nagbabaha rin ba sa Sandoval? Also, if you don't mind me asking, is the traffic really bad during weekdays?

    Keep on blogging.

    1. Hey, congratulations on your new Arezzo unit. There's no need to worry about ordinary / normal rains. Traffic on the other hand (like any other parts of the Metro I suppose) is bad. That's a given! If you will travel early in the morning before 7 am or go home after 10pm, you won't encounter much traffic jam. Between these times, expect jams. An 8-km ride to Market-Market which should take 30 minutes or less will take you about an hour and a half. Don;t worry, you'll get used to it and eventually adjust. LOL!

  3. I'm back . Would like to ask how the Maring/habagat affected Sandoval? mala habagat 2012 ba?

    stay safe!

    1. Hello there.

      You'll be surprised to know that Sandoval Ave. did very well! There was a bit of ankle-deep flooding that stretched for a few meters at the start of the avenue (coming from Mercedes Ave.) but receded quite fast. Sandoval Avenue was passable the whole time Typhoon Maring wreaked havoc in Metro Manila and the adjacent provinces.



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