Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Thursday, July 21, 2005

The floods have lifted up...

"The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice, the floods have lifted up their pounding waves" - Psalm 92(93):3

That became a reality this morning as the floods in Dagat-dagatan reached an unprecedented high, breaching the flood barriers around the parish compound and entering the church. Fortunately, it wasn't raining today... but the high tide levels are predicted to go up over the next few days yet! The waters are extremely polluted, a putrid black and emit a foul stench. Scum and debris float on the surface and people desperately wade through it to get to school. A planned trip to town this morning was cancelled on account of the flooding. But life goes on, cheerily and resolutely and the waters have already begun to recede!

The photos above, taken hours ago show a flooded street, the local High School where I taught (flooded) and a unique taxi-conveyance for high tides, called a "styro-boat"!


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