Thinking of Getting a Car Insurance after typhoon Ondoy

Nature’s (or was it heaven’s?) wrath left most of Luzon areas covered with mud and dirty waters submerging and ruining everything from the most insignificant to the most valuable. The affected areas where rendered ‘lifeless’ save for the people who, despite the tragedy, are trying to give meaning to life. And the most valuable actually is that there are living survivors still; and not leaving no one to share the agony.


In this post, I said a piece of not wanting any insurance any agent will offer. But the situation the tragedy left had me pondering what BW mentioned that insurances have purposes, also a protection when something happens. I suddenly thought of free insurance quotes that are always available in the net to browse through.

I learned that an office mate’s house was greatly devastated. The waters from a creek beside the house left nothing dry and functioning. All four cars, pieces of plush furniture and accessories, and ace appliances were submerged in ceiling high flood waters. All other valuables were either missing, broken, or drenched. And there is another story from another fellow employee, and another, and another. Truly terrifying but an eye-opener.

In the midst of such tragedies, like the tragedy typhoon Ondoy gave, each and every one is equal or even – no rich, no poor; no intelligent, no stupid; no beautiful, no ugly – just like how it is fair in love and war. Mother-in-law is definitely wrong saying things about the dead people, “Mayaman naman siya nang mamatay.” As if that matters when one dies.

Thinking of Getting a Car Insurance after typhoon Ondoy

Nature’s (or was it heaven’s?) wrath left most of Luzon areas covered with mud and dirty waters submerging and ruining everything from the most insignificant to the most valuable. The affected areas where rendered ‘lifeless’ save for the people who, despite the tragedy, are trying to give meaning to life. And the most valuable actually is that there are living survivors still; and not leaving no one to share the agony.


In this post, I said a piece of not wanting any insurance any agent will offer. But the situation the tragedy left had me pondering what BW mentioned that insurances have purposes, also a protection when something happens. I suddenly thought of free insurance quotes that are always available in the net to browse through.

I learned that an office mate’s house was greatly devastated. The waters from a creek beside the house left nothing dry and functioning. All four cars, pieces of plush furniture and accessories, and ace appliances were submerged in ceiling high flood waters. All other valuables were either missing, broken, or drenched. And there is another story from another fellow employee, and another, and another. Truly terrifying but an eye-opener.

In the midst of such tragedies, like the tragedy typhoon Ondoy gave, each and every one is equal or even – no rich, no poor; no intelligent, no stupid; no beautiful, no ugly – just like how it is fair in love and war. Mother-in-law is definitely wrong saying things about the dead people, “Mayaman naman siya nang mamatay.” As if that matters when one dies.

Thinking of Getting a Car Insurance after typhoon Ondoy

Nature’s (or was it heaven’s?) wrath left most of Luzon areas covered with mud and dirty waters submerging and ruining everything from the most insignificant to the most valuable. The affected areas where rendered ‘lifeless’ save for the people who, despite the tragedy, are trying to give meaning to life. And the most valuable actually is that there are living survivors still; and not leaving no one to share the agony.


In this post, I said a piece of not wanting any insurance any agent will offer. But the situation the tragedy left had me pondering what BW mentioned that insurances have purposes, also a protection when something happens. I suddenly thought of free insurance quotes that are always available in the net to browse through.

I learned that an office mate’s house was greatly devastated. The waters from a creek beside the house left nothing dry and functioning. All four cars, pieces of plush furniture and accessories, and ace appliances were submerged in ceiling high flood waters. All other valuables were either missing, broken, or drenched. And there is another story from another fellow employee, and another, and another. Truly terrifying but an eye-opener.

In the midst of such tragedies, like the tragedy typhoon Ondoy gave, each and every one is equal or even – no rich, no poor; no intelligent, no stupid; no beautiful, no ugly – just like how it is fair in love and war. Mother-in-law is definitely wrong saying things about the dead people, “Mayaman naman siya nang mamatay.” As if that matters when one dies.

Photohunt: Twisted

It is only now, September 27, 2009, that we have dial tone and internet connection. The devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy which outdid hurricane Katrina with its outpouring of 410 mm against 380 mm left everybody sad, and those directly affected truly grief-stricken. The number of those displaced is big and rescue from the government seems to be slow-moving.

The whole thing turned TWISTED and unexpected. Who would have thought it will affect 80% of Metro Manila, where the nation’s capital, Manila, is located and was not spared? The television mentioned that death toll rose to 75 already but there are still others missing and unaccounted for.

Last Saturday, because traffic was not moving anymore, my friend and I forced ourselves to walk from work to home. We braved the murky waters in some flooded areas. It was only up to the knee when we passed but the rained continued and those areas where the flood was only up to the knee rose up to the chest. My friend was able to reach home only this morning. I was so petrified because I was trying to contact her and she was not replying from the time we separated at EDSA. I am just so thankful she is safe just as Daryl was also able to get home safe when he braved the flooded road from SM North to our house.

I hope you don’t think it’s a TWISTED contribution to the theme.

You can visit other photohunters here.

Photohunt: Twisted

It is only now, September 27, 2009, that we have dial tone and internet connection. The devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy which outdid hurricane Katrina with its outpouring of 410 mm against 380 mm left everybody sad, and those directly affected truly grief-stricken. The number of those displaced is big and rescue from the government seems to be slow-moving.

The whole thing turned TWISTED and unexpected. Who would have thought it will affect 80% of Metro Manila, where the nation’s capital, Manila, is located and was not spared? The television mentioned that death toll rose to 75 already but there are still others missing and unaccounted for.

Last Saturday, because traffic was not moving anymore, my friend and I forced ourselves to walk from work to home. We braved the murky waters in some flooded areas. It was only up to the knee when we passed but the rained continued and those areas where the flood was only up to the knee rose up to the chest. My friend was able to reach home only this morning. I was so petrified because I was trying to contact her and she was not replying from the time we separated at EDSA. I am just so thankful she is safe just as Daryl was also able to get home safe when he braved the flooded road from SM North to our house.

I hope you don’t think it’s a TWISTED contribution to the theme.

You can visit other photohunters here.

Photohunt: Twisted

It is only now, September 27, 2009, that we have dial tone and internet connection. The devastating effects of typhoon Ondoy which outdid hurricane Katrina with its outpouring of 410 mm against 380 mm left everybody sad, and those directly affected truly grief-stricken. The number of those displaced is big and rescue from the government seems to be slow-moving.

The whole thing turned TWISTED and unexpected. Who would have thought it will affect 80% of Metro Manila, where the nation’s capital, Manila, is located and was not spared? The television mentioned that death toll rose to 75 already but there are still others missing and unaccounted for.

Last Saturday, because traffic was not moving anymore, my friend and I forced ourselves to walk from work to home. We braved the murky waters in some flooded areas. It was only up to the knee when we passed but the rained continued and those areas where the flood was only up to the knee rose up to the chest. My friend was able to reach home only this morning. I was so petrified because I was trying to contact her and she was not replying from the time we separated at EDSA. I am just so thankful she is safe just as Daryl was also able to get home safe when he braved the flooded road from SM North to our house.

I hope you don’t think it’s a TWISTED contribution to the theme.

You can visit other photohunters here.

Would You Want to be an Insurance Agent?

Frankly, I do not know if a lot are still interested in insurances in this dire times of gloomy economic conditions everywhere. I just have this hunch that maybe if given the chance, most people will look for jobs not with the nature that of insurance agents who look for increased sales via life insurance leads, for example.

I was never a believer of insurances, and I guess until now, I am not. I feel uneasy thinking that my money will be used by others while I wait for it to mature. I feel uneasy that something might happen to the insurance company and I cannot get anything anymore from my own money. I had this kind of thinking ever since, long before the brouhaha about those insurance companies erupted.

This is not a justification to my incompetence to sustain the monthly, or quarterly, or yearly amortizations. I am not just comfortable with the idea. And because of this, I will never, for the life of me, be an insurance agent. Never. And please do not misconstrue it that I mean ill against the job.