Friday, September 15, 2006BUHAWI IN MANILA
One afternoon, my officemate pulled me from my computer to show the rather unique color of the sunset; the horizon was in tangerine - a perfect light for taking photos. Delighted with the sunrays, we gathered everyone: Rob, Eric, Jan, Franz, Ace and Gem to go to the rooftop which is at the 8th floor. So we fled from the office leaving everything behind.
Unfortunately, the elevator was already shut down because it's already past 6 o'clock. There was no choice for us but to take the stairs. Sweating and panting, we were so eager to catch the orange light that is fading so fast.
Luckily, we caught the sunset and took photos along the railings of the rooftop. One minute after, the sky seemed to fade into black. Uncontented with the shots we got, we climbed up the radio tower. Though the darkness is already enveloping the vast horizon, we still got a magnificent view right before our eyes.
Gem was looking far out when he shouted, "Uy oh! Buhawi."
"Saan? Saan?" each of us asked.
Erick was the first one to spot what Gem was pointing at.
There, right before us is a tornado just above a building in Manila. This is the first time I've actually ever seen one in the midst of the city. Witness the wonder of buhawi in Manila as the sun sets gradually on the horizon.
Good thing, nothing bad happened. I was thinking that we may be the only ones who caught it but late that evening, it was shown in Bandila as the ABS-CBN Sky Patrol was able to catch on tape. They said that the twister originated from Manila Bay.