“This story was initially published as part of the The International People’s Platform for Climate Justice project”

On December 16, 2021, the strongest typhoon of 2021, Rai, made its landfall eight times in the central and southern parts of the Philippines, including where I live (alert level was placed on Category 4). The following days were a series of depressing attempts to rebuild without electricity, water – especially clean drinking water, mobile signal and internet connection, and even accessible roads to get out of our town to buy food for a few days.
I am constantly faced with depressing situations that I no longer know how to take it all in. I don’t know what to feel. I don’t know what to do. I had trouble sleeping for quite a while, so I decided to let some thoughts out and wrote this.


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