Manila has just been ravaged by the strongest typhoon we have seen in decades. With winds gusting to 200KPH when the center of the storm crossed at midday Thursday, we saw tree after tree uprooted (photo above is our back yard, it was decimated) and neighbors’ roofs take off and just spectacular damage all across the city. We have no lights and will probably not have them for several more days. Marketman and family have temporarily moved to another location with very limited internet access and so I will be relatively quiet for the next few days. We are all fine. But many Manila residents are not. I hope all of you and your relatives are safe. It was a spectacular storm… But I am sure daylight tomorrow will show just how much we have to fix and repair… Hopefully things will normalize in a few days. P.S. I can’t believe more folks voted for their favorite pork dish in the poll question than have left a message for a UNICEF donation to Guimaras! Keep those comments coming please!