I stayed late last night to monitor the weather to check if my children will have class the next day. Obviously, the wind blew very hard and as expected, suspension of classes for all levels was declared. Just after the weather update was announced, power went out system-wide. It was really dark as the whole Metro had total blackout. I heard the howling sound of the wind and that made me stayed awake and monitor the weather instead. It was about past eleven that night. I half opened the window to at least have a little air since we have no enough ventilation inside the house due to power blackout, but as I opened it, strong wind blew right into my face. Typhoon Ondoy suddenly flashed back into my memory. I honestly was a bit scared with this fear that another strong typhoon will hit again the Metro. I looked for a radio and tuned into the latest update. Total blackout and no network signal, so I thought it could be another Ondoy. PAGASA forecast issued a warning signal number 2 to hit Manila, but it was stronger than what I have witnessed last night. Typhoon may not have damaged the Metro but the experience we had last year kept myself alert and prepared for worst scenario. My cellphone is still in no network coverage status as of this moment and I really don't how long will it be fixed. Network said, not until full power supply is served.