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A Filippino Snow Day

Turns out, I came to the Philippines smack in the middle of typhoon season. Typhoons create the Filipino equivalent of a snow day. Manila, in all of her gritty and overwhelming grandeur, completely shut down for the day. Schools cancelled all classes, and most offices didn’t open. From my 34th floor apartment, I could see cars attempting to slog through the roads turned into rivers. I spent the day working from my bed while nibbling on the meager provisions of almonds, oatmea

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