Tuesday, April 22, 2008
On Friday & Saturday, we had a typhoon of level 3. A typhoon is similar to a hurricane, and their occurrence is another indication that we are living in a sub-tropical environment. Level three is medium-severe. The highest level is 8 when most businesses will shut, and the subway stops running. This weekend we had very high winds and heavy rain. We were happy that we could not feel our building moving. Saturday was quite miserable so we only ventured out to our classes and to the local mall for dinner. It feels as if we have earned some kind of “badge of residency” now that we have experienced our first typhoon.