Now i must tell you that today was quite a bliss, noting the fact that my International Law class was vaccuum (the lecturer is out of town or something for a week.. kawwaiii!! ^^v) which means i could stay in bed a little longer than most Monday mornings. My groupmates came a little late in the day, i'd say 11-12ish, and we rapidly started discussing things here and there. Rain started to pour down, giving us nice cold breezes. At this time me and the boys was in the middle of a very very seriosu heated discussion (about the game GTA IV hahaha), i was sitting nearest to the entrance of my room, the one adjacent to the middle hall.
After 30 minutes of tense argument on which games ruled 2008 (at this time we were taking turns in writing the presentation, so the others just had to discuss on more pressing matters :p), i started feeling wet (now don't start getting wild echi imaginations). At first i thought of 2 possible scenarios; Meiske, a girl member ofthe group was asleep near to where i was sitting so i thought she had drooled hahaha (cleterrrrrr i hear her whiplashes *run*), the other is that i thought someone foolishy spilled water behind me. Tooke me 3 seconds of frantic search for both criminal and evidence of water spill. There were none! I started to feel the floor in font of me and what d'ya know? My house was flooded with water!!
Spent a moment of panic; the usual series of thoughts occured in my mind (wet, my mattress, my pillows, my carpet, the electricity plugs!!!) before i reced to the middle and held up the electric extensions that was there. Along the time i held the thing i prayed to God that i dont get electrocuted, it is not a good time to have spiky burnt hair (tommorow's the presentation and i dont think the lecturer will be impressed if her students smelt like burnt beef ==;).
After detangling all the electric plugs i ran to the middle of the hall frantically looking for the source of flood.. As i ran, i past Adi's (my house mate) room, and lo!! He was nicely tucked on his bed and was surfing the web, then looked at me with puppy eyed innocence (the fool!!).. I gave a panicked howl telling him he was in a flooded room, which in 5 seconds it took him to process my message and started to jump about the room like a war casualty avoiding raging bullets and started to save his electronics (again, the fool --"). At this time water was 5cm high, i felt like a glorified duck..
Having put off the power surge off, my study groups ended this productive noon by becoming housecleaners. We mopped and mopped and mopped and mopped till the water was dry. My matress which i've dilligently heated under the sun a whole day was under a saviour attempt, the logic Andit (a group member) had is that higher places are dryer, later we found out that the water came from upstairs and my mattress ended up wet. Nice >,<
Jiwo, another loony member of the group (whom silhoutte picture you can see in the article "one-size-fit-all in photography") decided to make the house and the flood a theme park ride. Ever seen those ninja movies where the kids in the academy slide from one floor end to another to polish the floor? Jiwo the fool did exactly that, thinking he was in some Aquaman theme park coaster ride or something. Using my pillow too! Casualty number two for me --"
Wanna know the reason that it flooded? The house has quite excellent irrigation system, yet this time it failed us. After going up to the rear balcony, i found that some idiot left a black plastic bag and ended up clogging the drainage. Smart! o.O
So all in all, very very pleasant evening, eh? A day under the sun, an afternoon swamped with assignments, and ending the day with a nice swim.
What lessons learnt can be taken?
1. Make sure to check your drainage system when it rains heavily. Trust me, it works wonders. You can do with some excersise of lighty sweeping the house, instead of ending up with a nasty wet bussiness.
2. If you ever do decide to live with house mates, run a psychotest. This idiocy can cost you a whole evening. And the guy who allegedly did this was not home at the time.. Touche!
Have a brilliant week everyone :)