My Typhoon and Blackout Essentials
This is the reason why I just have my flashlight, candles, and matches with me.
When I showed my flashlight to my Japanese student, he said, “Oh, good. It’s Toshiba.” And only then did I realize that it’s Toshiba. I was (and of course I still am) happy because it's a Japan-made product; the high quality is guaranteed. Haha. It’s a small one, yes, but I live in a very small place which I call bedroom/office/arts studio/music room/library/dining area, so this small flashlight can light up every corner of my place. Plus, I don’t use this to illuminate my room for a long time. That’s what the candles are for. I just use this flashlight when I have to look for something in the dark.
I don’t like typhoons. Nobody in his/her right mind does. But when they do occur, I have these simple things to rely on…for a time.