Earlier this summer we expected some typhoon to hit Hsinchu. However, nothing happened back then as that typhoon strayed away. But this time we were less lucky. Or maybe more lucky (depends on who you ask), as because of this typhoon our working day was cancelled. In fact, the heavy rain started Wednesday evening at around 8PM, and then it inteisified during the night. So when I woke up at 7AM the next day I found out that there was nobody on the streets. The whole village was sleeping. Then I realized that a warning has been passed, which means everybody stay home.
But I still walked to the office, only to find it totally empty. I spent some time browsing Internet, and then walked back home at around 3PM. There was light rain during the afternoon, but Thursday night a heavy rain began once again. I started to think that it might prevent us from coming us to work today, Friday, but this did not happen (unfortunately). The rain stopped late at nigh, and therefore in the morning everybody could safely come to work.
But even a single extra day of vacation is a good gift from nature. Thank you, Saola. Here is video.