But that shouldn't worry you or me. Any babble on the sheer immensity or sheer diminutiveness of anything is always relative, and based on perspectives. To a small tick, a drop of water can always mean an ocean.
What worries me is the new tropical cyclone threatening the Philippines over the weekend, our 17th typhoon for this year. Here's how it looks from the latest weather satellite feed:
There's still no sign of rain or strong winds outside. Everything looks peaceful and quiet. But who knows what will happen in the next few hours? Our new and improved weather bureau has the following forecast below:
I pray this typhoon won't mangle us like what typhoon Milenyo did more than a month ago.