Three days after the 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Cebu City and other towns and cities in Visayas region, there were still some aftershock incidences that made people, even I, scared from staying or going near to big building most especially those old-buildings and the malls.
However, when my mom and brother arrived yesterday, though the tensions and anxieties of people brought by the earthquake were still there, we really went to visit the mall. Along our way, my brother have seen a store where he dropped by and bought his pairs of pants. But when I asked him how much, he just handed me a hand-written receipt. He said that the POS systems of the store were intentionally turned-off so that if there were earthquake aftershock incidences, the system won’t be negatively affected. In some stores, because of their stand-by generators, there were no problems of their POS systems — everything were working well.
After more than five hours of strolling and eating, we just found out that there were only few items that we have shopped.