I'm sure that for the local population it's an air of excitement. For me and mine, it's a case of the nerves.
I can't put my finger on one specific issue, but honestly no where feels entirely safe at the moment. The Philippine Presidential election is coming up on Monday (along with gobs of other elected seats) and I don't feel good about any of it. Primarily the issue is the stories and rumors circling about.
I wish I could go into more detail about the whole process, but as I'm sure you can understand, it's simply not a wise decision to do so. Do us a favor though, keep us in your thoughts until Ian arrives home on the 11th.