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T.G.I.S. – Thank God I Survived! :)

I survived the weekend! Here are some photos from our awesome adventure up north (Cagayan Province, Philippines): This trip deserves a longer post, so I’ll tell you more about it in the coming days. I just need to wait for the rest of the photos that were taken during our kayaking and white-water rafting adventures. And I definitely need to catch up on some sleep. Haha. Did you have a long weekend? What did you do?...

Broken lives, broken hearts, broken spirits.

Something happened in the Philippines yesterday that broke our hearts and spirits. Just a couple of months after a new president was elected,¬† hopes were high that change was coming in our country. But yesterday, just as the rain poured down on our streets, our hopes were–for a moment (and I hope it was only for a moment) rained on as well. A dismissed policeman (who was previously charged for alleged extortion) took a busload of tourists hostage, and demanded...

Latest update on the Philippines

Day 4! The number of people rescued has increased, but so has the number of fatalities. In case you missed it, the Philippines has been in a state of calamity this past week due to Tropical Storm Ketsana (Philippine name: ‘Ondoy’). I blogged about it here. Photos from TIME Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1926456,00.html Photos from LIFE: http://www.life.com/image/91234037/in-gallery/34262/a-killer-flood-hits-the-philippines According to the National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC), these are the latest statistics (taken from this article): Reported dead: 240 Missing: 37 Affected Filipinos: 319,881...

Philippines in a STATE OF CALAMITY.

There are so many people that need help in our country right now, I don’t know where to start. I’ve been gathering clothes to donate, then stopping to post updates. If it’s possible and safe, I wish I could leave the house and physically do something to help, but before I do that, I just want to get the word out there. In case you haven’t heard of what is happening in the Philippines, do check these out: News, photos,...