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28 September 2009 @ 12:48 am
Ondoy.  


You guys have probably heard of the storm that hit our country yesterday. My family and I are lucky enough to be living in a place that is hardly ever affected by storms and flooding (we live pretty high up in Sta. Rosa, and the most we got of the damage were leaky kitchen roofs--nothing else) but so many others suffered immensely, my relatives included. This is one of the most devastating calamities that have struck the Philippines where people from even well-to-do and usually secure places were not spared of the horrible blow (hamster_friend, glad you and your family--and doggie--are all right!) Right now I'm torn between being thankful for not having been physically affected by the disaster and continuing to worry about friends and family who have.

For those who want to help, you can run a quick search online. the_raccoondog has a very useful post up. People in my area, they're accepting relief goods at St John Bosco Parish. I'm sure CDBS and DLSC will follow suit asap.
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grapewhine: Ueda believes he can fly.grapewhine on September 27th, 2009 05:25 pm (UTC)
*hugs tight*
like a disco: akameravyn_ashling on September 27th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
*squishes back*
grapewhine: Hyun Joong!!grapewhine on September 27th, 2009 05:41 pm (UTC)
You ok?
like a discoravyn_ashling on September 28th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
my family and i are. and my relative's seem to be doing okay despite having very little food and no water or dry place to sleep in. at least they're all safe. ^^;
Sylviarheasilvia on September 27th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely horrible. I am thinking of you and your friends and family, and all of the other people affected, and hope that help will soon reach all those who need it!
like a discoravyn_ashling on September 28th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
thanks, bb. they say another typhoon is going to hit us come thursday; we're all praying it just--gdiaf. :|
wallyflowerwallyflower on September 28th, 2009 01:51 am (UTC)
For the record, I'm ridiculously glad you're safe. I was stuck in Manila during the worst of the storm, and earlier in the day even waded (part of the way in a pedicab) through hip-deep water in front of the Philippine General Hospital (I was coming from an org meeting about, guess what, war and calamities). But I was safe for the rest of the day because my apartment's way up on the 11th floor. We're lucky we're safe. *HUUUUG*

*off to hunt down a medical mission*
like a disco: beautyravyn_ashling on September 28th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
just read your post a while ago. i'm seriously glad that you made it home safely, bb. D: *HOOOLD*
wallyflowerwallyflower on October 4th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
*glomps you* happy birthday!