Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rain Drops Keep Falling In My Heart

        Hi everyone! It's been a while since I last posted here. It had been a bit of "toxic" for me this week because I've been reviewing for our Departmental Exam in Math 17 which was supposed to be this Friday but it was cancelled due to weather circumstances. We even had this "really-hoping feeling" while we were waiting for our chancellor to announce if he would really suspend the classes. Anyway, so we had no classes for 3 straight days. I was partly happy for I sill had time to study but then there's this side for the frowning face to come in for the fact that I was jealous with the other students because they can just sleep the whole day without worrying about an exam. I swear I really need some sleep already! 
      Oh well! Enough of this ranting. While taking a break from studying I had no choice but to watch TV. Watching it just gave me mixed emotions. Instead of feeling bad, I just thought to myself: "I'm still dry." I was just thankful that I was in a safe place. That's all. Thousands of Filipinos were already fighting for their lives and worst, losing their lives. Knowing that the first floors of some hospitals were already flooded, electricity went off, and that some of the patients were getting worse, it feels awful that all you can do is to pray for the people's safety. Our "prayers" for suspension of classes might have worked but then they say: "Be careful what you wish for, 'cause you just might get it." What did we get? Yeah, we got our suspension of classes, but the consequence of this wish is that many have lost their properties and lives. 
        In spite of the chaos that the southwest monsoon had caused in the Philippines ( take note: it was only a monsoon and not a typhoon according to the PAGASA ), Filipinos can still manage to wave and show their pearly whites when there's a camera focused on them. One unforgettable scenario I will never forget is this grandma interviewed on TV. She told the reporters: (not exact words though) "Kahit bumabaha na, happy pa rin ako kasi makukunan ako ng video ng ABS-CBN at lalabas ako sa TV." And so I conclude, Filipinos are such happy people. :">

(Photos from Google)

 UP Manila is accepting donations for the victims of the flood. Kindly check out the posters for more details. 
Filipinos unite, just hold on tight. =)

             We decided to roam around the streets of Manila this morning to ask for donations for the monsoon victims. After an hour or two of walking, we were already feeling a bit tired for the reason that the rain had stopped so the sun peaked out. Nevertheless, we had raised an enough amount of cash. Not bad at all! All these things we did were all worth it. =) 

(Photo from my blockmate)

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