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The Wrath of ‘Ondoy’ – September 26,2009

Poor dog, struggling to save it’s life.

High places not spared!

A roof of a red car seen here.

Rescue operations!

These pictures are copied from GMA’s facebook account.

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Dead end

Filipinos have become innoveative. We’ve come up with different types of tranportations.

Poor little girl, she’s carrying a very heavy baggage.

The boy seems to be enjoying the flood!

Luxury did’nt ensure safety!

Photos Barangka, Marcos Highway, Katipunan


Salesgirls of the Super K drug store at the Farmer’s Plaza said waist-high flood waters breached the glass walls of the shop, sending the products piled on the shelves crashing to the floor. On Sunday morning, the staff was busy sweeping the shattered glass from the wet floor and stuffing the products into black trash bags.

Near the entrance to the LRT station in Cubao, a man put on his shoes before entering the mall with his mud-splashed laptop bag. His companion still had mud up to his knees, and both were carrying filthy rucksacks that seemed to have been hastily packed.

The start of it all!!

Ayala Makati

( Burgos Circle at Fort Bonifacio)

(Taft Avenue, Manila)


( Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City)

( Park 9 Alley, where the Barangay Hall of Loyola Heights is located)

Heres’s a video:

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September 30, 2009 Posted by | Social Issues/problems | Leave a comment

Melancholic ‘Ondoy’

These phots are all from manila Bulletin Online site.

Large areas of Taguig City remain under water as seen in this photograph taken from a plane taking off from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Monday afternoon.

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA

Risking electrocution, residents stand on and cling to electric cables, while others negotiate neck-deep floodwaters in Cainta, Rizal, Saturday, September 26, 2009. (REUTERS)

BRIDGE TO NOWHERE

An aerial view from a helicopter shows a mass of vehicles stuck atop a bridge in Cainta, Rizal. The vehicles were stranded at the height of tropical storm Ondoy as floodwaters submerged a wide area of Metro Manila. (EPA)

I am deeply saddened to see the aftermath of typhoon “Ondoy”…. how can this be possible?? I see pictures of babies burried alive in their homes.. T.T..those innocent lives…

—> This is the body of two-year-old Ian Colagong dug up from the mud after his house, situated near a river at the mountainside barangay of San Jose, Antipolo, Rizal, was buried in a mudslide Saturday morning. Colagong and his six brothers all died inside their house. (Photo by LINUS ESCANDOR) – photo credit from manila bulletin online

It really tears my heart into pieces….knowing that when this tragedy was happening…I was there having fun in “wildlife” in QC. I want to do something now..but I am stucked here in the office…in front of my computer…. I can’t donate money coz I also need some. I hope my prayer could form a huge voice in heaven for the lost souls…especially the innocent ones….those who aren’t strong enough to defend & save their lives….not old enough to scream for help!!

I just can’t sit here….I just can’t shed a tear…I have to do something…..not just me but all of us!

September 29, 2009 Posted by | Social Issues/problems | Leave a comment

My Poems

***The Poems Originally written by Me

Spared

Staring blankly on your lap
Tears of fury shedding in your weary beaten angelic face
A little creature almost drowned
Suddenly moving, bloodstained it has become
In its first few hours out

By product of your sufferings witnessed
By its innocent inquiring eyes
“Am I not to bring bliss to you?” thought the life on your lap
Slowly scratching its fragile skin against yours
A life indeed that warms you up

Blinded by the light the “life” is giving
You set your feet to the ground
Gradually regaining your weight
And setting your next footsteps
Suddenly there is LIFE

Now staring blankly out of nowhere
Unmoved by the crown of silver hair
You let yourself be overwhelmed
Held in the lap of the “life” you’d almost given up
Each other’s blurred gaze met
The sparer and the spared
The same inquiring eyes you once loathed
“At least you drained the lap that wanted me drowned”

*********
*This was dedicated to my student who was then about to end his class with me.
Shining Jewel

A shining Jewel in my view
Blurred, Unclear & few
His voice is vivid
And makes my day placid

Smiling face I imagine
That really makes the class goin’
Endless laughs linger
And makes each day better

But today is inevitable
Goodbye I need to mumble
And never will it bring him on the “other line” again
Leaving me sad & barren

But I know he’ll always be
The “Jason” he used to be
Staying bright in the dark
Very visible like a trademark

————- 030609

*****
Tanging Sandigan

Panu nga ba sisimulan
Hukayin ang aking kamalayan?
Upang matutong harapin mga dagok ng buhay
Sa istoryang tila walang humpay

San nga ba patungo mga munting anino
Na palaging nakasunod sa likuran ko?
Tila nag uudyok na ako’y bumitaw at sumuko
Pero kayak ko ‘to, yan ang alam ko
Dahil tanging ako lamang bida sa istoryang ito

Magpumilit man akong kumawala
Sa daloy ng buhay na di ako ang may gawa
Kitlin man ang buhay ng may sala
Bandang huli ako rin ang magagambala

Mas mabuti nang sa Diyos magtiwala
At sa kaaway’ magbigay pala
Tiyak kaligayahay’ makakamtan
Sa mundong ang alam lng ay ako’y

*****
Baba

***This Poem is published on our school paper

** This one is just sent to me…but it was then so short & there were no rhymes….I fixed it & here it is….

Fate was kind, and she did sendyou, to be my trusted friend,I’ll stand by you, until the end,because that’s what friends should do
A shoulder lent to catch your tears,your secrets kept, for countless years,protect you from your darkest fearsbecause that’s what friends should do.
I’ll stand by you, when times are grim,though I love you, and you love her,Chances we’d work out are slim.So I just made a happy “us” in my dream
I know I can be kind of slow,and lacking muscles head to toe,but I hope you want me so
Coz surely I’ll be taken out from this great sorrow
But if a friend is all you see,you’ll always have a friend in me,forever by your side I’ll be,because that’s what friends should be

******

Unlikely Unlike Them

***This Poem is published on our school paper

I’m as free as a soaring bird
Able to go places “never heard”
Hunting prey for survival
Wanting more than what’s usual

Brave was I according to them
Facing realities that overwhelm
My soul keeps fighting till the last drop
Never stops nor takes a nap

Strong as I might be seen
But also crying deep within
Coz I am also a human being
Who needs to shed a tear when hurting

Even I possess those good qualities
I don’t really want to be like this
I’d rather be weak & have my mother’s care
Than be really strong & endure His stare

Early bird they call me
It’s because I left early
And learned from life enormously
But still my heart remained empty

…I wish I could write some more…but I’ve been too busy….
>>>there are times that I’m trying & I have much time …but I lack inspiration<<<

September 28, 2009 Posted by | My Craft | Leave a comment

My Friends & I ^^





September 11, 2009 Posted by | My Sentiments | Leave a comment