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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Greeting

Hello Gorgeous Reader!

 

Hmm… How should I put this?… “Merry” Christmas?

On my way home I watched people in tents made of blankets on the muddy ground;beyond was a wreckage they once called home.

It’s sad… and it’s real. So to me, saying “Merry” Christmas just sounds awkward.

I mean no disrespect to the people who are suffering, but I am honestly happy right now.

Happy that my family and the people I care for are safe. Happy that I got to spend dinner with my boyfriend’s family and that they are getting settled in a new home. Happy to spend yet another dinner with my family and relatives.

Come to think of it, I am happy for a few other things as well…

Happy that I have found new friends at work. Happy for the blessings (no matter how small) that I received this year.

And of course, happy to learn blogging and meet all you nice people.

It’s not really a feeling of merriment but more of a feeling of thankfulness.

So, Thankful Christmas everyone!

xmas 2010

P.S.

Thanks and have a happy Christmas to the following bloggers:

Mai (rest assured your family is okay, and take care of yourself in Manila)

Sam (thanks for being the nice person that you are and for your kind words of wisdom)

My2Pesos (thanks for continually commenting on my blogs no matter how boring they get)

CutestPrincess (for the friendly comments)

And to the rest of my followers who have made blogging an awesome experience for me. ^_^

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Tragedy, Love, Drama

Hello Gorgeous Reader!

 

I don’t know if this news reached your side of the globe but the city where I come from experienced one of it’s most tragic floods.

Midnight, while people comfortably slept on their beds as the rain poured and the winds blew, the CDO River began to rise. It all happened so fast that in a matter of 10 minutes, the water inside riverside-homes rose from knee high to chest deep.

Well, I didn’t have any share of experience with the flooding because I live uptown. Instead, the rain that dripped from our ceiling and strong winds kept me up all night.

Honestly, the thought of family members and loved ones who lived in flood prone areas didn’t bother me so much then. I thought the rain would just go away and it wouldn’t do much damage. I was wrong.

Almost a hundred have been found dead with twice as many missing. Thousands have been affected, losing homes and possessions.

It felt like the end of the world when my boyfriend called me around 2:00am. The rain and wind was still so strong. He was stranded on the road with his family with no place to go because the river water at his place reached ceiling high. I was stranded at home with no electricity nor water.

The next few hours had been a battle field. He finding a place to stay and I worrying to death on where on earth he was.

His last message was that he and his family are staying at his uncles house and that he’ll go back to check his place during the daytime when the flooding subsides.

Today, no matter how hard I tried to busy myself with work, all I thought about was seeing him. He lost everything he owned to the flood. He said he’d go back to try and salvage as many things as he can. I wanted to keep him strong and positive. I wanted my self to be strong and positive.

I haven’t heard from him since his last message. I couldn’t reach any of his family members’ phone number either. So tried my luck and went to the place where he lived.

I just wanted to see him. There were so many people there; barefoot and muddy all over. Their belongings and animals filled with mud laying on the streets. Their children dirty with blank stares standing along the road. It was miserable.

It felt like the end of the world. Looked around and he wasn’t there. I tried to search as far as my eyes could see and failed to find him. I asked the locals if they’d seen him. One lady offered to text me if she finds him and tell him that I am at that spot looking for him. She was an angel. I didn’t even catch her name.

A few minutes later, I saw him from afar walking towards me. He looked devastated and tired. He was muddy and barefooted like the rest. From a few meters away, tears have already begun streaming down my cheeks.

I tried to correct myself. “Hey, you’re suppose to support him and keep him strong”. How stupid of me to be crying like that. But I couldn’t help myself. A few minutes ago it seemed impossible for me to find him amid that chaos. I was hopeless. Now that I finally saw him, it just made me so emotional. I cried for reasons I could not fathom.

(For Photos, Google search: Cagayan de Oro City Flood 2011)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Catch Up Blog

Hello Gorgeous Reader!

 

Whoa! It has been like what? a week? since I last posted a blog. I’m very sorry for all the missed posts, late comments, and well… missed out conversations with you…

So what have I been up to?

Sunday: Watched Breaking Dawn Part 1

breaking dawn

And you thought I’d let that pass? Of course not! It would be like passing up on the cake at a birthday party. Okay, to be fair, I have seen all of the film franchise. But it wasn’t because I had genuine interest on seeing the film. It was more of; I don’t want to be out of place when people start talking about the movie.

This installment was no different. I sat on the theater to see what was expectedly a boring movie. Indeed it was boring. The previous installments had the occasional screams whenever Taylor Lautner would take off his shirt. This time there were none. Maybe it’s because that time it was considered child abuse (he was under 18 then) and thus this time it’s no longer cool.

Kristen Stewart’s managed to maintain a distinct character for the movie. A lethargic teenager with below average IQ who seem to be high on some sort of drug all the time. I was particularly irritated by her acting, I think she confuses anxiety with fear. She looked liked she just peed herself as she walked down the aisle.

Oh, and there was this awkward scene with the werewolves too. I didn’t understand the dialogue at all. It was kind of a silly scene.

Overall, the movie was completely bland and boring; the dialog, the scenes, the acting… I’d probably slept if I didn’t think of how much was spent on the tickets.  :P

Monday was a work day as usual.

Tuesday: Our Company Christmas Party

Yes, a Christmas party in November. So whatever, they set the rules I just attend things. I had trouble finding something to wear since the theme was “Cosplay”. I ended up with this…

(please don’t judge ~_~)

oh and yeah, we partied till around 2am… let’s just say I didn’t have fun…

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Wednesday: Watch BF Tennis Game

I haven’t gotten much sleep from my uneventful previous night. But then my boyfriend said he wants me to watch his tennis match. So I hobbled my way to the place and just took pictures.

tennis game

Thursday: Snuck out to Jobs fair

I filled for a half-day leave at work to pay out some bills and do some errands. I also dropped by the City Tourism Hall to take a peek at the job vacancies and stuff.

job fair

Friday (today): Fall out Sickness

Now I’m blogging while I chug a mug-full of ginger ale down my throat. Hope I don’t come down with a flu… I need to get my energy back ‘coz next week I’ll be on duty in another department. The sales department.