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Yolanda and my random thoughts

Monday, November 11, 2013

I know it's really hard to say that I hope everyone's doing fine tonight when I know that our brothers and sisters in Leyte are suffering from the devastating aftermath of the super typhoon Yolanda.

It's depressing and unimaginable. And yet, it's very real.

But the good thing here is we can see and feel the Filipino spirit of bayanihan - Filipinos helping each other survive.

I sent M some clothes both mine and K's to give to the drop-off centers located in Bacolod City. Earlier this afternoon, my colleagues initiated a gathering of in-kind donations at the Rural Health Unit of our municipality. I am also grateful to know that other countries are extending their hand to us. I hope those who are gravely affected will recover as soon as possible.

Another storm is coming, and this time our area is listed under the Signal No. 1. I'm leaving everything up to God. He is in control, He still is. Isn't that comforting?

The storm has once obeyed him when He was with His disciples in the boat on that rough sea. Let's just have faith in Him. Faith is something that we shouldn't lose in times like this.

Tomorrow, our barangay health station will start the 3-day training course known as Mothers' Class. We don't have much to spend for this activity but I leave everything up to God. I will do my best to find for means to provide for everyone during this activity. The rest will be up to Him.

We will also be leaving for Cebu on Friday. But it's not a tour. We're going to attend the burial of my grandmother who lost it against pneumonia at the age of 94.

I agree that this can be considered a timely death, but the fact remains that an important person in my life and holds a treasured part in my memory is already gone.

That scares me.

Because I feel I need to be a lot tougher than who I was when they're around.

It's like in the song...

We're the ones who are next in line...

Now I'm missing her. I'm missing how she cooked! She's the best cook of homegrown vegetables. She loved us so much and yet, I didn't make to visit her when she's still alive.

I have regrets. I have regrets.


  1. I'm so sorry to read about your loss and send you my deepest condolences. The typhoon has been a added nightmare and my heart goes out to all in the Philippines.
    Hope you/your loved ones are safe in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.
    Sending prayers and blessings your way!

  2. Saying prayers that God keep you all safe over there. I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandma but know that she'll be in a better place now. Please post an update as soon as you can so I can know that you're safe. ((huggs)) from Madison and me.

  3. I hope you're doing ok my friend! I hope that everything worked out well.

  4. Stopped by to see how you are doing... thinking of you and your loved ones and praying that 2014 brings abundant joy to you. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  5. Hi Tin! How are you na? I hope you're feeling better now. Just remember that you gained another angel to watch over you and your family. Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Tin! how are you na? I hope you're feeling better now. Just remember that you gained another angel to watch over you and your family. Happy new Year!

  7. I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't remember who said it, but I just read a message that said something like "Where is God when Yolanda happened? The same place He was in when His Son was crucified on the Cross." Though it's not very humanly comforting, it just shows that God allows tribulations to happen because of sin (crucifixion) but is always, always there and ready to take us in His arms.

  8. Happy New Year and belated Happy Birthday, sis! I hope 2014 promises a fresh start for you after all that we experienced in the past year.

  9. Hi sis, dropping off from the blog hop and it's your birthday last month before we hit the break. I hope you're doing well. Any updates?

  10. That's sad.. I hope you feel better now.

  11. Happy New Year Sis:) enjoy your upcoming birthday..:) To Yolanda Victims its another hopeful year..:)

  12. i'm so sorry about the lost sis. Condolences!

  13. Sorry to know about your Gradma. Good to hear that you are safe now.

    Allan (

  14. Yolanda brought with her a lot of lessons about man and nature. May we learn from her. Here's to a better 2014, sis! :)

  15. Sending prayers your way too. sorry to hear about the loss of your grandma.

  16. Hope that things get better for you.

  17. Sorry to hear about your grandma. I hope we still continue to support the people of Visayas who affected by the supertyphoon and the earthquake.

  18. Tthoughts and prayers to all the victim. Hope you have a good New Year, Sis:)

  19. I hope you feel a lot better now. Losing a loved one is really tough, and there will always be regret because we always could have done more. I realize that when we lost my grandmother and my aunt three months apart about 9 years ago. What it taught me was to really do my best to not miss out and to be present for the rest who are still around. That's what would honor their memory too, because family and relationships were important for them. Hugs and cheers for a happy new year.

  20. So sorry for your grandma! she lived a fruitful and long life.


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