tragedies like the sunken ship with hundreds of people aboard and families that have lost their homes due to the recent typhoon that crossed our country, without miss hit me BIG time!

imagine, we were just aboard a ship last week going to coron, all 44 of us in cabin, like a bunch of spoiled brats (arrrg!) not minding anything but the adventure that awaits us in ship wrecked dive sites. and then just a week after you’d hear a very tragic news about a sunken ferry.

it makes me feel so small and so embarassed of myself how i complain about the littlest things like not getting an afternoon flight, losing from today’s foreign exchange rate, sitting right next to a nicotine-smelling chap inside a train, not catching the roland garros’ replay finals match and missing some friends’ get-together when the world around me have bigger, real and more serious problems to face daily.

in times like this, i go back to my knees and just thank my jehovah jireh, my provider, for all the things my family and love ones receive, and to always remind me to be grateful of His shield of protection…and that i may also always find the heart to be generous to those who are in need.


received this email twice today from my diving buddies and from my grad school egroups:

“The National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) said 98 persons died due to typhoon Frank (international codename: Fengshen), which battered Metro Manila, the Visayas and other parts of the country over the weekend….More than a hundred thousand people were also reported affected and massive losses were noted in the agriculture and infrastructure sector…. The death toll does not include figures from the sunken m/v Princess of the Star, which capsized off Sibuyan town in Romblon last Saturday. The inter-island
ferry was carrying over 800 passengers and crew members at the time of the tragedy…. As of 12 noon Monday, the NDCC also reported that 101,590 families or 504,711 persons were affected by the weather
disturbance. Of the number, 14,631 families or 69,378 persons are now housed in evacuation centers where they are attended by relief workers.”

Because of this AGSB (ateneo graduate school of business) will hold a drive to help out our fellowmen in
anyway we can. If you could bring any of the following until friday June 27 both to Ateneo’s Rockwell & dela Costa Campuses in Makati:

* Noodles
* Canned Goods (Sausage , Spam , Corned beef etc)
* Medicines
* Old Clothes
* Old School Books

…a grateful heart is always a cheerful giver, yes? :-) let’s help our kababayan.

pls pls pls go out and help.




3 Responses to “shaker”

  1. 1 joy 26 June, 2008 at 8:59 am

    ..and also, 3 other mountaineers from AMCI (TB’s friends) passed away when the typhoon hit Pundaquit, Zambales !

  2. 2 banggigay 28 June, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    awwww! how sad ano? :(

  3. 3 e-rod 30 June, 2008 at 9:34 am

    such tragedy! so sad to read about it :(

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