Image from UNICEF
Today I received an emergency appeal letter from UNICEF. The gist of which was that 252,000 children are still without a home, food, and clean water because of the devastation from Typhoon Pablo (Bopha). Unicef will be distributing emergency supplies and you can help.
When I just think of how well taken care of my nieces and nephews are and how some kids out there are all alone and have no idea where their parents are right now, it just tears me apart. We were blessed to have been spared from the brunt of the storm, let’s help out those who weren’t as lucky.
Please share this with your friends and family, who may also want to donate and help children most affected by Pablo.
Kryz and I took a spontaneous trip up Busay this weekend. With no destination in mind, we just drove on, enjoying the scenery. Until, we saw this. Tucked away behind a row of houses was this amazing view. Can you imagine getting up to that every morning? I was sans camera but luckily Kryz had hers with her so I was able to take this panorama to share with all y’all. ;) Click on the photo to get a larger view of the pano.
From there I contented myself to shooting with my camera phone. Here’s the glimpse I had of the scenery that made me immediately pull over. The gorgeous view aside, have you ever seen a more idyllic nipa hut?
This is the same photo with a little instagram-love. Oh yes, hefe.
We stayed until the sun was well below the horizon, just taking it all in.
Happy independence day, Philippines! I turned on my browser this morning to this awesome display of patriotism. Aww Google, you remembered. You rock, Google.
In the spirit of the day here are some must see sites displaying the awesomeness of the Philippines.
It’s More Fun in the Philippines
Where The Travels
Pinay Solo Backpacker
And of course, some love from Cebu: ZeroThreeTwo
I’ve been in Manila one day and I’m a little shell shocked. There’s no way to really grasp the amount of devastation and loss until you see it for yourself. The place is like a ghost town, the streets are empty and everywhere we go the mood is somber. The worst part is, for so many people the nightmare’s not over. There are still people trapped in their homes waiting for the waters to recede. Or people who were rescued only to return home and find they have nothing left.
If you are in the Pasig area, UA&P will continue to accept donations in PROM A from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Volunteers are always welcome. Donations will proceed to the Red Cross Rizal Chapter and our UA&P staff and community.
For those in Katipunan you can go to the Ateneo covered courts to help out the Ateneo Task Force Ondoy.
Or you can donate directly to Red Cross rescue and relief via SMS: text RED<space>AMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart). Find out more ways you can help here. Every little bit helps.
If there was ever a time to band together, this is it. Let’s kick some Ondoy ass.