This blog is far from being an online magazine of any sort but you probably have noticed a decrease on personal ramblings on this wee virtual space lately. This was something that I consciously decided to do because I wanted to put wider focus on my crafty adventures.
But I will put this blogging rule on the wayside for a bit to ask for help. As you probably already know, Central Philippines was ravaged by the strongest tropical storm to ever hit landfall. Central Philippines is where I live, where most of my relatives live. My parents live in the city that the winds and storm surges practically flattened. I wasn’t able to contact them for two days after the typhoon hit and they were, honestly, the most horrifying two days of my life.
I originally wanted to recount my experience but I realize that my horrifying two days are nothing compared to what the other victims are going through right now. My parents are okay. They have access to other towns and have support from other relatives living in the same subdivision. Their house still stands. Sadly, there are more than half a million people who have been displaced by the storm and they still need assistance.
HOW TO HELP: UNICEF, OXFAM America, Philippine Red Cross, British Red Cross, American Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, World Vision, Shelter Box, Habitat for Humanity
(PS- Thank you to those who emailed me to ask how things are.)