I planned to go to work yesterday despite the
heavy downpour. I just thought sayang yung leave credits if ever. But when I
saw how dark and bleak the skies were outside plus the fact that flood water
was not receding anytime soon, I decided to stay at home. It would be a
nightmare to get stranded with an unrelenting Maring. A few minutes after and
our Deputy Director sent a message that work’s officially suspended. It was the
right decision after all.
Don’t worry, the day was productively spent.
6:00AM. After reading/skimming two books on
decentralization last Sunday and Monday, I finally finished the revised document
for my Saturday class term paper proposal yesterday. I sent a copy over email to
my Prof with the hope that this will be the last revision. I badly wanted to
begin writing the first draft in time for the initial submission on September.
That’s a month from now and Prof’s quite critical on research writing, hence
8:00AM. The fluffy pillows beckoned.
12:00NN. I woke up to the sound of chatters
and laughs. My parents and several churchmates pitched in to repackage relief
goods for our other churchmates affected by the flood. They distributed it
right after the packaging (Photo and video credits: Asher Gianan).
The rest of the day was spent baking cupcakes
and marathoning movies. Movie review coming right after this post. J
In these trying times, the first best thing
to do is to kneel down and thank the Almighty One for sparing us. From
extending our hands above, we reach out to others by sharing what we have. For
those willing to help, here are the numbers you could get in touch with or here (Links from Rappler's page).
Specifically, our organization, Gerry Roxas
Leadership Awardees (GRLA) will be organizing another relief operation. For
those interested to lend a hand, repacking will be at Bahay Balay in Cubao,
Quezon City on Saturday, 10AM. Donations in cash or in kind (e.g. easy-to-cook
food, bottled water, toiletries, blankets, clothes, or whatever you deem
appropriate to share with the typhoon victims) are very much appreciated. You
may drop it off at Bahay Balay or message us so we can pick it up from your
place or do meet-ups either at Cubao or somewhere along the LRT Santolan-Recto
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