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September 26, 2009
SOS
posted by Nk. at 8:52 PM

As I'm writing this typhoon Ondoy has already wrecked havoc in most of Luzon. Hundreds, if not thousands of people in Manila (and nearby provinces) need our help.

I'm reposting the following emergency contact information from Manuel L. Quezon III's blog, let's do what we can:


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Here’s what you can do even if you’re home

1. E-mail friends/relatives overseas to donate to their national Red Cross for Philippine flood victim relief.

2. If possible, contact the nearest chapter of the Philippine National Red Cross to find out how you can help wrap and prepare relief goods or contribute to information dissemination and other ways to keep people in touch.

3. Call your parish to find out plans when rains subside so you know where , how to help.

4. Pledge what would’ve been this weekend’s luxuries money for disaster relief.
Emergency/Rescue/Evacuation:

Red Cross: 143, 527-0000. Centers for relief: Red Cross chapters in Rizal, QC, Valenzuela, Bulacan. Send full address of stranded friends/family to Sen. Dick Gordon 09178997898/0938444BOYS

National Disaster Coordinating Council (NDCC) Emergency Numbers: 912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061. Help hotlines: 734-2118, 734-2120.

Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA): 136

Philippine Coast Guard: 527-6136

Bureau of Fire Protection Region III (Central Luzon) Hotline: (045) 9634376

MERALCO hotlines: 0917-5592824, 0920-9292824

Contact NCRPO 838-3203, 838-3354 for rubber boat requests. You can also text 0917-422-6800 or 0927-675-1981 for rescue dump trucks. Appeal for those able, to lend 4×4 trucks for rescue. Pls send truck to Greenhills Shoppng Center Unimart Grocery to await deployment, tel. 09209072902

Office of Sen Villar to rescue stranded people: 0917-4226800, 0917-2414864, 0927-6751981

Please go to GMA Facebook page & post addresses of people in need of immediate help.
Relief/Shelter/Donations:

Red Cross donation through SMS: text REDAMOUNT to 2899 (Globe) or 4483 (Smart)

Relief Goods can be sent to Caritas Manila Office at Jesus St., Pandaca Manila near Nagtahan Bridge (tel.no. 5639298/5639308). Relief goods can also be brought Radio Veritas at Veritas Tower West Ave. Corner EDSA (tel no. 9257931-40).

Aquino volunteers: contact Jiggy Cruz who is organizing relief goods collection and distribution. Or call Ms. Clare Amador at mobile no 9285205508 or Jana Vicente at 9285205499 for more details regarding Noy/Mar relief efforts.

Roxas volunteers: donations for flood relief can be brought to Balay, Expo Centro, Edsa cor. Gen, MacArthur, Araneta Center, Cubao.

Victory Fort is opening its doors to those affected by the typhoon. Call 813-FORT


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This storm reminds me of another typhoon which caught us by surprise: typhoon Reming. That betch of a typhoon took so many lives in Legazpi (Albay). My family and I would've lost our lives too had we not evacuated our house (which was in an area which never flooded before-- until that storm.). Remains as one of the scariest things to ever happen in my life.


Also.

Dear next President of the Philippines, please make environment a top priority. PLEASE.


UPDATE:

MARIKINA RESCUE: 6462436 Boats now available. Please contact Nor Domingo/La Salle Greenhills 0920 907 290

ABS-CBN hotline to report situation in you area: 4163641

Jam 88.3. Call 631-8803 -or SMS - JAM (space) 883 (space) ur msg to 2968

Marikina Evac Center Numbers, in case you need to check if people you know are there 6462360 6462370

ATENEO now an open shelter accepts refugees… call 09178952792

Red Cross Rizal Chapter operations center 635-0922, 634-7824 needs drinking water, canned goods, clothing for Cainta, Mkina, S. Mateo



for more updates click:

http://www.typhoon2000.ph/

http://twitter.com/ANCALERTS

http://filipinovoices.com/typhoon-ondoy-emergency-disaster-relief-numbers

http://burymeinthisdress.com/blog/2009/09/where-to-send-donations-for-victims-of-typhoon-ondoy/

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0Ai4KmPHsK-wPdG9odTlrdGhOVTZhbmxmMjFMb3cwOGc&hl=en

Interactive emergency map: http://bit.ly/q1cEf

Collaborative Disaster Response WIKI for Typhoon #Ondoy w/Maps, Anyone can signup, edit and post: http://bit.ly/1UYLir

http://peaceloveandrevolution.com/blog/one-can-save-the-world/

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September 23, 2009
posted by Nk. at 6:24 PM

Hi boys wanna have some fun?
(Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie via cerebral museum)


but I would totally go gay for Winona Ryder in this photo. In fact, I'm gay for her at this very moment.

So excuse me while I post a couple of quotes from their 1999 movie, Girl, Interrupted:

Susanna (narrating): ...Maybe, there's a moment growing up when something peels back... Maybe, maybe, we look for secrets because we can't believe our minds...

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Lisa: Take one fuckin' step and I'll jam this in my aorta. [aiming a pen at her neck]
Valerie: Lisa, your aorta is in your chest.
Lisa: Good to know.

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Susanna: [reading from a book] "Borderline Personality Disorder. An instability of self-image, relationships and mood... uncertain about goals, impulsive in activities that are self-damaging, such as casual sex."
Lisa: I like that.
Susanna: "Social contrariness and a generally pessimistic attitude are often observed."
[pauses]
Susanna: Well that's me.
Lisa: That's everybody.


(Note: Lisa was Angelina, Susanna was Winona)

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Fucking amazing, IMO. Haha.


And if you haven't watched this movie yet, go watch it! Buy it somewhere and watch it! You have to!


Ok. Enough about fandom.


What have I learned lately?

I learned that while most of the time I refrain from making wishes or imploring to the universe to give me something that I want because it may just result to fail-- the universe knows, and gives me exactly what I'm most afraid to ask at the very moment when my insides are saying, ask, ask, the universe is listening.

What was it that author Paulo Coelho said? That when you really want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it?

I learned that I am still very bad in math.

I learned that cookies and cream ice cream tastes a lot better when a friend surprises you with it in your station! (Thank you!)

I learned that when in doubt, mumble. Or speak in Tagalog.

I learned that if you don't want to forget a secret that must remain a secret, tumble it, and get on with life.

I learned that even though temporary fixes may be temporary, they do keep things from breaking to pieces, from completely falling apart. Sometimes, it's the temporary fixes that keep things together. Things, like maybe you, and me. Which isn't so bad right?

I learned that if you put me on prolonged solitary confinement without access to the internet or books or my phone I would totally go bonkers.

Which is exactly why I have my new neighbors to thank rite? Thank you new neighbors, for sharing your intarnuts. You don't know it (oh no you don't) but you guys make sanity possible on Sundays and Mondays.


What I still don't get:

Tumbularity
Purple skinnies
Formulas
That stupid song that goes mga tambay lang kami sawa sa babae
All Rihanna songs translated to Tagalog
All hit songs translated to Tagalog for the love of god stop it already.

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September 12, 2009
posted by Nk. at 4:08 PM

And I...am moving back to Pasig tomorrow!

And my room has big enough windows, where the sun can tease the sleep out of my eyes each morning. Yes, I have a thing for windows. I think I like them better than doors, haha.

My new home will be almost just a stone's throw (or two) from where I work, and I won't have to endure the horrendous traffic that I have, thanks to my imaginary anger management sessions-- managed to endure in the past two months.

But Antipolo has been great, like a refuge. I will especially miss the view away from the city, and that special sound of the rain falling on trees. But I figure that I can't live so far from the big bad city, ugly as it is sometimes. I guess I am a city girl afterall. I can not be far away from chaos. Or 7/11s.

So yeah. Hello again, Pasig. :)

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September 2, 2009
posted by Nk. at 1:15 PM

"I have cancer."

It's one of the last things you'd want to hear from somebody you love. Sure they can say abominable stuff like "I'm pregnant and I'm not sure who the father is but it could be that shady character from last night". Or "I just lost my job because my boss caught me watching porn in the office". Or "I pooped and it wouldn't flush!1!!"

But not "I have cancer".

We always think that the sad stuff we see in movies and soap operas would never happen to us and the people close to us. We live in a world filled with everyday worries-- trivial matters, come to think of it -- that it would never occur to us that tragedy would hit. We live our lives thinking that somehow the love we shower to those close to us and the love showered to us by those who love us are enough to shield us from the truly terrible side of life.

But as it turns out, the universe always has a different plan. One that's always, always shockingly different from our own.

I'm writing this blog for one of my most favorite people in the world who was diagnosed with cancer and is celebrating her birthday today. When our dear friend Anna told us she had neuroendoctrine tumor, a type of cancer, several weeks ago we could only stare blankly at her in disbelief and shock, as if she've begun speaking in some alien language our minds couldn't decipher. It was as if the universe was just playing a not so funny joke on us. We looked at the universe incredulously with "YOU'VE GOTTA BE KIDDING" expressions on our faces, willing ourselves to laugh. I mean, how could it be? Anna is one of the most awesome people on earth! She can make you laugh when all you want to do is slash your wrists! She can outdrink everyone (without acting like a doofus unlike some other people out there)! She throws the best parties! And she can make the most awesome pasta in the world and bake the most amazing cheesebars and brownies in the world! Cancer doesn't happen to awesome people!

But it does. And it did, to Anna. And now she's fighting the fight of her life. And having no power to convince or charm the universe to just take the cancer away or just transfer it to some evil politician who's less deserving of earthly space than she is, we'd like to help Anna WIN this battle in our own little way: we're selling ballers with the words "i cancervive" embossed in them. For just P100.00 you can help us help Anna WIN THIS BATTLE. All proceeds will go to her chemotherapy (which she'll undergo every 21 days) and other medical expenses.

For orders (or if you're more generous, pledges -- bless you, bless you!) please email Mitch at rmitchel_26@yahoo.com or get in touch with her via YM (mitchcanimo). You can also reach us at 09212654877.

For you guys with the more generous hearts:

Account name: Kristine Anne Alvarez

Account number: 131-106391-3


I'm sure that the universe will find a way to repay all of your kindness (like a date with that hottie you've been eyeing for years now?)


Fighting!!


Help us help Anna win against cancer. Wear the icancervive baller. Be part of TEAM ANNA, FTW!!


P.S.

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