Happy New Year!!

31 December 2009

It has been a while since my last post… Lots of this has happened including a change of job assignment (still with the same company) and the unfortunate crashing of my 2 year old Macbook (which included some of my travel photos).

At any rate, allow me to greet each and every reader of this travel blog a Happy New Year!! As we enter a new decade, may the year 2010 be a good year to each and everyone.

Thank you all for your patience, I will be resuming my posts soon…

Photo by Olivia Agusta Misnan

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Project Ondoy

30 September 2009

Google has set-up a page in cyberspace which outlined the ways in order for us to help in the victims of this typhoon. Click on any of the photos below to be redirected to that page.

Last September 26, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy (international name: Ketsana) brought a month’s worth of rainfall to Metro Manila and nearby areas in just a span of six hours. This has caused massive flooding that resulted in the loss of many lives and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Filipinos. Our house in Brgy Kapitolyo, Pasig was spared from the destruction and all my siblings and relatives are safe. However I know a lot of people close to me that were affected. Luckily though, they are all safe.

Below are some of the widely circulated photos in the web; this was taken probably sometime last Sunday morning.

a scene somewhere near Katipunan Avenue, QC

a scene somewhere near Katipunan Avenue, QC

one of the underpass in Ayala Avenue, Makati City

one of the underpass in Ayala Avenue, Makati City

the Fort in Taguig City partially submerged

the Fort in Taguig City partially submerged

It is heart warming to note that the Bayanihan Spirit has been ignited during this difficult time in my country. People here and there has been helping in their own little ways.  International aid has also brought relief to our affected brothers and sisters. Even the smallest things when added up can make a very huge difference…