Dealing with #GlendaPH

Yesterday was terrible. Scratch that, it was scary! Typhoon Glenda (international name: Rammasun) hit Central Luzon (which includes Manila) and Southern Luzon (which includes Bacoor) with its strong and deadly winds. Once again, it made us feel how vulnerable we are to the forces of nature. Trees got uprooted, house roofs flew away, glass walls were shattered, electric posts and billboards fell down, many areas got flooded and hundreds of families got displaced. Thankfully, only several casualties were reported.

Most of us survived typhoon Glenda with minimal to zero damage to our properties, and so we have to be really grateful. The hubby and I were at my PILs’ place yesterday and everything was quite manageable. Power went out in the morning but came back just before dusk. For many areas, power hasn’t been restored yet so we consider ourselves lucky.

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When is the Time to Help? NOW!

Now, more than ever, is the time to help our fellow Filipinos in the Visayas who have been affected by the recent calamities. Any kind of help is crucial but it’s still best to give what you already have at hand. It doesn’t have to be big or small, cheap or expensive, as long as it’s appropriate, it’s good enough.

Some people prefer to give cash as it’s more convenient to do while others choose to give stuff like clothes, water and food. There are others, though, who want to give their time and energy by joining relief and rehabilitation efforts. No matter what kind of help you give, as long as it comes from your generous heart, God (and the calamity victims) will surely appreciate it.

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Barangay Elections 2013

The barangay elections in our side of town have ended peacefully today. I’m glad to have had the chance to vote with my two siblings. It was my second time. We arrived at our designated poll precincts a little past 1pm. I heard voting would officially close at 3pm and it did.

By the time we went home, I immediately turned on the TV and got glued on the news. There were still some voting issues and concerns that cropped up (as usual), unfortunately. I’m not sure but I think I heard there were some unsecured ballot boxes reported somewhere in QC. The election officials should really consider using some Military Foot Locker to secure the people’s votes. Haha. Seriously, I can only hope things will get better in the future.

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It’s a Brand New Day

The previous days were messy, awful and just plain scary. Typhoon Maring and Habagat have once again proven just how vulnerable we are to the forces of nature. That in just one snap, families could be homeless, properties could be destroyed and lives could be taken. Thank God we’re all safe now and enjoying a brand new day!

Our recent typhoon experience as a couple proved to be manageable albeit scary, too. We were at home in Bacoor last weekend and when the rains poured hard Sunday night, our house almost got flooded. We were very alert at that time and started transferring furniture and stuff upstairs. We really prepared for the worse. It was a good thing we bought a two-storey town house, otherwise we won’t have a place to keep our things safe and dry.

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First Time at Solaire Resort and Casino, Entertainment City

I found out about the newly-opened Solaire Resort and Casino at Entertainment City through the Instagram updates of several of my blogger friends. I got curious of the nice pictures they posted so I asked the hubby if we could go there one time. It seemed he was also interested in the idea because the day after, he told me we’d check out the place and probably play in the casino Friday night. Cool.

Solaire road signage

And so last Friday night on our way home to Bacoor, we dropped by at this world-class integrated resort complex just to know what the fuss was all about. Traffic was light at past 10pm so after around 20 minutes, we got to the place and parked our car inside the parking building that lets you park for free as a courtesy of Solaire to their guests.

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The Phantom of the Opera Musical Comes to Manila!

Excited mode. I want to watch The Phantom of the Opera next month! This Manila invasion of the longest-running musical in Broadway is brought to us by Lunchbox Theatrical Productions in partnership with local companies such as Philippine Airlines, Smart Telecommunications and Citibank, among others.

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According to the news, The Phantom of the Opera runs from August 25 to September 30, 2012 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater). Ticket prices start at P1,820.!

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