What We Learned from the Aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan)
Lady Dior Grey London
Probably the only Christian Dior commercial in existence that ever made me cry …
A Survivor’s Story
Lieutenant Colonel Fermin Carangan is the Commanding Officer of TOG 8, the Air Force unit tasked to provide air support for the islands of Samar and Leyte. On the morning of Friday, November 8, he and his troops were in their office near the Tacloban Airport on red alert, having been informed of an incoming Super-Storm named Haiyan (local name: Yolanda). Here’s how he narrated his ordeal to Lt Col Allan Taguba, as Haiyan unleashed her fury on the city of Tacloban on that fateful Friday morning.
We were out of the office at 6 am Friday observing. Winds brought by Yolanda were already strong around that time. We (the Air Force troops in Tacloban) were prepared for the possibility of rescue missions days before the expected landfall of Yolanda. Just before 7 am, the rains started to pour, so we took shelter.
Around the same time, we noticed that…
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Take a few minutes to read it and be updated – it’s not over yet …
Just had a lovely mini-reunion with some old high school classmates of mine. We had lunch at an extraordinary eatery called Adarna Food and Culture Restaurant, a place that has long received acclaim for its historical, traditional Filipino cuisine, as well as its cozy, old-fashioned dining atmosphere.
© Copyright words and photos by Patricia Acevedo September 2013
What I think about Miley Cyrus …
This is going to be a rather short entry because I don’t want this Miley Cyrus / Robin Thicke / ugly-giant-teddy-bears thing (I refuse to call it “entertainment” or even a “performance”) to take up any more of my hallowed internet and brain space. Nearly everyone and his / her Lola Mely and Kuya Jojo had something to say about it anyways, and whatever I would like to say about the subject has already been said.
Anyhoo, it’s a pity Freddie’s not around anymore. Imagine if there was a great big rift and 360-loop in the time-space continuum, and they performed “I Want to Break Free” at the VMAs.
Let me show you how to do this twerking thing properly, darling …
And that’s how you give a smashing performance and a sparkling, dust-free stage, darlings! 😉
August Rain, not “November Rain” …
It’s been raining here almost nonstop for several days here since Saturday. The direct cause isn’t a strong tropical storm or typhoon, but how this affects and magnifies the monsoon weather (or “habagat” as it’s known in these parts) we have right now. Hoping not have a repeat of what happened last year and I actually want to go back to work. And Tina Turner’s “I Can’t Stand the Rain” is running an ad nauseum loop in my head …
Because it’s Friday – therefore Hugh Jackman …
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sinister Voice (encore)
I don’t know how or why the link in my original post got screwed up, so I’m reposting it again. So here he is again, Mr. Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch, aka Stephen Hawking / Sherlock Holmes / Khan / Conqueror of Ladies’ Ovaries … *swoon*
Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sinister Voice
aka Mr. Cumberbatch Just Melted My Ovaries … ^_^