|a lot of things
||[Sep. 28th, 2009|12:41 am]
A lot of things have happened. Good things. I got to meet the cast and crew of icarly, i fell in love with theater, i'm going to be in a play, i got a car, i got a new job.. a lot of things.
But that's not why I'm finally updating.
I'm writing because the flood and the destruction that Ondoy brought to my Philippines is not fair.
My Davao, my hometown, is safe. My house. My room. My clothes, my photos, my swing, my garden... their ok. I'm glad for that. But it's not fair.
It's not fair that my friends and family are the ones affected in Manila. It's not fair that some of my classmates were trapped in the dorms. It's not fair that people I knew had their houses submerged in water. It's not fair that people have lost everything and only managed to save the clothes on their backs. It's not fair that cars are floating-- FLOATING. It's not fair that a young man saved more than 30 lives but no one was there to save him. And it's not fair that our stupid president spent the 80 MILLION PESOS emergency funding for FOREIGN TRIPS.
...And it's not fair that they get to experienced miracles. It's not fair that they see people helping, holding each others hands, saving lives, packing goods, sacrificing their time for those who need it. It's not fair that they get to be help while I'm laying down on my couch-- dry and comfortable.
The world is not fair. Life is not fair. Does it even out? ...Maybe, I don't know.
What I do know is.. My Philippines is drowning. And in this time of need.. I'm glad to see that it's not MY Philippine's anymore. It's my classmates', my teachers', my family's, my friend's Philippines.
Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay ang Pilipino.
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