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First Photography II exercise.
Hi Trisha and Joaquin! :)
CFAD week was uhm… fun. Though I only attended the first and last day of it, I did actually enjoyed it better than last year. The CFAD SC did a great job on the events and all. Though there was a lot of problems while planning this week, I couldn’t be more happier that everyone’s hard work (including mine. Loljk.) paid off.
And here’s an irrelevant photo of me with a donut. Halluuuuuu.
I thought the worst calamity already happened to our country this year. With that 7.2 magnitude that hit Bohol and several other provinces in the near areas. I thought the worst has already been done, but I guess we’re facing yet another devastating and heart breaking loss of different lives, homes and livelihood.
A few years back, we were also the victims of Ondoy. Our home was flooded in just a matter of hours. We did not expect the rain will go inside our home, we rushed all the appliances on our second floor to save it. I thought it was the worst nightmare that could ever happen to me, to our family. But seeing the recent news totally tore my heart into pieces. I just can’t handle it.
I woke up at 7 AM in the morning to prepare for my class. I know that there is a super typhoon coming to our country but I never imagined it would be this bad. I watched the news where Atom Araullo was in the middle of the streets in Tacloban braving the weather and it was really really scary. The winds blowing and the rain pouring so hard. The water raised so fast that in just thirty minutes, the water level is already up to the second floors of buildings and houses. Debris, refrigerators, cabinets and everything are flowing down the streets. It was like a scene in a disaster movie but this one’s in real life.
Seeing the aftermath of the typhoon was unexplainable. It left me speechless after seeing the destroyed to the ground houses, bodies down the road, children crying… For the first time in my life, I actually cried watching a woman’s interview regarding her horrific experience during the storm. My heart totally broke for the people in the center of the typhoon.
We are all blessed that we are not in their situation. I am thankful to God that I was not held up in that kind of trial. So, let’s all take a moment to appreciate what we have right now. Some people don’t even have a glass of water to drink or even a cracker to eat.
Also, let’s do our own little part on helping the victims of Yolanda/Haiyan. No matter how small our donations or pledges can be, it will go a long way and it might feed a person in need.
I believe that the Filipino spirit is stronger than any typhoon. I know we can get through this. As one nation, we can rise up from this fall. We can start over and rebuild a better nation, one step at a time.
God bless the Philippines.
View my whole final portfolio for my Photography I class here.
Today marked my second staffer duties. We were tasked to help in the preparation of the CFAD Week which is about to start in two freaking weeks! Yes, how do you prepare the biggest event of your college in just two weeks, huh? Unbelievable.
My day started pretty rough. First, I have messed up my body clock already. I can’t sleep until the clock strikes 3 or 4 in the morning. Yup, I was destined to be an owl or… a call center agent! Haha. Second, I woke up late because little did I know, I kept on turning off my alarm until it was already 7 am! Lol.
I was expecting a heavy load of duties and the need of man power but we ended up just buying everyone’s super late lunch and a lot of news papers and card boards.
But what the fun thing and shocking part of the day was all the revelations! Wahahaha Of course, I can’t share all the juicy and unbelievable details here but the stories I heard today was just very disappointing. I can’t believe an actual person can do such things. Wow.
After being stuck in school for almost half a day, we all decided to go home and continue all the works tomorrow. I really hope that everything will be more fun and productive tomorrow. Can’t wait to see all the finished products and designs for the CFAD Week! Yay!
I hope that the last few days of my semestral break will be productive, fun and memorable. Cheers to a great week ahead! <3
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary but what is unseen is eternal.
â€” 2 Corinthians 4:18
May we all enjoy our sembreak before hell comes back our way! :)