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Typhoon

Postby Snovid » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:32 am

I just got a letter from my girlfriend

"Tomorrow morning the biggest typhoon this year
will landfall here in Philippines,pray for all the people safety" - Charol
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Re: Typhoon

Postby Snovid » Thu Nov 07, 2013 1:34 pm

The Biggest Storm in the World This Year Is Headed for the Philippines
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http://world.time.com/2013/11/06/the-bi ... ilippines/
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Re: Typhoon

Postby tidathep » Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:09 pm

Sawaddee Ka,

I pray for your girlfriend and Philippine people to be safe from all natural disasters.

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Re: Typhoon

Postby Snovid » Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:23 pm

Thanks :)

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Re: Typhoon

Postby shaunc » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:55 am

I started a similar thread to this today in the lounge, concerning my wife's family. In hindsight I hope the moderators can combine the 2 threads. My thoughts & prayers to your girlfriend & her family. My wife is from a small fishing village in northern Cebu. Bogo is the nearest big town to her village. Where is your girlfriend from.
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Re: Typhoon

Postby Snovid » Sat Nov 09, 2013 12:43 pm

Thanks :)

My gf work in Manila
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Re: Typhoon

Postby Snovid » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:09 pm

"I feel so sad ,I thought no one harm by the typhoon,and when I wok up I check my fb
and I read some post and it said 10,000 filipino dead and 2,000 are missing,
and the counting are not yet finish because some of the body are still missing, can't believe its happenning again" - Charol
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Re: Typhoon

Postby JKhedrup » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:11 am

People who can afford to should consider donating through a reputable agency such as the red cross. Even people who can't afford it can donate a small token amount- a hot meal for 4 people can make a huge difference in such circumstances.
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But a precious gem placed upon it sinks to the depths
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Re: Typhoon

Postby Kim O'Hara » Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:26 am

JKhedrup wrote:People who can afford to should consider donating through a reputable agency such as the red cross. Even people who can't afford it can donate a small token amount- a hot meal for 4 people can make a huge difference in such circumstances.

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http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/10/typhoon-haiyan-kills-10000-in-philippines-live-updates
http://www.redcross.org.au/typhoon-haiyan-2013.aspx (Australia)
http://www.ifrc.org/en/news-and-media/news-stories/asia-pacific/vietnam/viet-nam-braces-for-the-arrival-of-typhoon-haiyan/ (International)

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Re: Typhoon

Postby shaunc » Mon Nov 11, 2013 9:11 am

They've certainly got a tough road ahead of them. Over the centuries the Philippino people have proven many times that they are a tough, resilient & resourceful people. There's no doubt in my mind that with a bit of help & a touch of luck they will once more rise to the task ahead.
Good-luck & best-wishes to all concerned. Shaun.
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Re: Typhoon

Postby Kim O'Hara » Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:30 am

This Huff Post article lists aid agencies helping the recovery effort and provides links to them ...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/09/philippines-haiyan-how-to-help-_n_4247106.html

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Re: Typhoon

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Re: Typhoon

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Re: Typhoon

Postby shaunc » Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:51 pm

In my wife's home village 95% of people are homeless. Unscrupulous businessmen have raised the price of a sheet of roofing iron from 200 pesos to 500 pesos/sheet. Fortunately only one life was lost in her village when a coconut tree fell on a woman. Some electricity is available from a generator. Politicians are using this disaster for political point scoring & relief goods are not always being distributed evenly, depending on which political party the local mayor belongs to. I realise there's no escape from samsara in this world, especially that dished out by Mother Nature, but I find it very sad that the men that are supposed to serve the people feel a need to add to their country men's suffering.
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