Monday, August 6, 2012

Water All Around!

Rivers are overflowing.

Roads are turning into rivers.

People are evacuating their homes....

or are being rescued by rescue workers.

 The rain continues to pour.

That's what's happening outside the safe confines of our home.
I am glad that our house is located in an area that is not prone to floods.
Thank God!

So I can sit here, make my test questions, and type this post.

Unlike my fellow Pinoys who are in deep water (literally and figuratively), I am lucky that I can still  afford to reflect at this moment.

After the flood caused by Ondoy, mountains of garbage were everywhere.
I even saw plastic bags hanging from tree branches.

As I watch the news, I see the same thing.  Garbage floating!

I hope that we learn a lesson from this.  

Let's not point our fingers. Let's stop blaming others.

Let's start taking responsibility for our actions...

or for the lack of it.

We have left our mountains bare,
and as if that was not enough, 
We leveled mountains.

We bathed our bodies, cleaned our homes but dirtied the streets, the gutters, the creeks and the rivers with our trash.
Goodness gracious!
We haven't been good stewards of the earth.
That's the ugly truth!

It's just so frustrating! I'm so worried for my son.  What kind of earth, what kind of city would he live in when he is older?

When I was studying, floods like these happened only in nightmares!

So this is a call to all my countrymen,  please let's match our prayers with action.

I know you care for your children as much as I do for mine.

Let's do our part.

Be good to mother nature.  Take care of the earth.

It is our only home...the only home we can leave our children with.

To my foreign readers, please whisper a short prayer for my country and for all the flood victims tonight.

To my fellow Quezon City residents, St. Paul University Quezon City is accepting relief goods.
If you are one of those lucky enough, please bring canned goods, instant noodles, blankets, and the like to the school.  It's along Aurora Boulevard, corner Gilmore Avenue.

To end this post, let me share with you a beautiful prayer I found on a friend's fb timeline.

"When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with You above the storm
Father you are King over the flood
I will be still and know You are God"


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  2. I have seen the situation all over the news. It is really sad. What is even sadder is that the Philippines goes through this every year. No one seems to have heard that wake up call that mother earth has cried year after year when certain parts of Luzon is flooded. Let's pray for calmer weather and that it is not too late to turn things around.

    1. It's still raining, but flood water in some areas have subsided. No classes tomorrow and on Friday.

      Where are you located?


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