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AT&T: Awards, Thoughts and a Tag

When I posted my OWM entry on Sunday this week, I was completely innocent of something similar that had hit my own country on Saturday. It was in fact the same calamity; only bigger, more disastrous, more terrifying, and really heart-rending. My flood experience in Bangkok is nothing compared to the plight of my countrymen in Manila. Most images on google and video clips on youtube about Typhoon Ondoy (International Code Name: Ketsana) show how bad the situation is. This is just one of the few less frightening images

Courtesy of Boston.com

In 2004 a friend halfway around the world frantically rang me.

"You ok?" she asked straightaway when I picked up the phone.

Confused, I hesitated, "yeah...? why?..."

"Aggh you never watch TV" was her frustrated sigh before she hang up.

The tsunami was killing thousands in Southern Thailand as we spoke.

Talk about oblivious. It's true I rarely watch TV and the fact that my connection has been fluctuating since Sunday didn't exactly lessen my unawareness. But I'm not being unmindful of the sad state of those affected by the tragedy. My thoughts are with them, and I'm glad nobody that I know was harmed, and blogger friends in and around Manila are safe.

Let's get on with life. Shelo passed awards to me and I'm sharing them with Thom, Joops, Jacris, Beth and Jona. There's a tag from Genebei after these awards. According to her I'm next, and according to me you fabulous five are it :-).






Now the tag:

Do you think you're hot?
I'd rather be cool


Please upload your favorite picture
this I can do


Why do you love this picture?
it's the best fun I ever had recently, and my first time to be this close to nature this way, and because I'm holding the most important man in my life at the same time.


When was the last time you ate pizza?
months ago; two nights before the fish picture was taken

What was the latest song you've heard?
an old Air Supply hit; I'm always behind when it comes to the latest

What are you doing while working on this game?
thinking of a phone call I'm gonna make when I finish this game

What is your favorite nickname?
Anastasia; not that it was given by an ex-bf. I'm kinda amused when during once in a blue moon and very private moments, my mother and close friends address me Anastasia.

What kind of person are you?
generally happy

What is your favorite song?
there are many of them I can't pick just one

What is your favorite food?
Thai, Japanese and Filipino

What is the most stressful thing to you?
loved ones getting sick


Mention the 3 must-have items on your purse
phone, a few plies of tissues and enough cash

What is your favorite color/s?
purple

What is your not full-filled-yet dream?

job satisfaction

What is your favorite city to stay?
I'll go for Bangkok this time as it's where I live

Comments

Anya said…
That flood looks really scary :(
Touching story !!!

Congratulations on all your awards
(@^.^@)
Anonymous said…
First I cannot thank you enough and tell you what a friend you have become to me. I so enjoy you, your son and just everything about you. It's almost as if I've known you all my life. A Big Big Mahalo to you.

My thoughts go out to those in the Philippines as well as in Samoa now. Such tragic events from mother nature. And your own tale..amazing my friend.

Again my friend, thank you so much. I will post these and do a proper thank you over the weekend. You are the bomb :)

xoxoxox
Anonymous said…
Crap...I think I forgot to tell you congratulations on your awards and the tag...very well deserved :)
sleigh beds said…
It's such a big disaster and condition seeming very miserable. But we cannot blame anybody for this because it's a anger of nature.
I like the first one. Its more attractive than others. Thanks for this nice post.
Alice Audrey said…
Congrats on the awards.
Jac said…
How sad until now I can't hardly believe that this tragic incident hit our country.
Btw, thank you so much for the awards.I truly appreciate it. I will post it soon ;p

God bless you and your family!!
Jona said…
finally done. thanks Hazel!

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