It’s been a Month?!

General, Philippines / Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Yes, its been a month since my last post. I just realized that yesterday. So what was I up to during that absence?

I went home to the Philippines for a couple of weeks. It was mainly a well deserved break and rest just for me. I also wanted to be with my mom for All Soul’s Day celebration.

Though I did plan to update this blog while there but those plans went right out of the window when it was announced that super typhoon Yolanda was coming. My hometown is in Albay, and one of the places right on the Philippine typhoon ‘highways”. Since we knew this was a super typhoon, we were told to prepare early. It doesn’t matter if it was not going directly to us, but we knew enough about typhoons to be scared and be prepared.

We had to prepare the house. My parents garden and farm, we could not do anything much. We also decided to head over to Manila as soon as possible because we didn’t know what would be the extent of the typhoon damage. It was the right decision coz at least we got to be in Manila for one of my cousin’s wedding and I was also not worrying like crazy about my return flights.

Also, I have recently discovered a really welcome and happy news. I am carrying our second child. Can you imagine I was almost past my 2nd month and I didn’t even notice?! We’ve been hoping for this news for almost 6 years now and we’re just so happy about it. So I had been cutting back on too much desk work and paying attention to myself.

Anyhow, I’m back and will be updating more.

I’m ending this post with an appeal for help for those affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

Click on the graphic above and it will take you to Philippine Red Cross Take Action page.

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