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Attention : Toril

To those who are living in Toril, prepare now because there will be a power interruption by tomorrow. You know the drill, gather more water in your pail or basin in case, what you have is not enough. The power interruption will be from 8 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon.


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The Face Of Darkness

We were in my doctor’s office that time when one of my workmates broke us the news that the NCCC Mall was on fire. After clinic, when I and Mj passed by, we only saw a little smoke but we heard something fell already from the 3rd floor. We were already in another mall when I realized that my niece Moreen is working in SSI, their floor is just on top of that mall. The fire started at 9:30 in the morning and Moreen usually logs out at 11:00 in the morning. I hurriedly bought a credit for my phone; I slowly dial my sister’s number, Moreen’s Mom and asked her how’s Moreen. She then said that my niece is in the bedroom and was sleeping; I breathe right away and told her about the mall. She called her daughter right away and later she replied her workmates that she is safe and fine. Later, we heard that there were 37 agents who were trapped, the next day they were already 38.

All of them died in that tragedy, no one was able to escape from the fire of death. I can’t help but felt aggravated, eventhough I don’t know anyone there but knowing that we were on the same field, I also felt cheated. I could not contain my frustration when I learned that it was already hopeless to rescue them until now I still have questions, what, why and how? Most of them are so young, full of dreams; some are still in college, juggling themselves for work and school. I could not imagine their parents depression, seeing the building burned down.



Until now whenever I passed by this area, the face of darkness, despair and sorrow seemed like a doom covering the whole area. This building is just so near to where I am currently working. There are times that I accidentally utter the name of the mall whenever the Jeepney driver asked where will I go that my daughter keeps on poking my shoulder, reminding me that the mall is gone, my favorite mall is vanished together with those agents who were working at that time and was so excited to log out because it’s almost Christmas. I am moving on but I know those agents could not, their parents could not, their family could not. Everyone will just look at this building, reminiscing the memories, their tambay spot in the foodcourt, the wide grocery, the varieties of clothes and bags and all that stuff. But I know some of us will show hatred and deranged to this mall. I could not blame them.

My condolence to the family of the victim. You are always in my prayer that whoever is responsible to the fire should answer this. But if in case, if the one who did this can run away, we may always have injustices in this world but to HIM we are fair, I know somehow that person will still pay.

On the other hand, to this mall that I always run to whenever I need some things for my kids, when I don’t have frozen foods to cook at home, when I feel like roaming around, eating at any fast food store. I will miss you big time NCCC Mall!

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Earthquake strikes again

Yesterday it hits again in Surigao and the magnitude was intensity 6. I and my sister talked about it this afternoon, and she said that there are many huge fishes docked in shore. They were found in Cagayan, Cebu, and Saranggani.

Before the big earthquake happened in Japan few years ago, there were huge fishes found in the shore and they said that once the huge fishes will come out from the deepest ocean, the tectonic plate is disturbed. And everyone is panicked because some huge fishes are appearing in the shore; they said that a big intensity would happen soon. There is even a post about it saying we need to prepare. And I can’t help but get scared, I just hope that if it will happen, we are complete in the house especially my niece, her office is on the top floor in one of the malls in our place. Lord, have mercy on us; I hope this big one will not occur at all.


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In Roxas, At 10 P.M. Friday Night

It was Friday, I am about to go back to sleep when I saw this bombing incident in Roxas in downtown. I was stunned, at first I thought it was just an LPG exploded but the damage was too big to consider it an LPG. The area was crowded with people who just wanted to relax with the massage, some were waiting for the line, some kids were running back and forth, students were eating nearby and then it explodes. Few seconds later the laughter was replaced with cries, screams, shouts and fear.

I haven’t been in the place before I mean during night time. This street would only open for vendors at night time; they can display anything they want. They sells foods, clothes, offer massage service, etc etc. for a very affordable price.

Few seconds later, you can see people dead, some were asking for help and there were runs shouting another bomb will about to explode. People got panicked; kids were scared, good thing that there is no other bomb.

15 people now are dead with the bombing.

15 innocent people victimized by this terrorist scheme and yet some are mocking. How can they be so cruel? Why are these people hurting innocent ones who are just there to earn, to relax, to eat, and to laugh. Why do they have to do this horrible act? Where is your conscience? What if this will happen to you and your family? Is your heart covered by steel already that you don’t feel anything, anything at all to those people whom you choose to perish, you choose to hurt, and you choose to be the victim of your views. You might be so mad, or did you just follow what was commanded to you by those people above you, but aren’t you having a heart to just run away because you can’t do such a thing. If you something that you are fighting for? Is this the answer what you fought for? By taking lives that don’t have any idea what you’ve gone through. 15 innocent people, I hope that you still have a heart to show up and tell us who commanded you to do this terrorist act. I hope.


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