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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Transport Strike Today

When we went out this morning, I wonder why there were many people outside waiting for a Jeepney, it is already Thursday and it supposed not to be crowded. I and Faith waited for how almost an hour already, we even walked hoping if we are going to walk going to Green Meadows, there would be at least vacant seat for us but geez we were almost in Mintal and we’re only Catalunan Pequeno, as you can see Mintal is the farthest if you are coming from downtown, we were on the Shell station when one private car stopped in front of us and asked if we going downtown, I told him we will just dropped by in Bangkal and he let us in, thank GOD there was still good Samaritan nowadays willing to give us a ride. We were talking about stuff, he mentioned that there is a transport strike going on that’s why there was no Jeepney.

If only I knew that there was a transport strike, I never let Faith go to school, I mean it is already so hard for us to get a Jeepney in the morning going to school how much more if there is a transport strike, I am sure there will be nothing available and it just proved us this morning. So I need to fetch Faith a little bit early today so we can catch a Jeepney going home right away.

The owner of the car added that there was no much news about the transportation strike so I guess many of us didn’t know that there will be no Jeepney in the street. I hope Mj and Mariel can get home without any hassle at all.

 

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Donation Call

Recently we were shocked that Marawi was attacked by a militant group. I just woke up that night when I learned about the Marawi Siege. It was terrifying, all the civilian were scared that they just stayed in their houses while this militant group trying to take over the place. Evacuees fled to the nearest province; starving, tired and homeless thus we are knocking in your generous heart to take a look of this donation call.

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Earthquake

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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