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Hope for the victims of Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana)

“Man can live about 40 days without food, 3 days without water, eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope.” On Sept 26, 2009, I got a text from my Dad that they were stranded in the hospital ( dialysis and blood transfusion) because of Typhoon Ondoy, international code Ketsana. From that time on I prayed that all will be safe. My brothers were on their way to get my parents when they had to leave the car because the water level rose rapidly. In 30 minutes the water level rose tremendously since 3 dams were opened to prevent from breaking. However, the citizens didn’t have enough time. My two brothers walked for hours to get to the house to ensure my Mom’s pets’ safety. The water was already up to their waist. My brothers didn’t know what they were stepping on…Fortunately, my parents’ home was not damaged and my mom’s puppies and dogs were safe. One of my other brothers was desperately trying to save his bike shop. The water got into the shop, while my other

It takes patience...

"One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes." - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (The Little Prince) As we talked about pursuing our dreams last week, Most of you informed me that you are in the process of writing a book or finally making time for that one special thing you've been putting off. So how did your week go? I wish I could say that mine went as planned, but in life, I’ve realized long ago that there are those unexpected one way streets or scenic drive! With or without Garmin or Tom-tom, you just have to keep driving to get to your destination. So I hit a few bumps here and there, but I didn't stop - so don't you stop either! Just be patient, you’ll get there… This week I was reminded that “all grown-ups were children first!” (Don’t you love the book, “The Little Prince?” ) I can’t believe I forgot that there were so many experiences in my childhood that made me who I am!

Pursuing a dream…

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature." - Anne Frank I still believe that I have the power to make a difference – and I believe that you do, too. Do you have a project that you want to complete but do not seem to find the time to work on it? Do you want to tackle that project you’ve been putting aside for awhile now? Maybe all you need is a pen and paper to write down what your day’s schedule is like! Any big accomplishment starts with a dream... And once you dream it, you and you alone can make it happen! And in the process, try to enjoy it. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to complete what I have started. (I can’t wait to share every step with you guys..) From Monday thru Friday, I pledged to work on

Project 2996 – Remembering Mr. Paul Joseph Simon

Project 2996 dedicates this day to all the men and women who have lost their lives on 9-11. Sept 11 is a Day of Remembrance...Let us not forget! One of the heroes of that day is Mr. Paul Joseph Simon. Mr. Paul Joseph Simon , a Real Summer’s child: ( The New York Times, Howell Raines, Janny Scott) He was originally from Queens, 54, an Internet Technology consultant at Marsh and McLennan. He was also a handy guy who loves to work on his house in Staten Island. Here are some links dedicated to the 9/11 heroes: Sept 11 is a day we will all remember. We have been affected by it in so many ways. I still remember that day vividly. My parents were on the way