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Nine years ago this happened…

A little  girl is carried to safety through flood waters in  Manila.

People wait for rescue on the top of their submerged houses in Cainta of Rizal

People wait for rescue on a submerged bridge also in Cainta, Rizal

We have been sleeping in our living room since Saturday night and might still be the setup in a few more days until our roof is fixed. We were roused from sleep by the drizzle emanating from the small holes in our roof the morning typhoon Ondoy hit the National Capital Region and adjacent provinces. We are thankful that it’s only holes that we are dealing with here. We still have a roof over our head unlike thousands of our kababayan left homeless by Ondoy? Its heart breaking to see people (on TV) scamper to their safety. At the makeshift evacuation centers people are crying begging for Good Samaritan to donate food and clothing, the immediate concern of evacuees especially for their youngster.

We were eating dinner then and saw this man crying for food. Hubby and I pause for a while. He said if only we can donate something for them to eat like canned goods. But we can’t go out as we have no means of transportation to get to the site. Our motorcycle has yet to be registered so hubby would not be able to drive it to the national road. Maybe I can use my site to spread the words by urging people to donate for the flood victims. Word of advice: make sure that the foundation/organizations/individuals receiving donations in cash and in kind are legitimate ones. We would not want our hard earned money to put to waste or end up in the wrong hands.

When the actual calamity hits, you will be left only with your faith in God! No matter how strong you think you are, it will only be the mercy of God that will sustain you! (Source)

Pictures not mine.

Where to Get Laser Tattoo Removal Service in New York

Tattoo removal is now a common practice among many people. If you are not happy with a tattoo or you just want to change and have a different tattoo, it is now possible to do it using laser technology. It is more advanced, and in fact, through laser tattoo removal, no unsightly marks are left after removal if you want to remove a tattoo in New York, it is important that you opt for reputable laser tattoo removal experts. You can identify good technicians through a small research.

You should opt for technicians who have full-service tattoo removal facility. Watch out for facilities in Boston and New York tattoo removal that have state of the art lasers. It is also good to seek for tattoo removal services from certified and experienced technicians. Through the technician’s experience gained over the years, you will get agood service.

There are many laser tattoo removal facilities in New York. It is therefore advisable to compare the various facilities in order to identify the most appropriate one for you. Remember the success of laser tattoo removal depends on various variables. The experts from New York’s tattoo removal centers usually seek for additional information about the type of tattoo that you require, your age, the ink type and skin tone before quoting the cost of the service. It is, therefore, a good idea to cooperate with them for better results.

A glimpse into motherhood

This is a repost-Mother’s Day entry. Originally, the questions were provided by a blogger friend to write something about motherhood based on the following questions…

This is just a glimpse of who I am as a mom I or what I think of motherhood based on my experience.  Here we go…

Who are you?

I’m Yami. I’m a stay-at-home mom, wife and (part time) blogger.

What is motherhood like?

Motherhood has changed my life forever.

When did you know you are ready for motherhood?

I’m already 26 when I got married. I thought it was the right age to have a baby and I can’t wait to give my husband the best gift that I can give him. I’m so excited that I can bear even the pungent after-taste of pregnancy vitamins…

What challenges did you face during the first years of being a mother?

I have to sleep late or wake up in the wee hours of the night to mix baby milk or change diapers and when they are under the weather. During the day, I have my mom and a yaya to look after my kids while we are at work. Yes, I used to be a working mom.

How many children do you have and do you want more?

I have two grown-up kids who are both taller than me now. We have no plans of having another baby because it’s no longer safe for my age and we can’t afford to support another child.

Update: I can no longer bear a child because of the reason I post here.

What’s the best thing in being mother/ parent?

The best part of being a parent is when you know you have raised your children the way you want them to be.

Is there anything you dislike about being a mother/parent?

I’m easy to anger. I really don’t like myself when I’m angry. I tend to spoil my kids. I also dislike myself when I can’t keep a promise to my kids sometimes..

Despite the high and low moments of being a mother or parent, there was never a moment that I regretted being a mom to my kids.

What advice would you give to new mothers?

Take each day with your new baby as it comes. Everything about motherhood comes naturally. Although there are books or elders to refer to once in a while, the best teacher will be you.

What are your plans for the future for you, your family?

We hope to give our children a better future.

For myself, I wish to receive more online opportunities to help augment the family income.