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Thursday, November 14

THE TRUE MEANING OF UNITED

It's been past a week now since the Typhoon Yolanad (Haiyan) hit the province of Leyte and Samar and some other parts of the Philippines. Hundreds of people lost their lives. Thousands of people lost their houses, starving now to death because of the tragedy.  Left no one but themselves, some were lost almost all their families, all of them fight for their life. Base on NASA typhoon Yolanda or International name Haiyan is a super typhoon or equivalent to 5 hurricane on the U.S  When super typhoon left the Philippines Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning of Nov. 9, he left thousands of people casualties.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/haiyan-northwestern-pacific-ocean/index.html#.UoRkrvlmim5


  No one expect it will gonna happen knowing that the Tacloban and Samar always hit by the typhoons.  Aside from the typhoon was the storm surge that caused thousands of people died.


This was witnessed all over the world and different countries offer to help the Philippines.
From Germany, Vatican, China, Vietnam, USA, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, UK and a lot more!
Millions of foods, medicines and other different stuff needed of those affected of the super typhoon sent here to the Philippines! Even Soldiers, medical assistance and planes were offered to volunteer too!
http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/news/world/scale-of-disaster-stuns-overwhelms-typhoon-haiyan-relief-efforts/story-fnjbobec-1226757771195
A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft arrives at Villamor Airbase in Manila, Philippines, 
Me as a Filipino and in behalf of my fellow country men.From the bottom of our hearts I would like to thank you for sharing your blessing to us.  
Thank you for your kindness! May God Bless us all! This tragedy thought the world on how to be united and left a lesson on how we should act in CLIMATE CHANGE!!!


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Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) Aftermath

It was one year ago when i first stepped in the province of Leyte. Tacloban Leyte was 5 hours away from my fathers place which is in Calabayog, Samar.  It was November 2012 to be exact when i landed in the Island of Tacloban Leyte.  I was really amazed on what I've seen! the runway of the airport is just a step away from the sea water! :)


Outside Tacloban Airport Nov. 2012
TACLOBAN, LEYTE AIRPORT BEFORE

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/photo/48304/despite-heavy-damage-tacloban-airport-reopens
TACLOBAN, LEYTE AIRPORT AFTER THE TYPHOON YOLANDA, NOV. 2013

BASILICA OF STO. NINO DE TACLOBAN BEFORE THE TYPHOON YOLANDA NOV. 2012

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/11/13/world/asia/typhoon-tacloban-30-missing-found/
http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/issues/disasters/typhoon-yolanda/43350-aftermath-yolanda-what-we-know
BASILICA OF STO. NINO DE TACLOBAN AFTER THE TYPHOON YOLANDA, NOV. 2013

Those are the photos i've got  when i visited the Tacloban City last year a before and after photos.  This city is nice, people are approachable and friendly.  That's why it really broke my heart when i found out it was ruined by this super typhoon named Yolanda or International name Haiyan.  Many people lost their love ones and their houses and no means of communication for two days. Now survivors from this tragedy were all starving not only in Leyte but also in different parts of the Philippines who were affected by typhoon yolanda such as Samar, Iloilo, Palawan, Cebu, and others.

But thank God the Tacloban airport was partially open to receive goods from different kind of institutions. Help coming out from different countries.  Still Filipino people still manage to smile despite of the tragic happened. I  love the Filipino Spirit, still positive to move forward! 
http://www.google.com.ph/imgres?start=288&biw=1366&bih=624&tbm=isch&tbnid=9rzZOl61OLxIjM:&imgrefurl=http://www.homemattersbyannesoriano.com/2012/08/the-water-proof-spirit-of-filipinos.html&docid=i0aD6LDK-3hCHM&imgurl=http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4NEV61LoRHs/UCNmV5HAsII/AAAAAAAACac/1tG9VfC8KmQ/s1600/Manila%252BFlood%252B6.jpg&w=480&h=319&ei=JECEUr_WM6XOiAeg-YCoDQ&zoom=1&ved=1t:3588,r:9,s:300,i:31&iact=rc&page=14&tbnh=167&tbnw=275&ndsp=22&tx=100&ty=71
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/photo/48157/typhoon-yolanda-relief-ops-in-pasay
Time to hold on to each other and help

Please continue to pray for the Philippines, we hope we surpass all this tragedy that happened in our country. Let us unite as one and set aside the personal intentions.




BANGON PILIPINAS!









Wednesday, November 13

HOW SPAIN SLOWLY KILL ME







“Life is full of screwups. You're supposed to fail sometimes. It's a required part of the human existance.” 
― Sarah DessenAlong for the Ride




Spain is one of my biggest dream country to visit i want to explore in their cities and experience life in Europe country only just for a short stay.  That's why when i gave a chance to visit this country i grabbed it immediately.

Everything happen was a truly blissful event.  Last October i gathered all the documents i needed to send it for my Schengen Visa Application.  Everything were in a hurry but i thank God i finally completed it all.
I enclosed in the envelope the copy of my Application Form,  round trip ticket, my Travel Insurance, the hotel were i would stay, Certificate of Employment, Bank Certificate, Invitation coming from my host sponsor, and Passport.

After my very short stay in Samar to visit my father i immediately scheduled my visit to the Spanish Consulate for my interview .  I have in hand all the original documents just in case they ask for it.  The interview last for 10 minutes i think.  After that i went out in their office with lots of questions in my mind.  But i know i did all the best that i can. I sent all the important documents they needed for them to study my application. After 2 days i received a notification stating that my application is ready for deliver by the next day but since i don't have an office work during Saturday i got it after two days because i addressed it in my office where i work.

I was really hesitant to open the plastic but i should.  I knew it already that i got a refused visa, why? because as i remember when i read one article she also got a refusal paper.  You will notice it if you feel something inside together with your passport. It was a bond paper stating that they refuse your visa application. The reason why they refused my visa are



       " Justification for the purpose and conditions of the intended stay was not provided."

" Your intention to leave the territory of the member states before the expiry of the Visa could not be ascertained".

 When i felt it my tears started to fell. I immediately called my sponsor to inform him about it.  We were both shocked and saddened.  Both depress and upset because we attached all the important documents inside the envelope.  I didn't want to wasted time because my flight schedule is on Dec. 25, 2013.  I wrote an appeal letter stating my purpose of travel and to convince them that i have no plan to stay long in there country and my sponsor also made an explanation why he invited me.

On the next day i went again in the Spanish Consulate and file my appeal. I attached another documents as a proof of my employment and some identifications of my sponsor.  I put my contact number in my letter and my passport number then after they received it i decided to go home.

I felt really disappointed, i really cried a lot when my application got refused knowing that i enclosed all the required documents but still they refused it.

My dream to step in Spain has been crash! They are killing me slowly, they killing my dreams and my rights to travel. Is it fair!?

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