Showing posts with label YolandaPH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label YolandaPH. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Eastern Visayas Tribute: A Half-day affair in Lake Danao, Ormoc

April 23, 2014 3
I haven't experienced a close encounter with any Philippine lake before. But I've seen several from afar. So I couldn't contain my excitement when we were getting ready to visit Lake Danao in Ormoc. Leyte's lagoon is said to be guitar-shaped and is of volcanic origin. What used to be called "Lake Imelda" (now called Lake Danao Natural Park) covers an area of around 148 hectares or 370 acres.


Thursday, November 14, 2013

The calm before the storm --- My Eastern Visayas Journey

November 14, 2013 10
I feel mixed emotions just thinking about what to say. I am neither a Yolanda victim nor a survivor. But I've already cried over the fact that I almost got caught in the storm. I came back to Manila from Tacloban on November 6 --- a day before the super typhoon entered the Philippines. Some of my family and friends say that God was on my side since my life was spared. I really didn't want to think of it that way, especially when I have friends and their families who unfortunately got battered by the massive tempest. Of course, I still thank God for bringing me home safely.