Wednesday, September 30, 2009

5 Tips in preparing for a Typhoon.

Goodbye Ondoy, Hello Typhoon PEPENG! Hmmp... Kainis!!!

"As of 5:00 p.m, 30 September 2009 Today, (Philippine Time) a Typhoon at the east of Northern Mindanao has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named 'PEPENG'." As forcasted by PAGASA.

Yes, another storm coming, I know a lot of families in Luzon have not yet recovered from the trauma of the Typoon Ondoy. Then here comes Typhoon PEPENG, a lot of us was not expecting Typhoon Ondoy will be this traumatic. We were caught off-guard even for those people where flooding is a normal scenery in their cities (Malabon, Marikina, Pasay & Pasig). I guess we have to be prepared this time. We should expect the unexpected.

So here are some tips and preparations in case of unexpected emergency like this occurs:

1.) Prepare Food Supplies suitable for 2-3 days.
  • We should have at least have Can Goods for us to consumed if this will happen again.
2.) Plan your escape route in case of Flood.
  • Don't Panic - make preparations where you can store food and a place you can safely stay.
3.) Prepare a disaster supply kit.
  • What is a disaster supply kit? - First Aid Kits, Spare Clothes, Flash Lights, Candle and etc. packed in one bag.
4.) Secure valuable things such as important documents, cellphones, jewelries and etc.
  • Secure your valuables specially documents such as Passport, Birth Certificates, Licenses, Cellphone, Money and Jewelries (For Pawn?) and etc.
5.) Note down important contact numbers.
  • Phil. National Red Cross - 527-0000
  • NDCC :912-5668, 911-1406, 912-2665, 911-5061
  • Nearest Hospital/Police/Fire Station Contact Numbers

So what do you think? You can add more tips by commenting on this blog.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Give Back What Typoon Ondoy Took Away

I'm very thankful and lucky that I still have a home and my children with me. When I saw these pictures from the internet, I can't help to feel sorry for those victim of the Typoon Ondoy. That's why, in this simple way I'm reblogging this post to help those victims.

[Reblog from:]

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List of verified relief centers for 'Ondoy' victims

Ateneo de Manila University Disaster Response Group

Go To: Ateneo de Manila University

Loyola Heights , Quezon City

Manuel V. Pangilinan Building Center for Student Leadership Lobby

University Dorm Cervini Hall

09089977166, 09178952792, 4266001 local 5050

Look for: Gio Tiongson, President, Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral


Operations: 24-hours operations for the entire week.

You can:

  • Donate goods like bottled water, sardines, canned goods, candles, cup noodles.

  • Volunteer to help repack relief goods, administer basic first aid.

  • Report missing persons.

  • Seek evacuation/temporary shelter at University Dorm Cervini Hall.

    Citizens Disaster Response Center (CDRC)

    Go To: 72-A Times St., West Triangle Homes , QC .

    Hotlines: 9299820, 9299822

    Operations: 8 a.m. onwards.

    You can:

  • Donate money, old clothes, blanket, bigas, munggo.

  • Volunteers to help distribute goods.

    Radio Veritas

    Go To: Veritas Tower , West Ave. cor EDSA

    Look For: Karla Turingan

    Hotlines: 9257931 to 39, 0918VERITAS

    Operations: 24-hours, tentatively until Tuesday.

    You Can:

  • Donate old clothes, food, assorted goods, bottled water, cash.

    Our Lady of Pentecost Parish

    Go to: 12 F. dela Rosa cor. C. Salvador Streets, Loyola Heights , QC

    Hotlines: 632 4342397, 63 2 9290665

    Operations: 7 a.m. till 10 p.m. for Sunday, until further notice.

    You Can:

  • Donate packed meals, bottled water.


    Victory Fellowship – Fort Bonifacio

    Go to: Victory Fellowship, Every Nation Building , across from Market-Market, Fort Bonifacio

    Look for: Pastor Bernard Marquez

    Hotlines: 813-FORT, 8171212

    Operations: Tentatively until 5pm may may extend hours. Entire week until Friday.


    You can:

  • Donate canned goods, milk, bottled water, clothes, cash.

  • Volunteer to help pack relief goods

    Compiled by Annalyn Ardoña and Patricia Faustino, GMA News and Public Affairs

  • Saturday, September 26, 2009

    Qlick Cafe in Now Open!

    I'm setting aside my personal and creative writing for a while and let me discuss a little bit of business. My business Qlick Cafe.

    Finally, after four months of renovations my internet cafe is now open! Why four months you might asked? We have trouble with the constructions and little short of funds. The good thing is Qlick Cafe is NOW OPEN.

    Qlick Cafe, aside for being my personal portal and my portfolio. It's also my Internet Shop. It offers Computer and Internet Rental, Online Games, Typing Job, Tarpaulin Printing, Graphic Design and a lot more.

    Visit us:

    Qlick Cafe
    B1 L27 P1
    Brgy. H2 St. Claire
    Dasmariñas, 4114 Cavite

    Thursday, September 24, 2009


    Photo Courtesy of Sir Dennis Nuevo.

    by Jhong Medina

    Head tormented by pain.
    Echos to my cerebrum and veins.

    Aspirin taken as a pill.
    Devoured by this pain like - drill.

    Aching and fiery eyes.
    Can only make me sigh.

    Hope the feeling will be over.
    Ending my agony all together.

    (An Acrostic Poetry)

    Friday, September 11, 2009

    What Does Not Kill Me Only Makes Me Stronger.

    A lot of newly grad employees quit their first job because of the trauma at the workplace.Because they thought that after graduation it’s the end of their suffering, but its not.The battle is just getting started. The real world is not a nirvana, where you can just play around. The real work place is not only filled with physical distress, but also full of emotional stress. If you really want to excel in your field you need to be tough and you need to have patience. As my wife's boss would say, “Don’t believe that life is fair, it will always be unfair.” Your first job can be full of frustrations but don’t quit, try to earn the respect of your superior. A lot of newly grad employees who quit on their first job end up without a career. The first six months of an employee is very vital to have a fulfilling career. I believe its not working hard that will makes you successful, but it’s your character that will get you on top of the corporate ladder.

    Meantime, I would like to dedicate this poem to my niece, Kate. Be strong and God bless.

    What Does Not Kill Me Only Makes Me Stronger.
    Jhong Medina

    I feel pain the same as you do.
    I cry sometime to let go the stress too!
    They can make things darker and make me feel shoddier,
    But what does not kill me, only make me stronger.

    Sometimes I also feel that the world is not fare
    They may shout on me all day, as it seems - nobody cares.
    They can criticize me and make my day bitter
    But what does not kill me, only make me stronger.

    Yes my life is very complicated
    But I’m only human, I also get frustrated.
    They can curse me & damn me just to make themselves feel better.
    But what does not kill me, only make me stronger.

    I pray to God and wish this would be over
    All these problems over my shoulders.
    Good thing I’ve these little toddlers
    To give me strength to recite the quote that makes me stronger.

    Thanks to my mentor Zorlone, for helping me out with the poem and the encouragements. O' U' BRO!

    Friday, September 4, 2009

    It's Gelo's Birthday!

    This time it's my eldest son's birthday! I'm not really good in creative writing, but I made a poem for my eldest son, Gelo. So here goes...

    Happy Birthday, My Son!
    by Jhong Medina

    You have grown up so fast my son.
    It has been many years since the first time we had fun.
    If you could still remember the first ride we had.
    It was the first time you call me dad.

    We both know its not my blood that runs through your veins.
    But my mind and heartbeats your name.
    At this moment, I can't help but cry...
    reminiscing the good years that has gone by.

    Happy Birthday my eldest.
    Today is your day and I wish you the best.





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