Clear Skies

I’d like to dedicate this post to everyone affected by Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo. I was scared to the bone when I heard that there would be a monstrous thunderstorm traveling at 210kph coming for the Philippines, with strength similar to that of Typhoon Mike/”Ruping” back in the 90’s. Cebu lost electricity and water for a month after that 90’s storm hit, on top of all the casualties and devastations in the city. I have a terrible fear for thunderstorms, and it’s developed and become more disturbing in the past few years, so this was a really big deal to me. Weather forecasts and news channels announced that Cebu would be under Signal #2, and that the storm would hit at 6-8 in the evening, so we did all necessary precautions and stayed indoors for the rest of the day. God must have heard me and the crazy fear twisting in my stomach because thankfully, despite all warnings and preparations, the storm never reached our city. We had a few doses of heavy rain but it was gone within minutes and it never came back. However, this isn’t the case for the other parts of Visayas and Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro was smack center in the eye of the storm, causing mass evacuations, broken bridges and overflowing rivers. The river by the Tubod Bridge of Iligan City had murky water rising to the top. Banana plantations were wiped out in Compostella Valley, and (as of writing) 80 people were reported dead because of landslides and other calamities brought about by Pablo. There are still so many things to pray and work together for. But as usual, the Philippine spirit is strong and we will stand united in the face of these adversities, help each other and come out triumphant. I hope these photos above help inspire us to fight for clear skies- new beginnings and faith in God and each other to help rebuild this beautiful world.

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35 Responses to Clear Skies

  1. Mary says:

    This is one of the reasons why I love your blog because it show’s you’re REAL! Stay warm and safe, Kryz!

  2. Abbs says:

    If the eye of the storm hits a certain place, it’ll have no rain or anything. It’ll be clear. So I hope you meant it in metaphor when you said CdO has so much damage when they were at the center of the storm.

  3. Tasha D. says:

    The photography here reminds me a lot of Rumi Neely’s blog.

  4. chacha says:

    We are good here in CDO! good thing people are more “handa” unlike before. Thankful that the storm is gone and the sun is out embracing the city.

  5. Allyson says:

    So glad to hear you’re okay, I’ll be keeping all those affected in my thoughts.

    Beautiful photos!

  6. Caroline says:

    this view is what I simply love! Everytime…even if I totally hate aeroplanes! haha ♥


  7. chippie says:

    It’s already a really really sunny day here in Iloilo, you wouldn’t think that there was a giant typhoon yesterday. I hope everyone’s okay, especially in the affected areas.

  8. Sweet says:

    This is what I love about your site. You not only tackle about fashion and beauty but also on current events. You always show how concerned you are with people. You are indeed beautiful inside out!

  9. Quang Hue says:

    Namo Amitabha, hi Kryz, i am happy to know you, your family and your city have no problems with that natural disasters. Today i had assisted you to fight Typhoon BOPHA/Pablo coming to your city and country. It is a success for my assistant and it would be much better if i start to assist you yesterday. My robe color would be the color of the sun and the sunshine in your pictures. It’s time for you to switch to Buddhism so it would be much better for your spiritual life. But don’t waste your time by practicing Pure Land Buddhism only. Watch the five Pure Land videos on the homepage of my website to know much about Pure Land. Use your free time to watch them Kryz, don’t waste your time for unnecessary things. If you don’t practice Buddhism, you will never have that kind of tremendous spiritual power. When I haven’t reborn in Pure Land yet, you don’t have to worry about any kinds of natural disasters at all. Just let me know at least 2 days in advance, sincerely, buddhist Quang Hue.

  10. Henna says:

    Best wishes from the other side of the globe :) Hopefully the recovery from the storm will go well and quickly. I cannot even imagine such natural disasters because of living here in northern Europe.

  11. JJ says:

    I’m just going to pray for you all. I know what it means when you have to face a natural catasrophe, we’ve had earthquakes here in Italy this spring :(
    Best wishes :)

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  13. Issa says:

    stay safe Miss Kryz! :)

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