April 8, 2008

It took a video to make it real

We received text messages and phone calls from the Philippines. We even read news reports about the fire. But it took the video to make us cry. The gate was described by my sister Lynn as big and spiky. You'll see it in the video.

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The flames ate up the room that I shared with my sister Lani. After she moved to the US, I shared it with Lynn. After I moved to the US, it became Lynn's domain.

I didn't even finish watching the video. I couldn't. So what did I lose? Memories. I'm a big fan of photos. A lot of my photo albums were left behind in that bedroom. Albums that chronicled different highlights (and even non-highlights) of my life. Now they're gone.

As I told Lynn, I lost my past while she lost both her past and present. Either way, they're priceless.


Perfectwound said...

Oh no..that looks really bad.

Though I don't know what they are talking about, I hope all is well at your side.

Cez said...

We've been getting different reports due to different perspectives. We're playing it by ear in the meantime, until my family arrives home. I can say that all is relatively well on our side because my parents and sister were not at home when it happened. Something to be thankful for, right?

Lene said...

Being not into local news lately, I was not aware of such. Until I watched it here.

It's very devastating. But thank God that your family is not there.

God has His own reasons why things happen. May you all see the truest meaning of this.

God bless Cez!

Perfectwound said...

Yes, it's a true blessing in disguise~!!

Anyway glad to hear that they are all unharm by the fire, guess your parents and sister have a lot of planning right now.

... Paige said...

I'm sorry.
I hope Lynn is ok as well as all the other families.
{hugs} for all

Cez said...

Thanks, guys. They left early this morning. There's a lot to be done, but it will be done a step at a time in good time. I hope to help out soon.