July 24, 2008

Happy news and kudos

Let's begin with the happy news...

* The countdown for the finale of my sister Lani's radiation treatments begins. Here's hoping and praying that the treatments blasted away the cancer cells, so they will be gone.

* Our friend Jeremy got hitched last week! Congratulations to the newlyweds! Here's wishing the two of you a wonderful life together. (Share pictures!)

* A cousin is now a Registered Nurse! After months of waiting, the results are out. Congratulations, cousin! And as I told you, no need to take me out for a treat. ;)

* I sold my first item in Half.com! :D

* Of the 15 tasks in my to-do list, I already finished 8. Not bad!

And now, kudos to those who organized and/or donated for the Typhoon Frank relief efforts.

* KidsAhoyShop.com's Mission of Love for Aklan kid-victims of Typhoon Frank

* Rotary Club of Roxas and the City of Roxas Fire Department

* Black and White Movement (read their post "Let Us Help Aklan")

* Akeanon Ag Proud and fellow bloggers like Cheryl Joy of American Living, Filipina Thinking, Valpree of Help Kalibo, even people I know personally like Leo of Chemical Rhapsody and Lynn of Nitpicky

* The Capiz Medical Society (CMS) in cooperation with the Philippine Nurses' Association - Capiz Chapter (PNA-Capiz), Philippine National Red Cross - Capiz Chapter (PNRC-Capiz) and the Capiz-Aklan Medical Representatives' Association (CAMeRA)

* Task Force Noah

* Bill Gates

* My mom

* My "bro" and his family - K. Erwin, A. Anna & Josh

* and everyone else who took time out from their busy schedules to give their time and even money in helping our fellowmen.

A month after Typhoon Frank hit the area, help is needed more than ever. It will take time before the affected areas will recover from Typhoon Frank's devastating impact.

You can check out "An Open Letter for Help" from Gov. Carlito Marquez. Here's a list of items still needed:

1. Safe drinking water
2. Food/Canned goods
3. Rice
4. Noodles
5. Medicines
6. Clothes
7. Shoes/Slippers
8. Sleeping Mats
9. Blankets
10. Towels
11. Katol or insect repellant
12. Candles and matches
13. Soap, shampoo, tooth paste & tooth brush
14. Old toys
15. Books