Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10.15.2013 (Cebu Earthquake)

At around 8 AM yesterday a magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit my beloved city, Cebu. And it was really traumatic. I was at work, under my station. Apparently, it lasted a minute but it seemed like forever and in my mind I was like, "this will soon stop, this will soon stop" and when it didn't, I just surrendered and prayed. I honestly thought I was gonna die. But then it stopped. And then we all ran out of our builing, to Cartzone. I remember calling my friends' names to check if we're all together. And we were.

I was clasping my phone hard. I needed it to call my loved ones, to find out if they're ok. And they were, except my younger brother Kab. I couldn't reach him! You see, he also lives in the city and few minutes before the earthquake we were still messaging each other so naturally I was worried sick! It was one of the scariest moments of my life. I broke down in the taxi, the driver tried consoling me, which I really appreciate. But nothing could make me feel better. I went to his apartment, he's not there. I roamed around IT Park crying. It was hell. And then, someone called, "Nang!" It had to be my brother. And it was. And I cried again. Finally, and I know this might sound selfish but to hell with everything, my brother was safe and whole and it was all that mattered.

The whole afternoon I was with my super friends Douey Joy and Vanessa Rhea, with Yaggi, Van's pet. We were jumpy because of the aftershocks and also probably because we were watching Prison Break Season 2. But despite that, I was able to take pics of me and Yaggi. I am not into pets (or animals) and I haven't been this near to an animal before (but of course I don't hate them, I just don't like the smell) so this, right here is really a photo op. I thought, the world might end today, I need to do something I haven't done before. Plus, Yaggi just took a bath so there..

Right now, there's still aftershock every few minutes. They say it will last for about 3 days. I don't know. But I will pray, always, for my loved ones, and for my country. May God bless the Philippines..

Below are pics of my room. I haven't checked if my keyboard's ok. Kiver na!

I was exhausted, stressed, and hungry. I felt like I just came from war. So I ate a lot at dinner. We went to Yu-Yu-Tei at the Gallery. Food's ok, not amazing. 

I went home, talked to bf (for a much needed loving feeling), and prayed for safety.

Just like everybody else, I woke up every aftershock. Here's hoping today will be better. Take care you guys! xxx

*read about the earthquake - BE AWARE*


  1. Hey! I hope everything's awrite now! So glad you were fine! Tc xx

    1. girl, thank you! there's still aftershocks but everything's ok.. Godbless! x