prayer, and more!

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Today is White Day.

Ordinarily, this would have been a post lamenting the non-existence of this day in my own country.

Recent events have urged me to stop being so shallow.

Let's all pray for our Japan, for Libya, for Saudi Arabia, for our world as we enter another day of rebuilding.

More than that, here are some helpful links if you wish for a more concrete way to reach out to Japan:

  • Google has a project called 'Google Crisis Response' with real-time updates on events in Japan.
  • The Huffington Post also has an article on ways to help.
  • The New York Times also has an article to help.
  • Yahoo also has some useful links.
  • Locally, the Inquirer also has some suggestions for helping. This one is also nice for Facebook addicts because you can donate by playing FB games.
I'm trying to find out if there are ways to donate the way we could during Ondoy (I remember I was able to donate using my load by texting the Red Cross).

If I find out, I'll update this post.

In the meantime, prayer.

That is something we all can do.

Update (03/22/11): Help Japan by donating to the Red cross! Text JAPAN(space)(amount of donation)to 2899.
Available denominations are as follows: 5,25,50,100,300,500,1000. This transaction is free of charge.

Ex: JAPAN 50 (Send to 2899)

*As an aside, let me just express my ire at the people responsible for the text messages that circulated around yesterday. Thanks a lot, guys. Thanks.

darkest Mercy, darkest Mercy, darkest Mercy PLEASE!

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*Rant post: you have been warned.


Soooo frustrated.

I thought, after the long, nearly interminable wait, I could finally get my hands on the last Wicked Lovely book.

I was all set and hyped, I rushed out of work at 4:30 to get to the bookstore. Only, they didn't have the book yet. I was a bit miffed, because this was my favorite bookstore (and waiting spot), so I buy books there as often as I can, to make up for my always being there.

Undaunted, I went to five other bookstores. (This is why it's so much easier to shop in the Ayala area, because three malls, several bookstores...heaven).

Unfortunately, no luck anywhere. The reasons ranged from 'this isn't a same-day everywhere release' to 'the ships have yet to arrive' to 'not available' to 'go away'.

With each store, I felt myself getting more and more obsessive-y. GAH. I'm actually a bit embarrassed, because I was a bit...mean to the salespeople. But I've been waiting for this book for so freaking long, and to be denied this way is JUST NOT FUN!

Finally, having hit all possible bookstores in both Ayala and Global City (yes, I can be that crazy), I had to admit defeat.

Darkest Mercy just wasn't here yet.

Please, book, get here soon!

All the reviews seem to be glowing and I cannot wait anymore!

***Waiting is one of the pitfalls of Book Love, I guess.