Vote For The New 7 Wonders of Nature!

THE FINAL COUNTDOWN IS UP! Vote now for the new 7 wonders of Nature! Voting closes on 11/11/11 a.k.a tomorrow so hurry up because you only have 24 hours left to choose the top destinations/most beautiful sites in the world. Oh nature!

VOTE HERE

While you’re at it, PLEASE VOTE FOR THE PUERTO PRINCESA SUBTERRANEAN RIVER NATIONAL PARK! I was actually very surprised when I found out that the Philippines was even considered amongst the other amazing places in the world. Wow. MABUHAY!

Here are my picks for the new 7 wonders of  nature!

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I ♥ Holic Accessories

Today was super tiring! I ran so many errands for the Band Screening today held at my school and can I just say, IT WAS A SUCCESS! Congrats Pub! ♥ Anyway, when I got home, I received some goodies from HOLIC ACCESSORIES! I got a chain headpiece and golightly bracelets! Did you know that in every purchase of Golightly and Warhol bracelets, you are actually helping a Gawad Kalinga Community? Yes, Gawad Kalinga provides handicraft laborers for Holic Accessories! So, the more orders you make, the more laborers GK will need aka more work for Gawad Kalinga’s residents! Go ahead and support Holic Accessories and Gawad Kalinga! With HOLIC, you can be fashionable and help a community all at the same time. Btw, THANK YOU HOLIC 🙂

Let me tell you guys a little fact: THURSDAYS, FOR ME, ARE CURSED. Every Thursday, something bad happens to me. This week, I got fever and was sooo sick the whole day aka I was in my school’s clinic. I had to go to school on Friday (even though I was down with the flu) because it was the awarding ceremony for the PCPGE Inter-school Ecology Week wherein different schools in Luzon competed through different forms of art. I was the representative of my school for the On-The-Spot English Essay Writing Contest and guess who’s luck turned around? ME! I won first place! So awesome! Leggo Mother Earth! My school was also the over-all champion, garnering 100 points! WEE! Our high school Glee club was also given a hall of fame award for winning 10 times in the eco-song fest! Way to go!

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PS WATCH SOMETHING BORROWED. ZOMG. ♥♥♥

I WILL BE PRO AT THIS DANCE 😉

03/11/11 – Tragedy Hits Japan :(

It’s kind of sad that my comeback post involves a tragic event which hit Japan yesterday, March 11, 2011. Here’s a quick recap of events:

An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck north-east Japan on Friday, killing at least 300 people – although that figure is widely expected to rise. As a huge relief mission gets under way, states of emergency have been declared at two nuclear plants. Up to 300 bodies were recovered from the port city of Sendai, in Miyagi prefecture, and a third of Kesennuma, a city in the same region, is said to be under water.

Yesterday afternoon, my busmate told me that she received a text that an earthquake shook Japan that afternoon. At first, I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I just watched in the news last Wednesday that they experienced an earthquake there and I couldn’t imagine what it could be like for the Japanese to experience a terrible earthquake twice in the same week. I felt so horrible when I found out that it was a 8.9 magnitude earthquake. I wished my eyes deceived me, but no. So I arrived home, opened the internet and Google sent out an alert that there will be tsunamis in different areas including New Zealand, Hawaii, Indonesia, the Philippines, etc. Within just a few hours yesterday, the first wave hit the Philippines’ area of responsibility… and then the second and third wave hit (IDK if there were more)

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE SUMMARY OF EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED ON FRIDAY IN JAPAN

CLICK HERE FOR THE WIDESPREAD DESTRUCTION FROM JAPAN (video)

CLICK HERE AS DAYBREAK REVEALS JAPAN’S DEVASTATION (video)

Image: Buildings tossed together by the tsunami is seen in Miyagi Prefecture

On the other side of the world, Lady Gaga showers us with her awesomeness: an opportunity for us, her little monsters, to give back. It may be simple, but it’s for a great cause 🙂

Let’s all continue praying for Japan and the rest of the world 🙂 Take care everyone! x

Death Toll Rises To Nearly 600 In Brazil Flooding

People salvage a refrigerator from a house destroyed by a mudslide Saturday in Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
People salvage a refrigerator from a house destroyed by a mudslide Saturday in Nova Friburgo, Brazil.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS

Teresopolis, Brazil (CNN) — The death toll from flooding caused by torrential rains in Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state rose to 591 people Saturday, Brazil’s official news agency reported.

Most of the deaths were reported in the cities of Nova Friburgo and Teresopolis, located in a mountainous region northeast of Rio, according to Agencia Brasil.

Rescuers have not been able to reach some hard-hit areas and many more people are feared dead, the agency said Friday.

The rain is predicted to continue for several days in areas already submerged in water or slathered with mud.

At least 257 people died in Teresopolis, while 267 were killed in the town of Nova Friburgo, Agencia Brasil reported.

She trudged through mud in her rain boots to talk to residents in a neighborhood where four of seven firefighters attempting to rescue people had been buried under mud. Three others were pulled out alive.

Brazilian authorities have been criticized for a lack of disaster planning and allowing people to build homes in areas known to become treacherous in the rainy season.

They are under increasing pressure to show a strong response. Brazil is scheduled to host the World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics.

State health officials pleaded for people to donate blood that will be sent to the Serrana region, where only 36 units of blood remained for treatment of flood victims.

Rain has affected neighboring Sao Paulo as well, killing 24 people there, authorities said.

READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

…in 49 out of 50 States in America. Like, literally. I just found out (I’m so outdated :() that snow had touched 49 States including California and Hawaii. Florida wasn’t able to experience snow and that’s a bit relieving 😀

Snow present in 49 of the 50 U.S. states
January 11th, 2011
04:38 PM ET

Here’s how the snow forecast breaks down for some major cities:

Washington DC: 2-4 inches
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 4-6 inches
New York, N.Y.: 6-12 inches
Hartford, Connecticut: 15-20 inches
Boston, Massachusetts: 12-16 inches

source

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Look After You

I chose Look After You, a song by The Fray, as my title because we’ll be talking about a very serious matter here that requires our help. As we all know Australia is still flooded; around 75% of Queensland is experiencing lack of resources and overflowing water.

Celebrities on Twitter send their support for people in the Queensland floods

The flood affected area is about the size of France AND Germany and could worsen in the next few days. They are saying that if the floods continue that all the east coast of Australia could be flooded. Currently there are 12 deaths and over 67 people missing.

To help you guys understand, this is Australia in rough comparison with the US (I didn’t do the picture btw, I scabbed it from Twitter)

To see a better view of the flooding, CLICK HERE 😐 I seriously cannot believe this is happening to them too 😦

This’ll just break your heart 😦

To donate, simply CLICK THIS LINK 🙂 This will mean a lot to them. God bless and take care! x