To anyone out there who wishes to help out but don't know how, you can go to this link:
http://www.rappler.com/move-ph/41461-relief-visayas-earthquake-victims and find a compilation of ways on how to help whether you are within the Philippines or abroad.
I look at my friend as she sat beside me, holding the sandwich she has bought but barely eaten, she fidgets with her phone looking for someone to call. Her eyes are restless. She smiles but you know deep inside that she is worried. Her family are victims of the typhoon Haiyan. She was not there in Tacloban and was miles away from her family as she witnessed the storm destroy the place she once called home.
I cannot even begin to tell you how bad the situation is now in those areas but if there was one thing I could tell you, I want my life, my world to stop. The Visayan people have lost their everything but here I am eating more than thrice a day with more than enough water supply that I barely notice its importance. Here I am, still living my life when theirs has completely stopped and turned upside down. I find it unfair that the world did not stop for them but then again, the world does not stop for anyone.
So many people have lost loved ones. There are children who will never again see their playmates. There are children whose last memories were the flood that washed them away or debris falling on them. There are parents who have bid them goodbye. There are couples who will not grow old together. They have friends they might never say hi to again but never got the chance to say goodbye.
But still, here I am.
At one point, I wanted to ask God why He was letting this happen. I wanted to get mad at Him for doing this. For taking away everything from them, for all the lives that have been in lost in such a cruel a manner. But instead of getting mad at Him, He is the one I hang on to. He, God, or whatever you may call this higher being has been the one my fellow Filipinos have been hanging on to. I know God will not be deaf to their prayers, our prayers.
I am still here. I am still living my life. I will not waste it. I was one of the fortunate ones and I will use this life I still have to help them out in whatever way I can.