ODETTE: NOW ON IT'S 2ND WEEK

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Yes, this is literally turning into an experience you only see in movies or TV series. I don't know exactly what's going on everywhere since I limit myself from social media. I haven't been on FB or IG for a while now even before the Odette Crisis because it could be really stressful. A lot of places around Visayas and Mindanao have been devastated by the super typhoon and everyone is trying their best to survive.
 

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Last week everyone was battling between prioritizing their lives, looking for basic needs, rebuilding their homes, helping others who are in need badly, and celebrating Christmas. In the first week after the Wrath of Odette, I had it easy, I was able to change my routine, get help from my family and friends, get some time here on Hive, and check others what they have been doing. This week is a bit different. My girlfriend's place finally got electricity but no water. A few days of the week I stayed there, now I'm back to Talisay, and figuring to find basic resources could take a lot of work.
 

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When I got home, I ran out of drinking water. Good thing @tanawabai's mom was kind enough to give me some. Water refilling stations around our area are still closed. I'm fortunate enough to be living in an area where people will go around our neighborhood and fetch water for us and we pay them. That water will be used in bathing, cooking, washing dishes, etc. That water should be stretched until the next day when someone could fetch us water again. Several houses in our neighborhood have generators. A friend of ours lives in one of those houses. He will take our phones to charge in their house. There are updates circulating on social media that power will be fully restored by the end of January 2022 though some areas already have some power.
 

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A few days ago, @dzeizon, @tanawabai, and some of our friends went to SM Seaside to buy some drinking water and some groceries. Unfortunately, we went home without drinking water. It is when the frustrations hit me. Drinking water is something we have so much access to, now we are thirsty and looking for places for drinkable water. I know some had it worse than us but it is difficult to deny the fact that it is frustrating and it seems like others' frustrations are getting into me too. Everyone is having a hard time dealing with this post-Odette crisis.
 

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The reality is, no matter how much you say "stay positive" or "stay strong" you will have some moments where you just want to give up. You get tired and just want to run away. I want to acknowledge these emotions right now. I want to write it because it's my way of easing out these emotions and hoping to feel better right after. I'm so grateful for having Hive right now. Aside from the fact that the platform has been financially supporting me, it is also a great outlet for me to express my feelings and thoughts without being judged and invalidated.
 

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You might want to check the post of other Hivers that experience the anger of Odette.

BRACING THE STORM: MY SUPER TYPHOON ODETTE (RAI) STORY by @lifewithera

Life after the Wrath of Typhoon Odette: Every Day now is like a Fighting Battle by @purepinay

Typhoon Odette/Rai: A Super Typhoon Experience by @queenmeiko22

THE DARKNESS AND STRUGGLE AFTER SUPER TYPHOON RAI (ODETTE) AND HOW WE'RE STILL GRATEFUL DESPITE OF IT by @sassycebuana

A HELPING HAND AMIDST THE CALAMITY by @theg
Looking for the Silver Lining: Where's the Rainbow After the Storm? by @jongcl

The Before & After of a Super Typhoon by @krystalogue

I can't keep silent! I need to Help! | FundRaising for people heavily affected by Super Typhoon Odette in Cebu | Created a Gofundme Account to support the locals by @fernwehninja

Our Place Is A Mess Now After Typhoon Odette Came Recently 😭 by @filipinajourney

Odette Retrospective by @jezwanderer

A Super Typhoon Made Me Reflect About My Situation by @juanvegetarian

Super Typhoon Odette by @chuch

RAVAGING TYPHOON ODETTE: NO WAY HOME by @lakwatserangthik

Whip of the typhoon Odette | The saddest Christmas we experience ever. by @luckylaica

How did you spend your Christmas? [An Update on the Super Typhoon Odette Donation Drive] by @patsitivity

Smiles after Odette (The Outreach Program for Children) by @pyng17cc

Monster Typhoon Odette by @chuch

Scorching Skins and Strong Winds: My Typhoon Odette Experience by @eudadol

How I spent my Christmas & My Plans on Sending Support to East Boholanos by @proteancreator
MY TYPHOON ODETTE STORY (PART 2) by @erikathedrama

Southern Leyte needs Help by @mrnightmare89

After the Storm by @lightrose

These are just a few of the many posts about Super Typhoon Rai aka #Odette which you can read here on Hive. It would mean a lot if you check, upvote, and share their posts.
 

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I'm hoping for better days. I'm hoping that this crisis will end very soon. I'm hoping that we will go back to normal soon where the basic needs are accessible, people in business are no longer abusive. I'm hoping that 2022 will be a better year for everyone. Advance Happy New Year everyone.

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I'm ending this post with this adorable photo of Sai hoping that this will light up your mood after all this mayhem!.

PS. Despite what is happening in my life right now, I'm so grateful that this week I met @wrestlingdesires and @dreemsteem who helped my work to be seen even more.


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I'm glad you are doing a little better. Do stay safe!

!PIZZA

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Thank you so much!

Thanks for the pizza. Wishing its actual pizza. I would love to eat some.

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Thank God we are safe! My heart swells for those who are heavily affected and my prayers goes for them. God bless.Visayas!♥️

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God bless us all. Lets stay strong and keepsafe. This crisis wull be over soon.

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Congratulations @asasiklause!
You raised your level and are now a Minnow!

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Oh! And can we take a moment to celebrate @asasiklause? I know it might seem strange to celebrate such a thing when you're struggling for water and power, but you became a Minnow!!! Yay for awesome things to celebrate 🙌🙌🙌 (when you're in the mood to celebrate that is... come back to this comment then :P)

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This is definitely worth the celebration. I was actually a Minnow before but since I powered down, the HP went down so is my level but now I have it back. Thank you so much @consciouscat for giving me reasons and encouraging me to celebrate! Have a great day.

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Keep safe and well rested. Yun lang ang pwede magawa. No other way through it but to be aware of the feelings; these things are natural to us human beings. Thinking about others may help keep the mind from thinking about your self and your situation too much though. In my case, prayers and meditation do help.

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I couldn't agree more. I'm getting back in my yoga practice to give some time for myself. I do wanted to extend help to others but I have limitations because I need to be mindful about my actions. Thank you so much for the kind words @juanvegetarian

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Maybe some strong asana poses to bring up the energy and release some of the tension. It might also help if you eat lots of fruits as the fresh and vibrant energy really helps keeps our system balanced. You're welcome. :)

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what a smiley doge. :) stay strong. no matter how it seems, or we feel down, like it's pointless, just give up, stuff.. just go on. u can/will just survive..

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Yes true kaayo!!! When we went to the mall, wala na jod drinking water, only Coke and C2😂 there are things we really took for granted indeed prior to the typhoon! Laban lang we will get through this 🤗🥺

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I'm on the verge na of going to Negros. Hahahahhaa. Pra mgstarbucks. Ahw. Or mgYoga sa Anahaw. Ahahahah

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Sending you !LUV brother (& !LOLZ for when you feel like receiving them :P).

May the power be restored soon. May your access to drinking water become easier.
And may 2022 be better than you can imagine right now 🤗😃🙏

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What is in the middle of nowhere?
The letter H

@asasiklause, I sent you an $LOLZ on behalf of @consciouscat
Use the !LOL or !LOLZ command to share a joke and an $LOLZ. (2/6)

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Very much appreciated the LOLZ and LUV @consciouscat! I just got home in my place and the power and water were restored. Internet is available is our neighbors place. Hehehe. 2022 is looking great!

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Hello Klause! I hope you and your family is well. Cebu might be in a mess for now but I know in God's time everything will soon go back to normal. Happy New year Klause hope to see you all soon. ☺️🙏💕

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Happy New Year Rica. Looking forward a more greatness this 2022. See you soonest!

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the doggo is really really cute. sending prayers to you and to all of my kababayan as well. happy new year, sir! bangon tayo, VisMin!

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Thank you for appreciating our dog. Thank you for the kind words.🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

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Thank you for sharing, Klause and also for giving a shout out to the other posts about Odette. I feel your frustrations and I hear you. If lisod gihapon ang drinking water naa daw sa Biasong na ma leave ra nimo overnight for refill then kuhaon lang the next day para di na magpila. Ako lang i.ask where exactly ang location. Take care and stay safe always.

And hello to Sai the cutie 💕

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As of the moment nabalik na among power and water sa among area. nakarefill na pd mi sa among drinking water. Thank you so much for the info. I could share it to others pd. Kamo, kamusta nmn mo dha?

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Nabalik na pud sa amo ang power and water just last night. But ila ate @gwenfinity and the siblings sa Mingla wala pa 😭

Take care, Klause!

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Hopefully it'll be soon na. Bsta dli kaau dako ang damage sa mga poste kay mabalik ra jd daun.

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