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There has been a terrible lack of posts recognizing the Philippine Typhoon and that’s why I’m making this post. The Philippines just had the WORST typhoon in history called, Haiyan. Now if you have no idea about the severity, the wind speeds of this typhoon was about 250 mph, which is THREE AND A HALF TIMES THE SPEED OF THE WINDS OF HURRICANE KATRINA. imagine the damage Katrina did to the US, a developed country. The Philippines is a Third world country. Most of the people in this country live in SHACKS MADE OUT OF TRASH. It is estimated that about 10,000 PEOPLE DIED. Dead bodies literally litter the streets and are STUCK IN TREES. IF YOU GIVE ANY SHITS TODAY ABOUT FELLOW HUMANITY YOU BETTER REBLOG THIS. IM NOT ONLY DOING THIS BECAUSE MY FAMILY IS FILIPINO BUT BECAUSE THIS STORM WAS THE WORST IN HISTORY. GOD BLESS THE SOULS LOST THERE. My parents were seriously almost on the verge of tears and almost screaming. We didn’t lose anybody in our family, but it has got to hurt to know that the place you came from is IN SHAMBLES. Pls spread this if you care

I have a lot of Filipino friends and people I cherish a lot! If you could donate to the cause that would be great!

PLEASE HELP! Here are some links to donate: 


  • donations via the Philippine Red Cross (including PayPal)
  • donations via Habitat for Humanity
  • donations via ANCOP Foundation USA
  • eta: donations via UNICEF Philippines
  • eta2: donations via CARE Australia
  • eta2: donations via Caritas Internationalis 
  • eta2: donations via GMA Network (credit card, cash, check)
  • eta2: donations via World Vision
  • eta2: donations via AmeriCares
  • eta2: donations via Samaritan’s Purse (Canada)
  • eta2: donations via Canadian Red Cross (or you can text REDCROSS or ROUGE to 30333 to donate $5)


Communications are down. Electricity is non-existant. Water and food are nowhere to be found. The people were so hungry and desperate to survive that they are looting from shopping malls and stores. Children were dying of starvation. Women were weeping. Men can’t do anything but watch their family suffer and die. If you ever watched some of the clips of the aftermath, you’ll literally cry. Everyone was crying, calling for relatives that they’re alright. Some people were even asking for forgiveness because they didn’t save their families. Some places that was damaged by the storm previously experienced earthquake that brought their houses down. Some evacuation centers that they thought were safe was flooded, causing children from dying. People are holding their dead families, sobbing and asking for forgiveness. They were shouting out of despair.

They don’t need money. They need food, water, medicine, clothes and a sign of hope.

We need help. They need help, everything will be appreciated. YOU MIGHT SAVE A LIFE. Please, reblog and spread the word.

Hi guys, please help out!

I've been actively trying to learn Tagalog, and because there aren't too many resources out there, this blog really helps! Thanks for creating it!
Asked by binibiniblackme

Thank you for stopping by! If you have any specific questions about Tagalog, just ask! It’s a bit difficult thinking of which words or phrases should be out up here so that would help a lot. I hope you keep learning Tagalog!

It's so helpful thanks for the blog:)
Asked by Anonymous

Oh anon, this makes me so happy. I’m glad the blog is helpful for you! I’ll try to post more often now.

Oh anon, pinaligaya mo ako. Masaya ako na ang blog na ito ay nakakapagtulong sayo. Mahal ko kayo

Thank you so much for having this blog!
Asked by ebatres

Oh this is so late!

We really appreciate this. Thank you for learning Tagalog!

Inaantok ako! Kailangan ko ng tulog.
I am sleepy! I need some sleep.

Mainit is used to talk about the weather or just the temperature of something. It’s interchangeable with ‘Ang init,’ which literally means the heat but is more used to express ‘it’s really hot.’

Mabuti, meaning “good” in English, can also be used as a response in a conversation.

"Kamusta ka?" ("How are you?")

"Mabuti!" ("Good!"/ "I’m doing well!")