Remembering Haiyan

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Commemorating Haiyan’s first year anniversary after it struck the Philippines and hearing again the stories of survival and strained experiences from the people who were greatly affected by the super typhoon brought back memories as if they were fresh from yesterday. I remembered being far from my loved ones who were in the affected areas during that time gave me sleepless nights and unstable peace of mind because of fear and worry. Addition to the burden was the social media which was poorly compensating with the depression felt by the audience who were hoping to catch some good news but all we got were news of many casualties and of how devastated the areas were. But I never stopped watching television and browsing sites for any updates. My faith was the only thing I held on to back then. But few days of not hearing anything from my relatives made…

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