Sunshine State

How is your community doing after the #GlendaPH typhoon? My area only got power back yesterday so now I can finally begin catching up on some backlogs. Some of us are lucky enough to get back on our feet, but we all know many towns are still reeling from the damages Glenda has caused, especially my hometown Bicol. There are many ways we can help. If you’re on Twitter, type the hashtag #ReliefPH and you’ll instantly see ways on how you can lend a hand.
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Filipinos are the most resilient people I know. Our country is visited by an average of 20 typhoons a year and they always leave billions of destruction and hundreds of lost lives, but we always bounce back from every tragedy. And that’s what matters. Unfortunate events are a fact of life, and while they cause us so much grief and heartache, we must continue to live our lives the best way we can.
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I lost my father when I was 15. I was a daddy’s girl and losing him devastated me, but my mother showed us that dwelling on grief will do us no good. It took me a year after his death to finally recover emotionally. Now it only feels like my father is just somewhere, traveling the world, watching over me.
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If you would like to help #GlendaPH victims, here are some ways:

  • Volunteers are needed at DSWD’s National Resource Operations Center (NROC) at NAIA Chapel Road, Pasay City. You may contact: 02-8528081 or 02-8512681
  • Naga City, my hometown which was badly hit although recovering, is in need of volunteers who will pack goods. Donations are also accepted. Please call 054-4725462. You may go directly to the Congressional Office of Leni Gerona Robredo at Naga City Hall Compound, in front of Commission on Human Rights and Camarines Sur Medical Society.
  • If you have a phone and load, you can also send monetary donation via Red Cross by texting RED <space> AMOUNT to 4143 (Smart) or 2399 (Globe). You can donate the following denominations: Smart: 10, 25, 50, 100, 300, 500 or 1000; Globe: 5, 25, 100, 300, 500 or 1000.

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It has been raining since July began and it’s a must that we’re always ready. My sweaters and long-sleeved tops have overtaken my entire closet. Knit sweaters can be quite expensive so I always look for preloved ones on Instagram. So far I’m loving my purchases. I find them by searching the hashtag #knitsweaterph by the way. πŸ™‚
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Thrifted dungarees and knit sweater | Loafers from World Balance

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  • jamielouborile

    I’m sorry to hear about your dad! πŸ™
    I missed your blog! You look so pretty and blooming in this post! <3

    xo Jamie of Spotlight on Jamie

    • Hihi thank you, Jamie! <3

  • ellie

    aww sorry to hear about your dad, anyway you are such a cutie Daphne! I love your smile yung tipong smile na pag nakita mo mapapasmile ka din πŸ˜€ it’s always great to see something like this on a gloomy day! visit my blog some time soon

    keep in touch!

    ellie

    http://chasingculprit.blogspot.com/2014/07/still-searchingstill-waiting.html

    • Aww thanks Ellie. Will definitely visit soon! πŸ™‚

  • jo-anne

    We can never fully recover talaga when we lose someone we love. I lost my dad 2 years ago and I still think about him often.

    On a lighter note, you look so pretty here. Love your ootd. So bagets

    • Thank you. Prayers for your dad, Jo-anne. πŸ™

  • chubskulit

    Your smile is very captivating talaga Daphne. Nagrabe nga talaga ang Bicol, sabi kan Mama ko, naglayog daa atop ninda wahhhh. By the way, love your get up!

    • Oh my! That’s the worst. Experienced that a lot kang aki pa ako, naglalayog na atop πŸ™

  • papaleng

    Kahit ilang Glenda pa yan, if only we can share such lovely smile like yours then. everything will go fine na. Hope your province gets all the needed support from concern govt. agencies and private organizations.

    • Local government is doing everything they can naman. Haha thanks, Papaleng. πŸ™‚

  • So pretty πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Rich πŸ™‚

  • Lou

    You look oh so pretty! And oh btw I’m from bicol as well we experienced signal number 3 here and thank God that the electricity is back again! Time for blogging.

    GIVEAWAY ON MY BLOG (OPEN WORLDWIDE)

    Lou of, steal-thestyle.com

    • I hope you and your family are doing better! πŸ™‚

  • tgf

    I love the outfit, so cool! And I like the model, too, so pretty! — Maria Teresa Figuerres

    • Thank you, Teresa! πŸ™‚

  • Joshua

    The outfit looks good and the model looks cute as well.
    -Wanderer Juan

  • papaleng

    Just asking myself, ilang beses na ba akong nag-visit sa post na ito. Your beauty is so refreshing. BTW I love your get up, parang teen lang. πŸ™‚

  • Your photos are some ways to get relief from pains cause by glenda, we’re lucky here in Bacolod, we’re not affected.

  • Jonas Labagala

    I’m sorry for your loss but we really have to step up and move on! And I hope your hometown is coping well from the typhoon. And the color suits you well.. πŸ˜€

  • Algene

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. but I’m happy seeing your photos in this post πŸ™‚ You look really happy in your photos!

  • I lost my father when I was 16 and after years I look back, I realized that he’ll always be apart of who we are because of how he raised us. Anyway, let me just compliment how pretty your smile is here. It feels like sunshine after Glenda.

  • Thank you, Raya. πŸ™‚

  • Same here in our place; the electricity, water an internet networks. Glena damage more cables that what I expected. Well, the sun is still shining behind the dark clouds.

  • Just thankful that our place in Paranaque was not badly affected although I learned that electricity took 4 days to be reconnected. Had a hard time not having contact with my parents. Sorry about your father, I’m sure he is very proud of the young woman you’ve become!

  • Joy Felizardo

    Thanks for sharing how we can help Naga and its people. Also, you look great with the sweaters.

  • Jo

    Hi ma’am! just dropping by to say your blog looks better than ever! The title of your blog “metamorphosis” is fitting! Haha! Keep up πŸ™‚ PS You look gorgeous here! <3

  • kaka16

    Your looks in every post defines your blog. And your advocacy in helping your fellowmen is glaring as the sunshine. – KarenT

  • My jackets, sweaters and anything waterproof had also taken over my closet.. hahhaha!

    I agree with yah, while I only felt Glenda as like a passing wind, my family in Cavite and Batangas couldn’t say so.

  • I really love your outfit sis! I think I should browse more OOTD here in your blog to have an idea about fashion and how to pose. πŸ™‚

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