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Philippines
December 31, 2012 5:18am CST
Typhoons, flush floods and earthquakes. We never know how mother earth punish our abusive manner of using our nature. In the philippines, every year we experience strong typhoons and it causes lots of life to miserable. Many families lost their homes or a relative during the disaster. The most amazing about "PINOY" are their unlimited smiles and laughter even after a painful experience brought by nature. They wear their hopes in ever smile. Unlimited smile for every filipino. We never lose hope in every problems we encounter. I'm proud to be one of them.
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@Arieles (2474)
• United States
31 Dec 12
"Our abusive nature." Hearing stories like these make me happy I am changing my ways, from meat eating to vegetarianism. From chemicals to natural products. Every little bit that everyone can do will stop the destructive nature and abuse we have set in motion. The one single most important thing we can do is to change our diet from meat based to plant based. Studies have shown that just one cow emits 20 pounds of smog forming gases. Not only do these emissions cause fog, but they are also the reason for the increase of asthma in children. No matter what we do, large or small we all have to make changes in our lives if we are going to preserve this planet.
• United States
1 Jan 13
I have been eating a lot more veggies and fruits and my friend who is a veggan is teaching me about eating less meat too.
@mranjaan (137)
1 Jan 13
Japan is also the land of earthquakes. Nature is powerful. Really you are a brave nation.
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@echoforever (5192)
• United States
20 Jan 13
As human kind continues to polute its earth, so will the horrible natural disasters that follow. It is horrible to hear about such disaster through out the phillipines but it is not the only region that experiences such every single year. It will only get worse though, I imagine.
@Jennlee3 (292)
• United Kingdom
1 Jan 13
There is a great book called 'Acts of God' about natural disasters. Yes, the title is ironic intentionally, hah. I really recommend reading it. Natural disasters are almost an oxymoron because most of them are manipulated by man. That's what the book talks about. Our carbon footprints we leave, pollution from factories, where we choose to build housing developments and cities, etc. I can't explain it as well as the book does-- have a read if you find yourself with some spare time. And what a beautiful thing to be a part of such a resilient community.
• China
1 Jan 13
Yes it did has a lot of disasters happened to your country last year,and your people are really stronger to face them. We can not control the mother nature,so what we can do is just get well prepare to face them.
@stanley777 (7175)
• Philippines
1 Jan 13
yes, i definitely agree with you.. No matter hat happens to us, we should always have hope, as long as we are alive... it is just so sad since even this December, when all of us should be busy preparing for Christmas that a typhoon stuck so hard in parts of our country, that almost all the houses there were flushed away.. i do hope they can stand back up again, they all seem so optimistic though. And help is always coming.
@leeandrew (1226)
• Philippines
1 Jan 13
So true! That one attitude of Filipinos that other nationality don't understand. We Filipino would still manage a smile even when we're hurting. No any typhoons, floods or earthquakes could take that smile from us. We admit we cry... the hardest actually when not good things happen to us, but after a few hours or days, we start to smile again co's we hope again and believe in faith that something good is about to happen. Hurrah to PINOY's!
@ifa225 (11099)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 13
Hi May, we always have flood here too ( Jakarta) we do need space for water to pass through since so many land here built for apartment and malls I think that is happened because we are too greedy but just like you, we still keep fighting to overcome it
• Philippines
31 Dec 12
I also proud to be PINOY. We Filipinos never lose hope despite all calamities that befall us. And despite all the trials with economy that we suffer from everyday, we are generous and we value the lives of the less fortunate. This year I am so glad that I gave out money to help the victims of Pablo instead of spending it on myself. It is such a great feeling to know that I was able to help people I do not personally know. In fact, due to everyone's effort, our university managed to collect 165,000 pesos to give to the victims. We are people who do not like having joy to ourselves. We like it when joy is spread to everyone.