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A Public Service Announcement from Star☆Danced

A CALL FOR DONATIONS: TYPHOON SENDONG RELIEF OPERATIONS

For those of you who don’t know, I’m based in the Philippines. The Philippines is an archipelago, a group of islands. The southern part of the Philippines, the Mindanao islands, is rarely hit by typhoons, but Typhoon Sendong is a huge exception. In one night, it dumped the equivalent of more than a month of rain onto the area, resulting in flooding and heavy damage.

There are discrepancies in the death toll thus far; some sources report 300, others 500 or more. This is because in some areas, entire families were wiped out and thus had no one to report the casualties.

The cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan were particularly affected. So many children drowned in the flood, so much so that mortuaries and funeral homes are experiencing a shortage of embalming fluids and have run out of children’s caskets.

Run a Google search on “Typhoon Sendong”, and you’ll see so many more news articles coming in about it. What I’ve typed above is just a fraction of what I’ve gleaned thus far. My Facebook news feed is an information overload of relief efforts and breaking news, so it’s very difficult to keep track of what’s the newest information in the region.

It’s heartbreaking. This storm crept in like a thief in the night and basically wiped out what for some people would’ve been their entire existence. And so close to Christmas, which all the more makes it more painful. Christmas in the Philippines is all about family, but without a family to spend it with — I can’t even imagine what these people must be experiencing right now.

Let’s show them some love this holiday season. A little can really go a long way. One dollar can buy someone a full meal already. Imagine what a little - or a lot! - more can do. If you’re saving for a new wig or new eyes, I’m humbly appealing to you to take a dollar or two out of your savings for this effort. You might have to wait a little longer to buy them, but it really, really will help.

DONATE TO TYPHOON SENDONG RELIEF OPERATIONS!

Star☆Danced is in solidarity with those affected by Typhoon Sendong and joins various relief efforts in its own little way by harnessing the power of Tumblr and the Internet! I would like to appeal to the dorrie community to share some love this holiday season. I’m asking for donations on behalf of relief operations here in the Philippines.

Sending your love is really easy!

1) Log on to http://tinyurl.com/sendongstardanced or click this link. It will lead you to a Paypal page.
2) Enter the amount you wish to donate and send it.
3) Check your email for the digital receipt of your donation.
4) Forward your digital receipt to me (trisha.descallar@yahoo.com) along with your real name/first name and your Tumblr username.

On December 25 2011, Christmas Day, I will be turning over the funds to my school, Ateneo de Manila University, which is helping Xavier University/Ateneo de Cagayan in Cagayan de Oro city with its relief operations. It’ll be the perfect gift this holiday season, one of love and compassion.

BUT WAIT!

As a thank you gift for your kindness and generosity, I’ll be sending postcard prints to everyone who donates! (^o^)/

Donate $5 and receive one (1) postcard print.
Donate $10 and receive three (3) postcard prints.
Donate $20 and receive five (5) postcard prints. 

If you wish to avail of these prints, please include your full name and postal address in your email to me when you forward me your digital receipt.

I’m not sure if I’ll be shooting new content for these prints or if I’ll be using photos previously posted - suggestions are welcome! -, but it’ll definitely be something cute and from the heart. I’ll be sending this from you regardless of where you are in the world!

Please reblog and spread the word. Feel free to share this to your dorrie and non-dorrie friends whether they’re on Tumblr or not, just make sure to email me their information anyway so I can keep track of how much we’ve raised.

If you have any suggestions or want to help in other ways, drop me a line at trisha.descallar@yahoo.com.

Remember, a little goes a long way. The love, share it! ♡

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Why Are You Still On The Internet?: A Studying Masterpost
So both of us still have midterms to tackle, and so do many of you. Even if you don’t, if you’re the kind of person who likes background music when hitting the books, we’re your people. We want you to concentrate and do the best you can, and since we can’t beat you over the heads with anthologies, we’ll give you music. Here is our contribution to your academic life. Enjoy.
The Fountain, composed by Clint Mansell
Jane Eyre, composed by Dario Marianelli
The Pianist, songs by Fredric Chopin and Wojciech Kilar
Never Let Me Go, composed by Rachel Portman
Amelie, composed by Yann Tiersen
Atonement, composed by Dario Marianelli
Black Swan, composed by Clint Mansell
Moon, composed by Clint Mansell
Milk, composed by Danny Elfman
Earth Days, composed by Michael Giacchino
Requiem For A Dream, composed by Clint Mansell
Pride & Prejudice, composed by Dario Marianelli
The Ghost Writer, composed by Alexandre Desplat
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, composed by Alexandre Desplat 
The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas, composed by James Horner
Frost/Nixon, composed by Hans Zimmer

ascoltare:

Why Are You Still On The Internet?: A Studying Masterpost

So both of us still have midterms to tackle, and so do many of you. Even if you don’t, if you’re the kind of person who likes background music when hitting the books, we’re your people. We want you to concentrate and do the best you can, and since we can’t beat you over the heads with anthologies, we’ll give you music. Here is our contribution to your academic life. Enjoy.

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10 QUESTIONS FOR A BOOK VENDOR
It is a common sight in the busy sidewalks of Manila for us to see dozens of vendors selling either food, clothes, gadget accessories and the like. But for KUYA DANNY’s case, he sells books on the streets of Manila for less the price.
Meet KUYA DANNY, a book vendor.
QUESTION 1: Kailan po kayo nagsimula magbenta ng mga libro? (When did you start selling books?)
KUYA DANNY: Kakasimula ko pa lamang dito. Marami na rin kasi akong nasubukan na trabaho. (I just started selling books. I have tried a lot of occupations and jobs before.)
QUESTION 2: Maliban po dito sa Manila City Hall, saan pa po kayo naglalako ng mga libro? (Aside from Manila City Hall, where else do you sell books?)
KUYA DANNY: Nagbebenta din ako minsan sa Quiapo o kaya malapit sa mga paaralan. (I also sell at Quiapo or near schools.)
QUESTION 3: Bakit niyo po naisipan magbenta ng libro? (What made you decide to sell books?)
KUYA DANNY: Gusto ko tanggalin ang paniniwala ng mga nakakakatanda na hindi nagbabasa ang mga kabataan ngayon. Sa totoo lang, nagbabasa rin ang mga estudyante ngayon. Kaya rin ako nagbebenta ng libro, gusto ko rin na ipromote ang pagbabasa sa mga dumadaan dito kung saan ako nagbebenta ng libro. (I want to remove the connotation of the elderly that the younger generation disregard books. In all honestly, the youth of today reads books. I sell books, to promote reading.)
QUESTION 4: Mga ilang libro po ang nabebenta ninyo sa isang araw? (How many books are you able to sell in a day?)
KUYA DANNY: Mga apat hanggang limang libro. (About four to five books.)
QUESTION 5: Magkaano po ang isang libro? Kunwari po ang libro ni Paulo Coelho na The Alchemist? (How much does one book cost? For example, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho?)
KUYA DANNY: ‘Yung kay Paulo Coelho, 150. Depende ang presyo sa may akda at kailan inilimbag ang libro. Mayroon din second hand dito. Mas mura ang mga iyon kumpara sa mga bago. (The book of Coelho costs 150 pesos. The price of a book depends on the author and date of publication. Second hand books are cheaper compared to unused books.)
QUESTION 6: Mahilig po ba kayo magbasa ng libro? (Do you like to read books?)
KUYA DANNY: Oo naman. Marami ka kasing matututunan kapag nagbasa ka ng libro. Dapat rin mahilig kang magbasa ng libro kapag nagbebenta ka ng libro. Para nakakarelate ka din sa mga bumibili sa’yo. (Of course. You learn a lot whenever you read books. You have to love books if you will sell them, so that you can relate to your customers.)
QUESTION 7: Ano po ang madalas na hinahanap na libro dito? (What is the most searched or inquired book?)
KUYA DANNY: Mga libro ni Nicholas Sparks. (Books written by Nicholas Sparks.)
QUESTION 8: Hindi po ba kayo hinuhuli ng mga pulis dito? (Have you ever been caught by policemen, since you’re selling on the sidewalk?)
KUYA DANNY: Hindi naman. Marami na rin kasi kami dito. Pinapabayaan na lamang kami. (Not really. There are a lot of street vendors. The policemen don’t mind us and just let us sell here.)
QUESTION 9: Paano niyo po dinadala lahat ng mga librong ibinibenta ninyo? (How do you manage to bring all of the books you sell from one place to another?)
KUYA DANNY: Mayroon akong malaking bag na ginagamit kong pandala ng libro tuwing lumilipat ako ng lugar. (I have one bag where I place all of the books whenever I transfer from one place to another.)
QUESTION 10: Ano po ang mensahe ninyo sa mga hindi nagbabasa ng libro? (What is your message to the group of people who doesn’t read books?)
KUYA DANNY: Dapat silang magbasa dahil mas maraming natututunan sa libro. Dapat rin natin tangkilikin ang mga gawa ng manunulat upang umusbong ang literature dito sa Pilipinas. (They should read books since you can learn a lot from reading. We should support the works of writers so that literature in the Philippines grow.)

Kuya Danny, ang laki ng respeto ko sa inyo.

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thediaryofayoungman:

10 QUESTIONS FOR A BOOK VENDOR

It is a common sight in the busy sidewalks of Manila for us to see dozens of vendors selling either food, clothes, gadget accessories and the like. But for KUYA DANNY’s case, he sells books on the streets of Manila for less the price.

Meet KUYA DANNY, a book vendor.

QUESTION 1: Kailan po kayo nagsimula magbenta ng mga libro? (When did you start selling books?)

KUYA DANNY: Kakasimula ko pa lamang dito. Marami na rin kasi akong nasubukan na trabaho. (I just started selling books. I have tried a lot of occupations and jobs before.)

QUESTION 2: Maliban po dito sa Manila City Hall, saan pa po kayo naglalako ng mga libro? (Aside from Manila City Hall, where else do you sell books?)

KUYA DANNY: Nagbebenta din ako minsan sa Quiapo o kaya malapit sa mga paaralan. (I also sell at Quiapo or near schools.)

QUESTION 3: Bakit niyo po naisipan magbenta ng libro? (What made you decide to sell books?)

KUYA DANNY: Gusto ko tanggalin ang paniniwala ng mga nakakakatanda na hindi nagbabasa ang mga kabataan ngayon. Sa totoo lang, nagbabasa rin ang mga estudyante ngayon. Kaya rin ako nagbebenta ng libro, gusto ko rin na ipromote ang pagbabasa sa mga dumadaan dito kung saan ako nagbebenta ng libro. (I want to remove the connotation of the elderly that the younger generation disregard books. In all honestly, the youth of today reads books. I sell books, to promote reading.)

QUESTION 4: Mga ilang libro po ang nabebenta ninyo sa isang araw? (How many books are you able to sell in a day?)

KUYA DANNY: Mga apat hanggang limang libro. (About four to five books.)

QUESTION 5: Magkaano po ang isang libro? Kunwari po ang libro ni Paulo Coelho na The Alchemist? (How much does one book cost? For example, The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho?)

KUYA DANNY: ‘Yung kay Paulo Coelho, 150. Depende ang presyo sa may akda at kailan inilimbag ang libro. Mayroon din second hand dito. Mas mura ang mga iyon kumpara sa mga bago. (The book of Coelho costs 150 pesos. The price of a book depends on the author and date of publication. Second hand books are cheaper compared to unused books.)

QUESTION 6: Mahilig po ba kayo magbasa ng libro? (Do you like to read books?)

KUYA DANNY: Oo naman. Marami ka kasing matututunan kapag nagbasa ka ng libro. Dapat rin mahilig kang magbasa ng libro kapag nagbebenta ka ng libro. Para nakakarelate ka din sa mga bumibili sa’yo. (Of course. You learn a lot whenever you read books. You have to love books if you will sell them, so that you can relate to your customers.)

QUESTION 7: Ano po ang madalas na hinahanap na libro dito? (What is the most searched or inquired book?)

KUYA DANNY: Mga libro ni Nicholas Sparks. (Books written by Nicholas Sparks.)

QUESTION 8: Hindi po ba kayo hinuhuli ng mga pulis dito? (Have you ever been caught by policemen, since you’re selling on the sidewalk?)

KUYA DANNY: Hindi naman. Marami na rin kasi kami dito. Pinapabayaan na lamang kami. (Not really. There are a lot of street vendors. The policemen don’t mind us and just let us sell here.)

QUESTION 9: Paano niyo po dinadala lahat ng mga librong ibinibenta ninyo? (How do you manage to bring all of the books you sell from one place to another?)

KUYA DANNY: Mayroon akong malaking bag na ginagamit kong pandala ng libro tuwing lumilipat ako ng lugar. (I have one bag where I place all of the books whenever I transfer from one place to another.)

QUESTION 10: Ano po ang mensahe ninyo sa mga hindi nagbabasa ng libro? (What is your message to the group of people who doesn’t read books?)

KUYA DANNY: Dapat silang magbasa dahil mas maraming natututunan sa libro. Dapat rin natin tangkilikin ang mga gawa ng manunulat upang umusbong ang literature dito sa Pilipinas. (They should read books since you can learn a lot from reading. We should support the works of writers so that literature in the Philippines grow.)

Kuya Danny, ang laki ng respeto ko sa inyo.

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