One Hell of A Crazy Storm

First of all, can I just say that I cannot believe I have not written a blog for a month? That is soooo not me, but I am now attempting to redeem myself by creating concise and hopefully, meaningful blogs to make up for the lost time.

This blog is for the week of September 26, 2009 – original date of the OrCom Silver Anniversary.

We didn’t have class that day because there was supposed to be a morning and afternoon conference. I excused myself from the conference since I had to switch timeslots at work to give way to hosting the OrCom Silver that night. It was already raining when I was at work from 6-9am and boy, was I glad that I switched because no one was able to come to work after that. People who did attend the conference at school either had to face the waist deep or sleepover at school. I was home with my mom, sister, yaya, and aunt who slept over because she couldn’t go home. (Don’t worry I’ll be getting to my point soon.) And the reason I found out about everything was via the Internet.

People weren’t texting that they were stuck at school – they were tweeting and updating their statuses on Facebook. It was also through these sites that people sent out messages to encourage others to help out and donate during the aftermath of the storm.

Just goes to show how amazing technology can be. Some people no longer text to inform but instead update their social networking sites before anything else. I know some people who are able to access the Internet on their mobile phones and tweet about being lost or stuck in traffic. The same phenomenon is taking place even on the other side of the world. Ashton Kutcher had a scare with the private jet that he and Demi Moore owned and instead of calling 911, he tweeted about it. Twitter was the same reflex Perez Hilton had after a supposed violent incident with of the Black Eyed Peas.

People actually want the whole world to know before calling 911. So the next time you’re in a mess or a bad situation, don’t forget to tweet about it. 🙂


October 20, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Uncategorized.

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