Sunday, November 17, 2013

The First Year (Redux)

Today is November 17, or as we like to call it November 2 cubed + 3 squared. This marks our first year back together as a couple and it has been quite a grand ride.

It's hard to really celebrate anything these days given the recent devastation brought about by Typhoon Yolanda and so I figured that the best thing to do is to put that splurge money to good use. So instead of buying some crazy geeky gift for Tobie this year, I opted to donate that money to some of the relief groups who are trying to help out.

Now I first met Tobie in person on February 12, 2009 - an "event" that we know to be NetRunner Night. That means that Tobie and I have "truly" known each other for about 1,740 days (not counting online interactions prior to that first meet-up.

So while it may not seem like much, but there are only so many ways one can make a donation seem even a little romantic. Thus I've donated P1,740 (more or less) to both the Philippine Red Cross and the UN World Food Programme as a way of celebrating our love and also doing our part.

I love you, Tobie. I hope more people get to celebrate their love as geekily as we do. And I do hope that our modest donation helps to folks affected by the storm.

You too can donate to aid in relief efforts in the Philippines. Here are a few organization that accept online donations, so it's ridiculously easy from the comfort of your computer:

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be A Superhero By Donating To The Red Cross!

Re-sharing this clever graphic by Carlo Vergara, the creator of the gender-bending superhero Zsazsa Zaturnnah. At the end of the day it stresses just how easy it is to donate to the Red Cross, especially in light of recent natural disasters that have primarily hit the Visayas region including the Bohol earthquake and Typhoon Yolanda that has practically decimated the province of Leyte.

Apart from SMS donations, there are many ways to donate to the Philippine Red Cross including direct bank deposits, wire transfers or even PayPal.
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