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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