November 8, 2013 CE, Super typhoon Yolanda - billed as the strongest typhoon ever recorded in world history (never mind Noah's and Gilgamesh's accounts of The Great Flood BCE) - struck Central Philippines and how!
News feeds remind you of Hollywood movies; what happen to the victims in the aftermath reminds you of novels telling the theme of dehumanization: The Call of the Wild, 1984, Lord of the Flies...
The world has come together to extend a hand: countries (developing and highly developed, friends and foes), leagues (big and small), individuals (popular and notorious; known and unknown; rich and poor).
The world has shed tears, some bent their knees, too.
There is a lesson here. May we pass the next open book exam henceforth.
(Hopelessness and Hope)
(They have had enough posing for aerial views.)
(NYC's Empire State Building in Philippine Colors to show solidarity with our people)