Oh... 2010...

2010, 2010.... you are not starting well, honey. No, you are not. Put yourself together!

Haiti, anyone? Hello? What was that all about? Wasn't Haiti having a hard time already as it is? I know many people probably didn't know it before, but Brazilians have been in Haiti for a while trying to help the country out. At least 18 Brazilians soldiers and more 3 civilians died. Among them was the amazing Zilda Arns and diplomat Luiz Carlos da Costa.

I also found out this weekend that I only have two degrees of separation with a Brazilian soldier who was there, got injured and is now been treated here. He is the brother of a close friend of another close friend. I know it doesn't seem much, but to me it's weird to be only a few degrees of a lot of people who are suffering in such a dramatic manner.

On a personal level...

My aunt was in the hospital the past week. She has many heart related problems, but she is better now. She's only 52 and left us very worried.
My graduation ceremony is on Sunday. And I still didn't finish my paper. I have no idea what's wrong with me... Acutally, I do. I just don't want to make it public :P

I hope to write a little bit more here. I want to make it a habit in 2010. There are so many things bugging me lately and I notice I have... 10 followers! O_O Wow... I have to give you precious people something to read! Hehe :) Thanks Heather and Xena for being so active here and leaving very nice and interesting comments.

See you all soon!

p.s.: Remind me to tell you the hilariously annoying talk I had with an atheist last week. It was delightful.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

1 Comment:

Xena said...

I would look at the Haiti earthquakes in a positive way. While its terrible that such a small poor country should be struck twice by tragedy,never before have I personally seen so much media attention on a small country. natural disasters are usually mentioned but never do so many people go out of their way to help. I had never even heard of Haiti but know know alot more. also its great that instant giving through text messaging has been popularised for the Haiti appeal. Now anyone with a phone can give atleast something with the press of a button.
i reckon 2010 has shown that people do care, and the internet and text messaging has been a great vehicle for doing so e.g.celebrities using twitter to gather funds from followers or lady gaga donating all her concert profits and website profits for one day to Haiti.

sorry about your aunt and friends. and all the best with graduation!! (and thanks for following me lol)