No iPhone5, Just iPhone4S
There have been a lot of tittle-tattle earlier this year about Apple releasing iPhone5 together with the highly-anticipated iOS5 (I’m speaking on behalf of iOS device users when I said highly-anticipated) come fall. It’s indeed just a tittle-tattle, a gossip, a speculation. Not true.
Today, (October 4 in the US) Apple held “Let’s Talk iPhone” to launch iOS5 and the new iPhone variant, iPhone4S. Though I am more excited with the iOS5 for my iPhone4, and that I am not planning of getting a new phone/iPhone anytime soon, I am slightly disappointed that it’s not iPhone5.
The typhoon, internationally known as Nesat, is indeed weak as equated to the dreadful Ondoy aka Ketsana. But that’s not what I mean when I said Pedring is weak.
That there is fewer death count (35 vs Ondoy’s 300+) is something that makes it powerless over the Philippines. Yes, it may have showed strength through the gigantic waves in Manila Bay, the submerging of a number of locations, the immobilization in a lot of areas, and the destruction to many properties, but, Pedring took less lives.
This recent calamity is weak because we, Filipinos, are better prepared now. We have probably learned from previous catastrophes that rendered us helpless. During the climax of Pedring’s onslaught, people heeded the authorities when they were asked to evacuate. The government has been very prompt to respond to the needs of our fellow all through out and after the natural occurrence. More and more of us are getting equipped with what we need to do in times like this.
The aftermath will always be the more difficult part but if we were able to surpass Ondoy, then we can nail standing up again after Pedring.
It will not be the last typhoon to hit us. Another one is up coming. But the Filipinos learned better and better from each trial given by nature. We will go beyond these things because we now can.
God bless the Philippines!
Birthday Shout Outs
This was shot morning and evening of September 19, 2011, a day after my birthday. I refrained from responding to the greetings given to me via facebook and twitter because I want my reply to be as full of effort as this.
And yes, I’m this appreciative and talkative. :)