Yes, Typhoon Yolanda has clouded our silver lining momentarily – claiming thousands of lives in the southern part of the country and grimly costing our economy an estimated US$15 billion. The UN projects 11 million people have been affected by Haiyan. Recovery will undeniably be a long, arduous climb.
It may take months, maybe even years, to rebuild the businesses and infrastructures destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. Jobs will come at a slower pace. Lives will take quite some time to normalize.
Despite that, with a computer connected to the Internet, Filipinos anywhere in the country can quickly earn money and begin rebuilding their lives by taking jobs readily available online.
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Things I learned today:
1.) Timbuktu was actually an ancient pilgrimage site for scholars. Asia had Alexandria; Africa had Timbuktu.
2.) A traditional Chinese malaria cure is now being used to treat malaria today. There might be other cures out there we've forgotten; the only way is to test the claims and see if it works.
3.) Speaking of China: they now have a factory for cloning pigs.
4.) And there's a DIY online on cocaine manufacturing. (No - don't try this at home.)
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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