Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The onslaught of typhoon Ondoy last Saturday left us all Filipinos wan and helpless. No one has been able to at least sense what will be ahead of us. We are left shaken, even for those who were not 'actual victims'. The good thing is, above all, that we Filipinos can do great things among ourselves. The Bayanihan spirit has never been more evident in the last five days.

Here's hoping a tune from the 1961 movie-musical West Side Story will somehow managed to forget for just a second what was left of us last September 26. The song is Somewhere sung by Marni Nixon with Natalie Wood lipsynching.

sung by: Marni Nixon

There’s a place for us
Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air
Wait for us

There’s a time for us
Some day a time for us
Time together with time spare
Time to learn, time to care
Some day!

We’ll find a new way of living
We’ll find a way of forgiving
Somewhere . . .

There’s a place for us
A time and place for us
Hold my hand and we’re halfway there
Hold my hand and I’ll take you there

Some day

This, too, shall pass.

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