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Cris A is okay!

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    I have just received an email from Cris A. I just want everyone to know he, in his own words, 'is alive and kicking.' But he and his family has lost much in the storm. His family home was in a town worse hit, and only 2/3 of their 2 story home is still there. I hope he does not get upset with me, but I want to help.  I have suggested to him if there was anyway I (we) can help him and his family.. I don't know...what do you all think?  He used a borrowed laptop--so I do not know if he will make a forum post--So I have...and I hope I did not anger him by doing so...(sigh).

    He did not say anymore than that--he did not give too many specific details. But I know he would not ask for anything other than appreciating our heartfelt well wishes and concerns.  But thank you all. And to all who are concerned, Cris is alive and kicking.

    Sandy
    aka Am I dead, yet?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      wow. i'm sorry to hear he and his family were touched hard by the storm, but i am glad he is ok. i don't know him well but he seems pretty groovy.

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        Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, Cris is an awesome writer.  http://hubpages.com/profile/Cris+A

        Thank you all for commenting and well wishes.

        1. yoshi97 profile image87
          yoshi97posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I'm glad to hear Chris is okay. Always saddens me to hear the worst of things happening to the best of people.

    2. Artisan Walker profile image61
      Artisan Walkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad you posted this. I came here to post something similar.  I heard from him just this morning.  He has gone through much trauma, endured much material loss, but is alive (the most important thing), trying to keep his strength up, and now looking ahead to start over and get back on his feet.

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        Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the update. I really wish there was more I could do. Thanks again, AW.

        1. Artisan Walker profile image61
          Artisan Walkerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          As do I.

          I've encouraged him to write about the incident and include the shots he's sent.  I told him writing "I'm No Superman" and all the well-wishes and positive feedback I recieved was hugely therapeutic and did wonders for me.

          His attitude is strengthening and more optomistic already, and I think he might write the story ... if he gets the chance.

  2. Jess Killmenow profile image61
    Jess Killmenowposted 7 years ago

    Good to know Cris is okay.  I hope he and his family can get their lives back to normal soon.  Best wishes

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Thanks for that news dear. So glad to know he survived anyway. Now for news on Blondepoet. Cris will not mind you doing this dear.

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree. I hope she is well. So many worries these days. BP I wish you well as well. Thanks for reminding us all CC -hugs-

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    Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago

    Thanks for your replies. Thanks CC for thinking he may not mind. I was terrified to post this. But I truly wish him well.

  5. hinckles koma profile image80
    hinckles komaposted 7 years ago

    IS THERE A CLOTHES DONATION?

  6. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    I too am happy to know that Cris and his family have made it through, despite losing so much. And if you can think of a way of helping him Aidy - share it smile

    And I'm with ralwus - now we just need to know how our awol BP is.

  7. Tom Cornett profile image53
    Tom Cornettposted 7 years ago

    Thanks AIDY...so much.  We have been wondering about him and concerned.  It is so good to hear that he is OK.  Thanks.  smile

  8. Helen Cater profile image61
    Helen Caterposted 7 years ago

    This is great news and I wish everyone the best in getting through this difficult time.

  9. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Sandy. Can you ask him where he live in Manila and if they already received some help from government or from those entities helping out the flood victims? Will appreciate it. smile

  10. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    That's good to hear that Cris is doing okay.  I certainly hope that things get better for him and his family. Thanks, AIDY for posting this.

  11. ripplemaker profile image89
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    It's a terrible time for many people. In Cebu, we've done what we could and sent donations of sorts (clothes, food and money) to the places that need help.  Glad to know CrisA is okay and alive.

  12. RKHenry profile image81
    RKHenryposted 7 years ago

    You need anything man- seriously- I'm here for you man!  Take care Cris A, and be safe.

  13. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    Good to know Cris is okay. If you read this Cris please let us know if we can do anything to help. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I am so glad to hear that he is okay. I am sorry that he lost so much because of the storm. *HUGS* to you CRIS A!!!!! I hope that you know you are loved here and we all are thinking about you. Sending positive thoughts and prayers to ya buddy!

  15. manlypoetryman profile image73
    manlypoetrymanposted 7 years ago

    Cris A...Glad your Ok!

  16. Sufidreamer profile image80
    Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago

    Excellent news, Sandy - glad to hear that he and his family are well. Sending him blessings from his beloved Afrodite! smile

  17. Christoph Reilly profile image84
    Christoph Reillyposted 7 years ago

    That is terrific news! And I don't think he'll mind you posting this. After all, he frequently starts threads in the forums for other people's benefit. Thanks AIDY!

  18. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago

    Awesome to hear that Cris and family are safe!! Many Blessings to you Cris! smile

    Please keep us updated...

    Thank you AIDY for this post..

  19. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    I just dropped in to express my gratitude for all your good wishes, kind thoughts and show of concern. They are more than enough to keep my spirit from breaking. I truly, deeply appreciate your gesture. A million thanks to all of you.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cris, do you need money? Im sure that there are many of us who would happily send you a couple of dollars to a paypal account or something. Well, I can only speak for myself, but I would....

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        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I would too, and I am sure many others on here would too. Just say the word Cris!

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        Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So would I. Thanks for the suggestion, Ryan.

        1. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
          I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I would happily as well..

    2. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image61
      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am so grateful to hear from you Cris and your family have made it through.
      Just remember, the gesture remains open...

      Many blessings to all that are rebuilding...love and light!

  20. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    So glad you are okay!  Take care.

  21. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago

    So very glad to hear you're ok Cris!!

  22. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    sandy, ryan, cindy

    I have lost many things in the flood including my pride but I'd have to refuse your thoughtful offer. I guess a devastated man does not begin to pick up the pieces again with money but with the kindness and support of his friends. But I thank you so so much, I know you would if I ask and that's more than enough for me.

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      ryankettposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well you just have to say the word and I'm sure that we could manage a little whip round. I look forward to reading your poetry at some stage in the near future.

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Don't rule this out Cris, we shall always support you and we woud gladly help you out financially if you need us to.

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        mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago in reply to this
    3. Sufidreamer profile image80
      Sufidreamerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You have the kindness and support of your friends.

      I respect you for not accepting charity - the Filipino pride. If you manage to get the computer up and running, I will see if I can find a little writing work for you. No promises, but I have a few clients who may be interested smile

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      We are here. Just say the word.

      -superhugs-

    5. emievil profile image84
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Cris A glad to see you're okay. You can do it. You have the strength and the will and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to recover. We're here for you. Take care.

  23. fortunerep profile image62
    fortunerepposted 7 years ago

    Chri A, 
    Very glad you and your family are ok.  I am with the majority here, anything you need just let us know, we will help you as much as you need.  I've been there, it is hard to start over.  We are thinking of you.

    dori

  24. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    You have out thoughts Chris, and no doubt you'll get out of it stronger than you ever were. smile

  25. Feline Prophet profile image60
    Feline Prophetposted 7 years ago

    Very glad to hear Chris is ok! smile

  26. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    Good to hear Cris is ok, but it's gotta be really something to go through. That storm hit hard, and a lot of people were killed or are homeless.  God bless and keep them, and help them through their troubles.  Thank you so much for the update, Cosette.  I just don't think he'd mind at all.  He didn't sound mad in the email.  What a good guy.

  27. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 7 years ago

    So good to see you back Cris smile

  28. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Keep safe Cris A. n know, we thinkin of you smile

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    Chris A - my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family...

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    thinking and praying about you, and wanting to help in any way, any way at all

  31. shamelabboush profile image70
    shamelabboushposted 7 years ago

    Cris A, my friend! Hang in there buddy!!! My heart is with you....

  32. raiderfan profile image61
    raiderfanposted 7 years ago

    Hell Yeah!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Hell yeah! Raider my man!

  34. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m196/setplate/friendship_animated_1.gif

    Thank you.

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Nice to see ya Bro ! Welcome back and I hope that you and yours are OK !

  35. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Thanks Tony, you're a ray of light despite of yourself! LOL

    1. tony0724 profile image60
      tony0724posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I gotta be me !!! big_smile

  36. TamCor profile image79
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    Cris!  I haven't been on much, so I'm so glad I checked in tonight...

    I'm so sorry for what you've been going through, but please know that you have been in my thoughts, and Tom and I have been hoping you would come back on soon, so we could see for ourselves that you were okay...

    Hang in there, okay?  I can't imagine what you're going through, but know you have tons of well-wishes from all of us here...smile

  37. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    @tony

    And we wouldn't have you any other way. Gotta go back to hubbing soon, I heard it's therapeutic and cathartic. Nice seeing you. I'll be checking out your hubs soon as I need a  kick in the system to get me restarted. cool

  38. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Nice to watch you alive and kicking Chris wink

  39. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    @tammy

    Thanks a lot. All your wellwishes have not gone unnoticed as they're like tony bubbles of hope. Hang I shall even if by a thread.

    @Misha

    Thanks. Umm is that rising water behind you? cool

  40. Benjimester profile image90
    Benjimesterposted 7 years ago

    Very glad you're ok Cris. You really should think about letting your friends do something more to help though.  That's what we're here for.

    1. Cris A profile image61
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe you could click on my adsense-generated ads? LOL Seriously, I thank you all for your kindness. Your words have more than kept my "boat afloat" (pun intended).

      @emie

      And I'm glad to be back. Now I'm off to write the tale... Thanks again! cool

      1. Benjimester profile image90
        Benjimesterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Haha, ok will do smile

  41. emievil profile image84
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back Cris.

  42. Jerilee Wei profile image92
    Jerilee Weiposted 7 years ago

    We are all relieved to know that you are OK.  I hope you truly know how much we all care about our resident poet laureate and are all here for you and your family.  My heart goes out to the people of your country.

  43. lyla profile image61
    lylaposted 7 years ago

    Good to have you back Cris! :)Glad you are fine! smile

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    He has helped so many, was so kind to me when i first came on hub pages, and encouraged me all the time,...... looking forward to a full update on you Cris are you listening....

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      Am I dead, yet?posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto. Brilliantly stated.

      -superhugs-

  45. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 7 years ago

    I'm gonna be one of the first ones on it, when you write it, Cris.  And I'll click all over everything, (serious, why not?) just to give you a little help.  Glad you're back.

  46. Cris A profile image61
    Cris Aposted 7 years ago

    Again, I would like to thank everyone who have been generous with their show of support and concern. Your friendship shall forever dwell in my heart. A million thanks to you all.

    And Benji, get clicking! cool

  47. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Again, it's great to hear from you again, Cris A!  You certainly have a following, bro.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    GOT A MESSAGE ON face book from Cris i feel so honoured, does everyone absolutely love this guy,,,,,,,



           where is golden toad's message Ralwus

  49. Jane Dee Summers profile image60
    Jane Dee Summersposted 7 years ago

    Glad you're OK CA. Wow, what wonderful people you hubbers are!

    And you know what, ralwus is alwas here. RL you're just the best when it comes to support.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    Ralwus knows all the gossip

 
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