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first off, my parents are OK

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My parents' home town finally made the news, but for the wrong reason.  Yesterday there was a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Bohol, specifically the town of Carmen, which is the gateway to Chocolate Hills and about 20 miles from Tubigon, where my parents live. My parents sent a text last night and this morning saying they were fine, and I also got messages from other relatives in the US.  I Skyped my parents earlier this evening; they sounded unchanged, and were actually more interested in hearing Baby Z than anything else.  Thankfully after 30+ years in California my folks know how to prepare for and get through an earthquake, which sadly isn't the case for most people in the Philippines.

In other news, today was Eid-al-Adha or Tabaski, the holiday that marks 40 days after the end of Ramadan.  MoBob left early this morning with a group of friends to slaughter a sheep at a farm in rural Virginia, and then he went to the mosque.

Unfortunately there isn't a baby boy version of this outfit.

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On October 16th, 2013 01:50 am (UTC), curieuse commented:
What a relief that your parents are okay. I can only imagine.
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