It seems like all I ever hear about from the Philippines is bad news. I mean it's like one catastrophe after another. Mindanao just experienced a tragic event with the Rebel group MNLF terrorizing the city of Zamboanga. Now I hear the country is experiencing one of the largest typhoons in the WORLD crashing into the middle of the Philippines affecting some 44 different cities with destruction. You gotta feel for these people and the problems they have been facing. My heart goes out to those families who have been displaced. My wife is watching the latest news reports and weather forecasters say this storm is 300 miles wide and packing winds of 235 mph. This is a monster of a storm. My wife showed me a satellite photo of this storm last night and I could not believe the size of it. It was mind boggling. I always thought about when I retire, I want to live in the Philippines but I have since changed my mind because the consistent violence and natural calamities being experienced throughout the Philippines. And besides, it rains a lot over there. I'm really satisfied or actually spoiled with the weather we experience here in San Diego, CA. I have to pray and I ask my readers to pray for the people of the Philippines as well. We are so fortunate to live here in this country. Whenever I think we have it bad here, I think how much worse it could be.