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In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To all our…
Seriously… my mom moved to the U.S. from Manila when she was in her late 20s. I’m proud of my heritage. Please consider this.
In order to help alleviate the suffering caused by Typhoon Haiyan, Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is releasing Single Note: Sampaguita a month early. Proceeds from the sale of every single bottle will go to support local recovery efforts through Community and Family Services International and the Philippine Red Cross.
SINGLE NOTE: SAMPAGUITA
With the wondering eye
Did a tiny fair
Drop you where you lie?
In the witching hour
Of the tropic night
Did the careless moonbeam
Leave you in its fight?
- Natividad Marquez (Ana Maria Chavez)
A symbol of purity, strength, and humility, sampaguita is the national flower of the Philippines, my mother’s homeland.
Heady, yet cool and slightly green: jasmine sambac with a hint of tea leaf.
I have relatives in the PI that I have never met. This made me smile a little.