It's surreal to be half a world away and belatedly catching up on the unfathomable news of the Orlando Pulse Bar shooting.
With very limited internet access, I managed to watch the tragedy early in the morning after learning about the news the day before about the death of an inspiring artist, Christina Grimmie.
Grimmie was one of my best inspirations. She was that type of girl who was perfect in the eyes of the people. She was a gamer, a fan of league of legends, she's one hell of a pianist and an anime geek! She was perfect in my eyes.
She is my inspiration to why I keep playing the piano. Why it pushed me to practice and get better at it even with my busy schedule.
I loved her way back when she was still a rising youtuber then followed her way to the voice and being one of adam's apparentice.
I just learned about her shooting during her concert in Orlando when a fan shot her 3 times during the meet and greet after her concert. (Thus he killed himself after the shoot out.)
The full scale hit the Philippines and I watched in horror, with family and friends as the deadliest US shooting was covered in detail on t.v, and terrified witnesses retold their stories.
I feel the same knots of emotions as everyone right now.
Nothing I can say would be enough.
Nothing I can do could help enough.
But in a bizarre way, it was comforting to see the Orlando shooting get so much extensive coverage on the news in the Philippines.
Because it means that the entire world is watching.
The entire planet is affected.
We stand with Orlando.
So please, my friends.
PLEASE ALWAYS STAY SAFE.