It’s past 3am PDT and I need to rest. 

I will be moving to a new place tomorrow (more like in a few hours) so I won’t have immediate access to the internet. However, I will still be on mobile and will continue to update on the Sewol ferry toll. 

I will be updating one time in about 4 hours (before I hit the road) and then periodically from my mobile. I really hope to wake up to good news and not have to keep updating you with increasing death tolls.  

Please keep praying for the victims, their families, friends, the rescue team and all the volunteers who are helping right now. 

Also, if you can make a donation please do it, they need all the support they can get right now. 


Sewol toll update as of 7:00pm KST: 
58 deaths 
244 missing 
174 rescued 
It has been more than 4 days since the ferry capsized (104+ hours). More than half of the total passengers are still missing. Officials have announced that it is very likely the death toll will keep going up as divers have gained better access into the ferry. Hopes of finding any survivors are fading rapidly. 
Korean Government has finally declared the area of Jindo a special disaster area meaning they will increase support and will also be responsible for 80% of total cost. 
The cranes are already in position to lift the ferry. However, the lifting will not be done for now. Rescue operation continues and intensifies as time is against any positive outcome.
Relatives of those trapped inside the ferry have expressed they “just want the bodies out”.

I’m screaming, and jumping, and crying all at the same time! 

My friend who was on the ferry and whom I was unable to reach for the past 4 days has finally gotten in touch with me! I am so happy I can’t even describe how I’m feeling. He was one of the 174 who were rescued and just recently had access to his mobile phone again. 

I really wish everyone who is waiting right now could receive good news about their loved ones who are missing. 


Outburst of anger #Sewol ferry family members (with images, tweets) · wjsfree

This article is describing what is really going on in South Korea right now. Relatives of the victims are mad and want to meet with the President but they are being blocked and treated like criminals. Even the news stopped broadcasting about the Sewol ferry. Parents are angry at the lack of professionalism with which the situation has been handled. It seems like the Korean government has purposefully delayed the rescue efforts by not allowing private divers and foreign countries to help with the rescue. Please take a minute to read this and spread the word. We cannot physically be there to help but, at least, we can help them show the world what is really going on. 


It has just been announced that Navy Sergeant Yoon passed away Saturday night due to brain injuries he sustained while trying to help with the rescue mission on Wednesday. 

Another hero has been lost. He lost his life as a result of trying to help the victims of the ferry disaster. 

RIP Sergeant Yoon 

My prayers and gratitude go out to everyone who helped and are still helping. Those who sacrificed their lives and still risk them now while trying to find those who are still missing. 


Sewol toll update as of 11:50am KST: 
50 deaths 
252 missing 
174 rescued 
It has been more than 4 days since the ferry capsized (98 hours). Officials have announced that it is very likely the death toll will keep going up as divers have gained better access into the ferry. Hopes of finding any survivors are fading rapidly. 
Relatives of those trapped inside the ferry have expressed they “just want the bodies out”. 

The numbers keep changing due to the lack of accuracy of the coast guard and the govt. I will not be amending/editing any previous updates on the toll I posted right now. I will wait a couple more hours to make necessary adjustments. 

If you cannot find news about what’s currently going on in English or any other foreign language do not feel left out. There hasn’t been much news out other than the bodies recovered. The Korean news are not much better. Knowing Korean or having someone in Korea telling you what the news say is not much different from relaying on what you can find online. 

Please be patient and don’t lose hope. Please keep praying for those who are still stuck inside the ferry, those who have already passed, the families, friends, and everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. 


Anonymous asked: well I wish you good with your academic mess. I'm in the West Coast and you

What a coincidence! Me too! 
We are in the same time zone…which means you truly are a creature of the early hours of the morning. 


It is 3:00pm KST and the official sewol toll has not changed. It feels like it has remained like that for an eternity. 
At this point the total number of casualties (unofficial) is 33, counting the VP and the 3 bodies that were seen by the divers almost 10 hours ago. They have not been added to the official toll because they have not been able to retrieve their bodies. It was speculated that if those in charge of the rescue would have been faster those 3 people could have been rescued alive. I know those precious lives cannot be returned but I really want the divers to get them out. I really want them to hurry and get them out of the cold water and darkness they are in right now. I want their families to have them so that they can, at the very least, mourn them and know where their loved ones are. Alive or not I want them to bring them home, and that is for every one of the 273 that are missing. 
It is so frustrating to think that so many people are working on the rescue yet they have not been able to get anyone out of the ferry. It is so heartbreaking to imagine what those 273 people have been going through for the last 78 hours. I’m hoping for a miracle right now. I am clinging to the hope that there are survivors inside the ferry. I just want all of them back home. 
cluelesssoul:

475 total passengers (325 students)
28 deaths (11 students)
268 missing (239 students)
179 rescued (75 students)
The Sewol ferry has completely submerged. Oxygen has been pumped into the ship in hopes of helping any survivors. The cranes have arrived but the process of pulling the ferry out of the water could take up to 2 months and could potentially jeopardize the chances of finding survivors. It has also been speculated that 8 divers were able to enter the ship but with limited success. 
Keep them in your prayers and hope that they make it back home to their families who are waiting for them. 

UPDATE: 
The cost guard has released the following numbers as being accurate: 

476 total passengers (325 students)
29 deaths 
273 missing 
174 rescued 
The number of students in each situation has not been updated or clarified. 
The vice principal of the high school, who was rescued from the ferry, was found dead (suicide) making the death toll go up to 29.
The divers have been able to enter the ship and it has been said they were in level 3 of the ferry. No announcement regarding whether or not they found anyone has been made. It has been speculated that most of those trapped inside are in level 4 of the ferry. 
475 total passengers (325 students)
28 deaths (11 students)
268 missing (239 students)
179 rescued (75 students)

The Sewol ferry has completely submerged. Oxygen has been pumped into the ship in hopes of helping any survivors. The cranes have arrived but the process of pulling the ferry out of the water could take up to 2 months and could potentially jeopardize the chances of finding survivors. It has also been speculated that 8 divers were able to enter the ship but with limited success. 
Keep them in your prayers and hope that they make it back home to their families who are waiting for them. 

Anonymous asked: so what's up beautiful

Ughh…so many things! But my priority now is fixing the mess my academic life has become…what about you? 

Also, you might not want to tell me who you are but can I least know where you are located? I’m curious due to the times I get your messages you creature of the early hours of the morning. Or maybe there’s just a pretty big hour gap because of time zones. 


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