Category Archives: Project Kindness (Giving Back)

Children Got Cancer, too…. Please don’t look away

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Children Got Cancer too, please don’t look away. Today, I visited Phil General Hospital, with my humble petty gifts of pillows for the children of Pediatric ward for cancer patients. I have made a promise a couple of months ago that I will return with donations of pillows which the doctors specifically asked. Petty my gifts are, but I hope it will bring smiles to their face.

It was heart-breaking yet so inspiring how they are trying to be strong to fight the big C, though their body is so small and frail. It is also admirable how are their parents and lolas are so patiently and tenderly caring for them, keeping also the brave spirit.

Other petty stuff and problems became so irrelevant when you are at this place where one thing that is SO important is to hang on to the fragile thread of what we call Life.

Hope I can do more to cheer them. Or give what keep us all “hanging in there” …. Hope.

52weeks Adventure/ Challenge

Week 3 – Charity Works at PGH

#52weeksnibabel

Blogger of the Week: Kindness Girl

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Kindness Girl… Because Kindness Changes Everything…

I love this blogsite! It is full of warmth and goodness and of course, kindness… It chronicles one mum’s ideas, projects and actions of kindness…. Ms. Patience Salgado must have a very big heart and she inspires so many people. BEING kind by itself is one thing but SHOWING kindness either small, menial, random, deliberate, grand or simple, almost everyday and every moment is one great and noble feat. And I admire Ms Salgado’s for her deeds and mission!

See for yourself and be inspired! Kindness Girl…

 

And one of my favorite entries is about
5 things to do when doors are closing…

By the way, her photographs are amazing too!

My Original Sistah

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My original SISTAH is Ate Luz… She is the lifelong Ate I have… Even we were 8 years apart, I treated her as my first “best friend” in my toddler and teen years… She was my Ate, filling my summer childhood memories of her being there for us (me and willy). We were the regular tambay in their big “nipa” house… enjoying many summers playing and bonding with her, reading comics, playing text (mini-cards), taguan (hide and seek) or just being there watching her doing her household chores. She never grew tired of our kakulitan, she being already a teen-ager and us being just 7-9 yr old “alaga.”

Haha… if i will ever ask Willy to write with me here about Ate Luz, we might probably fill this blog with lots of memories….

Anyways, I promised my Ate Luz that we’ll have a spa-night together… since it will be a wedding of her son this weekend, I also feel this is a long-overdue bonding moment.

SO last night, she did facial spa and i did foot spa… she made the spa assitants laughed with her wacky remarks (it was her first time to have facial treatment)… we had a great time… Soon i will treat her to foot spa also.

Today… Gift…

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Today…

I will live this day as if it were Christmas.
I will be a giver of gifts and deliver to my enemies the gift of forgiveness;
my opponents, tolerance; my friends, a smile;
my children, a good example,
and every gift will be wrapped with unconditional love.

Project K for Kindness at Dagatdagatan Letre, December 17, 2011

Today Series 10/22

Toddler Orphans and More…

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This is a late post about our pre-christmas visit to Hospicio de San Jose (our third). The experience is yet again memorable and don’t want to pass the chance to blog it.  Although this was our third visit,it was the first time we’ve seen the whole facility (the island!) and most of its esidents and volunteers. Again, I was with my generous and kind audit staff (thanks a lot!), and my son Jolo and my Papi… The experience was so heart-warming as we have seen babies, lolas and lolos and special kids housed in the modest and yet warm hospicio. What stuck me most is the dedication of few volunteers and facility keepers, who, while they are few in proportion are all so warm and caring.

Our favorite spot of interaction is always the toddler’s kitchen. There are new faces and there are familiar faces… our “favorites” were already “promoted” to pre-school section.  There are two kids that are actually siblings of the ones we’ve visited before (so, they are leaving their kids here, huh? not only one? but the whole bunch??)… Two at least (from previous batch) were already adopted.

What strikes me (horrifies me!) most among the new stories is about that little boy “Stan” (not his real name), who (when he was a baby) was left bundled and placed in old duyan (swinging crib), and put in garbage heap! The basurero found him (bless him!).  The duyan, baby inside, was tossed to garbage truck… lucky that the basurero checked it… just imagine if they thought that it was just a duyan! Now he is a healthy 3-yr old boy who wants to eat and munch a lot!

There is also one heartwarming story about a 9-yr old boy who was “found” in the hospicio by a “bodyguard” of a another kid from elite school who sponsored christmas party there that week. The man recognized the kid as the one missing since last year, apparently lost in the mall. The family is looking for him eversince. What a great reunion, you could imagine!

I don’t want to judge the people that made these kids and put them to earth! Maybe they cannot deal life and parenthood, i dont know, maybe they are “orphans” themselves… what counts now here is that there are still amazing and nice people who keeps and helps keep orphanage like this. I don’t want to say that these kids are unlucky people… I know that they are as blessed as we are. Being here and cared for is a blessing enough.


– the party!


– the “babies” at their playpen…


– the most blessed toddler of the year!


– this lola is amazing with her intricate puzzle… when I admired her determination… she said with a smile “i have all the time in the world…”


– my “angels” doing the charity works with me!

Another visit to Hospicio de San Jose

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December 10, 2011 – it’s a date!
We’ll visit the orphanage, Hospicio de San Jose at Manila, for a short time playing with the toddlers. We’ve been there before, around christmas time last year and valentines day this year… I’m excited and yet I’m a bit anxious about too to see who will still be there… Sure I missed Liezl, Hannah and Kaye and Edward and others, but as much as I want to see them again, I really hope that they are no longer there anymore… that somebody have lovingly took them home and adopted them… that they finally found a family…
Nevertheless, surely we will finds toddlers there who are longing to be hugged and pampered and played with… even for just a little while… hope we could give more than that…

see link:
xmas 2010
valentines 2011

101 minus – #61 Gift of Blood

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Have finally donated a portion of my blood last June 28 to Red Cross, organized by Puregold. I have asked a number of volunteers too from my Audit Dept. This task in my 101 has been “unscratched” for quite some time :< but know that I had made some efforts in between for a chance to give blood…

Gift of blood is one of "simple" but noble contributions one can make to society, there are lot who needed them, and our healthy body can produce as much, enough to give… So, maybe before ny 101 ends I will have my second dose…