Category Archives: Inspirational

Educational items

These items will go to Marce Jadey’s Paper and Pencils for A Cause project.

(from left, board games, posters, flashcards, books)

The beneficiary of the project are students of Estrella Village Elementary School. There are at total of 186 students attending the  school at the moment:

Kindergarten 16 boys, 16 girls – 32

Grade 1 -3 – 77

Grade 4-6 – 77

They need the following school supplies. :

Paper/ Notebooks
Pencils/ Pens
Picture books for the Pre schoolers
Elementary books
School bags/ any bags that can be used for this purpose (doesn’t need to be new as long as it’s usable)
Blackboard Eraser
Children Scissors
Pencil sharpeners
Working Computers

Let’s make a difference to the lives of these kids. Be an instrument of blessing. Visit the link above to know more about this compassionate project.

On Kids and Friendship

Friendship is such a wonderful thing. It makes you smile, it makes you sing. Heck, it even makes me rhyme! They help lift your spirits when you’re down, and do all they can to wipe away your frown. Ok, that’s enough rhyming for now…

It’s never too early to teach your kids the value of friendship. At a young age, friends for them may simply mean playmates. As they grow older, they realize that friends do more than just have pillow fights with you. Friends listen when you have a problem, and cheer you up on a gloomy day.

There are many ways to teach your kids to cherish the friends they have. For one, your daughter can send a friendship gift to her BFF at preschool. It doesn’t even have to be anything extravagant. She can give some of her fridge-art to her friend, or even make her a simple friendship bracelet.

More than play, kids do enjoy giving and receiving gifts from their friends. They don’t have to wait for a special occasion to come up. Every day is friendship day.

Inspirational athlete daughter read the article I wrote about athlete Adeline Dumapong many years ago. Adeline is the first Filipina Paralympics medalists and powerlifter from the Ifugago province. My daughter was amazed by Adeline’s achievement.

Despite Adeline’s disability, she was able to finish school with flying colors and prove to the whole world that disability is never a hindrance to pursue one’s aspiration in life.

One of her dreams for other persons who use wheelchair is to have easy access to public transport and other services being accorded to and enjoyed by other individuals. Persons with disabilities need wheelchairs to move about. They also need the assistance of pool lift to enjoy commercial pools.

Adeline serves as inspiration to me and my daughter. I will never forget her strong will and determination to succeed despite the odds.

Image not mine.