Sunday, August 19, 2012

Ano Man ang Pagsubok, Hindi Susuko.



I was honestly moved by this song. It reminded me to hope, to stand up, to hold on to one another, and to make a difference.

I recommend that you all watch this very inspiring and beautiful music video :)
I hope that it will touch your heart the way it touched mine. :)

THIS IS FOR US FILIPINOS.

Sige lang, sige!
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The past few weeks have been tough  for us Filipinos.
Of course, there was the "Habagat" ( the Filipino term for south west monsoon)" that brought about meters-and-meters-deep floods, which also eventually led to landslides, destruction of homes and possessions, and worst, the loss of plenty of lives.
It was an Ondoy Part 2, a Noah-and-the-ark kind of scenario.
But this time, unlike before, it was different, because the people's attitude was different. It was as if the  "bayanihan" spirit (Filipino term for "the spirit of unity") was evidently inside of everyone's hearts.

BAYANIHAN
Image source:  http://pangasinanpix.prepys.com/page/3/

                 
Instead of moping and whimpering about the disasters that were happening, they actually STOOD UP and DID SOMETHING. 

Through their own little ways, they actually made a change. 

Some helped spread calls for rescue and hotline numbers; some opened their houses to the homeless; some actually waded through the waters to help rescue lives; and of course, some G A V E.
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There were sooo many different relief operations that were started by different organizations, universities, colleges, schools, foundations, etc.

One of those was "TSMS RELIEF DISTRIBUTION".
Poster made by Renzo Urquico
                   It was started by the students and alumni of The Seed Montessori School-  but that didn't mean that the relief op was restricted only to the "Seedlings"!
In fact, people from different schools and companies gave their donations and support to this cause - and for me, that was a very inspiring sight. It made me realize that people, despite all their differences, could actually come together and work as one.



                                                         August 9, 2012

***Special thanks to Moonleaf DON ANTONIO and School Stop DON ANTONIO for opening their doors to us! Thank you so much! More power to you!!****

The donations box first went looking like this...



but with the help of cheerful givers...



August 10, 2012

It eventually ended up looking like THIS.




"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, FOR GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER (2 corinthians 9:7)" 
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Seed students and alumni hanging out at Moonleaf Don Antonio to wait for more donations. 


#TSMSRELIEFDISTRIBUTION

Thank you, Moonleaf Don Antonio! :)


Thank you for this, School Stop Don Antonio!


Every little help counted.


Boys from batch 2013, Batch 2012 and Batch 2011  helped each other carry truck loads of relief goods into the van.


After eating dinner, we headed to the Seed Montessori School at around 8pm to sort and count the donated goods.



                                                      Say hi to senior Seed student Eunice!! :)

That's Topel demonstrating to us how to count the Sky Flakes crackers inside the pack......
Topel: Ganito kasi yan.... *bla bla bla*
Us: Wait, ano daw? =))


Belly having fun with the clothes!




                                                                     T E A M W O R K !! :)

Me and Madellaine :)


Serious mode: on ..................


.....Well, not really. We didn't help but have a good time, especially since Topel, the joker, was around. HAHA.

This is Topel and me doing our "WOW!!!! ULAAAAMMM!" faces. =))
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We left the school at around 10:30 pm so that we could have enough rest for tomorrow's big day!

                                                         August 11, 2012

The volunteers (alumni, students AND teachers) went to The Seed Montessori School at around 8am to start packing.
It felt so great seeing the Seedlings as ONE that day. :) It made me miss highschool even more. <3




                         Representatives from different batches were helping one another!


Abundance in donations!! whooopeee! 




Our Vice Principal also stopped by to check on us. Thank you for the merienda, ma'am!! :)


Even our kuyas from Batch 2006 were there to help!! Amazing!








                                   With some of the teachers, students and alumni peeps :)

Haha!! Too. many. bags !!


Machong Jeje ang peg. =))))


Batch 2012 with Sir Aldwin and Teacher Maryse! :)


Sir Aldwin started the idea of using me as a "plastic bag rack". Soon enough, everyone else followed him, and I ended up looking like this.... 


HAHAHAHAHA! So that's  me, rocking "THE  LOOK". Haha! Victoria's Angels *with matching wings and hat* ang peg. =)))



There were plenty of goods that were delivered that day, too! What a pleasant surprise for all of us! :)

TEAMWORK GOES A LONG, LONG WAY.



Boys being boys! 


Laughter amid all the haggardness. :) 
Helping out gives you such a wonderful feeling inside, don't you agree?


Oo, sa lampa kong ito, nakabuhat parin ako ng gamit kahit papano.. =))


See that L300 over there?? It was JAM PACKED WITH RELIEF GOODS . Asi in, J A M  P A C K E D!!!!
*** The L300 went straight to a church in Cubao right after. The relief goods will then be given to victims in Marikina , Cainta, etc. :)




You know what the amazing thing was?

We were originally expecting to just fill in 50 bags.
But with God's grace and provision, 
MORE THAN FOUR HUNDRED BAGS WERE FILLED AND READY TO BE GIVEN!

In fact, the results exceeded our expectations so much, that not all the bags were able to fit inside the L300!
We decided to donate the 20+ extra bags to Victory Christian Fellowship, because they were holding a relief operation as well.


Seedlings putting the extra bags in a van that was on its way to Victory QC branch!
 Thanks for lending us your van, Kim! :)

                                                               <3 I love these people!




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Siyempre, ang TSMS Relief ay isang maliit na parte lamang ng isang malaking litrato.
Sa mga panahon  tulad nito mo makikita ang tunay na kabayanihan ng bawat Pilipino. :)

PILIPINAS, bangon tayo.
SAMA SAMA TAYO HANGGANG SA DULO. 

SIGE LANG, SIGE!





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