After work, I rushed to Annabel’s Restaurant along Tomas Morato for the World Vision thanksgiving party, that also served as their 55th anniversary launch. I was honored to have been invited to join the celebrations, together with many World Vision supporters like Karen Davila, Ted Failon, Christalle Belo, Nikki Gil, Jed Madela, etc., together with the LGU’s and NGO’s that form part of the World Vision family. But most poignantly, CNN Hero of the Year 2009, Efren Penaflorida, was there to give testimony, having been a World Vision beneficiary himself, when he was a child.
Imagine had he not received the help at the time he needed it most, he might not be the hero he is now, to many of the kids who in turn benefit from his “pushcart classrooms”. So who knows, the kid who needs your help now, could be someone who makes a difference in many people’s lives tomorrow. And even if they don’t live up to such lofty aspirations, the mere fact that every child deserves a shot at an education should be reason enough.
Ever since I sponsored some kids some years back, I’ve “seen” them grow and progress as the years roll by, and every time I get an update on how they’re faring, I get nostalgic about the first time I saw their photos when I signed up. One could only hope that you made a difference in someone else’s future. It’s no guarantee, but you offer a fighting chance.
So in case you’re interested to sponsor a child for just 600 pesos a month, call their Donor Care Hotline at (02) 372-7777 or (02) 505-4444. You can also find them at facebook.com/wvphilippines or follow them on twitter.com/worldvisionph.
Another cover of a cover. This time, two little girls doing a cover of Erato’s version of the Robyn original. Amazing.
My happy pill (and a good cause to boot!) before the work week starts all over again. *groan*
Having lost a sister to leukemia, this really hits home…
This is basically how most Pinoy’s reacted after the American Idol winner was announced today. Give or take a couple of ounces of drama.
Hilarious. Sorry to be a wet blanket, but this is how I usually feel when life’s making me do something I don’t really want to do. Aren’t we like this little girl, kicking and screaming and fighting, arguing that we couldn’t do it, when it fact we simply don’t want to? It’s actually a nice metaphor, just exchange the plate with a problem. We often complain that a problem’s too heavy to solve, when in fact, we just don’t want to do what it takes to resolve the damn thing. The disease isn’t incurable, we just don’t like the medicine. Sorry for the incongruous serious editorial to an otherwise fluffy kid video. Untethered emotional diarrhea aside, it’s pretty cute.
In the wake of Jessica Sanchez and Cheesa, here’s an 8-year-old Pinay phenom who sings Adele like she was singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. I wonder if Ellen has seen this?
This will be the very absolute BEST cover of a Depeche Mode mode song you will EVER hear:
Just for your reference, just in case you’re a tad young and not familiar with one of my most favorite 80′s songs ever, here’s the original:
Addendum: Watching this video again after decades brings me back. I remember recording this video from Video Hit Parade and trying to copy the dance of Dave Gahan as closely as my terpsichorically-challenged feet would allow. Same with Roland Orzabal’s dance in “Mad World”.
I think this is the video that Delle was telling us about during one show. Sooo cute!