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Pens of Hope Makes Kids Smile in Gamay!

May 30, 2013. A heavy downpour greeted the morning. I feared the rain would not let up that day. But the trip had to push through. Everything was already set.

So we traveled all the way from Catarman to Rawis, Laoang on a jeepney. We crossed a river from Rawis to Palapag where the sun finally smiled on us.

In Palapag, the boxes full of bags and school supplies were loaded on top of a jeepney. “We have no covering for this,” the jeepney driver told me. So I just prayed that it would not rain before we reach the town of Gamay. Otherwise, everything inside the boxes would be soaking wet. It didn’t rain.

It was already late in the afternoon when we brought the boxes to two locations in the town of Gamay, a 4th-class municipality in Northern Samar. We went to Barangay Central first then to Barangay Burabod.

Most of the children were very shy. They would hide when they knew a camera was focused on them. But they eventually loosened up, and there was nothing like seeing them smile ๐Ÿ™‚

So here, my dear friends, are the photos of children you made smile last May 30. Sorry if they’re dark. It was already very late in the afternoon and I had no dedicated flash.

Barangay Central Distribution

Barangay Burabod Distribution

Thank you everyone for continuously supporting this project. My heart truly swells with happiness and gratitude. Special thanks to the Villareal family of Mandaluyong City for the big, big help.

Hope you’ll again join me next time in making more children smile! God bless you all and mabuhay kayong lahat!

Posted 4 years, 4 months ago at 5:24 pm.


24 Replies

  1. Happy to read this blog! Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Haha! Thanks, Kikit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Congrats for the job well done! God bless!

  4. Marco! Na-miss kita hehehe.

    God bless din sa iyo. Lumi-level up ang photos mo sa blog mo ah. Galing! Keep shooting and sharing!

  5. congrats… hindi matatawaran ang ngiti ng mga bata oh..

  6. Oo nga eh. Nakaka-inspire pag nakita ko na silang nakangiti ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Ang galing naman. Nawa’y pagpalain ka lalo ng Panginoon at dumami pa ang katulad mong may busilak na puso, Ms. N. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Salamat, Rogie. Pero hindi sa akin ito lahat galing. Maraming nanggaling sa ilang blogger friends at concerned individuals na may busilak ding puso ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Hi Ms N.

    Just added your pens of hope badge in my blog, I should have done this long time ago, I know. the kids are so happy. congrats and GBU for all your efforts.

  10. Woooooooow! Thanks so much, Carla! Suuuuuuper na-appreciate ko ‘yan talaga. I haven’t been doing rounds among my blogger friends lately. Talagang na-busy lang. Pero iikot ako. At dadalawin kita uli ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. lahingbicol Jun 18th 2013

    Joyful seeing those kids’ genuine smile and joy. God bless you more ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hello lahingbicol!
    Thank you for your kind words. Natutuwa ako at napadpad ka rito sa blog ko. God bless din sa iyo!

  13. What a wonderful initiative!

  14. Thank you for your kind words, ladyfi. We are just doing our share to inspire the children in my province to go to school. Hoping we can inspire more and more kids each time.

  15. wow. this is great.. ๐Ÿ™‚ would love to do the same.:) Godbless!!!!

  16. Hi Nix!
    First off, thanks for visiting my blog. Puwedeng-puwede mo naman itong gawin ๐Ÿ˜‰ God bless din sa iyo!

  17. My heart jumps with joy every time I see your post about Pens of Hope.

    I will email you – – I have some goodies to send.

    God bless anak!!

    Inay Chuva

  18. Inay! Nakuha ko po ang email mo. Will get back to you *wink* *wink* Salamat po sa laging pagsuporta.

  19. ang sarap nman tingnan ng mga ngiti ng bata ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I very much agree, Sam ๐Ÿ™‚ Walang katumbas ang pakiramdam pag nakikita silang ngumiti. Maraming salamat sa pagbisita.

  21. A great way to live one’s life.

    I am always amazed by people like you.

    Continue the love and joy.

  22. Hi Pier Angeli,
    Thanks for the visit. this project was made possible by my blogging friends, not just by myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ Indeed, to share is a great way to live life.

  23. love the stories! Think of you often and hope all is well! xo, vicki

  24. Vicki! So very happy to see you here. Been a while since we last communicated. I hope you’re settled now. I am, as always, enjoying your blog. Gotta send you a postcard.

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