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Adi Na Ak Utro!

That’s how we say “I am here again!” in my native Nortehanon Waray. How have you all been? Sana ay okay naman ang buhay-buhay. Na-miss ko kayong lahat. Anyway, I am back from the mountains hehehe. I had to go on a trip and had to attend to so many things, too.

Siyanga pala, I would like to thank everyone who greeted me on my birthday. Maraming salamat sa inyo. Dahil sa inyo naging masaya ako noong aking kaarawan, katulad ng batang nasa larawan πŸ™‚

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PENS OF HOPE UPDATE

Just a quick update for the second batch of collection intended for distribution on June 19 or 20. It warms my heart that a lot of pens are already in the box and a lot more are coming!

1. Fellow bloggers have started sending in their contributions. With me are the pencils sent by emilayskie, sandi, winkie, and 4 other bloggers who prefer to be anonymous. Will be posting here pictures of the packages soon. Yung Pens of Hope ko kasi sa Samar ay hindi pa ready sa camera niya hehehe.

2. A very kind lady from Virginia is also helping spread the news and I am really surprised to have received an email yesterday about a student organization from the University of Virginia pooling in their money and now has a check ready for sending to Pens of Hope. However, since Pens of Hope is not accepting money, siguro I will have to ask them to buy pencils and send them over to the kind lady in Virginia who volunteered to take charge of the pencils coming from the US. Thank you very much, Patience!

Patience is also trying to raise 5,000 pencils for Pens of Hope! She is really, really kind and she’s really, really nice and she’s got a nice name πŸ˜‰ Thank God for the internet. Meeting kind-hearted souls online has been one of God’s blessings to me.

3. There are also pledges coming in, including one from a Filipino-American association.

4. I have received emails from two local organizations who are also into helping out kids and they were asking me for a collaborative work someday. Why not? The more people helping these kids, the better πŸ˜‰

Thank you so very much for your support. Thank you for helping me realize one of my dreams. It truly means a lot to me.

Have a happy weekend everyone! God bless!

Posted 8 years, 3 months ago at 10:59 pm.

21 comments

21 Replies

  1. nakakatuwa naman ang dami ng kamay para sa pens of hope.. dami nanamang mapapasayang mga bata ito πŸ™‚

  2. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Yes, sandi, nakakatuwa! Super! At salamat dahil isa sa mga kamay na ‘yun ay sa ‘yo.

  3. congrats sayo miss n at naging tagumpay yan dahil sa tiyaga mong mag anunsyo dito sa blog

  4. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    I owe everything to the bloggers who are helping me to spread the word.

  5. wekambak at beleyted habordey uli, ms. N!

    glad to be of help. sana mas marami pa ang magdonate para mas maraming bata ang mapasaya at magbigyan ng kaunting pag-asa πŸ™‚

    happy weekend!

  6. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Salamat, Winkie! Na-miss ko nga dito eh. Salamat uli sa suporta.

  7. wow…sana magkurus ang ating landas one of these days…ill be home this august…

  8. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    hmn, august? baka namimiyesta ako nun sa samar, blu, hehehehe

  9. paano ba yan miss N? iextend na natin tong pens of hope mo hanggang leyte? baka kase bumaha na ng lapis sa samar sa sobrang dami ng donors eh. hahaha. πŸ˜€

    basta yung sabi ko sayo ha? pa-raffle mo na lang kung anuman ang meron na hindi pens. hehehe. πŸ™‚

    anyway, this is for you:

    http://awefullworld.com/?p=2255

  10. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Hmn, AC girl, parang nai-intriga yata ako sa donor mo na yan. Hindi kaya siya ang may-ari ng kumpanya ng Mongol kaya maaaring bumaha ng lapis? LOL! Kung sinuman siya, God bless his/her heart.

    Wag kang mag-alala, AC, year-round naman itong collection ko eh. Pagkatapos sa isang town sa Northern Samar, lilipat naman ako sa ibang town kaya mauubos agad ang mga pencils hehehe

    Sure po, meron talaga akong nakahandang raffle prizes ngayon para naman may extrang kasiyahan ang mga bata.

    Aba, mukhang na-tag mo na naman ako. Sige, sisikapin ko uling gawin ang tag na yan, wag lang na kakailanganin kong ipakita ang face ko. Alam mo naman, allergic ako sa ganung tag hehehe

  11. hmmm… miss N, she’s one beautiful person. and we got connected in the most twisted way….

    sige maintriga ka pa! hahahha!

  12. congrats sa iyo! i am so happy kasi you are now on way to making one of your dreams come true!

    heto ang regalo ko sa iyo….

    ehem… ehem…

    when you wish upon a star… makes no difference who you are…
    anything your heart desires… will come to you…

    if your heart is in your dream.. no request is too extreme…
    when you wish upon a star… your dream…. come true….

  13. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    hahaha! Ang ganda namang regalo niyan! Hayaan mo, pag lumaki ang pens of Hope, magpapagawa ako ng theme song at ikaw ang kakanta! hehehe. Salamat! Parang naluha ako dun kasi naalala ko kinakanta ko yan noong bata pa ako habang nasa duyan ako (although siguro nung mga time na yun mali-mali pa ang lyrics ko hehehe)

  14. Touching. Very touching project. Welcome back…

  15. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Salamat, DFish!

  16. Hello Miss N…

    Welcome back… πŸ™‚

    I already have the pencils with me… Hopefully, I’ll be able to send them this coming Saturday… πŸ™‚

    God bless!

  17. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Salamat, Mark! Maraming, maraming salamat!
    God bless din!

  18. Good job! πŸ™‚ You inspire me! πŸ™‚

  19. nortehanon May 3rd 2009

    Thanks, Kikit! I remember a fellow blogger once emailed me. Na-inspire din siya and now I think she is also doing something for the children in her hometown: teaching them for free πŸ™‚ Di ba nakakatuwa?

  20. oh, you’re the lady with the pens of hope..i’ve been looking for you coz i forgot your URL. Was pleasantly surprised with your post title..it’s my first time to see a waray post. My maternal grandmother is a Waray from Las Navas.

  21. nortehanon May 7th 2009

    Wow, what a small world! Do you speak Waray, too? I always have this warm feeling in my heart whenever a Waray visits πŸ™‚

    I think this is my second post with a Waray title. Siguro kailangang damihan ko pa LOL!

    I am happy that you have found your way here again πŸ˜‰


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