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Something To Smile About on V-Day

This Valentine’s Day, let me introduce you to two people I haven’t met yet in person but have always admired for their kindness, compassion, and dedication. Let’s just call them The Girl and The Boy.


I met The Girl through this blog. She was then living in Japan, teaching cutie kiddos, and she was a frequent visitor here. One day, she asked if she and her friends in Davao could start a project similar to Pens of Hope and I remember being so happy about their initiative. Thus began Pens of Hope in Davao.


I met The Boy, through Pens of Hope. I googled “Pens of Hope” about two years ago and one of the results was The Boy’s blog post mentioning the project. So I hopped over to his blog and thanked him. And he responded with a great news: he will be making Pens of Hope badges for me. And these are the three badges you see in my sidebar.

The Boy works with an IT company in Cebu and he is also an artist. He easily earned my respect because he and his friends are involved in various charitable initiatives meant to help Cebuano children. Last year, they started selling their drawings and sketches and made Pens of Hope in Northern Samar their beneficiary and later on extended their help to Pens of Hope in Davao. It was somewhere in this happening that The Boy and The Girl met and soon fell in love.


Last month, I received another wonderful news from them and it sent me over the moon. I can’t really describe how happy I am for them. Now I’m thinking of changing Pens of Hope of Hope to Pens of Love hahaha! Kidding πŸ˜€

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you. Take time out to share extra love and make your loved ones feel your love and generosity even after the flowers and chocolates are gone.

This Valentine’s Day, I am keeping you, my dear readers, beside my heart.

Posted 6 years, 5 months ago at 5:46 pm.

60 comments

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  1. wow!
    A love story made in Hope!
    The Lord bless them po, more and more!

    Sabi nga po ng song, “The world will be a better place if we put a little love in our heart” and share it!

    God bless po Ms. N! Regards kay Ate The Girl and Kuya The Boy

  2. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Salamat, Pong. I’m sure the Lord will do bless them, lalo na’t ginintuan ang puso nila.

    God bless din, Pong!

  3. hello po Ms. N.
    =)

    tama po pagpapalain pa po sila lalo ng Diyos.
    ito po ang ikalawang tahanan ko. gift po ito ng isang kapampangan blogger nung bday ko.
    medyo madami na din po akong natatanggap na hate mails dun sa kabilang blog kaya nakamoderate po mga koments sa wp site.

    ingat ka po Ms. N.

    be blessed!

  4. nortehanon Feb 21st 2011

    Wow! Naka-dotcom na na rin! How generous naman ng Kapampangan blogger na yan. Puwede ko ba siyang makilala? haha!

    I sent you pala an email.

    Ingat ka rin dyan, Pong. Be blessed, too!

  5. wow! what a story! nice!

    happy vday to you missN!

  6. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Ms. Grace! Belated po πŸ™‚

    Indeed, theirs is a nice story πŸ™‚

  7. they share the same passion for helping people, one love and now, they’re one in heart. they’re destined to be with each other N. nakakatuwa di ba? at pens of hope pa ang naging daan para mameet nila ang kanilang lablyp. may pag-asa ka pa N. baka ang lablyp mo ay nasa POH din. hindi pa huli ang lahat….may pag-asa pa!!! walang himala! :))

    kidding aside, their love story is one of those stories that proves, that in love, destiny does exists. happy V-day N! ? πŸ™‚

  8. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Enjoy! I believe na si God ang nagdala sa kanila sa isa’t isa πŸ™‚ Kasi nga mababait sila πŸ˜‰

    Natawa naman ako dun sa may pag-asa pa ako. Yes, araw-araw ay may pag-asa sa buhay hahaha!

  9. what a cute love story :). i like pens of love too.

    happy valentine’s day to you.

  10. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    cute, indeed,, Kayni πŸ™‚

    Thanks. Belated πŸ™‚

  11. .. matchmaker ka rin pala miss n! happy valentine’s! πŸ™‚

  12. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Haha! Not me, Rob. Not me. Si God at ang kapalaran ang matchmaker nila πŸ˜‰

    Belated πŸ™‚

  13. Wow… dahil sa Pens of hope. Nice! Happy valentine’s to you, Ms. N! At sa kay the boy and the girl. πŸ™‚

  14. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Siguro ginamit lang ang Pens of Hope. Dahil for sure they are destined for each other πŸ˜‰

    Salamat sa greetings, MP. Belated sa iyo πŸ™‚

  15. wow naman…congrats ;D

  16. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    hehehe yes po, congrats sa kanila!

  17. Nice story… That was inspiring…

  18. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Uy, Lot! Kumustamos? Tagal mo rig di nagparamdam ah. Kumusta ang balentayms? I’m sure happy kasi kasama mo ang labofyurlayp hihihihi

    Ingat dyan lagi. Sana makapagbakasyon ka uli sa Pinas.

  19. nice!! Hehehe.. Hope na maging happiness at spontaneous ang relationship nilang dalawa..

  20. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Uy, may bisita akong cutie lady hihihi. Salamat sa pagdalaw, Kamila.

    Salamat, tama ka, sana nga maging palagi silang happy. I know they will always be, kasi meron silang ginintuang puso πŸ˜‰

    Kitakits around πŸ™‚

  21. really?? naging sila na talaga?? omigosh.. im so happy for the both of them.. i met them in person when i joined the 5th distribution here in davao.. :))

    nice post miss N. πŸ™‚

  22. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Princess, hala wag mo ako isusumbong sa kanila hehehe. I’m glad you met them. Di ba they are so nice? Join ka uli sa next distribution ha? Salamat sa pagbisita.

  23. okay na love story yan ha hehehe

    happy valentines Ms N- namiss pala kita, btw

  24. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Okay na okay talaga, Che.

    Salamat sa greetings….at sa pagka-miss mo sa akin hehehe. Later, tatambay ako sa blog mo πŸ˜‰

  25. what a story, it’s really a story full of love and hope.

    thanks for sharing Ms. N

    Happy Heart’s Day!

  26. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Ms. Bhing! Yes, I’m inspired by them πŸ™‚

  27. aww! nice story.

    happy valentine’s day nortehanon.

  28. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    A really nice one, eds πŸ˜‰ Basta the story is about true love, it’s always nice πŸ˜‰

    Thanks sa greetings, eds. Belated πŸ™‚

  29. Awwwwoooooooooo.

    Pens of Hope means Love, and when there is Love, there is Hope.

    Congratulations to the girl and boy.

  30. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Awoooooooooo din po hehehehe

    Napa-smile po ako sa where there is love, there’s hope πŸ˜‰

    Salamat po sa pag-congratulate sa kanila.

  31. wow aylabet ate something to smile sa valentines πŸ™‚ sno po ka valentimes mo ngayon?

    πŸ™‚ im happy naman sa couple dun sa taas :p

  32. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Wow! Dumadatkom si Jeson! Congrats, iho. Keep on posting!
    Ang kabalentayms ko? Seykreyt!

    Ako rin, Jeson, suuuuper happy para sa kanila.

  33. it’s so cute naman. πŸ˜€

    when two people are really destined for each other, destiny will really bring them together. πŸ˜€

    happy v-day ms. n! πŸ˜€

    by the way, shea and i wanted to meet you. we hope it’s going to be soon. πŸ™‚

  34. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Pam,
    Cute ba? hehehe. Cute kasi silang dalawa πŸ™‚
    Yes, tama ka, kung destiny talaga nila ang isa’t isa, gumagawa ng paraan ang kapalaran para magkasama sila πŸ˜‰

    Ui, friends pala kayo ni Shea. Pakisabi sa kanya, “hi.” Hayaan mo, siguro nga soon πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  35. opo ms. n, we’re super friends po ni mommy shea. πŸ™‚

    sige po, pagpipray ko pong matuloy yung meet-up natin SOON. hahaha

  36. Wow…love story pala ito…may Kilig sa puso.

    Happy Valentine’s Day Miss N. God Bless!

  37. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Ay, yes, Lolo Jem, may kilig nga ang kwentong ito! Masaya ako para sa kanila.

    Belated happy heart’s day at God bless din po!

  38. omg! eh di nasa Moon ka na ngayon Ms. N? chos!

    omg ulit! nakakatuwa ang labstori nila hihihihi. oh ha, may pag-ibig sa lapis! meron! meron! πŸ˜€

  39. nortehanon Feb 15th 2011

    Hi Jayvie! Yes, nasa Moon ako. Gusto mong samahan ako dito? haha!

    Hehehe yes, may pag-ibig talaga sa lapis. Kaya ipagpapatuloy ko ang pamimigay ng lapis πŸ™‚

  40. Hi! First of all, thank you for visiting my blog and for reminding me about grammar and spellings πŸ˜‰

    Actually, I am not taking Mass Comm so I dont think I will be pursuing journalism after I graduate. But that will be an option though πŸ˜‰

    About your post, love moves in mysterious ways. So its no wonder they fell in love with each other.

    Great story.

    Would love to read more. πŸ˜‰

    PS.
    http://realfairytales.info — Here’s my other blog. CAUTION: It’s so pink! πŸ˜€

    Thanks again. And nice meeting you! ^^

  41. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    Hi Mary, thanks for visiting back.
    Nice meeting you, too!
    Good luck, hope you’d continue to be an active participant of the Press Conference πŸ™‚

  42. hahaha, now i know why you stole our pics. we just read this miss n. thanks a lot ha. say goodbye to anonymity. please come πŸ™‚

  43. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    hahaha! Huwag ninyo akong ipakukulong sa pagnanakaw ko ha? Sorry I couldn’t find a bigger photo of The Boy hehe. Yan lang ang nakuha ko.

    Hmn, iniisip ko pa kasi baka may kasabay na family affair eh.

  44. huwaw, ang sweet ayiiheeee

  45. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    hehehe yes, ssf, hang sweeet!

  46. haha. natawa ako sa PENS OF LOVE! parang mas okay yun ms. N.
    kilala ko si da boy. actually, nauna ko po siyang kilala kesa sa iyo. dati akong pakalat kalat sa blog nya nung naka-dot com pa siya. i really admire yong group nila (pati modern patadyong).

    aware din ako sa pens of hope davao. pero dito ko lang nalaman ‘yong napakagandang kwento ng pag-ibig sa likod ng mga LAPIS. hehe.

  47. nortehanon Feb 18th 2011

    Ah, yes, I know you and the boy are acquainted with each other. Nakikita ko nga yung name mo na dumadalaw sa shoutbox niya hehehe

    Yes, Kapatid, maganda ang kwento nila, di ba? πŸ˜‰

  48. hahaha! parang fairy tale.ang galing. πŸ˜€

  49. wow.!. i love love stories, especially love stories like this.. more power to you miss N and the love couple, boy and girl..

  50. nortehanon Mar 1st 2011

    Hi, dyosefina! Kumusta? Na-miss kita dito πŸ™‚
    Yes, this is one such special love story πŸ˜‰
    More power to you, too! Salamat!

  51. Wow ang saya naman! Isang love story na nabuo sa pamamagitan ng Pens of Hope…ay parang kilala ko na ‘tong si the boy and the girl! Parang nakita ko na ilang photos nila thru Angie.

  52. nortehanon Mar 1st 2011

    Haha! I’m sure makikita mo sila dun sa mga photo ng 5th distribution sa Davao πŸ™‚

  53. wala ako masabi kasi nasabi na nila lahat. maganda yun foundation ng ‘relationship’ nila and that’s good.

  54. nortehanon Mar 9th 2011

    Yes, kasi pareho silang mabait na tao at may ginintuang puso πŸ™‚

  55. Hahahahaha….I’m proud to be friends of this two individuals.
    The girl,and the boy. Witness ako sa 1st meeting nila.
    May evidence ako ng photo sa blog ko.kaso di ko mahanap yong link eh.. πŸ™‚

  56. nortehanon Mar 12th 2011

    Hi Angie, I’m happy for them.

  57. @ Busyok: Oo nga Busyok…Si Da Boy palagi yan sa blog ko,di ko lang pinapansin.Hanggang dumating ang time na nakilala ko siya ng lubusan. πŸ™‚
    at nakilala ko rin si Da girl.. πŸ™‚
    Tpos tayong dalawa din Busyok medyo matagal na rin tayong mgkakilala diba? Sayang at wala palang date yong promote blog mo…Tinignan ko anong date yong time na ngleave ako ng message.. πŸ™‚

    @ Misalyn: Hahahaha..Napag-usapan pala ako dito ah.. πŸ™‚

  58. @ Nortehanon: Me too Happy rin sa kanila.
    Ang laki na ng natulong ng Pens of Hope mo Ms. N.

  59. Hi Angie! Maraming salamat. Isa ka sa tumutulong sa Pens of Hope dyan sa Davao kaya salamat. Sana ay tuluy-tuloy mong tulungan sina Dan at Kikit. Mabuhay ka!

  60. Hello Ms. N. Matagal tagal na rin akoang di ngblo-blog. Napunta lang ako ulit dito sa blog mo, at nabasa na ngreply ka pala.
    Anyway, Yes palagi lang akong nasa likod nilang dalawa. May bago mga plans na naman kami para sa Pens of Hope Davao. At lumalaki at dumadami na ang mga volunteers namin. Maraming Salamat sayo Ms. N.
    God bless us all… πŸ™‚


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