Friday, December 14, 2007

i feel so blessed

Last tuesday, our company hold it's annual outreach program in Museo Pambata. We went there together with 30 orphans (sorry, I forgot the name of the institution taking care of them) and I must say we had a blast! It was my first time at Museo. I'm glad I joined because I was able to realize how lucky I was to have a normal and happy childhood unlike these kids who practically grew up in the orphanage. Would you believe the eldest orphan among the kids is now 21 years old?! and the youngest is 3. Just by talking to them, you'll find out how these children "crave" for attention or should I say how they badly want somebody to take care of them. One example are the boys assigned to me and my assistant, Judith during the trip, Michael and RJ. I felt that they love the attention being given to them by us. They would often look for us when we're out of their sight and most of the time, holding our arms "parang takot na mahiwalay". I tell you, it was a very humbling experience. I got to thank God for all the wonderful blessings that He has given us especially of having a loving ang caring parents. Hay.. I just hope this kids will turn out to be good persons when they grow up. Did i mention that they are not exactly "boys" na pala? They're more of teenagers na since they both are 13 years old. I will never forget this experience and hopefully, in the coming years I may be able to continue doing this outreach program not only with the company but also in my own personal capacity. Here are some of our pictures during that very tiring but fulfilling day :)

My "alaga" for the day, RJ, playing a "panadero" in one of Museo's interactive booth

Moi and RJ at the "Rainforest Room"

Group picture (my officemates and some of the kids)

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