Kagabi, After I came from an office somewhere in Ayala-Paseo De Roxas, dumaan ako sa underpass, and habang pauwi na ako, something catches my attention na talagang napalingon pa ako. I saw an old lady na naglalakad sa underpass na halos magkandakuba na and gamit ang kanyang left hand para lang masupport ang sarili sa paglalakad. I tend to ignore what I saw, then nung paliko na ako and malapit na sa may escalator (exit ng underpass), parang there’s something’s telling me to help the old lady. Nagdadalawang isip pa rin ako pero I just turn back and nilapitan ko yung old lady without thinking. I immediately asked her “lola ok lang po ba kayo?” and she firmly said na “okay lang ako iho, wag mo na ko intindihin pasensya na sa abala..” Pero I helped her instead and inassist ko sya paakyat ng hagdan. We were able to reach Jollibee. I gave her water and food. Tumatanggi yung old lady (perhaps nahihiya sya na may kumakausap at magbibigay ng food na complete stranger). Then another guy named Francois Dave Azur (can’t see you in FB) reached to me dahil nakita nya yung ginagawa ko. So he offered his discount stub sa jollibee para mas makapili ng food si lola.
While kumakain sya, I asked info about herself. Her details are as follows:
Lola Piling Dela Cruz
Age: 80+ (not certain)
Asaan ang mga kamag-anak mo: (Lola just nod - mukhang di nya mainterpret nang maigi ang tanong ko)
Paano sya napunta sa Manila: (this is based from my interpretation kasi medyo hindi dugtong dugtong yung statements ni lola) A project daw from their community has been established and marami daw silang dinala dito sa PGH para ipagamot sa kanilang karamdaman. Nawalan daw ng pondo yung group and may nagsabi daw sa kanila na pumunta sya ng Ayala, Makati dahil dun maraming may kaya at may trabaho at maraming tutulong sa kanya pabalik.
Andito na si Lola Piling since December last year. (Imagine - She spent her Christmas and new year sa manila nang hindi nya kasama ang mahal nya sa buhay!)
A few minutes pa and kinailangan ko na ring umalis. After namin magusap, kinuhaan ko na rin sya ng photo and I asked the store manager ng Jollibee to look after her while open pa ang shop. I also gave her my remaining P425 pesos in my wallet and nagtira lang ng fare enough para makauwi ako. Mas magagamit nya ang kaunting pera na yun and I hope makatulong yun sa kanya. I also left my business card sa kanya para in case may paraan sya para macontact ako.
Sinabi din ni Lola na “marami daw sila dito na nahiwa hiwalay sa iba’t ibang parte ng Makati” with this, ako po’y humihingi ng tulong sa mga fellow friends/acquaintances para matulungan sila Lola Piling Dela Cruz and yung iba pa nyang kasama na makabalik sa kani kanilang mga family and loved ones. Guys and girls, let us extend konting efforts in helping them. - “KWING HERRERO”
I FOUND THIS ON FACEBOOK. GUYS PLEASE LET’S HELP LOLA AUDREY :( PLEASE REBLOG. SPREAD THE WORD. :(
Started my year right! :) Niagara is definitely a lot more different with friends!
1. My family
Everyday I keep thanking God for them because when people say your family is the only one who will love you unconditionally believe that to be true. I’ve seen them deal with my ugly and annoying singing voice, my weird jokes, sudden mood swings and randomness. I know behind those they still love me no matter what. >:))))
2. My two insane friends
Imman and Jamille! My skype buddies and stress relievers! There will be no dull moment with this two and they keep me insane all the time. I will always be thankful for those random skype calls that I don’t get to finish what I have to do because I can’t focus on it because they’re too loud, those annoying pictures that they both take while we’re on webcam and those crazy stories that we all share together. No matter how far we are from each other your calls and stories made me feel like you were just a block away from me.
She will always be my bestfriend no matter how different the genre of music that we are listening to and how different our adventures are at the end of the day opposites do attract each other. Her advices help me deal with every situation that I have to face and her stories give me a dose of kilig and laughter. Miss you bestfriend!
4. My ate :)
Shopping, food, stories, advices, school stuff and laughter lol! She will always be my partner-in-crime, my super thoughtful, generous and caring ate. cheness chos chos lang lol. I love how I actually meet someone who is as gay and weird as I am. Having someone who cares for me like an older sister and who understands me like a friend makes me thank god for meeting someone as kind and sweet as her. Oh did I mention beautiful too? :”>
5. the boypren (HAHAHA)
A constant reminder of the blessings I get from God. No matter how far we are from each other no one fails to make me smile the way he does, from corny jokes to meaningful conversations and advices, this guy keeps me sane and grounded all the time. Knowing someone from the other side of the world loves and cares for me makes distance bearable for me, love him to bits! :D
6. Bananachocopuff :P
I thank God for having a cousin who is almost a sister to me except that she’s a lot more sane than my real sister HAHAHA. We may only know each other for one year and a half but the bond that we have completely help me with being comfortable in Canada. We may not be in the same roof anymore but I know the stories and jokes remain.
I hated highschool and now I am loving college. :)))) I learned that hardwork pays off in the end just always keep determination and faith together. :)
8. Getting a jooooob! :)
I’ve waited for almost a year and I thank God for being able to be a notetaker and help people with disabilities through taking notes for them. I just hope people recognize the fact that being normal is already an advantage for all of us to pursue what we want to pursue in life and we should always take our inspiration from people who strive to be at their very best despite certain disabilities. And also getting a permanent job at the library plus working with the kindest people.
9. Making New Friends!
I thank God for all the new friends I gained and all the friends that I still have right now. I may not have a lot of friends but I know I have the real ones that will always be there for me.
10. I thank God that I always find a reason to smile :)
This goes out to everyone, I hope you’ll always find a reason to smile and one key for that is to count your blessings then you’ll appreciate how generous God is in your life. HAPPY 2012! :)
It should be :) 2011 had been a good one for me better than 2010 and I am praying that it gets better as I enter 2012. Hope you all had a wonderful new year everyone! don’t forget to thank God for all the highs and the lows of 2011 and pray for a better 2012 :)))))) God bless us all! :)))