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Thanksgiving 2010

Even though Thanksgiving isn't a Philippine holiday, we like celebrating anyway. :-)

These kids and teens from Jesus Loves the Little Children Foundation, Inc. are like family to us. I'm forever thankful for these wonderful people. [...]

What I Loved Last Week: Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, there are a lot of other stuff I loved last week, and today I’m sharing them with you, show-and-tell-style! This is the life group that I get the privilege of leading, made up of student-leaders from the University of Makati: I learn so much from them, and I am constantly amazed at how talented, wise, gifted, and passionate they are when it comes to loving and serving God. When I was their age,...

What are you doing with your talents and gifts?

When I think of giftedness, I think of Howard Wong. You know, Howard. You don’t know Howard? Well, you should. This is Howard. This Malaysian boy is 3 or 4 years old in this video, which I think was taken this year. (You can find the awesome excerpt below, but if you want to see the full version, you can watch it here) My reaction: “GET OUT. No way. IS THIS REAL?” Did you react the same way? Well, apparently,...

The hottest rock band in town

Two Sundays ago, I watched a really cool band. I just had to blog about these guys, because watching them was one of the highlights of my month! They had the crowd singing and dancing…everybody had a blast! Introducing, our Kids Church music team! Seriously…are these not the two coolest band members you’ve ever seen? I love seeing our future leaders in action! :) * * * If you liked this, you might be interested in these related posts: Words...

If you're a student and you want to make a difference in this world…

…come to Passion Manila and be inspired! It’s sure to be an amazing event you’ll never forget. I was at Passion Manila held last year at ULTRA and it was a really awesome experience. This year, it’s going to be held at the Araneta Coliseum, so expect to be blown away! Passion is the brainchild of one of my favorite Christian speakers, Louie Giglio. His messages are always powerful and his passion is truly infectious. For this world tour, Chris...

The best career advice I can give

I went back to my alma mater (Saint Pedro Poveda, formerly known as Poveda Learning Centre) yesterday to give a career talk. I’ve done several of these throughout the years, but it was my first time to give this talk in the school where my first dreams were born. It was in Poveda that I first discovered that working in the media appealed to me. We had a Media elective that was taught by Ms. Bonbon Soler (all credit goes...

Okay, Disney, you’ve got my attention. :)

I got to watch this on YouTube this week and I found myself liking this catchy song. The lyrics are simple but powerful, especially for the young set. I like that they brought these tween/teen idols together to come up with a song that encourages people to make a difference. Definitely something for your children or your younger siblings/cousins/nephews/nieces! On the iTunes music store, people have been commenting that it’s just another way for Disney to make money (although net...

I ♥ the youth! (DAY 1 of the 30-Day Blog Challenge)

As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to take on Mariel‘s 30-Day Blog Challenge. My problem is that I wanted to start blogging about A LOT of different stuff that I didn’t know where to start! So I decided to ruthlessly make some edits and save the rest for the other days. So now I’m down to two things that I wanted to blog about, mainly because these two events made me happy this week. 1. I started...

Would you like to help us by making a donation? Big or small…we'll welcome all!

Hi everyone! On July 31 (that’s this Friday!), Republikha (our NGO–find out more about us @ http://www.republikha.org) will making another visit to our first beneficiary at GK-Poveda (their community is in Taguig City). In the morning we will be teaching the kids (preschoolers!) about music. After that we will be sitting down with some of the parents and guardians of GK-Poveda so that we can get to know them better. We also want to find out what their challenges are...

Redeem the Airwaves 4.0 – Support a musically gifted scholar for P500 or $11! :)

I’ve often blogged about the super awesome kids from the Jesus Loves the Little Children Foundation, Inc (JLLCFI). I’ve been meeting with them at least once a month since January, and the more I spend time with them, the more I am amazed at their talents and potential. BACK IN JANUARY & FEBRUARY… They also helped us out at a Republikha workshop… (Photo by JC VALENCIA…thanks, JC!) While we were having some training sessions with them, I noticed that a...

Praise report!

REPUBLIKHA, the NGO we put up that we’ve been working on since September, is up and running! We’re so happy and thrilled that Gino de la Paz, a great great great writer and a huge supporter of our cause (and one of my favorite people in the world) decided to write about us in his column today. Do check it out! Philippine Star, Supreme section, pages J1 and J3. Here’s a preview: Please please go and find a paper a...

Success and Young People (Part 2)

I wanted to blog twice yesterday but I failed miserably! So much for keeping promises! :-( As I mentioned in my previous blog, I wanted to honor some pretty awesome people. 1) The teens from the Jesus Loves the Little Children orphanage Since the start of the year, I’ve been heading over to Pasig City proper to meet with 10 to 15 of these teenagers (they range from 13 to 20 years old) to do some training sessions, but every...

Success and Young People (Part 1)

“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” -1 Timothy 4:12 As we talk about making every moment count, my thoughts turn to the young people of today. I have a heart for high school and college students…I love talking to them, hearing about their thoughts, dreams, and burdens. When I was a student, I was insecure and perpetually...