December 19 of 2010 was a BIG DAY for the Indians! Why Indians? Coz we at PnSers Camera Club like to call ourselves Indians because we also treat our cameras as our bows. 😀
We almost ran out of time as we hold 3 major events in 1 day. (Charity Walk, Photowalk and Christmas party) So to make this post short I divide it into 3 chapters, this would be be the first.
Our first event – Charity Walk at the Lualhati ng Maynila (Home for the Aged).
Most of us weren’t that much excited about the whole thing that we haven’t got enough sleep, just like me, whose already awake at 3am haha!
Coming from different locations in Metro Manila, as well as Cavite, we all met (10 of us) at the Marikina Sports Center at around 8:00 in the morning, tagging along our donations, while the others bought some more at the nearby Marikina Market.
We arrived at Lualhati ng Maynila by 9am, and Mam Leonila Borja, the assigned social worker greet and briefed us on the do’s and dont’s before we proceed to their large gazebo for a mini-program.
Quite a number of elderly are now seated while waiting for us to arrive. Mam Leonila introduce as to them and asked us if we have prepared some entertainment for our elders. Oops, sorry we got none, instead I was asked to gave a short speech for that morning hehe. So that’s the time I introduced the group and greet everyone a Merry Christmas.
To our surprised, the elders are the one that entertained us that morning. A chorus, and a number of singers show their talents that day. They gave justice to the saying “oldies but goodies” while some of them are more of a “oldies but groovies” , bcoz I’ve seen one wearing a cool sunglass and another on a hip-hop tees and shorts, kewl!
During our time slot, we were then joined by a much larger group of the Red Cross Youth from FEU who were there that day to bring donations and entertained the elders as well.
We distribute to the elders our donations made of (cookies, hopia, laundry soap, diapers, toiletries, pail, etc..), while the other group serves them snacks. The atmosphere instantly became an unplanned Christmas party for the oldies that made them really happy! Its so heartwarming seeing everyone wearing a smile that day. I even went teary eyed while capturing the moment with my new camera – Fujifilm Finepix S1800.
Yup I got a new cam hehe! I’ll try to do a review of it next time 😀
Happy New Year to all the people on Earth!!!! May the year 2011 brings peace and happiness to each and everyone! 😀