Visit to Emmaus Home for the Aged Bulacan Philippines (8 June 2018)

Emmaus Home of the Aged was established in 1984 by a Catholic priest in Malolos Bulacan Philippies aimed to provide a shelter for the poor, the elderly, and the sick.

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The home has since thrived as a centre of love and compassion for and by the community.  Current headcount is 78 residents and 15 volunteer caregivers.

Mom celebrated her birthday with the residents of Emmaus Home, spending an entire morning exchanging stories about their families they so terribly miss.  We brought them boxes of coffee, milk, tea, crackers, biscuits, soap bars, shampoo bottles, toothpaste tubes, and toothbrushes.

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Thank you, Nico and Ninang Aling for these huge birthday cakes for Mommy!

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Thank you very much, Jerome for coming with us to this charity event to give haircuts to our dear lolos and lolas at Emmaus Home!  You never fail to support our charity events!

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Some residents could move around on wheelchairs.  There are also those who are tied to their beds due to old age and sickness.

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A little chapel inside the home serves as a nice place for the residents’ daily prayers and a spot for them to gather around and chat with each other.

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Happiest birthday po, Mommy!  Am glad we could celebrate this special day with the residents of Emmaus Home!

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A mother may be quiet but she’s a warrior and her prayers can move mountains 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill (27 May 2017)

A charity event for our dearest residents of Pearl’s Hill Care Home in Chinatown Singapore

With all our volunteers and the staff of Pearl’s Hill Care Home.  Thank you all so very much for joining Pres and I in our Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill event and for spending time with our dearest residents on 27 May 2017.

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Our Haircutting Team, spearheaded by Ms Irene Ong, our haircutting instructor back in 2013.  Thank you very much!

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Our Dear Reflexology Team.  Many thanks to Master Lai and Ms Orifiel, who were our reflexology instructors in 2014.  Thank you both very much!

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We started our charity event with some morning hand exercise.  Our volunteers helped porter and wheel our residents from their wards to the activity area.  Master Lai conducted the 保健手操 (Bao jian shou chao) for our residents.  Thank you, Master Lai!

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With a few of our favourite residents at Pearl’s Hill Care Home who could not stop thanking us!  We thank you more for letting us spend time with you all last Saturday!  We will see you again very soon!

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After our morning exercise, we proceeded with haircutting.  Our Haircutting Team in action!  Thank you very much for participating in our charity event!

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Our friend Sir Jerome flew all the way from Manila PH just to join our Haircutting Team to participate in our charity event for our dear residents.  Thank you very much!  Mabuhay ka!

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Our dear residents queued up for their haircut after their morning exercise and while waiting for their turn, a few of our volunteers who had set up their karaoke system entertained our dear residents!  Thank you so very much!

Our Karaoke King!  He has got such a beautiful voice!  Thank you very much for serenading us with your favourite songs!

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Our Dear Reflexology Team decided to provide massage to our residents inside the residents’ wards so our dear residents would not have to get up from their beds and they could rest while enjoying their massage.  Many thanks to our Dear Reflexology Team for the wonderful efforts!

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A million thanks to our volunteers who showed up with their donations for the Pearl’s Hill Care Home residents!  May your good hearts be blessed always!

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Finally we can sit down and rest!  Tired but HAPPY for this chance to spend one Saturday with our dear dear uncles and aunties from Pearl’s Hill Care Home!  We will see you again real soon!

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Our charity event invite.  A million thanks to all our volunteers for participating in our Morning Stroll on Pearl’s Hill charity event.  Our dear residents feel so very loved (including Pres and I!) that we spent our Saturday morning with them!

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Thank you very much, Pearl’s Hill Care Home for letting us spend one Saturday with you!  We hope to see you all again very soon!

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Blessed are you when you enjoy the company of elderly people.  They are always ready to share their rich experience and wisdom with young people.”  – Lailah Gifty Akita

 

Part 9: The ACTS29 Family Day 2014 Photos

A big THANK YOU to all our dearest friends who joined our ACTS29 Family Day 2014!

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Mark and Garry – Friends from law school – my dearest bandmates!

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Anthony and Mike – Friends from Baker & McKenzie Manila

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Sharon, Jay-Ar, and Kathy – Friends from UP Diliman and law school

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Myra and Meeshell – Super Friends from UP Diliman and law school

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Jonathan and Rolando – Friends from highschool

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JP and Tara – Friends from UP Diliman and law school

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Jerome – our ever reliable friend – thanks for giving our scholars nice haircuts!

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Al, Garry, Barbie, and Mark – my bandmates from law school!

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Friends from Jonathan’s firm – thank you very much for helping!

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My bandmates Al, Mark, Barbie, and Garry and the Runway Band

 

Best friends don’t always seem at first to be the best ones in your circle, because they aren’t pretending to be who they are not. But in the long run, it will become apparent that they are genuinely incomparable.”  – Edmond Mbiaka