The Happy Run on January 25 was indeed a happy run for me not just because of the festive mood during the race, the entertainment, the water stations and the kilometer markers along the way.
The race was for the benefit of the school children of Bagong Tanyag, in Taguig City. Living in this city for almost 10 years now, I’ve been to almost all the places that are deprived of comfort and luxury. I’ve seen school children walking a kilometer or two on barefoot or sometimes on slippers just to be in time for school. In the evening some of them would go from one house to another to collect and dispose the neighborhood’s garbage just to earn and augment their meager centavos for their baon the following day. These children if given the chance to have a decent school and surroundings may have a bright future for them. We found this as an opportunity to help them in some other way however little it may be. We are thankful for being truly blessed that we can afford to buy our running paraphernalia, while some of them go to school on empty stomachs. We may have our own way of helping them but I am really thankful that we, runners, are united and one in doing our share for this good cause. Drew Arellano, Bianca Gonzalez, The Team Super, Coach Rio and the rest of the organizers did a very good job. Kudos to them!
For the lighter side, dahil masyado na ata madrama itong posting ko, I was really, really happy because I met Nora, the golden girl for the first time! At my bonus pa, I also got to meet her daughter eia!
(photo courtesy from life begins at 50) meeting the jolly golden girl for the first time
(photo courtesy from life begins at 50) with Baby, Nora and daughter Eia and Manny