My life back then didn’t just mean gimmicks and night outs, I was also active in supporting NGOs and charity events by some groups and individuals. I love benefit shows so much that GB (my boy friend) set up a show called “Isip Bata” on the night of my birthday (2009) in one of our most frequented bars in the metro at the time (Ditzy Diner) coz he knew that I wanted to do something different on my 25th birthday. Our barkada threw a Jollibee Party for the children of Gawad Kalinga Payatas and the money we gathered from the show was used to buy school supplies for the kids. Some friends were also generous enough to donate other goods that we put in the loot bags to be given away. That was fun and I ‘d love to do it again in the future when I come home for good in the Philippines.
And what a better way to celebrate the season than combining 2 of my interests – Stand Up Comedy and Philanthropy.
My friends and the management of Tomato Kick in Katipunan came up with a show last December 28th for the benefit of Sendong victims.
It was also like hitting 3 birds in one stone for me, coz apart from supporting comedy and charity, I was also able to see and bond with my friends who I have not seen in a long time.
Too bad I wasn't able to invite my blogger friends to this event (I know you grabbed the opportunity to spend quality time with the family and I didn't want to demand for your time.. hehe!). I hope next time we can plan an event like this so we can bond and party too. :)