27 November 2007

give love!


why don't you give love not only on christmas day, but instead, everyday?!



maybe it comes with the cold air, i don't know, but don't you find that people are generally nicer, more positive, and more generous during christmas time? =p baka less init ulo kasi less din ang init ng panahon. hehe.

for whatever reason, okay na din na mas masasaya ang mga tao pag papalapit na ang december! we looove making those we love happy during christmas time, and i know a lot of people who want to make our less fortunate brothers and sisters happy as well, but just do not know how to go about it.

on charity work, let me tell you this: you don't have to be rich to help others. oo, talagang mas madaling makatulong kapag maraming biyaya sa buhay.. pero kung hindi ka "mayaman" o "maimpluwensiya" o "makapangyarihan", di naman ibig sabihin nun na hindi ka na maaaring makatulong.

a lot of people have asked me on this blog how difficult, or how easy, it is to plan any form of helping others, and really, it is easy. here are a few suggestions if you'd like.

1. feed the kids! kung nakasakay kayo sa sarili ninyong kotse papuntang school o opisina, o kahit carpool sa kaibigan, pwede kayong magdala ng mga pack ng crackers na pwedeng ibigay sa streetkids. hindi talaga ako naniniwala sa pagbigay ng barya sa mga bata (if you've watched films like "bunso", you will know why..) pero kung bigyan sila ng kakanin, at sana ang healthy na kakanin, nabusog pa natin sila!

2. feed more kids! kung kayo naman ng barkada o pamilya ninyo ay may isang umaga o hapon na libre kayong lahat, pwede kayong maghanda ng sandwich, na kahit keso o spread lang na palaman, ang dami dami niyo nang mapapasaya! pwede kayong magpunta sa isang distressed area at dun mamigay ng sandwich, o pwede rin kayong pumuwesto malapit sa isang busy intersection dahil maraming nakatambay na streetkids dun. masaya pa kasi madami kayong namimigay, at madami kayong nabibigyan!

3. old reading materials? sa lahat ng mga may tinagong mga libro o notebook from their high school or college days, na hindi niyo na kailangan? ay! naku! napakadaming matutulungan niyan! pumunta sa public school malapit sa inyo, o kung may kakilala kayo dun, better. kung may makausap kayong teacher or professor, matutulungan kayo na ma-distribute ang libro sa tamang edad ng mga bata.

4. reading! kung kayo ng barkada ninyo o pamilya ay may kakilala sa isang depressed area, o kung may kakilala kayo sa inyong church na nagsu-sunday school, pwede kayong mag-volunteer na mag-storytelling sa mga bata. don't forget to point out the moral lesson of the story! di din kailangan material thing ang ibigay diba, minsan, kahit oras mo lang ang ibigay mo, napakalaking bagay na yun.

5. volunteer! busy talaga kapag pasko ang mga grupo tulad ng gawad kalinga dahil marami ang gusto mag-volunteer para makatulong. mabuti yun! everything is on the internet now, so if there is a group you would like to help, madali lang hanapin yun sa yahoo or sa google. kung nahihiya kayo, mag-imbita kayo ng kaibigan para samahan kayo. that way, you also have someone to share your experience with.

6. pay it forward. madami din akong kilalang barkada, na imbis na magbigayan ng regalo tuwing pasko, kung anuman ang dapat igagastos nila para pambili ng regalo sa isa't isa, ay igagastos na lang nila sa pamimigay ng mga pagkain, school materials, o damit sa ibang tao. sa totoo lang, diba sa iba nating mga kaibigan, pareho lang ang binibigay natin bawat pasko, at bihira lang naman din nila ginagamit ang binigay natin. kung makapagbigay tayo sa ibang tao, na hindi kasingpalad natin sa buhay, ang laki ng saya na maibibigay natin diba?

and the list can go on and on!

diba graaabe ang sayang naibibigay kapag nakapagpasaya ka ng ibang tao? yung talagang kita mo yung kislap sa mata nila at kita mo ang laki ng ngiti nila? wala talaga sa laki ng halagang binigay ang halaga ng pagbigay sa kapwa. giving love is all about just that, the love that we give. whether limang piso yan o isang libong piso, kapag galing sa puso at talagang intensyon mo na magpasaya at makapag-inspire sa kapwa, yun talaga ang mahalaga.

happy love-giving this christmas!

52 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love you Biancs I LOVE YOU!!! So MUCH XOXOXOXO

cooLeTbait said...

once again nice post ms.bianc_g,,tama ka ang sarap ng feeling na makatulong sa ibang tao mapa-material na bagay o anu pa man na makapagpasaya sa kanila..thanks sa mga tips, yung iba nagawa ko na at sana madami pa ako matulungan not only this christmas season but every moment you can think of to help others and who is in need..the volunteerism aspect is really great kc ginagawa mo yun dhil gusto mo hindi dahil gusto ng ibang tao or friend mo..nakakataba ng puso na kahit konting bagay lang nagawa mo para sa iba malaki na at masaya cla..grabe two thumbs up aq dun sa mga taong tumutulong ng kusa at walang hinihintay na kapalit. thanks again for the very loving and inspiring post!! have a happy loving christmas and everyday we should be happy!! (^^,)

Anonymous said...

me and my best friend are planning to cook spaghetti and give it out to street kids (syempre may kasamang juice!) and we're also planning to prepare grocery bags for the families who lives in the streets of Quiapo, Loved your blog entry! Let's all share our blessings this Christmas! :)

Anonymous said...

me and my best friend are planning to cook spaghetti and give it out to street kids, we're also preparing some grocery bags for the families living in the streets of Quiapo...luv ur entry! lets all share our blessing this holiday season!

Anonymous said...

you've got some good ideas plus a really good heart. keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

=] *thumbs up* that is so true!

princess_dyanie said...

hi bianca! nakaka inspire yung post mo.

sabi nga sa coke commercial, "give a little love and it all comes back to you". eh what more kung "more love" dba? ;)

i always believe na its the thought that counts pa rin. :)

marge said...

advance merry christmas ate bianca! God bless you!
astig po talaga kayo, kahit busy kayo these days, nagagawa nio parin pong magpost sa blog nio at mag inspire ng tao. thank you so much!

Palito King said...

Thanks, Ms. Bianca for all the tips.

Dahil maraming parties na mapupuntahan ngayon, pwede ng ipalagay sa styro or microwaveable containers ang foods na di na mauubos. Then, kapag may nadaanan kayong mga street children, ibigay na lang natin sa kanila.

Sabi ni Ms. Bianca, kahit sa small na paraan, makakatulong tayo. Masarap pa rin talaga ang feeling ng nagbibigay.

Lahat tayo pwedeng magcontribute in making this season a bit jubilant para sa mga iba nating kababayan. Share our blessings.

Thanks again, Ms. Bianca. Inspiration po kayo.

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

You are definitely right, big super sister! Gusto ko magvolunteer na magbasa for the kids. Kaso hindi ko alam kung saan. Do you have any ideas?

essa said...

hi bianca.
ganda ng mga ideas mo.
yes we can really help other people kahit sa mga simple ways lang.
Ako din hindi nagbibigay ng barya bec. of the same reason. Pero wala akong dalang food kahit skyflakes..ngayon magdadala na ko..(:
and Yup nag-iiba ang aura ng mga tao pagxmas..nag-iiba ang mundo,,thats why it's my favorite season!!
Merry x'mas 2u!(:
>essa

aaron ayusa said...

If the world is to be healed through human efforts, I am convinced it will be by ordinary people, people whose love for this life is even greater than their fear.

Joanna R. Macy
American Professor and Social Activist

Natalie said...

'Pay it forward', yes! :) So hindi ko kinakalimutan mga nagawa sa akin ng ibang tao. 'Di ko man maibalik sa kanila, ma e-share ko naman sa iba.

I'm not really a member of any group pero I also want to help others in my own little way... share my things and give what i don't need.

pop said...

hello bianca, u have great blogs...
im a frustrated writer, i want to write blogs as nice as yours(i hope) can you please help me how to make nice blogs..?? tnx... i know this isnt a comment but i dont know any of your contacts... tnx... please??

Jeff Rene said...

Hi Ma'am,

I totally agree that seeing the smiles in the little kids eyes when you help them one way or another is priceless. There's just not a thing that compares with that feeling.

On the company I work for, in Cebu, we have this "Outreach Program" every December. What we do is invite kids, 4 - 12 yrs old, I think and organize a party for them. This year is our 3rd year and am pretty excited.

Question though, what about the saying "teach a man how to fish and you'll feed him for life".

I understand these are just kids but when we feed them we might be implying that they can just get free food every christmas. I know it's quite hard but just asking for some insights as I myself can't answer.

Merry Christmas

nico_lette said...

hi ate bianca..
medyo matagal din po akong di nkapunta sa blog nyo, and im happy for you kasi po you never quit posting ng mga bagay that can make others realize whats the best thing to do..

e2 nga po nakita ko ung bagong post nyo, grabe po! nakakainspire sya na magbago at gumawa ng tama.. hindi lang ngaung pasko, but everytime hangga't buhay pa tayo..
wala pa po akong nagagawa para mga kids pag-christmas pero ngaun po gagawin ko na.. kahit di pa ko nakakatulong, ramdam ko po ung saya ng isang tao pagnakakatulong siya sa kapwa, in his own little ways without asking for anything in return..

thnx ate biancs!! ang baet mo talaga sa mga kids.. merry christmas sayo at sa mga batang minamahal mo!! alam ko masaya ka..^^,

(alam ko po mababasa to ng mga maraming tao!)thanks once again!!merry christmas to you and to everyone reading this post!

Lucia said...

Hi Biancs!
Ako rin, hindi naniniwala sa pagbigay ng pera sa mga streetchildren. One time, ang binigay ko sa isang bata ay yung Nips chocolate na kinakain ko (May laman pa naman e.) Tinanggap niya pero humihingi pa ng 20 pesos. And I wonder, kung binigyan ko na nga siya ng pagkain ano pa kaya ang gagawin niya sa 20 pesos na hinihingi niya? Ibig sabihin hindi niya yun ipapambili ng makakain. :(

badyheng said...

a peek to a gawad kalinga site:

http://gkselectavillage.multiply.com/

it's so much fun & fulfilling to serve :)

* LESS FOR SELF, MORE FOR OTHERS, ENOUGH FOR ALL !

Anonymous said...

just wanna share another organization too wherein you could help kids from different provincial areas be sent to school. i'm talking about world vision. by only p15/a day or p450/ a month, you could already send a child to school and world vision would send you a profile of your beneficiary plus the report card. astig di ba?! it really feels good reaching out to others.=)

lovely said...

hi miss bianca! i super love reading your blog. they are very informative and inspiring! God bless! :)

DisNick said...

hi ate Bianca.. great blog!
HAPPY LOVE-GIVING ON CHRISTMAS!
we love you 'cause you love others so much..
GoD bless!

cha said...

Hi Bianca! I'm Cha Carag from the UP College of Medicine. =) My sorority in the college, Phi Lambda Delta, will be hosting a gift giving/variety show charity event for the PGH patients and bantays this December 13, 2007, 7PM at the PGH Atrium. So far, the artists who were gracious enough to accept our invitation to perform are Ogie Alcacid, Aiai delas Alas and Matt Evans. I was wondering if you could participate in our event, maybe by hosting one of our games for the patients? It would really be a big help! Thanks so much, hope to hear from you soon. =) If you have any inquiries, don't hesitate to contact me, my email address is chacarag85@yahoo.com. Again, thanks so much!

kaRen_myxmatch said...

kaya goodluck and all support talaga sa help kids learn project mo, Biancs! :)

freyti said...

nice!!!pwedeng pwede...

wait...sa mga nagbabasa at nagpopost dito...visit nyo rin ang website na toh..baka pwede nyo rin syang matulungan!hehe...natouch kasi ako sa interview sa probe...very strong woman...here's the website:

www.underkcat.blogspot.com/

www.hearyeah.multiply.com

thanks everyone!

MERRY CHRISTMAS Miss Bianca and to EVERYONE!!!

trulyblessed777 said...

kahit di tayo big time sa buhay, pwede nmn tyong maging big time sa pagtulong sa pagpapasaya ng tao di lang ngayong christmas everyday sa ating sariling paraan. good suggestions po.

Anonymous said...

i love it..i love it..nakakainspire naman yung post mo..nywayz,inis na inis ako sa sarili ko kanina coz di ako nagising and di kita napanood sa skul namin..wahhh..iyak ako ng iyak coz pinaghandaan ko yun too bad i got drunk last night..wahhh..sana may nextime pa..huhu...

JayE said...

"MS WORLD PEACE"!!! hehehe =D

love u so much, ms bianca!! mwuahh!

knuttylovesfuff said...

well said bianca. =) enjoy Christmas everyone!

RUSS™ said...

I have been firm with my stand not to give barya to streetchildren. I have always believed that by doing so, it's just teaching them to be tamad and to be dependent on other people.

I've had my fair share of rejections from children on the streets who would rather receive money than food and I feel bad for them. So if they don't want it, there are other children just here inside BF who would be very grateful for that kind of help.

irish_joy said...

hi! merry xmas! what a post u made to make us think again.. we really have to do these things, not only this season, but as you said everyday... we can make in our own little ways to help others. let me share with you this message that is very timely with your post, i got this from a friend, "when God increases our blessings, it is not meant to be a reward. it's a call to do greater things as worthy tenants of His vineyard. Don't simply thank God that you have much while others have little. Thank Him because He has chosen to bless you and in return to be a bleesing to someone..." tama di ba? let's be a blessing to everyone and thank you bianca for being a blessing to us. keep the faith. take care!

Anonymous said...

diba advocacy mo ang help kids learn project? do you also participate in the world vision project? yung may pinapaaral? gusto ko kasi e. -lander

Anonymous said...

i super admire you bianca!! pls continue giving us our inspiration.. you are the epitome of the Filipino youth! have a blessed december bianca! :)

posh said...

whohoo.. give love on x-mas day! bakit ba x-mas lang.. kasi ba wala si christ?? ah ewan!! basta yan ang naiisip ko!! may point naman ako diba?? pero i love your gown nung eviction kahapon ha! so nice!! gorgeous mo talaga!! love din mariel.. so nice din niya!! so pretty! merry christmas ate bianca!! may you have the best x-mas in the world!! uy.. ingat kay kuya.. baka ipasok ka niya at ilabas sa jan. 1!! si toni kasi nov.1 lumabas.. si ma.. dec 1.! baka ikaw.. jan. 1!! wag naman sana.. hehe.. love you ate!


--you are so posh--

ROCEL said...

Love your post.Im so excited to be home this Christmas. Hope I can do something worthwile even just for a month. Cheers,

Merry Christmas to everyone!

Cheers,

Rocel

Anonymous said...

Heya bianca. you're always inspiring me as much as you are inspiring other people, lalo na yung mga ngbbsa ng mga posts mo. yeah, you are right. simple thinggs are often the greatest. its the thought that always count. lalo na sa mga bata na we all know have had experience the least of life. lets continue being a blessing to evrybody. cheers :)

have a merry christmas!

LORD MANILA STONE said...

these are simple yet very doable suggestions to make everyone a catalyst of love this christmas season, thanks for sharing your wonderful thoughts, they are simply smart and beautiful^^

Anonymous said...

nakakainspire ka talaga ate bianca. grabe, sobrang ganda mong halimbawa sa aming mga kabataan. sana dumami pa ang mga katulad mo sa planet earth. nakakainspire ka talaga. SALUDO!;)

gandz said...

thanks for the inspiring post bianca! God bless you!

bianca jr said...

just want you to know that youve touched another life...

keep inspiring!

bianca said...

sorry, just like it says on the sidebar of my blog, i have NO friendster account. :) i thank you! bow.

yan said...

u look like Moon in the movie fearless!

Anonymous said...

wow, first time ako dito! love your entries!
anyway, this is totally off topic but does pink and blue soda still exists? the only store in our place have long shut down. sadly, i was a frequent buyer there. :( -justine

teddybearhug said...

bakit wala na naman si mariel sa uber??? hope she'll be back on monday..i like both of you!!!

niki said...

My friends and I are going to have a little Christmas party with the kids in a bahay ampunan here in our place. =)

Merry Christmas, Bianca =)

Keitaro Hanazawa said...

Ate Bianca, this completely an unrelated comment. Nakita ko kasi sa Chalk yung room mo. I must say I love it coz it's so organized. And the Chucks ha! Dami. Di ka naman mahilig sa Chucks noh?

roxAnnE trIxiA said...

Hello ate Bianca, wala pa ba kayong bagong post?? lahat kasi kami dito, inaabangan ang life mo eh!! so nice, I just want you to know, you are the best!! keep oin rocking ate Bianca!!

zainy brainy said...

INCREDIBLE! UNBELIEVABLE! THE GREAT BIANCA GONZALEZ! just by reading this latest blog of yours makes me ADMIRE you all the more!!!
dun nalang sa pag-invite sa'yo ng Cebu to be one of their honorable guests and speaker as well just proves na they have such GREAT TRUST, BELIEF, CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT IN YOU AS A ROLE MODEL FOR THE YOUTH AND AS A PERSON AS WELL! Bianca, you're so EXTRAORDINARY!!!! you're such a RARITY in showbiz! at ang GANDA-GANDA mo pa, no!!! oh, WE ARE ALL SO PROUD OF YOU, BIANCA!! MAY GOD BLESS YOU! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! :)

nadele said...

Bianca Gonzalez takes time to see the world
By Nathalie M. Tomada
Monday, December 10, 2007
Bianca Gonzalez is one bundle of wanderlust—this I accidentally found out in her weekly-updated personal blog that details her latest overseas and local travels. And they’re quite many actually that one can’t help but think: how does she make room for such adventures with her packed schedule? Surely, you’ve noticed her seemingly ubiquitous presence on tv.

It helps that the 24-year-old host of “Pinoy Big Brother,” “Entertainment Live,” and “Y-Speak” is also articulate in the written word. Couple that with a promising eye, despite being untaught, for photography… and you have ruminations, captions, and snaps that reveal a cerebral being with a funny bone. Bianca’s travels come in variety: from Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, United States to Hong Kong, with family, old and newfound friends or even by her solo self.

Her blog is one enjoyable read, but sorry to disappoint fans who are looking for juicy tidbits about the state of her love life or any “kadiri-ang-showbiz”-like ranting and raving, because there are none.

Breezy, light and open but to an understandable limit, this is how Bianca really is when yours truly met her recently, thanks to the kind invitation of National Youth Commission’s ever-on-the-go commissioner at large Mike Lopez, to a lunch get-together at the elegant Pino Restaurant in Lahug.

“I did not expect on ending up on tv but I really wanted to be a writer or director before,” this communication arts grad with a minor in philosophy from Ateneo de Manila University tells us.

With her easily likeable and simple mien (she had nary a hint of make-up, except for very little eye mascara), Bianca—it wasn’t hard to decide later on—is the last celebrity you’d perhaps call unapproachable. Bianca wonders why people pigeonhole her as “maarte” or “sosyal,” when she doesn’t look, act or speak like one. Unlike many artistas her age, she is not bedecked in luxury items. If there’s anything high-priced that she carries around, it would be her Canon 400D camera.

She admits to seriously scrimping and saving to finance her travels, because, except for the economy airplane ticket, she tries to make the most of her trips in style. This in the sense that she doesn’t want to miss out on the good restaurants and all the sights that her chosen destination has to offer.

Among the places she has been to, the country that sprung the most surprises on her was Vietnam. Bianca gushes, “Hindi ko in-expect na sobrang mag-e-enjoy ako sa Vietnam. Nagulat na lang ako kasi gandang-ganda ako sa Vietnam. Di ba sabi mas third-world country pa ang Vietnam kay sa atin? Pero ang bilis pala ng progress sa Vietnam, pero na-retain nito ang kanyang old charm. Para siyang ang isang malaking Intramuros.”

Still and all, her ultimate dream destination is Tokyo, Japan. She says she has been dreaming for so long of going to Japan which, as a kid, she envisioned as a place where flying cars exist (she kids not!). She has since grown fascinated with Japanese food, pop culture, and cinema. Meantime, she is working hard to save up for a major European escapade which she hopes will materialize next year.

Her advice to young people who’d finally like to see the world? Travel with a trusted buddy who’s willing and daring enough to enjoy your adventures. If possible, don’t go for guided tours; travel at your own time and pace. To save on accommodations, live with a friend. Lastly, be open to surprises.

Check out her travels and photos at superbianca.blogspot.com.

jekert said...

bianca, share ko lang sayo ung munting NGO na tinutulungan ko. visit mo naman:

http://tsinelas.luv.ph/

=D

empty said...

Hallo Bianca! missed u n u bro in Breakfast...sayang la na ang show. Hope ull have a reunion sa Studio 23. God bless and moe power!!!

Anonymous said...

galing!!!oo nga no???

uhm...
acctually...
ginagawa po namin yan sa isang parang org named YFC or Youth For Christ...
and active din po sa gk...or gawad kalinga....

hehe!!!

you're so nice!!!
kaya nga idol kita eh...


hehe!!!


nga pala...
i'm kryxie...
going to be 13 on april...


ngaun ko lang kc nalaman na may blog ka pala so ngaun ko lang din nakita...


hehe!!!


anyway...keep on serving God po...and may the mighty Lord Bless you!!!

kryxie said...

haha!!!nice!!!i love to serve those poor kinds too...in fact i'm active in a group called yfc...(think you heard about that!!!)...which is sustaining the Gawad Kalinga...i love to give than to receive!!!

oh...plese visit my blog too!!!and have some fun reading your name kasi there's a lot of "bianca...bianca...bianca..."

i'm so addicted to you!!!


God bless you always!!!