by The Pooper Scooper
Sunday, January 10, 2009
Manang roused me early in the morning last Saturday. We were supposed to go to the grocery to work on our special project for Manong Aki’s birthday. This being his first birthday, manang said it would be but proper for us to share our blessings with our less fortunate (human) brothers.
We got us the following ingredients and broke our backs making sandwiches and party hats out of recycled card boards …
These are ham and corned beef sandwiches and fruit juice drinks for the little kids selling candles/ sampaguita beside the church near manang’s office.
On Sunday evening, manang and I went out to distribute the sandwiches. We found a little girl selling candles near the traffic lights and we decided to give her our little bag of food, which she in turn gaily handed to her mother (and brothers and sisters), who was sitting in one corner of the pavement. It was such a wonderful feeling that we decided to continue on with this tradition every birthday.
Upon getting home, I changed into my comfy clothes because the night was getting cold. I was mildly surprised to meet two very familiar faces.
Do you still remember Belo?
Just look at him and his silly grin. The boy knows something special is coming up.
“Manong Aki, I was told that you need to change into your party clothes…”
“What party clothes? He said as a blank expression crossed his eager face. You mean mommy Lilli’s ultracool bandana is not appropriate?”
“Ummm… I know you look good in them, but manang said you had to put these on…”
“I hate you, Poopie, this is not cool at all...”
The birthday boy posing with the guests and manang tin and R’ (manang was behind the camera lens and I was busy directing the flow of activities)
Birthdays sure are special and we are so glad to be sharing it with friends and family. The best part was we got to eat a piece of everything! Yay! I can't wait for my Birthday to come!!
Here are some videos during manong Aki’s actual birthdate- January 12, 2009 (Monday). As you may have notice, we celebrated the pawty earlier because manong was supposed to go to Bacolod for a business trip on Monday (which never happened—haha! I wonder if that was part of Aki’s wish.)
Testing the Teefie...
(Manang: We undermined the sharpness of his teefie when we left him to toy around with the treats. Somehow Aki mananged to pry the biscuit bag open and so we had to transfer the contents into another container)
And of course, we got a lot of greetings from a lot of our friends. We also received pressies from some dear DWB friends yesterday. Here is the e-card that our good buddy, Dr. Dino sent Aki on Monday.... Thank you Dino and everyone who greeted Aki!