Wait, There’s More!

@SIMPLYD (73084)
Philippines
May 19, 2017 4:54am CST
May 08, some of those who still haven’t gone back to Manila and abroad and some of us from Legazpi , went to Sorsogon. We were in two rented air-conditioned vans in all courtesy of our batch’s funds. We first went to the Home for the Aged and gave the 17 aged people, our batch’s donations of adult diapers, toiletries, clothing amongst others. We also ordered for them as they have chosen, Jollibee spaghetti, hamburger and coke. We also pledged to give electric fans and also gave one wheelchair. We had a program to cheer them all up. After that, we went to a local maker of some kind pilinut candy, a specialty of the place. Then we proceeded to a batchmate’s house we call hacienda, because it’s amidst an orchard of fruit bearing trees. We were served seafoods and other delicious foods for lunch, in the middle of the orchard. After lunch, we went by motorboat for 15 minutes to their farm situated at the top of a hill. There. we had our native snacks, a look at the farm and a carabao ride. I have to beg off upon returning home, from attending that night’s dinner hosted by another batchmate in their house, because I was already tired, because of the heat going up to the farm on the hill. Well, you have to look at the pictures samples of our activities for the last day, May 08. I hope I didn’t bore you with our activities the past days from May 4 to 8.
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@hereandthere (20924)
• Philippines
19 May
the hacienda sounds wonderful! do they sell their harvest? your gifts to the elderly were very useful.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Yes, they sell their harvest. They have workers. Especially those at the farm on the hill, the families there of the workers are being helped by having the, trained in "kasuy" , coco jam and "atsara" making. They were packed with the name of the farm.
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@responsiveme (12565)
• India
19 May
Not at all...The whole trip with friends was special.We also do some charity work in our get togethers
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. Yes, those activities with our batchmates were really so enjoyable. They are documented with lots of pictures and videos, which I kept viewing to relive the happiness we had. That is good that you also get to do charity works on your get togethers.
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@PatZAnthony (11767)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
21 May
It sounds like it was fun for you and your group as well as it was for those you helped @SIMPLYD
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you my friend. You see, amidst our happiness from our activities, we see to it that we also do some charitable activities.
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@jaboUK (48828)
• United Kingdom
19 May
Not boring at all, I enjoyed reading about the fun you had.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Oh, thank you for saying so. Maybe I can still post for some more activities we had.
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@Corbin5 (70297)
• United States
19 May
Such wonderful photos of so many having a wonderful time together!!!
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
I am glad you liked the pictures.
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@RubyHawk (18917)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 May
That's such a humane thing to do. We should all be more involved in helping others.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
24 May
Indeed. Amidst our activities, the president didn't forget to tell us that we should also do charity works and get it from our batch's funds.
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@RubyHawk (18917)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 May
@SIMPLYD It sounds to me like you were doing charity work.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
25 May
@RubyHawk We have to share whatever we have. It's one of the goasl of our batchmates aside from those gatherings.
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• New Delhi, India
19 May
You are really having a good time
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Indeed , we had a great time doing all those activities since May 4 until this day 8th. The charity work is so nice also.
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• New Delhi, India
22 May
@SIMPLYD you are really blessed to have those moments in your life.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
@amitkokiladitya Yes. But i regretted not having joined them in the previous jubilarian years of ours. Though in 2012 , when our batch was one of the jubilarians I had an operation that's why I cannot join.
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@birjudanak (7167)
• India
22 May
its really nice and i dont feel bored, infect i enjoyed your post as you do lots of activities and its all are nice and most good thing i like that you visited aged house as this thing give them lot of confidence to live life. really its nice post.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. It's been for a long time since I have last seen you here. What kept you busy?
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• India
23 May
@SIMPLYD i daily open this site but i am not good writer so not post much but i like to visit your post as its really nice so just visit you and i try to keep more active here. i was busy in work as more responsibility now.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
@birjudanak Oh I see. Yes, by just going to your friends' posts like me would already make you informed what's happening in their lives, right? I am happy to see you here again, my friend. I guess, you got married because you are more busy now?
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@LadyDuck (109048)
• Switzerland
19 May
It's so nice you visited the elders and gave them gifts and food. I hope you are find now and your sore throat is only a memory.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
One of us led them in trying to dance even in wheelchairs. And they were gyrating and laughing on their wheelchairs. The old man I talked with said that he is there because her wife with Parkinsons is at their house with their big child . He is happy that at least here he can be taken cared of well too. My sore throat is nearly gone. I got pneumonia as the Xray revealed. So, I am on antibiotics now and hopefully, after I am done with the 7 tablets, I will be back to my strong self. I still feel a bit weak and with though not much anymore.
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@LadyDuck (109048)
• Switzerland
22 May
@SIMPLYD I am sorry you had pneumonia, the antibiotics are debilitating, but you will feel better soon, do not worry.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
@LadyDuck It's my third time to have this. Though it's after about more than 2 years. I will be having my pneumonia vaccine soon.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
19 May
This is wonderful not boring at all and the fact that the batch also does charitable works is really amazing.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. Actually, the charity works was really on one of the activities to be done. We allotted from our batch's funds for the goods and other things to be given to the home for the aged and they were already bought a month before already.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
22 May
@SIMPLYD Welcome rebelwoman so brilliant and kind.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
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@Yadah04 (2790)
• Philippines
25 May
All those activities sure are tiring albeit fun. Not only that you get to be in the company of your friends, but was able to share your blessings and care for the aged people.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
25 May
That is true. Some of us, got sick after those occasions, but we don't mind. At least , we get to enjoy those occasions which comes only every 5 years. But those for the Home for the Aged, we do it when we again have funds for charities.
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@Yadah04 (2790)
• Philippines
28 May
@SIMPLYD it does feel good to go too charities. i remembered my first-ever experience doing charity. we went to an orphanage, at it was heartbreaking to see the kids without the care of their parents.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
28 May
@Yadah04 We actually have done charity work already for the children before. However, due to our respective busyness at work it was only repeated this after homecoming.
@Nawsheen (22907)
• Mauritius
19 May
It was interesting to read about those fun activities you had. I love eating seafood
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
I am glad you like them. I thought I am already boring everyone. Yes, on that particular day most were seafoods during lunch and we so loved them all.
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@Nawsheen (22907)
• Mauritius
22 May
@SIMPLYD no it was not boring
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
@Nawsheen Thank you.
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@BettyB (4304)
• Summerville, South Carolina
19 May
Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and did some good works along the way.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Yes. Actually all our activities were really all planned months before the homecoming. That is , so that those who will be coming home from abroad to attend the occasion can schedule their flights too in such a way that they will be attending all those and being with their families here before the fly back abroad.
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@BettyB (4304)
• Summerville, South Carolina
22 May
@SIMPLYD Sounds like it took a lot of planning but well worth it in the end.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
@BettyB Yes, thank you.
@Sreekala (18778)
• India
19 May
The pictures are awesome. Glad to know that you people have done so many wonderful things. Really appreciating your efforts.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. That was really planned months before the occasion and we all have consensus as to what to give to each of them . We did the planning thru messenger.
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@Sreekala (18778)
• India
22 May
@SIMPLYD I understand the hard work behind the success. All you deserved it.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
23 May
@Sreekala Thank you.
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@ridingbet (33274)
• Philippines
19 May
that is a great activity for your homecoming/reunion.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Yes, my dear. We really planned to go to the Home for the Aged to bring them our donations. Amidst all the batch's activities is this. It's heartwarming to see the smiles of the aged.
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@ridingbet (33274)
• Philippines
22 May
@SIMPLYD that is good to know.
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• Philippines
5 Jun
Your photos put me into smiling. It's nice of you to have such activities, specially the Home for the Aged visit. You see every December, I always visit such facility because it makes the elderly happy--having someone to visit to them. Most of them were already neglected by their families. And it makes me saddened knowing that they only have few years to live but they don't often get a visit from their loved ones.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
6 Jun
Yes, they were so happy when we went there. Actually, that man in the wheelchair where I stood by his back, told me he is happy he is there and just visited by his daughter. That's because he cannot be taken cared of at home since her wife has Parkinson's disease and is being taken cared y their daughter. But here, he is being taken cared of well.
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@sjvg1976 (12671)
• Delhi, India
20 May
That's great your pictures itself say that you had a wonderful time.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. That is why I just have to share them with you all here.
@JudyEv (90252)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 May
I've really enjoyed reading about all the fun you're been having with your friends. And nice to know you've all been doing good deeds as well.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. I just want to share these activities because I want everyone to be motivated to have reunions too.
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@DianneN (52971)
• United States
19 May
Besides all the fun you had, I was thrilled to see you doing charity work. Nice group of friends you have!
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you . Actually, it was planned after the homecoming so we can really already concentrate in doing it.
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@Kandae11 (21979)
19 May
You obviously enjoyed a wonderful 4 days - and I enjoyed seeing the pictures.
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@SIMPLYD (73084)
• Philippines
22 May
Thank you. I am glad I entertained you all with our pictures and posts.