Friday, October 18, 2013

Carwash for a Cause

Morning begins. The sun rises. You wake up, and it’s a Saturday. There’s not much on today’s to-do list. What to do?

Why, start a carwash of course!

That’s what eight-year-old Andro Barrientos decided to do for a weekend. His attempt to raise his own money earned the support of his older brother, Diego, and their grandfather.

Andro’s brother joins him. And, as this carwash endeavor carried on even until the next weekend, so do their friends – Tyler, Xavier, Anton, Ridge.

Apparently Mr. and Mrs. Felix Barrientos have set a great example for these two – the Barrientos brothers are two of Tapulanga Foundation’s donors:  Andro sponsors the books of Ian Oquindo,  a 3rd grade scholar, and Diego the lunch meal of 4th grader Reign Dela Cruz.

Andro admits they raised only a small amount, but that’s not what really matters.

To their family’s favorite charity, Tapulanga Foundation, Andro gives their hard-earned Php420 – from him and his brother Diego, his friends Tyler, Xavier, Anton, and Ridge.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Letter from A Silay Summer Workshop Scholar and Graduate: Earl Joshua Tarrosa

Hi Miss Mic,

This is Earl Joshua Tarrosa, a graduate of St. Francis of Assisi School. Now currently studying at John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation taking up the course of Bachelor of Science Major in Marine Transportation. I have come to tell you a wonderful story that happened to me.

It all began when an advertisement caught my attention about the Publication Team of the school, they needed a writer, photographer and lay-out artist. So I made an eye-catching application letter for the position of a photographer.

That July 13, 2013, they gave us an exam then they proceeded with the first screening. The next interview was with the two advisers of the said club.

Then, one afternoon, it came into my mind to check if the result is there. From afar, I could see a bond paper outside the window of the said room, I started scanning from #'s 1-5 and at the very bottom it said,

Tarrosa, Earl Joshua J. --------------- Photographer

I was very shocked. I experienced intense state of happiness, To The Max! I went rushing to my classmates to share the very good news and they congratulated me, then I texted my mom and dad and they too congratulated me.

Now, as Publication Photographer, I will receive a Scholarship worth of 50% discount which is very big for my family and me, then we could enjoy the publication room to stay, sleep, eat, use printer, use computer, anything we like for free, then we have additional payments for our hardwork, I could learn more from my mentor, we could attend seminars in many places like Iloilo, Guimaras, Bohol, and many more.

Allow me to give my message of appreciation to the one who gave me the opportunity to reach what I have now, Firstly, thank you miss Mic! From the bottom of my heart, thank you for giving me the unlimited chances to join workshops for free. At the interview I never fail to include SFAS as the school I graduated from and for my teachers in photography especially to your brother, Sir Jay. Even though he was strict, I learned many things from him. All of what I'm doing is giving pride to my school, I'm creating a good image of a result of SFAS. Lastly, I want to thank the Almighty God for such a mabu-ot kg maalwan nga administrator. Thank you so much Miss Mic, and keep up the good work Miss Mic. Thank you for being a light in our path of discovering our talents, I hope you see more future persons like me who will use their talent for something they could benefit of. :)

God bless you and your family!

Respectfully Yours,
Earl Joshua Javelosa Tarrosa