Project Happiness is my quest to give happiness to kids whenever possible. As a backpacker and storyteller, I scout through cities and remote areas in the Philippines to experience cultures, people and explore life’s amazing diversity. Overtime, I decide to commit myself to give any kind of happiness – may it be foods, inspiration, inspirational stories or simply my time — to children. I love seeing happy, sincere smiles.
Project Happiness — December 2015
In a small town where a family of 5-9 earned an average of less than $5 a day, I couldn’t really expect merry Christmas parties – not even for kids. I’ve asked around and found that this town never had a Christmas party for their children – EVER. So here goes me, doing it for the children, just like I always would. If you have known me long enough, you probably know that it is my kind of tradition to spend my special days (birthdays, Christmas, etc) doing some random act of kindness for under privilege children. It was always been my “code” to keep my deeds behind dark curtains but this year, I realize, I have the voice, I am a writer after all and I got this site with my amazing followers, so I might as well document this small party. Matter of fact, I’m building a special page for Project Happiness because I found out that my colleagues and friends would love to help me do more of these.
Project Happiness — December 2016
The kids from a remote town in Negros Oriental was promised for a kind of Christmas that they’ve first tasted on December 2015 (Project Happiness, December 2015). In a town where a family earns less than $5 a day, there’s nothing much to expect for the holidays. I listed all the foods these kids wish to eat and well, made it happen in this year’s (2016) Project Happiness. I have helped from the locals. I singlehandedly cook as early as 12 midnight until the early morning of December 17 but it was all oh so worth it.
Thank you to all the kindhearted people who made this happen. Here you go. The December 2016, Project Happiness in pictures: