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litratong pinoy#52: misyon (mission)

"THIS...IS...SPARTA!!!"

(p.s. there is a town in new jersey called sparta!)



gladiator sandals seem to be all the rage this summer, especially in puerto rico (according to my sister), where this pair i'm wearing came from. but these sandals are on a mission: i was at the fund-raising party for the philippine nurses' association-new jersey (morris county chapter) last saturday....to sing the philippine national anthem!

it's the second year in a row they tapped me for this "gig." i made sure i didn't do anything unusual the way martin nievera did at manny pacquiao's fight. sang it right, and that's all that matters.

but more important was the fundraiser's mission: to help a filipina nurse in legal trouble. she was a victim of illegal recruitment and an incompetent immigration lawyer here in the states. one of the aims of the association is to look after the welfare of filipino nurses and this is their way of helping her. a worthy mission, since filipino nurses are among the best in the world.





sikat yata ngayong summer ang gladiator sandals, lalo na sa puerto rico, sabi ng kapatid ko na kagagaling lang doon at kung saan binili itong suot kong pares. may misyon ito: ang samahan akong umawit ng pambansang awit ng pilipinas sa philippine nurses' association party noong sabado.

pangalawang beses ko nang umawit para sa kanila, at siempre, siniguro kong tama ang pag-awit ko, di gaya ng kakaibang pagkanta ni martin nievera sa laban ni pacquiao.

pero mas mahalaga ang misyon ng asosasyon: ang matulungan ang isang kapwa nurse na may problemang legal dahil sa illegal recruitment at isang walang kwentang abogado. layunin ng samahang ito ang isulong ang kapakanan ng mga nurse dito sa amerika, kung kaya't nagtatag sila ng fundraiser event na ito.

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Willa said...

Maganda nga ang inyong mission, at maganda din ang iyong sandals! :)

Munchkin Mommy said...

Kawawa naman ang mga nagiging biktima ng illegal recruitment. :( Sana'y marami kayong matulungan.

luna miranda said...

kahanga-hanga ang iyong mission, kasama ang iyong gladiator sandals!:D

thess said...

Mang aawit ka pala, sana magkaroon g LP EB na may karaoke night at makauwi ka :)

Sana naman ay maayos na ang kalagayan ng nurse na tinuran mo.

kiwipinoy said...

just watch "300" again the other day, those red toe nails would look cool with the crimsom cape worn in the movie.

Marites said...

hanep naman ng gladiator sandals mo pati kulay ng kuko. Napakagandang misyon yan ang tumulong na pang-legal. Ang hirap pa naman ang nasa ibang bansa kapag walang tumutulong. Sana'y lalo pa kayong magtagumpay. maligayang LP!

Sidney said...

Great! I will suggest Manny Pacquiao to take you for his next box match to sing the national anthem.

So that are the new fashion shoes?

Paula said...

Kahanga-hangang adhikain! Saludo ako sa iyo!

Maraming salamat sa pagbisita ka-LP! Mabuhay ka. :D

SASSY MOM said...

That's really for a good cause. Ang galing! Sana marami pang ganiyan na nais tumulong sa kapwa.

Heto naman ang akinglahok.

fortuitous faery said...

thess: pang-karaoke lang naman talaga ako! haha.

sidney: my voice is not vegas-worthy! haha!

kg said...

wow! singer ka pala ha! ang galing mo naman to be tapped to sing the national anthem in one gathering! bongga!

happy huwebes sayo!

an2nette said...

wow, yan ang misyon na nakakataba ng puso, ang pagtulong, nice pictures, happy LP

Nortehanon said...

Sana ay marami kayong ma-raise na funds for that Filipina nurse. Nakakatuwang isipin na maraming taong may magandang loob tulad ng mga nurse dyan sa new jersey na handang tumulong sa ibang nangangailangan.

Kamakailan lamang po, the Filipino Nurses Association in Virginia surprised me with lots and lots of pencils for my Pens of Hope project. I was so touched and overwhelmed by their gesture. The spirit of bayanihan still lives on and it makes my heart sing in happiness.

witsandnuts said...

Cool yung gladiator sandals. Naisip ko karamihan pala ng meron ako eh close shoes.

Rico said...

Sana may video rin ng pagkanta mo! Panalo siguro yun, hehe
Kidding aside, I admire the help you guys exend to that nurse. I'm sure sobrang tuwang tuwa sya sa mga tulong nyo.

iris said...

like the gladiator sandals :)

jeanny said...

kahanga hangang isyon :)

at yang gladiator shoes mo, ang ganda!!!Gusto ko rin nyan :)

Zee said...

love your glads! hehehehe I see a lot of celbs sporting it too! hehehehe :D

Ganda naman ng Misyon ng glads na yan... tsk tsk tsk dami pa ring mga tawo na walang kwenta ano? it's a good thing sinuportahan nyo ang kapway Pinay...

lino said...

nice sandals... are you in NJ? i have a friend there... i went to sayreville and toms river where i stayed... happy LP... :)

iska said...

panalo ang gladiator sandals! mataray!

silentprincess said...

ang galing naman ng misyon ng sandals na yan.. happy LP!

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