Last Sunday, I, Marlen and the kids attended what is probably the best Christmas party we’ve been invited to. The media party, sponsored by Globe and Innove and organized by JYGonzales and Partners, had as special guests wards of SOS Children’s Village in Talamban, Cebu City. Journalists were asked to serve as foster parents to the children for a day.
Our foster child was 12-year-old Jeric, a silent kid who has grown up balloons. Globe bought presents for the children-shoes and clothes. The kids had a lot of fun during the party. Their faces were painted with cartoon characters (the most popular tattoo was Batman). Jeric had a dragon painted on his cheeks while Dylan, being the Harry Potter junkie that he is, chose to have a lightning bolt on his forehead.
A magician’s performance capped the day. I wasn’t able to catch how the magician switched things-even if I watched him closely and even after reading all those magic tricks e-books (including the one that revealed David Blaine tricks that occupied del.icio.us front page last month). Here are some photos of the event.
Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu. He has written and edited for such publications as The Freeman, The Independent Post, Today, Sun.Star Cebu, Cebu Daily News, Philstar Life, and Rappler.
He is also a mobile app and web developer and co-founded InnoPub Media with his wife Marlen.
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