Monday, November 26, 2012

KCAT CAN: Bringing Christmas Back

Bringing back Christmas
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza 
November 26, 2012

Somewhere in the City of Mandaluyong is an area impassable to any vehicle.

Our neighborhood located at M. Vasquez Street is not as attractive as the other communities. There are a lot of small houses here that are cramped together. Within the area is a small compound called Green Years Apartment or GYA. This is where my friends and I have lived since we were young.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Paskuhan sa OWWA 2012: Share & Donate

This was from my friend Jen Arellano.. Read on:

From Jen Arellano:

Christmas is one of the most awaited day of the year for every Christians aside from celebrating the birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ , this is also the time to extend our hand to our fellows who are in need. Its the time of giving, sharing and reaching out.

Hindi lahat ng nasa abroad mayayaman, hindi po lahat magaganda ang naging kapalaran at katatayuan. Maaring 'pag narinig nating OFW ang unang pumapasok sa isip ng ay dollar, chocolates, gadgets, out of the country at kung ano-ano pang mga material things but on the other face its different. Nakakalungkot pong isipin pero may mga kababayan tayo na hindi naging maganda ang kapalaran sa paghahanap ng magandang kinabukasan for their families. May iba sa kanila inutang pa ang mga ginamit na pera para makapangibang bansa, ang iba naman ipinagpalit ang mga trabaho sa Pilipinas sa pagnanasang kumita ng mas malaki at mapaganda ang buhay ng kanilang pamilya.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A GYA Christmas: Excited kids are excited!

Photo from my instagram

3 days after we announced about the upcoming GYA Christmas, 100+ excited kids already registered.. Let's make these kids happy on December 24!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Your blood can help Joshua Esteras in his fight against the big C

I got this from Ate Jamie's wall in Facebook. Originally posted by Gelsie-Julianna Riel Tacata.. ·Read on.

My dear friends,

Joshua Esteras, 15-year old, is in need of a blood transfusion. He's confined at the Philippine Children's Hospital in Quezon Ave., QC.

Below is his message. If I can only ask 5 minutes of your time guys. Please read. :)
I used to be an average 15 year old guy who has many goals and dreams in life. I love hanging out with my buds, play mindless hours of video games and play some awesome musical instruments. On a fateful February 11, I was diagnosed with ALL cancer

Just saying..

"...Now that I have fully accepted everything about my condition and have regained my strength, I am able to enjoy everything I do, even waiting in line. I do get bored when I really have nothing to do, who doesn’t anyway? Especially when there is no internet connection and I can’t check my Facebook, Twitter or browse the web. But I always made sure to find something to do and to keep myself occupied. I really don’t like being idle, for me it is really a waste of time. I would rather do something totally nonsense than doing nothing at all." (Me? Bored? Far from it!)

Besides, who likes boredom anyway?
But most people would often complain whenever they had loads of things to do and deadlines to meet. And then complain again when they have nothing to do again.

"I really like it when I am busy and have a lot of things I need to do and deadlines to finish. I would often get confused with what I should start first and end up doing everything all at once, which is really confusing and stressful that can lead to a seizure; but luckily, I am already able to control it. I just need to do some breathing exercises once in a while and stretch my arms. In my mind, I say, “Thank you Lord”, not because He prevented me from having a seizure, but because I thank Him for the things that I am busy with. Doing so much work means I am doing a lot, that I CAN, and being given a couple of tasks means many people trust me and rely on what I am doing."  (Me? Bored? Far from it!)

Some may complain that it is easier said than done, but it’s not really the case. Yes, life is hard, but doing the things that you can is not really that hard. It all depends on you and your attitude." (Leading an extraordinary life.)

*image from google

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A GYA Christmas for the children: Care. Share. Donate.

When we were kids, my friends and I along with the other kids in our street, would always look forward to Christmas celebration the whole day of December 24 – a day full of games and a party at night.
GYA  Christmas Party 1994

Monday, November 12, 2012

KCAT CAN: Leading an extraordinary life

Leading an extraordinary life
by Maria Kathrina Lopez Yarza 
November 12, 2012

It really does feel great whenever people tell me that I have touched their lives and influenced them in one way or another. Actually, I am not really doing anything greater other than enjoying my life and living it the way I want it.

I accept whatever life gives me despite the odds and enjoy whatever comes out from it. Some may complain that it is easier said than done, but it’s not really the case. Yes, life is hard, but doing the things that you can is not really that hard. It all depends on you and your attitude.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

October Festivities

October 5
Merienda with my longest closest bestest friends (Daisy & Michelle) though sila lang ang kumain dahil kakatapos ko lang..

October 16
New Found NF Friend who in the same street as I am.. Jonalyn.

October 19
Minor Surgery on Talitha's birthday. The party surgery was held at PGH-FMAB (the new building for outpatients) which was done by, of course my neurosurgeon, Dr. Willy Lopez. Yes, it's a super minor and small surgery than can be performed by another doctor (at a cheaper price), but I want my doctor to do it because I'm more at ease with him.. We just need to raise raise raise funds.. and thank you for your continuous support :)
The very small, but very very very terrible tumor under my right toe finger
The processing of papers was actually longer than the duration of the surgery..
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