Pinoys, Solar Champion and moreFriday, June 01, 2012
There are plenty of Pinoys who want to help those who are in need of assistance. There's always someone trying to make a difference.
While browsing through my FaceBook newsfeed, I bumped into "The Solar Champion". I ignored it at first because it was talking about finding the next Pacquiao. (I'm embarrassed to say that I didn't even know how to spell Pacquiao without double checking the FB page. What kind of Pinoy am I? )
Anyway, what caught my attention was part of the movie trailer that highlighted the solar bulb invention.
Having seen the poor kids in the squatters area in the Philippines, I was intrigued. Wouldn't it be a great idea if economically challenged families have access to these kinds of light bulbs?
I am an advocate for HOPE. (Actually, I'm a sucker for anything that depicts HOPE, dreaming BIG and of course, smiling. )
The movie trailer for "The Solar Champion" showed a glimpse of the solar bulb invention using metal sheet, sealant, cutter, bottle (soda), water, and bleach. Can you imagine if you can provide a little light to someone's darkness? Wouldn't that be totally awesome?
I urge you to watch the movie trailer, and for just a $1 you can help light a billion bulbs. It's gives a different take on "All you need is a $1 and a dream!" You probably won't even notice that $1 or $20 -- but your caring heart will absolutely make a difference!
The kids laugh because almost every income I get from the book sales, I end up giving away to various little charities -- my favorites: Avon Cancer Walk, Cancer Research, Ronald McDonald, Kids of St. Jude, Autism Walk and now, "The Solar Champion".
If I have convinced you, please click HERE to make a pledge. I don't know the film maker or the producers of this movie. But they seem to have a message that will help bring about change. (And if I made a mistake, oh well -- it's a cost of 3 movie tickets!)
Going back to HOPE and dreams and what it is like to be Pinoy...
These are a few adjectives readers use to describe my book, “Outof Status”.
For whatever reason, Filipinos always find time to stop and smell the roses -- in my mom's case, the orchids!
In my journey, I did a lot of praying -- and still do.