Archive for March, 2013

Some were born to be artists, some to be surgeons while there are others who were born to make a difference in the world.

Meet my friend Anna who devoted her life for animal welfare. She had been though a lot since she became part of the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). She had to wade through flood water to save pets left by their owners during the onslaught of  Habagat and such other typhoons that brought devastation to the country. She faced financial woes when they had to put up, PARC, the rehabilitation place along Katipunan. She faced angry dog fight promoters when she along with other PAWS members and animal rights advocates  pushed for the Republic Act No. 8485, an act to promote animal welfare in the Philippines in 1998 (which hopefully gets amended when Congress assumes its session in June.)

People like her do not get paid much or at all to do this. They do it because they are passionate about their love for animals and will do what they can to assure that someone is looking out for our four legged friends.

 

**this video was made for my class and I used Together We Can Change the World to end my interview because I felt it was the most appropriate song for what she and PAWS do. Anna together with my friend LA Ascalon are changing the world one paw at a time**

I had the privilege of walking through the streets of technohub and found myself liking the ambiance. There was something about the quiet amongst the grays and greens in the area. I felt transported back to the time when I fell inlove with UP Diliman the first time I walked in its magnificent halls.

It must have been the serenity and the pace of the work-life there. Maybe I had only a bird’s eye view. Maybe I do not know what is actually within the walls, behind the facade of the establishments yet the feeling was oddly familiar. Oddly comforting. There were no harried looking employees. There were no bumper to bumper traffic. There were no rude, insensitive drivers who’d run you over even when you were crossing on the pedestrian lane. There were no crowd of people congregating on the streets. There was no construction blocking off people on the streets.

The place was massive and lovely. Everything seemed to be just right. Nothing was amiss, nothing was in disarray. Nothing was intimidating despite the high walls and tall gates surrounding each buildings. I felt quite at home and it was great to know where I stand, what I need.

It was a great discovery and I hope to experience that wonderful feeling all over again. Mayhap soon?