Thursday, September 22, 2011

The first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat is born...

Last August 30, 2011,
the first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat
was conceived.
“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
~Mahatma Gandhi

Out of the blue I got a message last August 30, 2011 from Jay Jaboneta []: "Thank you for the support Sir!" Then I simply replied to him: "You are an inspiration to young people, to my students... Keep up the best work, be the best..." And he added: "Thank you Sir! Would love to share our story with your group []." I was so grateful to his gesture, so I said: Thanks for the offer, I will already schedule your talk to meet my students come 3rd week of September (",)... but I have nothing to offer you except appreciation... And apologetically, he said: "If I am free Sir I would go as long as it's within Manila."

Today September 22, 2011
the first DLS-CSB Yellow Boat
is born (DLS-CSB HF12 2011).
“Today I start the change I want to see.”
~The De La Salle Brothers of the Philippines

The students' baon (allowance) for a day, when put all these together, is already a livelihood for a family... Sir Dong is very grateful (Mr. Justino Cabarles, Principal I, Regional Planning Office, DepEd Region V []). He said, "Thanx so much. i hope I could post this boat the soonest time possible... Please convey my thanks to your students in behalf of the yellow boat community. Thanx to you also, Uncle Antonio...[]" Jay is also thankful: "Wow! Thank you so much Uncle Antonio! This is a simple but heroic part on the part of the solutions - this is the kind of attitude we really want the youth to learn and show."

Then I replied: "Thank you in advance Jay...", so I asked: "By the way how do you know I'm supporting your mission?" He said: "I saw you like one of the things we posted hehe, Thank you again Sir!" And I replied: "I should be the one thanking you...", then I encouraged him: "Be a hero-virus and keep spreading and infecting us with you viral-heroism..." With humility he replied: "I hope to be able to do that Sir. Maraming salamat!"

I further encouraged him: "You have already started it and infecting us... Being grateful, he said: "Glad to hear that Sir. God bless and hope to meet you soon." Finally, I ended our conversation telling him: "God bless you more... and see you soon!"

The beneficiary of the Yellow Boat is the family of Edwin Bono, who worked so hard during the installation of the water pipes from Guinhadap to Mababoy Island. He also took charge of piling sacks of sand to prevent the hose from breaking due to docking motorboats.
One La Salle Prayer

Let me be the change I want to see;
To do with strength and wisdom;
All that needs to be done;
And become the hope that I can be.

Set me free from my fears and hesitations;
Grant me courage and humility;
Fill me with spirit to face the challenge;
And start the change I long to see.

Today I start the change I want to see;

Even if I’m not the light;
I can be the spark;
In faith, service, and communion;
Let us start the change we want to see;
The change that begins in me.

Live Jesus in our hearts forever!
This is what Bayanihan Spirit is all about... a Filipino Value of a family/community unity effort of HF12 to achieve a life changing purpose and objective... Congratulations!