As I told you earlier, we planned a Bayanihan, or a work party at our maid, Pat’s house.
A few weekend ago my kids, my nieces and nephew and of course Jun & Jun Jun, and I went to Pat’s house to start working on her house. It was really something for the my kids seeing how Pat and her family lived in a tiny house. They really were feeling sorry for them. It was nice for my kids to see how some people live here in the Philippines. I could see on their faces the wishes and hopes for Pat’s life to be better. It was really a good learning experience with my kids.
Jun and Jun Jun started to measure out the house. Trying to figure out while building outside the old house we can still use the old house for Pat’s family to sleep in during night time. Jun Jun made the new house bigger and a bit wider too. Also for the bathroom to be included inside the building instead of being outside. Jun Jun also tried to figure out where the bedroom for Pat and where the kids’ bedroom be and the living room and kitchen.
It is small but at least with the new house they had a nice roof already and when it rained the family could sleep now instead of looking for a dry place to lay down. Then, my nephew Deo and my sons Chris and Aaron were trying to help Jun put some plank on the bottom side of the wall and later they finished up the top with Kalakat (a bamboo decorative wall). To top that they nailed a stick of bamboo to hold the Kalakat nicely. I am proud to say that my kids helped out on that. Jean Jean and Jared even tried to help out on putting the Kalakat too and the bamboo stick on the window.
It was a hard worked for my kids but they enjoyed it. They told me that they really like to work for the poor people. It made them feel good to help. They were very happy with the end result. I’m proud of them.
Here’s some photos that I promised to you guys. Pat agreed for her house be featured here. We still have some work to do there but I know we will finish up in no time. A really big Thank You to the people that worked there. My kids, my nieces and nephew of course Jun and Jun Jun especially who really worked hard to make this project possible. THANK YOU GUYS!
We still have a few weekends to go in working there. We still have to build the bed and the wall inside the house. Chris wants to go there even everyday. We can’t do that since its just back to school now. Have to to school first. So weekends works for us. I was just thinking now that maybe someday soon we will launch or have a LiP Bayanihan. I know we will make some family happy with our help. Just a thought guys.