Category Archives: inspirations

golden dragon


me: i was born in the year of the dragon, not just dragon, but golden dragon!

chichai: i was born in the year of the goat 😦

my precious golden dragon bead bracelet…




To my husband Clif, since we are so blessed with well-taken care and healthy children, for our 08.08 anniversary, in thanksgiving of our second 0808, these I am giving to our Ulingan children who have nothing but their precious lives:

8 large bags of cereals, 8 boxes of fruit juice, 888 pieces of candies, 888 pieces of adhesive bandages, 888 cotton balls, 8 rolls of first aid tapes, 8 bottles of wound wash, and 8,888 pesos to help buy them day care uniforms.

Happy 08.08 ! I love you!



How could it be possible that I am overwhelmed with joy and pain at the very same time???

It finally happened!!! Project PEARLS and Photo Kalye’s first teamed-up visit at Ulingan!  I am overjoyed that it finally happened and that those kids were given bags and bags of rice, canned goods, treats, used clothes, books, slippers.

The kids feel so loved and they are so happy!!!

This is just a very small dent in the overall needs, urgent needs of these children and the whole community.

I am overwhelmed too with this heartache with what I saw from these pictures that I can’t stop crying.  I am panicking from this sense of urgency inside me.

We have an urgent plea for help for the children of Ulingan. We are in need of the following: Adhesive Bandages, Antiseptic Wash, Children’s Vitamins, Cough and Cold Medicine, First Aid Antibiotic Ointment, Rice, Canned Goods, Clothing, Shoes and Slippers, School & Teacher Supplies.

God help us!

Thank you to all these wonderful volunteers who despite of the inhuman condition of Ulingan, they still served these children with big smiles! 

Reblogging Geraldine Veras: Empty Suitcase Project

Geraldine has been helping in spreading the word about Project PEARLS; she’s been working hard to provide school supplies to our underprivileged children in the Philippines… I couldn’t thank her enough. 

Her blog: 

In T-minus seven days, I will be coming back to the Philippines for the first time in four years.

Excitement is an understatement.

I have grown and became more aware with the world around me within the four year gap. My ambition to change the world one step at a time has also grown. In Pure Imagination’s last core meeting today, I have realized through our ‘check outs’ that PCN has planted seeds in our hearts for us to grow and continue helping our community outside of Skyline. 

Okay, what I’ve been gradually trying to say is that I’m not done with Project Pearls.

I want to ask you, reader, if you would help me do a last minute project before I leave?

*I will be carrying an empty suitcase with me for the next seven days. All I ask of you is to help me fill the empty suitcase with school supplies. My goal is to collect supplies for the 200 children back in Bulacan, Philippines. PCN has collected a fair amount of school supplies during our two shows but I know we are capable of giving a little bit more before the children’s school year begins.

The last day I will be collecting school supplies is next Tuesday night, May 25, 2010. 

What you can give is limitless and no donation is too small. Please help me spread the word with this empty suitcase project and hunt me down.

Thank you for your time! Please help me spread the word!

-Geraldine Veras