Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas in October with Kapuso Stars

I woke up early this morning but not to run or play tennis.

Yesterday, I was advised by the DSAPI (Down Syndrome Association of the Phils. Inc.) to bring Eia to GMA-7. She was picked as one of the 25 children with DS to participate in a special shooting with some Kapuso stars.

Naturally, I was thrilled to the bone. It would be a whole new experience for my daughter (plus the fact that I'll get the chance to rub elbows with some TV personalities heh heh . . . ).

Eia's not used to eating breakfast early so we just dropped by McDo's Drive Thru and ordered 1 pc. chicken with rice for her. We also ordered fillet-o-fish for Ate Ella and me but unfortunately, it's not yet available. It's good we brought with us Sky Flakes crackers and a cooler filled with 2 cans of Coke Light and 2 Mango Juice. But when lunchtime came, GMA was kind enough to provide sumptuous meal for every parent, caregiver, and child.

I knew passing EDSA was the shorter route but it's been years since I've travelled that far. I couldn't picture in my mind how I can transfer to the left side since we would be at the right side of EDSA, coming from Las PiƱas City. I decided to take the longer route instead, via Quiapo.

Then I received a text message from Adette, our DSAPI administrator, that the shooting would be held at the 3rd floor of the new building, the GMA Studio Network. She told me its not along EDSA but on the first street right after GMA. To make a long story short, we made it on time, arriving earlier than the Kapuso stars.

Kuya Glen assisting the kids with their coloring activities while waiting for the Kapuso stars.

That's my daughter Eia grinning at me.

When Dingdong Dantes entered the studio, shrieking mothers rushed unto him dragging their bewildered children for picture taking. I was almost tempted to join the bandwagon but was able to control my overwhelming desire with superhuman strength.

My daughter Eia had the chance to stay close to Dingdong but chose not to. She's faithful to her "boyfriend" Roger Federer.

Hmmm . . . how come Eia sat beside Wendell Ramos and not with Dingdong Dantes?

Eia with very beautiful faces Yasmien Kurdi, Gelli de Belen and Camille Prats.

On stage during the gift giving of GMA Kapuso bags. At the background is Lovi Poe.

Kyla with Eia above and with me, below. Do you think if I don't stop running my figure will go back to it's former form just like Kyla's??? How I wish!

The GMA loot bag with its contents: When Eia opened her bag and saw what's inside, what she said simply melted my heart--"Wow! So many! I will give Kuya!"

One last picture: Eia curious why the gifts around the giant christmas tree were not distributed among the children. I explained to her that the gifts intended for them were inside the GMA loot bag.