The Tapulanga Foundation has always been something I have supported since the time I was a jobless 20-something in my hometown. I briefly worked for them, doing research and finding donors of books and other donations.
The foundation sends underprivileged children from the nearby farms to the St. Francis of Assissi School. They’ve done quite well through the years, the school has grown tremendously and they’ve received a lot of support both in the Philippines and internationally.
Every year they ask you to sponsor a scholar. They send you updates on your scholar like report cards, Christmas cards, etc, etc, etc. It’s always wonderful to get those. It’s good to know how the child is doing.
And it’s absolutely heartwarming to get a simple greeting like this one on your birthday.
For this year’s birthday, I got a gorgeous tulip bouquet and a chocolate cake from the hubs.
We had dinner at Logan Brown, which exceeded expectation.
And then went home.
Second year in a row that celebrations were simple and low-key. Maybe next year I’ll do a noisy birthday again to celebrate the big Thirty????