It was early Friday morning and just like other Fridays, I was on my way to Bahay Kanlungan Drop-In Center to join the nutrition and feeding activity of the Positive Action Foundation Philippines, Inc. (PAFPI).
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But I remembered the first time I joined the activity. Well, I was shy especially when I recognized only few faces and I saw many new people. I started to feel like being stunned for few seconds, looked at their faces and I saw that they were all smiling. They were happy and perhaps their happiness rubbed on me that it gave me the energy to make my feet take a step forward. And that one step forward started the countless hours of bonding and conversations.
Yes, there were lots of good conversations that ranges from our personality and experiences. We talked and talked and ate too, which was just an excuse to bond with peers. Perhaps the talking and good food made me trust these new faces that it eventually evolved into friendship.
Feeding Friday? Nah, it was just an excuse for us to meet new friends and gain peer support, which many of us needed. So, needless to say that I really liked my experience being in Bahay Kanlungan and share the bountiful healthy treats from PAFPI and MAC AIDS Fund. It was such a very nice experience join the Healthy Plate activity.