February 20, 2015

Occasions of Joy 5th Anniversary - The Joy in Arts and Crafts

It's been five years of joyful blogging. I choose to  celebrate my blogversary by giving back. For Occasions of Joy's 5th Year Anniversary, I organized a workshop entitled, The Joy in Arts and Crafts at Aquinas School. Participants of this activity were Grades V and VI from different schools.

Mr. Nick Bunye, Vice Principal of Aquinas School, welcomed participants, volunteers and speakers

We started the day with the Art of Decorating Cupcakes under the lovely couple, Alvin and Jannet Salazar of Funlipix.


Mr. Ricky Quinsay, a.k.a. Jestler The Magician, not only made the children laugh by his funny magic tricks. He inspired them of his humble beginnings and his success as a family man and magician.  He taught the kids the secret ingredient on how to be successful in life with the words from the Bible.

I taught the kids to transfrom potato chips tube, crayon boxes, used envelopes into re-usable items like coin bank, gift box and a lot more in The Art of Recycling.

PJ Valenciano of Palamuti by PJ, Novie and Steph Lopez of Flow Jewelry and Crafts taught the children how to make fashion jewelries. All the kids made earrings and necklaces for their respective moms. Some of the boys.


I may be the moving factor for this free workshop but it will not be made possible without the help of my husband, friends and generous sponsors, namely, Alvin and Jannet Salazar, Ricky Quinsay, PJ Valenciano and Gerard D Sagun, Steph Lopez, Jovie, Kim Urdaneta, Loucelle Alamban, Carlyn Mendiola, Jomes Mendiola, Lyn Borje, Carolyn Torre, Fe Darilay, Jen Naga, Jennifer Baetiong, Omar Catolos, Bernard Zulueta, Gwen Carino, Janice Crisostomo, Darlyn Ty, Eiskin, Flawless, SVR Infinity, Aquinas School, OMF Lit, Walter Bread and View Park Hotel.

I am surrounded by inspiring people who are selfless in sharing their time and talents to the future of our country - the children. Maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong lakat!

"To receive joy, one must know how to give some, 
for joy is consists in giving, and in serving others."
-Joy Mendioa
Feb 20, 2015

(View more photos HERE)


  1. Happy Anniversary Joy! Looking forward to read and learn from your inspiring stories for the years to come.God bless you and your family.

    1. Thanks, Sarah! I'm still waiting to meet you, and hopefully run with you.

  2. Congrats... happy 5th year Blogversary keep it up and hope maraming pang tao ang mapasaya mo...

    1. Thanks for still being a part of all my celebrations.


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