Donnerstag, 31. August 2017

Montag, 28. August 2017

For Mrs. Balde....

For my dearest Mrs. Balde,

intuitive you are! The best word that describes you as a beautiful person!

I do feel honored and privileged when Venus, your lovely daughter asked me to find a word for you on your 80th Birthday.
The perfect word is intuitive. You deserve it, Mrs. Balde, You are a person who acts by instinct. You have that "feel" for a situation.
Teaching requires intuition. You just know how to present things so that students understand the matter. When it comes to finding the best moment, you are the most capable person, Mrs. Balde,

On your 80th Natal Day, it is my sincere wish that you stay healthy and happy. I hope we can see each other again in the future because you deserve a BIG HUG and a BIG KISS, for your instinct! Michael Angelo Blando is now a successful Electronic Technician working at Samsung Philippines.

You have paved the way to his success. Your intuition and your desire to help Mick inspired me, and is still inspiring me as I get older, Mrs. Balde.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Lola Collie! I have you in my heart and mind. 

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y!   

Freitag, 21. April 2017

Congratulations, Maribel!

This is very heartwarming!

Maribel Nacor, one of the sponsored high school students of Frau Fester from Crailsheim, Germany, has  currently absolved her degree in Bachelor of Education.

Now, she is about to review for the Licensing Examinations for Teachers in the Philippines.

The Laudatio is not only for Maribel, who, despite of poverty, struggled very hard to achieve her dream of acquiring a College Degree thru Scholarship Grant, but also for her younger sister, Margie Nacor, who sacrificed her own studies just to pave way for Maribel. Margie stopped her schooling just to be able to stay home and take care of their sick mother, and shared her allowance for the sake of  Maribel's conquest to be a teacher.

The story of these two sisters touched my heart and mind. I am so very proud of you, guys!   

Goodluck and I wish you both the best of luck in the future.

Congratulations, Maribel and Margie!

Donnerstag, 31. März 2016

Seeing everyone struggling....

Updates and exchange of communication between the former  members and scholars of the Friends of Germany, are nowadays possible through the Internet and Social Media. Am I glad that there are former students, who,  from time to time, are sending simple messages and thank you notes to the initiator and to former sponsors. It is delightful and heartwarming to know that some do not forget the help extended to them. The sense of appreciation from the former scholars is the best fruit of this child-help project.

Seeing everyone struggling to uplift themselves from poverty reminds me of the difficult times I have been through some forty years ago. At a very young age, I had to work to earn money to be able to go to school. My mother had to give me away for the sake of  my education. I am grateful though, that I experienced poverty. From that, I learned to treasure the little successes I have achieved.

I am still struggling. I have my profession. It is still not easy, but it comforts me that I have something in my pocket that nobody can take away from me. That is....EDUCATION!

To the former scholars and to Margie, please continue with your pursuits of higher education.

Dienstag, 4. August 2015

A long pause but I am still here!

Quite a long time of silence!

A chronic disease robbed my energy and motivation to keep you updated. Added to that, I was spending all my time from hospitalization through medical rehabilitation.

There are few good news though. Frau Fester is recuperating from a long illness, too. Am I glad that she has recovered from a severe sickness. Good people deserve good luck.

What is new? Well, I am glad that some of the former students who received benefits from my friends in Germany do not forget to say hello from time to time. Keep up the good work and I am very proud of what you have been achieving in life. Through Facebook, I can be updated from the scholars. Liezel Padios is doing well in her private and career life. Jo Ana and Margie are also working and earning their own money already.

Michael Blando is performing well at Samsung Technologies. Keep up the good work, Mick! We are so very proud of you!

Sadly, Margie stopped her college studies to work and help finance her parents and kin. I can fully understand because I myself experienced the same. I hope later, when the opportunity comes, she would continue with her studies.

I am thanking you all for bearing with me in good and old times.

Herzlichen Dank, Christa, Fam. Fester and Fam. Klingler.

Samstag, 31. Januar 2015

The 13th Year....

Quite late to greet everyone a happy 2015 but allow me please to do it after recovering  from some anxieties in the past. May the year  2015 brings us good health, luck and prosperity. Reminiscing the past, from  November 2002 up to present, we have survived the difficulties and from them, we learned our lessons, and we were successful in certain ways.

The ten (10) beneficiaries of the Friends of Germany Child-Help Project successfully finished their High School, two of them their college studies. The remaining scholar, Margie Nacor, who stopped her Journalism Course due to health and Family problems, aims to continue her studies. I wish her all the luck and I am thanking her loving and caring sponsor, Fam. Klingler, for their continuous Support for Margie. The latter currently received her Christmas Gift and her monthly allowance until June 2015 is secured.

The main sponsors of the project, Fam. Wallo and Helga Fester, are still recovering from their ilnesses but am I very happy and thankful, that they are recovering from the mishaps of 2014. These great and nice people do not deserve those bad luck but they happened and they are bravely facing and handling the problems they encounter everyday. 

Herzlichen Dank, Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler und Christa!   

Montag, 17. November 2014

Keep going, Margie!

The Friends of Germany had several setbacks this year. The first schock was the sudden illness of ist main sponsor from Crailsheim, Fam. Fester. Second, the bad health of the organizer herself. Third, Margie Nacor's unhealthy condition. Indeed, it is a year of mishaps and it continues.

BUT THE HOPE LIVES ON. Frau Fester and Herr Fester are recovering, so as well Mel and Margie.

Margie takes care of her Family and herself right now, and she had to stop her Journalism Studies this year.

We are hoping for better times.

Goodluck to everyone of us. Take good care!

Mittwoch, 9. April 2014

Congratulations, Jo Ana!

The people behind the Friends from Germany heartfully congratulate Jo Ana Crisostomo, who has recently graduated from Bachelor of Science in Education in Daraga, Albay, Philippines.

We are very proud of you, Jo Ana! May you continue your successful journey in life.

Your success is the best proof to the ideals of this project. Without your perseverance, the people behind this project would not reach their goals of helping other people escape poverty.

To my dear friends in Germany who are helping me with this project, I am thanking you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you very much especially to Fam. Waldemar and Helga Fester, Familie Klingler, and FRau Christa Mehringer, who helped me finance Jo Ana's education.

We have changed lives and we gave Jo Ana the best legacy... and that is EDUCATION!

Herzlichen Dank!

Dienstag, 8. April 2014

Get well soon, Frau Fester and Herr Fester!

Family Fester is having a very hard and sad times nowadays. Herr Fester just had his operation and is still recovering from his sickness and Frau Fester is very ill since last week.

May I please ask all of you to pray for their soonest recovery.  This family helped us a lot in the past and are still helping us up to now.



Freitag, 3. Januar 2014

Happy New Year!

To all the people who are involved in this project, I wish you all a healthy and successful 2014.

We are on our 12th Year of changing some lives. Indeed, those were good years! The children are grown up, most of them working already and they are standing on their own feet, with the legacy of education.

I would like to thank not only the sponsors of this project, who have been helping me since 2002, but also the sponsored children of this small private organization, who have shown their diligence and have proven, that they deserve the support given to them by successfully achieving their dreams of having an education.

There are two remaining scholars left, who are struggling hard to finish their studies.

To Jo Ana, who will become a teacher by March 2014, we wish you the best of 2014!

To Margie, who will become a Journalist someday, we wish you the strength to keep up your good grades.

My heartfelt thanks to Family Fester, Family Klingler and to Christa who are continuing their support on this project.

Have a good year, folks!

Montag, 16. September 2013

Long time ago....

It took time for me to write on this blog. I was occupied with attending to my health needs and there was no time..or better, no inspiration to write. I was down the last months. Healthwise.

Michael Blando is doing well with his work.  He is now working with Samsung Philippines. I feel proud of his achievements, finishing his studies and now, standing on his own feet.

Marites is looking for a job. Goodluck, Marites!

JoAna will be having her last semester and hopefully, she would finish her studies and will pass the Board Examinations for Teachers.

Margie is struggling hard. I wish her the passion and faith, so that she would continue her studies.

It is very difficult to finance this project which I started in 2002. Two years more and I hope I could finally say - successfully finished!

Montag, 13. Mai 2013

Congratulations, Marites!

Congratulations, Marites Nacor for finishing your studies at Malabog National High School.
The members of the Friends of Germany, including Frau Hessenauer, Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler, Christa Mehringer and Ate Mel are very proud of you.
We wish you the very best and may you achieve more in the future. 

Montag, 1. April 2013

Visiting Family Fester

Time is scarce. My work demands a lot of overtime but as much as possible, I wanted to spend time with the Festers, the main sponsors of my child-help project in the Philippines.

Michael Blando has just graduated from College of Electronics Technology. Eleven (11) years of financial and moral support from Crailsheim and it is but important to visit these generous people so as to let them know how thankful I am for their never-ending support.

I will never forget you, Family Fester, Family Klingler, and Frau Christa Mehringer.

You have touched and changed our lives.

On behalf of the children, I am thanking you from the bottom of my heart.

Dienstag, 12. März 2013

Send In The Clowns...again!

On these times of troubles and worries, I can only wish Frau P. get well soon!

To H.P.P., be brave and accept the situation. There is always a way...

Take good care!

Samstag, 9. März 2013

Congratulations, Michael!

Michael Blando, sponsor child of Fam. Waldemar and Helga Fester,
will be graduating from College of Electronics Technology from Bicol
University this month.

We are proud of you, Michael!

Donnerstag, 3. Januar 2013

Stay Healthy in 2013!

Hallo, Friends from Germany!

I paused for sometime writing in this blog for several reasons.

First, I encountered some personal and financial problems, which to my gratefulness, were solved but it took some time for me to regain my stability in Europe.

Proudly, we can say again that we were able to survive the years!

Michael Blando is graduating this March, 2013.  Jo Ana Crisostomo is in her Third Year College in Education, Margie Nacor is having his second semester in Journalism, and Marites Nacor is finishing her High School!

There are times that I feel weary struggling against financial storms but then, I can proudly say that,
the project is already successful.

Thank you for all the supporters and members of the Friends From Germany.

I wish you all a happy and healthy 2013!

Donnerstag, 29. November 2012

For my dear friend Christa....

May you withstand all the worries concerning your bedridden mother and am sending you energy and the sincere wish that you can battle the sadness and hopelessness covering your days this week.

Be brave and take good care, Christa!

Donnerstag, 1. November 2012

Students are enrolled...

November 2012 marks the 10th Year Anniversary of this child-help project!

It is very heartwarming to know that most of the group members who availed of the scholarship grants are now harvesting the fruits of their efforts. They are already earning their own money and can stand on their own feet!

We are proud of you, guys! Keep going and continue to reach your goals.

Michael has enrolled for his eight and last semester. Four years passed swiftly and in less than six (6) months, he will be graduating from his Electronic Technology Studies. We wish you all the luck, Mick!

Jo Ana, Margie and Marites are still struggling with their lessons. Keep up the good work and may we have the luck to continue our project goals.

Financially, it is hard but I know we can make it as we did in the past!

Goodluck, everybody!

Montag, 15. Oktober 2012

Happy 18th Birthday, Margie!

Margie Nacor, the sponsor child of Corinna and Marco, turned 18 years old last October 3, 2012.

The Friends of Germany congratulates her on der Debut!

We wish you goodluck, health and happiness.

Keep up the good work, Margie!


Here I am, back to my own feet again.

Well, of course, with the help of  H.P.P. and my friends in Munich, Germany, am still standing and willing to go through all the challenges of starting all over again, in private and in my working struggles.

I am standing....still! Based on my own experiences, there is always a way.

To all those students, who were part and are still are part of this project, never give up.

Get going.

Freitag, 21. September 2012

Starting All Over Again in Munich

Hi folks!

The last month was full of sudden changes and turbulences!

I am back to Munich, lucky enough to get another year of Nursing Contract, as I await my Nursing Recognition from the Swiss Red Cross in Bern. The process will take some months. The papers were submitted, and am hoping I can get the much-needed visum and work contract soon.

In the meantime, am working in Munich, Germany again. Good thing is that I am with my friends in Munich again. Christa, Mary Jean, Michelle and Manfred, and not to forget the "Olchis"!

Get going. Never give up - is my motto nowadays.

There is hope. There is.

Sonntag, 26. August 2012

A good Sunday...

H.P.P. is on his way home from New Delhi, India via Dubai, U.A.E. to Switzerland, and may he safely come back to me.

Via Skype, I was able to talk with my relatives from Norden Germany and we are all very thankful that everyone in the family seems to tackle health problems and somehow, everything goes on smoothly.

We have learned from the past and surely, as a family, we can help each other. The next generation needs a stable foundation and that is education. Two nephews and one (1) niece are attending their college education, and surely, the costs are enorm but hand in hand, we can make things possible. While climbing our own ladders, we as family, have to help those who are beginning to climb up their own.

Thank you, Kuya Gerd, for the never-ending support and help. I wish you good health and may your business grow for the benefits of us all.  

Study well, guys. Education is your legacy.

Enjoy your Sunday, dear readers!

Dienstag, 14. August 2012

A Special Thanks to Christa

Danke, liebe Christa!

Für Dich...

"Was hindert uns daran, die Stille zu finden?
Wir selbst sind es - mit unserem Sehnen.

Gibt man das Sehnen auf, verliert man nichts,
sondern gewinnt.

Was gewinnt man?

Sich selbst."

Danke für Deine Freundschaft. Du hast viel für mich getan und ich danke Dir dafür!

Margie's Letters

Thank you, Christa, for sending Margie's letters to me.

The letters will be forwarded to Frau Fester and Frau Klingler this week.

Margie's messages inspired me to go on with this child-help project.

Through the years, we have been through financial difficulties but time has proven that in a way, we can achieve our goals by having faith and confidence that things will go just right.

After a couple of downfall in Germany, I was able to get a work in Switzerland. A new home. A new life, a new challenge.

May this serve as inspiration to you, my dear students. Keep on going. You just have to do something to be able to achieve something.

If you would not try, you would only lose.

Have a good day, everyone!

Donnerstag, 19. Juli 2012

Congratulations, Mick!

Michael Angelo Blando has just finished his Third Year Second Semester and brought home an amazing average of 1.9!

The Family Fester of Crailsheim is very proud of you, Mick! Keep up the good work!

Two semesters more and you will be opening doors to your successful future!

Goodluck and more power to you!

Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2012

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Frau Fester!

Zum 70. Geburtstag wünschen wir Ihnen...

Glück, Freude und vor allem Gesundheit!

Vielen herzlichen Dank für Alles, Frau Helga Fester!

Wir haben Sie lieb!

Melinda, Michael, Margie, Maribel, Marites, Rosemarie, Jo Ana

Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2012

June 28 is Frau Fester's Day

Frau Fester is turning 70 and I will be in Crailsheim on the 29th to the 30th, so as to celebrate the moment.

Frau Fester is more than a mother to me. I love and admire this woman, who has gone through a lot of mishaps in life losing Thomas in 1997.

I am looking forward to see Crailsheim again after a year.

Mittwoch, 6. Juni 2012

Herzlichen Dank!

Vielen, vielen Dank für Eure/Ihre Spende, Corinna, Christa und Fam. Fester!

Michael, Margie und Marites sind angemeldet und bereit für das Schuljahr 2012-2013.

Die Träume werden wahr! 2002 haben wir angefangen und wußten nicht wie, aber zusammen haben wir Einiges geschafft.

Gemeinsam haben wir Etwas verändert.

Maraming Salamat!

Donnerstag, 24. Mai 2012

The Students Are Enrolled

Joana, Michael, Margie and Marites are enrolled for the schoolyear 2012-2013.

The "Friends of Germany" is still on-going. We have gone through all the financial difficulties but we can proudly say "together we are strong".

Thank you, dear friends, for all your never-ending support!

Go, get your goals, folks!

Wishing you all happy college days!

Mittwoch, 9. Mai 2012

Enjoy the last week of Semestral Break, Guys!

Joana, Mick, Margie and Marites are doing fine. Margie keeps on updating me and wishing me good health.

I miss Joana. She seems to be very busy right now. I learned from Wilner that she is having a Summer Job and has barely time to go to the Internet Shop. Wish you well, Joana!

I miss the grades of Mick. I am still waiting for the 5th and 6th Semester Grades. Please send copy via postal office.

I have (again) a new address. Have changed my employer in Germany. Kindly visit
in Aschheim.

Freitag, 4. Mai 2012

Enrolment Starts Soon...

I have talked with Margie today and she told me that the enrolment for schoolyear 2012-2013 starts at May 11 to May 24, 2012.

For Michael Blando, the last 2 semesters of his Electronics Course.

For JoAna, the 4th Semester of her Education Course.

For Margie, the First Semester of der BS Education.

For Marites, the Senior Year in High School.

Enjoy the rest of your vacation and please do not forget the cards. Regards from Mel, Christa, Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler and Fam. Hessenauer from Crailsheim.

Dienstag, 24. April 2012

Happy Holidays, Christa!

Christa is having her free time and holidays in Dietfurt. The Friends of Germany would like to say:

Enjoy your holidays, Christa! We wish you a good April weather.

Frau Fester is recovering and is now back at home at again. We wish you a speedy recovery, Frau Fester! Herr Fester is doing her best to to take care of his wife.

We wish you also good health, Herr Fester.

Mara celebrated her birthday last April 22, 2012. Mel was lucky enough to be invited to the family affair. It was a good Sunday, with good food and lots of laughters.

Margie, Marites, Michael and JoAna are having their summer vacation. Enjoy and take good care!!!

Dienstag, 17. April 2012

Get Well Soon, Frau Fester

Gute Besserung, Frau Fester!

We wish you a speedy recovery and wishing you a healthy Springtime.

How I wish we could help you in these hard times. 

Kind regards and warm greetings from all the members of the Friends of Germany.

Mittwoch, 11. April 2012

Für H.P.P and his Family

Yesterday was a good day!

For H.P.P. currently living in, Switzerland but comes from Bavaria, Germany, welcome to my life! You are now a part of me. I think I found my soulmate!

I am glad I am and I hope that the felt happiness will go on and stay forever in the future.

If not, at least, I tried.

Sonntag, 8. April 2012

Back To Normal Life

Hallo Guys!

For all my friends from Germany, Austria and the Philippines who gave and are still giving me moral support to stand strong the past hard times in my life, my heartfelt gratitude. Without all of you, I would not be able to digest some of the trials of 2011 and 2012! Thank you. Let us call that phase "Woman Interrupted"

Now I am back to normal life and am I as strong as before, when not stronger.

There are things to mention. First, our congratulations to Herr Fester, who celebrated his birthday on March 12, 2012. Herzlichen Glückwunsch also to Hr. Schröder of Olching for celebrating his natal day on March 27, 2012.

So what is new?

Margie passed the Bicol University College Entrance Examinations and she will be studying this schoolyear in the same university! You made it, Margie! Keep up the good work!

Marites is entering his fourth (4th) Year High School this coming schoolyear 2012-2013!

Michael Blando is having his OJT and he is entering his 7th Semester this 2012! Next year in March will be
his graduation!

Joana is on her way to be a teacher! Keep up the good work, Joana!

Lot of good news!

Not to forget Jaymmars who is now working in Laguna. Joey who is now with his sister in Manila.

Thank you, good guys!

You are worth of all the efforts.  


Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

Visiting the Fam. Fester in Crailsheim

Sitting inside an Intercity Express bound  to Hamburg, am reminiscing the time I spent with Thomas in Heidelberg in 1997. I met Fam. Fester when I was studying Nursing at the University Clinic of  Heidelberg. Thomas was then a dying patient. For the first time in my life, I was confronted with death and I realized how precious living was and is.

Thomas was my "Examination Patient", three days after my successful Nursing Examinations, he died of a heart failure. The friendship lives through his parents, Waldemar und Helga, who fulfilled Thomas' invitation for me to visit his home city Crailsheim.

Today, I will be visiting Crailsheim. I will be seeing Fam. Fester again, whose support made possible the success of my child-help project in the Philippines. I will be visiting Thomas in his grave and will tell him how far the friendship has gone and is going.

Thomas lives in my heart. Thank you, dear Thomas!

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012

Munich freezing

-18 Degrees Celsius in Munich

Belated Happy Birthday, Tine!

The Friends of Germany congratulates Christine Danzl on her birthday last February 07, 2012!

May you have many more candles to blow, cakes to eat and parties to celebrate in the future. Stay healthy and happy from all of us, dear Tine!

Jaymmars is now working!

Two days ago, Jaymmars Nolasco wrote me a message thru Facebook that he is already working in Laguna and that he is very glad earning his own money.  We wish you the best, Jaymmars. Keep up the good work!

The Friends of Germany is very proud of you! We wish you more success and luck in the future.


Dienstag, 31. Januar 2012

Carmen was here....

Today, Carmen visited me in the hospital. I had my early shift and we were able to share a cup of coffee inside my room at Trogerstrasse in Haidhausen. 

We had a hearty talk and am very thankful that she came. I treasure her friendship, and so Anke's.

I am very thankful that there are friends around who care about me.

Thank you, Carmen. Thank you, Anke!

Sonntag, 22. Januar 2012

Reviving Friendship with Tine

Finally, I was able to visit Tine in Ebersberg. I met her mother in-law, Gudrun; Cedi, her husband; and most especially, Colin, her handsome and playful son!

Tine, former sponsor to Ryan Nacor, and who visited Mel in the Philippines in 2005 and in 2009, is now coping up with her motherhood. I feel very proud and happy about her marriage and her giving birth to Colin.

Thank you, Tine, for the shared laughters and exchange of thoughts. Thank you for the friendship and may we see each other soon.

Donnerstag, 19. Januar 2012

Happy Birthday, Christa!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, liebe Christa!

Wir wünschen Dir Gesundheit, viel Freude, Glück und jede Menge Spaß!

Alles Liebe und Gute,


Mel, Joey, Margie, Bhel, Rose, Marites, Michael and all the Friends From Germany

Samstag, 14. Januar 2012

Friday, the 13th!

It was a day to remember!

Christa and I met at the Wiener Platz and spent an hour of laughters and talk. We both have our night shifts and we decided to have coffee and an Apfelstrudel with Vanilla Sauce before we attend to our duties. After spending an hour inside a coffee shop near Max Weber Platz in Munich, we decided to walk around the corner before going home. To our surprise and delight, it snowed and suddenly, everything was covered with snow, including our heads and clothes!

It felt good to have chilling snow in the cheeks. Indeed, it was a happy day for me. After living eight years in the Philippines, I feel lucky to experience again the falling snow in Germany.

Freitag, 13. Januar 2012

Marites will be having her JS Prom!

Marites Nacor will be having her Junior-Senior High School Prom in February, 2012!

I bet Marites is looking forward to this event and is already excited.

Time flies swiftly! Enjoy your teen years, Marites!

Sonntag, 1. Januar 2012

Happy 2012!

Mel K. is wishing everyone a healthy, lucky and happy Year 2012.

Looking back to what we have reached and accomplished, The Friends from Germany, can proudly say that the project is successful. Thank you for those who are helping Mel K. to reach her goals.

Thank you not only for your support but also for your friendship.

Let us all enjoy the coming days!
Photographs taken in Munich's Schloss Nymphenburg
A Day With Christa in November 2011

Sonntag, 25. Dezember 2011

Christmas with the "Olchis"

Christmas I spent with Mara and Günter, one of my bestfriends in Germany, former sponsors to Jaymmars Nolasco and Andy Crisostomo. It was very heartwarming because the whole family was there, namely:

Mama Annamarie, Isolde, Mara, Günter, Dominik, Tobias and Lucie!

Thanks for the memories, laughters and good food. My heartfelt gratitude for the gifts, too. I will never forget the weekend with you,  "The Olchis".

Thank you also for the delicious German Meal!

Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

Danke, Familie Fester, Familie Hessenauer und Familie Klingler

Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Spende, Familie Fester, Familie Hessenauer und Familie Klingler aus Crailsheim für das Weihnachtsgeld an die Kinder. Sie unterstützen uns seit 2002 und wir sind alle so glücklich und dankbar, dass sie uns weiterhelfen.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Alles Gute und Liebe von

Melinda, Margie, Michael und Marites

Danke, Christa!

Herzlichen Dank für Deine Spende, Christa!

Margie bekommt das Geld direkt auf ihr neues Konto überwiesen.

Die Familie Nacor wird sicherlich ein schönes Weihnachtsfest in diesem Jahr erleben.

Maraming Salamat, Christa!

Sonntag, 18. Dezember 2011

Hallo Katharina!

Danke, dass Du da bist!

Das Arbeiten auf der Ch1/2 mit Dir macht wirklich Spaß! Danke für Deine Geduld und für Deine Hilfe. Es ist immer schwierig, wenn man Etwas Neues anfängt, aber Du machst es mir leichter!

Bleibe bitte so wie Du bist!

Frohe Weihnachten und Alles Gute fürs 2012 wünsche ich Dir und Deiner Familie!

mel k.

Montag, 5. Dezember 2011

It is getting very cold in Munich!

Whew! Mel K. is freezing in Munich! Temperatures continue to fall below 10°C and trees are getting naked and brown. Work is getting stressful, too!

The Friends of Germany expresses its heartfelt thanks fo Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler, Frau Hessenauer and Frau Mehringer for their contributions for Christmas Gifts to Michael, Margie and Marites.

Get well, soon, Margie! Our thoughts are with you. Take your antibiotics and go to the health center for the next medical check-up!

Samstag, 19. November 2011

Thanks for the letters!,

A chilling Saturday in Munich brought joy when Margie's letters came. Jo Ana's envelope with letters from Michael Blando was also inside Mel's post box today. At last! After a long wait! Michael Blando's request is a bit too late, asking for support for his OJT  in Laguna.

Thank you, folks! I will translate the letters and send them to Fam. Fester, Christa, Fam. Klingler and Frau Hessenauer.

Take good care and enjoy your days!

Donnerstag, 3. November 2011

Happy Birthday, Marites!

We wish you a Happy Birthday, Marites! May all your dreams and wishes come true. Take good care and enjoy your studies!

Your gift is coming soon! Buy some shoes or clothes for you! Regards. Have a good day! 

Montag, 31. Oktober 2011

Happy Natal Day!

The Friends of Germany congratulates Rosemarie Nacor, and Marites Nacor on their birthdays on October 29 and on November 2 respectively.

We wish you good health, luck and happiness and may all your goals and dreams come true!

Mittwoch, 26. Oktober 2011

Margie's Graduation Photos

Congratulations, Margie and Friends!

Donnerstag, 20. Oktober 2011

Friends of Germany turns 9

The Friends of Germany will be celebrating its 9th Year Anniversary in November 2011!

Program founder and initiator Mel K. feels both sadness and happiness reminiscing the hardships and success she encountered implementing her goals set for the project."People can be so destructive when it comes to envy", Mel said. Death threats in Quirangay, Camalig, Albay, and destructive criticisms of corrupt Barangay officials in 2005, forced her to leave the children in Camalig but she continued and still continues to help whenever she can.

"The worst is not the encountered financial difficulties but the inacceptance and lack of support from my own family. My relatives think that I am giving more to other people than helping my own bloodline", Mel said. "Added to that, some of the children and parents in Quirangay misunderstood my goals  but there are other children who were grateful and who understood my vision so that I continue to serve as a bridge to those who are needy and to those who are willing to help", Mel K. stated.  

Mel K.'s friends from Germany who continue to support her to finance the needs of Michael Blando, Margie and Marites Nacor include Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler and Frau Christa Mehringer.

Donnerstag, 13. Oktober 2011

Keno and Celine with the Oldies

Gerd, Keno, Celine, Cora and I in Tierpark München
Photo taken by Mary Richter

Press Con in Munich

Taken during a "Press Conference" inside the Press Club of FC Bayern München
Cora: "Werder Bremen ist der Meister"

Allianz Arena

Cora, Celine, Mel in Munich, Germany

Montag, 3. Oktober 2011

Happy Birthday, Margie!

The Friends from Germany congratulates Margie Nacor on her birthday today.  Marco, Corinna, Jule, Nele, Christa, Fam. Fester and Mel are sending their birthday wishes to Margie on this day.

May all your dreams come true, Margie! Luck, happiness and health for the coming days and years ahead!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!

Samstag, 17. September 2011

Starting All Over Again

Whew! What a week! Now, I am in Klinikum rechts der Isar. I have a tiny flat but I am happy that I was able to get out of G3 in Grosshadern. I feel comfortable at Chirurgie 1/2. I have good feelings that I made the right decision to change my working place. I know that there are other better places to work and live in Munich.

I do not feel lonely at all. I have met a lot of friends and there are still handful of good friends yet to meet in Munich. Tine, Cedi and Colin are waiting for my visit.

By the way, yesterday was Margies Entrance Examinations at the Bicol University. I hope she would pass the tests so that she can grab a BS Chemistry or a Chemical Engineering Course there.

Let us keep our fingers crossed, Margie and thank you, Friends from Germany, for your never-ending support.


Dienstag, 13. September 2011

14 Days in Schwarzenberg

Fourteen days and nights in Schwarzenberg gave me enough strength and vitality to face my new assignment on the 16th of September, 2011, at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar in Munich.

Carmen and Anke made my stay really memorable and awesome.

Thank you, Carmen and Anke!

P.S. Thanks, too, to Frau Fester for being so kind and understanding. I will be visiting you sometime in October!

Donnerstag, 1. September 2011

My heartfelt gratitude!

I would like to thank Christa for letting me use her flat for three consecutive nights at the Heiglhofstrasse in Munich. I slept very well and had some time to relax after finishing my duties at G3 Klinikum Grosshadern.

I will be missing some of  my new friends. Time will tell if the friendship will truly last. Arsim, Nicole and Sophie are good comrades. Roland, my boss, will I never forget. To Frau Menacher, the one who gave me the trust and job in Munich last April 2011, my heartfelt gratitude.

I am very lucky because Christa is around in Munich. Without her, I would really feel at lost in here. She is a very dear friend. Always supportive and helpful in any way she can.

Mara, Günter, Isolde, Annamarie, Dominik, Tobias and Luzie from Olching are also giving me their moral support nowadays.

Anke and Carmen, the good, old friends from Old Heidelberg, are still very helpful to me. What a lucky person I am.

Thank you, guys, from the bottom of my heart.

Mittwoch, 24. August 2011

September 17

September 17 is a very special day for Margie! She will be taking up her entrance examinations at the Bicol University in Albay. She is planning to take BS Chemical Engineering. Her second choice is BS in Education.
We wish you goodluck, Margie!

Christa, Corinna and Melinda will be your college sponsors. We will be sending you enough money so you can study well.

Goodluck and best wishes!

Freitag, 19. August 2011

Danke, Christa!

Herzlichen Dank für Deine Spende, Christa! Margie und Marites werden das Geld bekommen. Margie ist gerade dabei ihre Aufnahmeprüfung in Bicol Universität (wo Michael zur Zeit studiert) zu machen. Deine Spende wird ihr helfen, die benötigte Papiere und Gebühren zu besorgen bzw. zu bezahlen.

Thank you very much for your donation, Christa! Margie and Marites will get the donation. Margie is planning to take the entrance examinations at the Bicol University (where Michael attends his studies) and your donation will help her cope up with the required expenses and requirements.

Thanks a lot! Dankeschön, Christa!

Montag, 15. August 2011

Danke, Familie Fester!

Mel was in Allgäu last August 13 to 14, 2011. She visited Fam. Wallo und Helga Fester, who are having their holidays in Füssen, Hopfen am See. Two days brought a lot of fun and laughters. It was a weekend to remember.

Dankeschön, Fam. Fester!

Waiting for Mel's Train at around 1700 on 14.08.2011 in Füssen, Allgäu, Germany!

Schöne Tage in Allgäu

The Festers in Allgäu, Hopfen am See

Dienstag, 2. August 2011

First of August 2011 in Munich

Today was a beautiful day!

 People I met in Klinikum Rechts der Isar were friendly and warm-hearted. I hope to be with them soon.

Making decision is my first priority nowadays and I will be changing places soon.

Freitag, 8. Juli 2011

Homesick in Munich!

For the first time after 14 weeks in Munich, Melk is getting homesick in Munich.

After almost 10 years of absence in Germany, life and living is not that easy for Melk nowadays. She has to cope up not only with the cold weather but also with her new colleagues and work shifts. Some of her colleagues are making her working time really hard.

Yes, life can be tough in Germany, especially when you are from a foreign country. Melk is thankful though, that some friends around like Fam. Fester, Christa, Carmen, Anke, Mara and Günter are helping her tackle big and small problems in Munich.

Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011

June 28, 2011 is Frau Fester's Day

Attention, please!

Frau Helga Fester, sponsor to Michael Blando and co-sponsor to Margie and Marites for the year 2011-2012 will be having her birthday on June 28, 2011. She will be turning 69 years old this year.

Send your greeting cards to Mel earlier so she could translate and send them to Frau Fester soon.


Michael's Letters Arrived

After a long wait, Michael's letters arrived in Munich, Germany!

Thank you, Michael Blando, for sending in your notes, receipts, and letters to Fam. Wallo and Helga Fester.

Herr Wallo Fester is very thankful and happy for the self-made birthday card Michael made for him. He extends his gratefulness to you, Mick!

Keep up the good work, Michael and enjoy your 5th Semester at the Bicol University in Albay!

Mittwoch, 8. Juni 2011

Ein schöner Tag in Crailsheim!

Am 06. und 07. Juni 2011 war ich wieder in Crailsheim. Zuletzt war ich dort 2004 zu Besuch. Familie Waldemar und Helga Fester habe ich wieder gesehen. Sie haben sich nicht verändert. Immer noch sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit für mich, Michael, Margie und Marites.

Ich habe Fam. Marco und Corinna Klingler kennengelernt. Die größte Überraschung kam als ich Jule, die älteste Tochter von Marco und Corinna, sah und umarmen konnte. Frau Sybille Hessenauer habe ich auch kennengelernt. Ich war voller Freude an dem Tag. Die Leute, die mich vertraut haben, die mir geholfen haben und immer wieder bereit sind zu helfen, habe ich endlich persönlich kennengelernt. Es waren zwei wunderschöne Tage in Crailsheim.

Frau Christa Mehringer, eine Freundin aus München die mir immer wieder hilft, schickte mir eine SMS und sagte: "Viel Spaß in Crailsheim. Ist es nicht schön, die Freunde wieder zu sehen?"

Ich bin ein sehr glücklicher Mensch. Ich habe gute Freunde aus Deutschland.

Margie habe ich heute angerufen und habe ihr Bescheid gesagt, dass Corinna und Marco weiterhin ihr helfen wird. Margie hat sich bereits um ihre schulische Unterlagen gekümmert, als ob sie wußte, dass sie Glück haben wird.

Ich kann es gar nicht im Worte sagen, wie dankbar ich bin, liebe Freunde aus Deutschland. Ich leite die Hilfe weiter. Das ist das Mindeste was ich machen kann. 

Lovely Crailsheim

Revisiting Crailsheim equals reminiscing the days when Melk got to know Thomas Fester 1997 in Heidelberg.

Thomas helped Melk during her Practical Nursing Examinations and a beautiful friendship began. He invited Melk to visit Crailsheim. Sadly, Thomas suddenly died of a heart failure but his parent's fulfilled his wish and they invited Mel to come to Crailsheim to attend Thomas's funeral. Those were heartbreaking moments but the beginning of a beautiful and heartwarming unique story from the lovely city of Crailsheim.

Fam.Wallo and Helga Fester become friends to Melk. In 2002, they supported Melk in organizing a child-help organization in Albay, Philippines. Through Fam. Fester, other generous sponsors namely Fam. Marco and Corinna, Frau Hessenauer and Fam. Wolfgang and Dagmar Klingler, gave (and some are still giving) their financial support to some needy but deserving children in Albay, Philippines.

June 06 and June 07 were memorable days for Melk. She was able to meet the generous and hardworking Frau Hessenauer, Marites' sponsor; Fam. Marco and Corinna with her lovely daughter Jule, and she had the chance to see again the kind couple Fam. Wallo and Helga Fester.

Fam. Marco and Corinna will continue to help Margie in her quest for a higher education. Margie is planning to study Education and to become a teacher someday. She will be needing eight (8) semesters, a period of four years. Fam. Fester wishes to continue their support for Michael Blando, who is attending his Bachelor of Arts in Technology at the Bicol University in Albay. Michael is currently on his 5th Semester.

The lovely city of Crailsheim is full of friendly and generous people.

Thank you, Crailsheim!


Montag, 2. Mai 2011

Marites, Michael and Joana will enroll this month

Enrollment time again!  The school holidays are getting fewer! On June 06, the children of the Friends from Germany will enroll for the schoolyear 2011 to 2012. We wish you luck, guys!

Thank you, Frau Fester and Christa for the never-ending support!

Herzlichen Dank!

Sonntag, 1. Mai 2011

Nice to hear your voice, Margie and JoAna!

At last, after several attempts from Germany, I was able to reach Margie and JoAna via SMS and voice calls. Margie has yet to decide which school and course she will be attending. I hope you will pass your college entrance examination. Wish you luck!

To JoAna - congratulations for finishing your first year college course on Education. You can make it. Just study hard and your dreams will come true.

To Michael - congratulations for absolving your Second Year College in Electronics Technology. Two years of hard toils await you but I know that you will make it. Just study hard and take care of your health.

I would like to thank Fam. Fester from Crailsheim and Frau Mehringer from Munich for their continuous support.

Vielen, vielen herzlichen Dank, Freinds From Germany!

Freitag, 8. April 2011

Hello Folks! Doing Fine in Germany!

Hallo everyone!

No worry, please! I am just busy at work.

I am doing fine in Munich, Germany and am coping up with my work.

I will be sending SMS to you, Joana and Margie, so you can have my number soon.

Thank you Familie Fester, Christa, Anke, Carmen, Mara and Günter for the moral and financial support.

I wish you all a good time and take care always!

Mittwoch, 23. März 2011

To my friends in Germany

Reminiscing the past, it was the year 2002 when I started this child-help project in my homeland, The Philippines. We started with free tutorials and child activities on weekends. Thirty (30) children from  needy barangays Pawa, Bogtong and Quirangay in Camalig, Albay, were given the opportunities to join the project. Six months after, we were able to give scholarships to four (4) students.

In 2004, as I left Germany for good, a total of ten (10) scholarships were given to poor but deserving students of Barangays Pawa, Bogtong and Camalig, Albay. In 2009, six (6) students graduated from High School. One of them, Michael Blando from Barangay Pawa, got a college scholarship from Fam. Fester from Crailsheim. The latter pays for his semestral fees and Michael gets One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) monthly as school allowance. Michael is now on his 2nd Year taking up Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology.

Margie, the sponsor child of Fam. Klingler, got a monthly allowance of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) monthly. The Friends from Germany shouldered miscellaneous costs including school uniforms, Christmas and birthday gifts, school supplies, shoes, clothes, and other unexpected dues such as field trips. The Dominican School in Camalig shouldered her monthly tuition and book fees. Her graduation fees were paid by Christa. Fam. Klingler and I donated some amount  including a Five Hundred Peso (P500.00) cash gift. Margie also received a Surprise Box via LBC on March 22, 2011.

Margie, like Michael, will probably receive a College Scholarship Plan from the Dominican School in Camalig. She has yet to pass the College Entrance Examination in Bicol University in Albay.

Marites, the sponsor child of Frau Hessenauer, gets Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) monthly for transportation allowances. She is attending her 3rd Year High School in Malabog High School in Daraga this schoolyear 2011-2012 and will be finishing her High School in March 2013. Marites regularly gets school supplies, uniforms, Christmas and birthday cash gifts from The Friends From Germany. She is a sponsor child since 2004.

Looking back on those achievements, I also remember not only the financial hardships but also of the disappointments I encountered during those years - the extortion and death threats from Quirangay, the lack of support from the local authorities in Camalig, the distrust of some parents of the sponsored children, and the worst - my own family's envy towards this child-help project. Nevertheless, the never-ending support and understanding of my friends in Germany gave me strength to continue with my goals of helping those children. Without your financial help, I will not be able to send those children to school. Margie's graduation on March 25, 2011, is another proud achievement of friends helping each other to change the lives of poor children.

I am very thankful to you, my dear friends in Germany and Austria, for touching the lives of Liezel Padios, Maribel Nacor, Rosemarie Nacor, Margie Nacor, Marites Nacor, Andy Crisostomo, Michael Blando, Jaymmars Nolasco, Joey Nantes, and Ryan Nacor.

My gratefulness to the project caretaker, Jo Ana Crisostomo, a sponsor child of the Children's International in Pawa, Legazpi City, Albay, for her continuous and honest fulfillment of her duties for the welfare of the members of the Friends of Germany.

As I leave on March 25, 2011 for Munich, Germany, to work again as a Nurse, I will carry with me the memories I shared with these children and I will personally, one by one, over a cup of coffee or tea, thank you all for the financial help and moral support you gave me to make this endeavour a success.

See you all soon in Germany!



Margie receives her graduation gifts

Margie Nacor, graduating on March 25, 2011 from Dominican High School, sent a message to Melk yesterday that she has received her graduation gifts from The Friends from Germany sponsors Fam. Klingler, Christa, and Mel K.

Congratulations, Margie! We wish you the best in the future!

Mittwoch, 16. März 2011

Congratulations, Margie!

The Friends of Germany congratulates Margie Nacor, a graduating High School Student of Dominican School in Camalig, Albay, for her achievements for the schoolyear 2010-2011.

On March 25, 2011, she will be receiving the Third Honorable Mention Award from her Alma Mater.

Keep up the good work, Margie! We wish you all the best in the future!

Montag, 7. Februar 2011

March 25 is Margie's Graduation Day!

Margie Nacor, a student of Dominican High School in Camalig, Albay, will be graduating on March 25, 2011!

She is the sponsor child of Fam. Klingler of Crailsheim since 2004. She was in her Fourth Grade Elementary School then. Margie has also received support from Frau Mehringer of Munich, Fam. Fester of Crailsheim and Mel K. in the Philippines.

Mel K. will be missing her Graduation Day on March 25, 2011. The former will be flying to Germany on the same day to work as a Nurse in Munich, Germany.

The Friends of Germany and the children members are congratulating Margie for this special achievement.

Believe. Reach out for your dreams, Margie! We will continue to support your college education!

Mittwoch, 19. Januar 2011

Maligayang Bati Saiyong Kaarawan, Christa!

Liebe Christa,

herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum Geburtstag! Wir wuenschen Dir Alles Gute, Glueck, Freude und Gesundheit!

Wir sind froh, dass es Dich gibt! Vielen herzlichen Dank nochmal fuer Deine Hilfe und Unterstuetzung! Du hast uns viel geholfen.

Thank you for touching our lives.

The Children of "Friends of Germany"

Samstag, 15. Januar 2011

Ticket fuer den Samstag, den 26.03.2011 ist da!

Das eTicket von Emirates Airlines ist da!

Mel K. fliegt am Samstag, den 26.03.2011, um 00:20 von Manila nach Muenchen ab!

Herzlichen Dank, Anke, Carmen und Christa! Ich bin Euch ewig dankbar!

Vielen herzlichen Dank auch an Frau Menacher und Herr Lanzenstiel (Herzchirurgie-Grosshadern) fuer das Vertrauen.

Freunde aus Deutschland,  wir sehen uns bald!

Dienstag, 28. Dezember 2010

Dankeschoen, Christa, Frau Hessenauer, Fam. Klingler and Fam. Fester

Herzlichen Dank fuer Ihre Spende, Christa, Fam. Klingler, Fam. Fester und Fam. Hessenauer! Die Kosten fuer Taschengeld und Schulgeld fuer Dezember 2010 bis Maerz 2011 sind nun gedeckt. Vielen, vielen herzlichen Dank!

Die Kinder haben zusaetzlich Bargeld als Weihnachtsgeschenk bekommen. Rosemarie und Maribel haben auch ihre Geburtstagsgeschenk von Fam Fester erhalten.

Die Dankesbriefe werden nun uebersetzt und per Post nach Deutschland geschickt.

Alles Gute und Liebe und wir bedanken uns fuer Ihre Hilfe und fuers Vertrauen.

The Three Remaining Scholars with Caretaker Jo

From the left standing: Marites, Michael, Caretaker Jo Ana,
and Margie (sitting in front), as they celebrated Christmas
last December 19, 2010 in Legazpi City, Albay!

See you in Germany!

The decision is final. Klinikum Grosshadern in Munich wants Melk back!

 Melk will be working again as a Nurse in Munich starting April 01, 2011!

See you all, my friends in Germany and Austria!

Montag, 20. Dezember 2010

Joyful Christmas Meeting

Job well done, Kids!

The children of the Friends of Germany sent Mel several text messages saying that the meeting on Sunday, 19th of  December 2010, in Legazpi City, Albay, was peacefuly and joyfully celebrated.

They had the traditional photo session at Ely's Studio before taking their lunch. Gift-giving followed after the traditional meal. Margie sent Melk a text message that she likes the T-Shirt very much.

Everyone went home safe and happy!

 See you all in March when Margie graduates from High School! - melk

Freitag, 17. Dezember 2010

Danke, Christa!

Christa, vielen herzlichen Dank fuer Deine Weihnachtsspende! Die Kinder bekommen ihre Geschenke am Sonntag, den 19. Dezember 2010!

Wir werden vielleicht Nachbarn in der Heiglhofstrasse, wenn Klinikum Grosshadern mich wieder einstellen wird!

Donnerstag, 16. Dezember 2010

A Letter from Margie, Maribel, Marites and Family

Ate Mel,

Hi po sainyo, Merry Christmas and advance Happy New Year. Wish po namin ay maging masaya kayo ngayong Pasko. Nais po naming magpasalam sa lahat, sa mga tulong at suporta ninyo sa amin. Maraming-maraming salamat po sainyo dahil palagi ninyo kaming tinutulungan at marami pang ibang bata. Salamat po dahil naka-graduate si Ate at ngayon ay malapit na din akong matapos ng High School. Thank you very much. Sana pagdating ng panahon ay maging kagaya rin kami sainyo at sana ay makabawi rin kami kahit sa maliit na paraan, sobrang masuwerte kami dahil nakilala namin ang mga taong katulad ninyo, handang tumulong sa nangangailangan at isa kami sa mga taong inyong natulungan. Maraming salamat din po sa lahat ng paalala, hindi po namin sasayangin ang lahat ng ginawa ninyo para sa amin.

Maligayang Pasko po. We wish you all the best and more success. God bless you. Thank you very much. Take care always.

Mahal po namin kayo..and we miss you a lot!

Merry Christmas and best wishes.

Congratulations, Michael!!

Michael, who is taking BS Electronics Technology in Bicol University in Albay, Philippines, has an average of 2.06!!! achieved during the 3rd Semester of his 2nd Year in College! We wish you all the luck, Michael!

Keep up the good work!

We are proud of you!

December 19 is Gift-Giving Day!

T-Shirts, Planners, Bags, Sweets and Toys for Margie, Marites, Michael and Jo Ana
on Christmas Day! The children are receiving additional cash gifts on December 19, 2010, when they meet in Legaspi for a Get-Together and Picture-Taking.

Rosemarie Nacor, who graduated last year and is now working in Manila, came home to attend the wedding of a family member. She also received a P500.00 cash gift from Frau Fester. Maribel, who is also now working in Batangas, will not be home this Christmas. Margie and Marites will get her Christmas cash gift.

We wish you luck, Maribel and Rose!

Our heartfelt gratitude to Family Fester, Fam. Klingler, Frau Hessenauer and Frau Mehringer for making Christmas 2010 a memorable one for Michael, Maribel, Rosemarie, Marites, Margie and Jo Ana, the project coordinator.

Donnerstag, 2. Dezember 2010

Herzlichen Dank, Christa!

Herzlichen Dank fuer die Weihnachtsgeschenke fuer die Kinder, Christa!

Die Kinder bekommen, wie letztes Jahr, eine Weihnachtsueberraschung und bares Geld zu Weihnachten.

Wir danken Dir recht herzlichst, Christa!

 Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes und glueckliches 2011!

Freitag, 19. November 2010

Have fun, Margie!

Margie is attending a Retreat in Naga City today. We wish you fun and a lot of new experiences, Margie.

The Friends of Germany would like to thank Christa M. for her financial support. The latter sponsored Margie's field trip amounting to One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00).

Our heartfelt gratitude also to Corina K. for providing Margie's monthly school allowances.

Maraming Salamat Po! Herzlichen Dank, liebe Freunde!

Samstag, 16. Oktober 2010

Herzlichen Glueckwunsch, Margie!

Nachtraeglich Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Margie!

Marco, Corinna, Jule,Nele,  Christa, Frau Fester, Herr Fester und Mel gratulieren herzlichst zum Geburtstag!

Wir wuenschen Dir Glueck, Freude und Gesundheit! Happy 16th Birthday!

Happy Semestral Break

Michael and Jo Ana are enjoying their semestral breaks beginning today. Enrollment for the second semester will be from 25th-28th of October, 2010.

Enjoy your holidays, folks!


Freitag, 10. September 2010

Danke, Christa!!

Vielen herzlichen Dank, liebe Christa, fuer Dein Paeckchen und fuer die Spende! Nun ist das Taschengeld von Michael, Margie und Marites bis Dezember gesichert. Maraming Salamat Po and Mabuhay, Christa!

Dein Fisch hat nun einen Platz im Garten. Danke, Christa!

Lemon Grass von Legazpi und Dozen

Hurra! Die Zitronengraeser aus Legazpi, mitgegeben von Fam. Crisostomo, Projektbetreuerin, im Mai 2010,sind wohlauf und vermehren sich! Danke nochmal, Ate Nerly! Die Toepfe sind Produkte von Dozen
aus San Juan, La Union! Passen doch gut zusammen, oder?


Samstag, 14. August 2010

Happy Examinations!

Hallo, liebe Freunde,

die Kinder machen gerade ihre Pruefungen und wir druecken den Daumen!

Wir wuenschen, viel Spass beim Lernen!

Hallo Kinder,

we wish you goodluck and have fun during the mid-term examinations!


Samstag, 24. Juli 2010

Nichts Neues!

Hallo, liebe Freunde!

Bei uns auf den Philippinen, gibt es nichts Neues!

Melk ist ziemlich beschaeftigt mit der Politik. Zur Zeit liest sie
und fast taeglich schreibt sie dort Kommentare. Na ja, es gibt Schlimmeres!

Die Kinder sind wohlauf und sind fleissig am Lernen. Das Projekt wird bald 8 Jahre alt!

Und das verdanken wir an Euch, liebe Freunde aus Deutschland!

Servus und mache es gut!

Donnerstag, 1. Juli 2010

Hallo Mick, Jo Ana, Margie and Marites, is critical and logical thinking. You can read the articles there, if you have time. If you do not understand something, do not hesitate to ask questions. Send them thru SMS or email. I will be glad to answer your queries.

I know you are all busy with your studies but try to manage your time so there will be some minutes left for politics. Often, television and newspapers are telling only the other side of the stories.

Be critical in your thinking.

For now, we wish you Happy Learning!

Mel and The Friends of Germany

Montag, 7. Juni 2010

For Michael Blando

Mick, we are proud of you!

Congratulations for passing the 2nd Semester of BS Electronics Technology at Bicol University!

Your grades are great. Average of 1.83! Keep up the good work!

As you enter your Second Year in College, we wish you fun and health.

Thank you also for the cards and letters you sent us. We really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Goodluck and best wishes.

From Mel and her Friends in Germany

Freitag, 7. Mai 2010

Danke, Christa!!

Dankeschoen, Christa!!

Danke, Christa, fuer Deine Hilfe! Margie and Marites haben die Schulsachen schon eingekauft!

Die Kinder bedanken sich recht herzlichst.

Margie and Marites have already received their school supplies!

You are changing our lives out here!!

Thank you very much! Maraming Salamat!

Happy in Legazpi

May 04, 2010 Meeting

Mel K. left San Fernando, La Union on the dawn of May 03, 2010, and after almost twenty (20) hours of bus ride, she reached Legazpi on May 04, 2010, at 07:00 am. The first step was to visit the Crisostomo of Pawa, Mrs. Nerlita Crisostomo and daughter Jo Ana, project caretakers since 2006.

Mel K. was able to get the donation from Fam. Fester from Banco De Oro. At 09:00 o'clock, everyone was present at Dunkin' Donuts, where the Friends of Germany members meet and greet each other over a cup of chocolate and a donut. It has become a tradition starting the meeting with a Donut Snack.

Maribel and Rosemarie Nacor took some days off to join the rest of the group - Margie, Marites and Michael. There were a lot of stories to tell since Mel K. was not there for three (3) long years. The kids have grown up. Everyone looked happy except for Marites, who was consistently reminded by the group to speak, to laugh and to smile.

After the snack, the group went to Ely's Studio for the group picture taking, then strolled along the Sea Wall Park and Boulevard in Legazpi City Port. Bonding time for the members. Everyone spoke with each other. The children were laughing and talking to each other.

After the walk, the group went to Boklan Restaurant for some rice, vegetables and noodles. Shopping for school supplies and other things came next and again, it was time to say goodbye to each other. The same day, Mel K. left Legazpi to San Fernando, La Union for another twenty (20) hours of bus drive.

The group is thanking Fam. Fester, Fam. Klingler, Frau Hessenauer and Frau Mehringer for their untiring support. Without their help to Mel, the latter will not be able to continue the financial support to Margie, Michael and Marites.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much!

Samstag, 1. Mai 2010

Vielen herzlichen Dank!

Von ganzem Herzen danken wir Familie Waldemar und Helga Fester und Frau Christa Mehringer fuer die finanzielle Hilfe fuer das Schuljahr 2010 - 2011.

Michael Blando, Margie Nacor, Marites Nacor, und Mel K. bedanken sich recht herzlichst fuer Ihre Unterstuetzung.

Alles Gute und vielen herzlichen Dank!

Treffen am 04.05.2010 in Legazpi

Meeting/Treffen am 04.05.2010

The "Friends from Germany" will be having their annual meeting on May 04,2010 in Legazpi City, Albay. The group will be having their traditional breakfast at Dunkin' Donuts at around 09:00 am, will then proceed to LCC Department Store to buy shoes and school supplies. Traditional lunch will be at McDonald's.

See you guys!

Dienstag, 27. April 2010

Congratulations, Jo Ana!!

Here is an excerpt from Jo Ana's Letter to Mel in April 2010

"I am so happy to have two (2) medals! I went on stage to give Mama the fruits of her sweat and labor. I have just realized that the four (4) years of hard toils were over. For four (4) consecutive years, I endured walking dailly through sunshine and sometimes through the rain until I finally went onstage to receive my Diploma and medals. I have a feeling of accomplishment, and I am so glad that I made my Mama proud.

Thank you, Ate Mel, for the help and support. Thank you for being one of my inspirations. Ate, I will do my best to achieve my goals. This is the beginning and the first step, and no matter how difficult the challenges will be, I will never give up. I will do my best to carry them out. I will strive harder, think positive and believe in myself.

Danke. Take care." Jo Ana

Montag, 29. März 2010

Gute Besserung, Frau Fester!!

Liebe Frau Fester,

the "Friends from Germany" insbesondere Michael, Margie, Marites und Maribel, wünschen Ihnen, dass Sie wieder schnell gesund werden.

Wir haben Sie ganz lieb und wünschen GUTE BESSERUNG!

The Friends From Germany


Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Günter!!!

Am 27. März 2010 hat Günter seinem Geburtstag gefeiert. Die Kinder von "Friends of Germany" gratulieren Dir von ganzem Herzen und wünsche Dir Alles Gute, Freude, Glück und Gesundheit.

Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine Hilfe an Andy. Du hast sein Leben verändert.

Danke auch für Deine Freundschaft.

Danke, Christa!

Gute Freunde.....
Christa und Mel in Sagada 2007
Danke, Christa für Deine Freundschaft!
Herzlichen Dank auch für Deine Hilfe. Du hast das Leben von Joey verändert. Nun hilfst Du Michael, Margie und Marites weiter.
Von ganzem Herzen - Maraming Salamat!

Montag, 15. März 2010

Congratulations, Jo Ana Crisostomo!

Remember, Jo Ana? The daughter of Mrs. Nerlita Crisostomo, the project caretaker of the Friends of Germany from September 2006 to December 2009?
Jo Ana is graduating from Pawa High School this March 31, 2010, and we are extending our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to her. She is one of the students with High Honors and the Friends of Germany is very proud of her.
May you reach your dreams, Jo Ana! Strive harder and never lose hope. Be happy always!
Congratulations from the bottom of our hearts!

Samstag, 27. Februar 2010

Rosemarie keeps in touch

A year after graduation, Rosemarie sent Melk a message that she is doing fine with her job in Manila. She is baby-sitting and saving for her college education.

Thank you, Rosemarie, for keeping us informed. We wish you the best of luck in the future and that some day, your dreams will come true.

The Friends of Germany is proud of you!!

Thank you, Christa!!

The schoolyear 2009-2010 is coming to its end next month.

Christa's help is undying. So as Frau Fester's!

Thank you very much for your gifts. You are giving Michael, Margie and Marites the basic foundation to better lives.

Herzlichen Dank, Christa and Frau Fester!!

Samstag, 23. Januar 2010

Happy Birthday, Christa!

Maligayang Bati, Christa!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Christa!
A friend from Munich, Christa, celebrated her birthday on January 19, 2010!
The children of the "Friends from Germany" wish you good health, luck and happiness!
Thank you for being a friend to us. Your untiring support changes and touches our lives.

Freitag, 8. Januar 2010

Happy 2010!

Happy New Year, Friends of Germany!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year and may all our plans and dreams for 2010 come true!!

Goodluck to Margie, Marites and Michael. Keep up the good work and strive harder to achieve your goals.

To my "Friends in Germany", my heartfelt thanks for the moral and financial support you are giving me. Without you, I would not be able to send these children to school.

Thank you very much to Fam. Fester from Crailsheim, Fam. Klinglers from Satteldorf, Frau Hessenauer from Crailsheim and Frau Mehringer from Munich. Your generosity touches lives in the Philippines.

Maraming Salamat Po! Vielen herzlichen Dank!

Dienstag, 22. Dezember 2009

Mayon Vulkan macht uns Sorgen

Weihnachten im Evakuierungszentren

Die Kinder in Legazpi und Camalig, Albay, sind zur Zeit im Evakuierungszentren, da der Mayon Vulkan seit Tagen bebt und Asche spuckt.

Die Kinder muessen nun die Feiertage dort verbringen.

Trotz der traurige Situation, wuenschen wir Euch Frohe Weihnachten und ein gutes neues Jahr 2010!

The children in Legazpi and Camalig, Albay, are in Evacuation Centers because the Mayon Volcano is spewing ashes and causing earthquakes.

The children will be spending their Christmas Season away from home.

Though a sad situation, we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010!

Freitag, 18. Dezember 2009

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins 2010!!

The Friends of Germany wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Good, Prosperous New Year!

May we all remain in good health, and we may all experience happiness and success throughout the year 2010!

Another year of challenges faces us, so let us embrace each other and wish everyone luck!

Congratulations, Michael!!!

Michael Blando gets 1.8 for the First Semester

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Mick! Congratulations, Michael, for getting 1.8 for the First Semester of your Industrial Electronics Technology Course at the Bicol University! We are proud of you!

The Friends of Germany wish you luck for the 2nd Semester. Keep up the good work!

Montag, 9. November 2009

Ein besonderer Tag, 7.11.2009

Lieber Herr Fester, liebe Frau Fester,

herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum 50. Hochzeitstag!

Wir wuenschen Ihnen weiterhin Glueck, Freude, Gesundheit und viele Ehejahre noch fuer die Zukunft!

Dankeschoen, dass Sie Ihre Fuersorge und Liebe mit uns teilen.

Alles, alles Liebe und Gute!

Melk und Ihre Patenkinder Michael, Margie und Marites

Donnerstag, 5. November 2009

Congratulations, Michael!

Keep up the good work, Michael!!

Congratulations to Michael Blando for passing the first Semester (Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology) at the Bicol University! Michael is now enrolled for the second (2nd) Semester. We wish you all the luck, Michael!

Thank you for your nice cards and letters. We appreciate your efforts on them.


Happy Birthday, Marites!

All the best for Marites!

Happy 13th Birthday, Marites!

We wish you good health, happiness and luck! May all your dreams come true.

Keep up the good work!

Montag, 5. Oktober 2009

Danke, Christa!

Vielen herzlichen Dank, Christa!

Thank you for your gift, Christa! Margie and Marites are thanking you from the bottom of their hearts. Through your additional donation, Margie and Marites gets extra money for food and shoes, in addition to their school allowances.

You are an ANGEL. Thank you for caring and sharing your blessings with us!

May happiness and luck fill your day and we hope to see you again.

Maraming Salamat!

Happy Birthday, Margie!

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, Margie!
Happy 15th Birthday!

Margie Nacor turned Fifteen (15) Years Old on October 3, 2009.

October 3 is a German Holiday - the so-called "Tag der Deutschen Einheit", the day the East Germany united with the West Germany in 1990, a year after the Fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Margie Nacor's Middle Name is Alemania, which means Germany.

Margie Nacor's Sponsors and Friends are from Germany. Good things go with the Germans and so with Margie.

Wishing you goodluck, happiness and health. Keep up the good work!

Sonntag, 27. September 2009

Danke, liebe Freunde!

Danke für Ihre Spende

Die regelmässige Spende von Familie Fester und Familie Hessenauer aus Crailsheim, Familie Klinglers aus Satteldorf und Frau Christa Mehringer aus München hat das Schuljahr 2009-2010
finanziell gesichert!

Die Kinder Michael Blando, Margie und Marites Nacor bekommen regelmässig Hilfe und sind Ihnen sehr dankbar. Melk ist überglücklich, dass die restlichen Mitgliedern die Schulbildung bis Ende des Schuljahres März 2010, gewährleistet ist!

Vielen Dank, liebe Freunde aus Deutschland!

Onkel Kuno

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum 88. Geburtstag!

Onkel Kuno von Familie Fester aus Crailsheim hat seinem 88. Geburtstag am 17. September 2009, gefeiert. Wir gratulieren herzlichst und wünsche Ihnen weiterhin Glück, Freude und Gesundheit!

Alles Gute und Liebe von Friends from Germany

Donnerstag, 27. August 2009

Happy Birthday, Maribel!

Maribel Nacor turns 17!

Maribel Nacor is having her birthday today.

The sponsors and members of the Friends From Germany congratulates her on her special day!

We wish you luck, health and happiness. May you reach your goals in life.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Maribel!

Montag, 29. Juni 2009

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Frau Fester!

28. Juni 2009
Happy Birthday, Frau Fester!!

"Die Kunst des Lebens besteht darin,
das Nichtstun genießen zu können."

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag!
Freude, Glück und Gesundheit!!

Herzlichen Dank, daß Sie da sind!!

Donnerstag, 25. Juni 2009

Keep Up The Good Work, Margie!

Margie Nacor, turning 15 on October 3 this year, a Junior High School student at the Dominican School in Camalig, is doing a great job taking care of the school budget for her and her younger sister, Marites, in Camalig.

Keep up the good work, Margie!

Samstag, 13. Juni 2009

Happy Birthday, Michael and Ate Nerly

Michael turns 17
Ate Nerly 's Age A Secret

Michael Blando, the only student who got a college scholarship for the SY Year 2009-2010, turned 17 last June 11, 2009. He is attending his first year college at the Bicol University in Legazpi, Albay. The Friends of Germany congratulates Mick for his successful achievements.

Ate Nerly, project caretaker, celebrates her birthday today, June 13, 2009, and keeps her age a secret.

We wish you both Goodluck, Health and Happiness!

Dienstag, 2. Juni 2009

Goodluck, Margie and Marites!

Marites Learns To Commute
Margie Still Goes To Dominican School in Camalig

Marites Nacor attends her First Year High School in Malabog High School in Daraga, Albay, about 4 kilometers away from Camalig, Albay. She has to take a jeepney to and from school.
We wish you goodluck and safety, Marites!

Margie decided to stay at the Dominican School in Camalig after Sister Lourdes gave her a scholarship which covers her tuition fees. The Friends of Germany paid for her school supplies, shoes, and uniforms. She is still getting her monthly allowances. Goodluck to you, Margie!

Mick, The Lucky One

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations, Michael Blando! The Friends of Germany congratulates you for passing the entrance examinations at the Bicol University in Legazpi Citya, Albay, Philippines! The Family
Fester from Crailsheim supports your college studies!

We wish you a good college start and pass your First Semester! Goodluck on your choice of studying Bachelor of Science in Electronics Technology! We want to see you succeed!

Keep up the good work!

Freitag, 29. Mai 2009

"Zusammen ist man weniger allein"

Danke, Günter und Mara, Dominik und Tobias!

Herzlichen Dank für das Buch von Anna Gavalda - "Zusammen ist man weniger allein". Ich habe jetzt eine "große" Büchersammlung, für die ich dankbar bin. Wenn ich in Deutsche "Lektüre" bin, fühle ich mich wie in Deutschland, und wie ich Euch vermisse!!

Herzlichen Dank für Alles! Danke, liebe Freunde aus Olching, Deutschland!

For Sandra

Thank You Very Much, Sandra and Keith!

Excerpts from your card:

The early-waking butterfly
is first to find
the fairest flower that blooms
in the sacred garden of friendships,
found and kept alive
in the hearts of the people
who know the need for friends,
and know how to keep a friendship true..
the way it has been
for all of us.

I love the message especially after some hard trials, I appreciate your friendship and moral support. Thank you for being a friend to me. - mel k.

Danke, Carmen und Anke!

Carmen und Melk: Das Wiedersehen in Singapur

Carmen und Melk haben sich nach 6 Jahren in Singapur wieder getroffen. Sie haben die Krankenschwesterausbildung in Heidelberg zusammen gemacht und sind Freunde fürs Leben geblieben. Carmen arbeitet als Flugbegleiterin bei der Lufthansa und es war ein Wunder, dass sie dort einen Flug begleiten konnte, als Melk in Singapur zur Besuch bei ihrer Schwester war.

Schade, dass Anke, nun stolze Mutter von zwei (2) kleine Kinder in Schwarzenberg ist, nicht dabei sein konnte!

Die Freude war sehr groß!


Alles Gute, Carmen und Anke! Vielen Dank für das Buch "Der Große Pfau"und für das T-Shirt Schwarzenberg. Für die Buddhistische Zeitschriften und Bänder bedanke mich auch! Es sind sehr schöne Bilder von Hannah. Ich trage Euch in meinem Herzen. - melk

Herzlichen Dank, Familie Fester!

Herzlichen Dank, Fam. Fester!

Vielen herzlichen Dank für Ihre Spende (Euro500.00)! Michael ist angemeldet, Margie, Marites, und Marvin gehen weiter zur Schule.

Wir danken Ihnen recht herzlichst! Ohne Ihre große Unterstützung können wir diese private Hilfe nicht weiterhin unterstützen. Vielen, vielen Dank für Ihr Verständnis!

Maraming Salamat Po!

Herzlichen Dank, Christa!

Vielen herzlichen Dank!

Vielen herzlichen Dank für Deine Spende, Christa. Insgesamt Euro 53.67 (Pesos 3,220.00). Margie wird das Geld für Schuluniformen für sich selbst, für Marites und Marvin verwenden.
Das Taschengeld für den Monat für dre (3) Kinder sind auch schon drin!

Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis und für Deine Hilfe!

Maraming Salamat Po! Thank You Very Much!

Life Is Back To Normal

Today is Melk's Birthday!

Melk is thanking Familie Waldemar and Helga Fester, Frau Christa Mehringer, Familie Günter und Mara Schröder, Mrs. Walls, Ate Nerly, Joana, Maribel, Margie, Marites and Liezel for remembering her on her birthday!

Thank you very much for all your donations and moral support!

After almost two (2) weeks of vacation in Singapore with Tine (from 25th April to May 8, 2009), and after two (2) weeks of Tine's visit in the Philippines, Melk's life is back to normal again. Those were tiring but exciting days for Tine and Mel in the Philippines. They visited the Banaue Rice Terraces, Hundred Islands, Vigan, Baguio, Agoo and San Fernando, La Union. Tine left for Germany on the 24th of May, 2009. She experienced the excitement and good foods at the Mall of Asia, some hours before her departure to Germany.

The children are going back to the school. Michael is enrolled at the Bicol University for his BS Electronic Technology Course. Margie is enrolled for her 3rd Year Course at the Dominican School in Camalig, Marites is going to Malabog National HIgh School in Daraga, Albay, and Marvin, First Grader, the youngest of Nacor's Family is enrolled in Quirangay Elementary School.

Melk is hoping to accomplish another four (4) years of private scholarships.

Thank you once again for all your support, Friends in Germany!

Mittwoch, 22. April 2009

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Mara!!!

The Friends From Germany congratulates Mara of Olching, Germany! May you have many more birthdays to come, candles to blow, cakes to eat and special happy moments shared with your family and friends on your natal day. We wish you goodluck, health and happiness!!

Thank you for being my friend! I treasure your friendship and hope it would last forever!

Enjoy and be happy today!

Dienstag, 21. April 2009

Margie Takes Responsibility

Margie Nacor, 14, sister to Maribel, (who left Quirangay for a Practicum on April 17, 2009) takes responsibility as the "Head of the Family"to Marites, 12, and to Marvin, 7.

Margie is the sponsor child of Corinna and Marco Klingler. She is entering her third (3rd) year High School in June 2009. She receives, claims, and budgets their weekly allowances since March 2009.

Keep up the good work, Margie! We are all proud of you!

Samstag, 18. April 2009

Happy Birthday, Olive!!

Olive, is a sister to Jhoyse, a dear friend during Melk's High School Days in Paranaque. She visited Melk in Legazpi in December 2005.

Olive and Jhoyse donated books and other school materials in December 2005.

Thank you very much, Olive and Jhoyse!

Happy Birthday, Olive! (April 14). We wish you good health, happiness and many more holiday tours in the years to come.

Looking Forward To Seeing Carmen

Carmen, a German Registered Nurse, is a former classmate of Melk during her Nursing Studies at the University Clinic of Heidelberg, Germany. She is now a Stewardess of Lufthansa,
and hoping to get a flight to Singapore on May 04, 2009, so that she and Melk can see each other at the Chiangi International Airport in Singapore.

Carmen is one of Melk's bestfriends since 1994. Together, they reviewed for and passed the German Nursing Board in 1997. They have last seen each other in 2004.

Make a wish! Let them see each other on May 04, 2009!

Freitag, 17. April 2009

Help Others To Have Better Lives

This small child-help project is now entering its seventh (7th) year! Started in 2002, this private child sponsorship project stands the tests of time and little achievements inspire the Friends From Germany, to continue to help poor but deserving students of Quirangay in Camalig and Bogtong, Legazpi City, to help them have a bright future.

Eight (8) children finished High School last March 2009. Two (2) of the graduates, Michael Blando and Maribel Nacor will get an aid to continue their tertiary studies. Margie, Marites,
and Marvin (7), brother to Maribel Nacor, will continue to get financial support for food, school needs and fees, allowances and clothings.

Melk is dedicated to help others to have better lives. As she was young, people in the past helped her to achieve her goals in life. She aims to pass forward, the kindheartedness of the people who helped her escape poverty.

Melk is thanking her Friends From Germany, who continue to support her by contributing and sharing their blessings.

Herzlichen Dank an Alle!

Donnerstag, 16. April 2009

Summer Practicum Bel

Maribel leaves Quirangay

Maribel Nacor, 16, is leaving Quirangay on April 17, 2009, for her Practicum at the Petermann's Kitchenette in Trece Martirez, Cavite. This on-the-job training will start on Monday, April 20, 2009.

Maribel aims to take a Hotel and Restaurant Management Course. The Practicum will give her a chance to try the job in the customer service and catering business.

As she leaves Quirangay behind, her younger sister Margie, will be the one who will take care of Marites and Marvin.

We wish you a good start and fun, Maribel!!

Sonntag, 12. April 2009

Meeting Christine In Singapore

Holidays with Tine in Singapore

Melk will be meeting Christine on April 30, 2009, in Singapore! They will be staying with Marisol, Melk's youngest sister in Pasir ris. They are visiting Singapore for the first time.
Melk will be flying via Jetstar on April 26 to Singapore. Tine is coming via Singapore Airlines on the 30th of April, 2009.

On May 8, 2009, Melk will be flying back to Manila via Jetstar, and will wait for Tine, who is arriving six (6) hours later after Melk's arrival at the Manila International Airport.

Tine will be visiting the Philippines for the second time. She was in Legazpi in May 2005. She met the children of Kinderhilfe Philippinen/Friends From Germany.

This time, Tine will be having a pure vacation plan. The Banaue Rice Terraces and The Hundred Islands are waiting for her visit. The beaches of San Fernando, La Union, as well.

Mittwoch, 8. April 2009

Happy Birthday, Siggi and Horst!!

Jolly Good Fellows... Siggi and Horst

The Friends From Germany congratulates Siggi and Horst Kallmeyer from Falkensee, who are celebrating their birthdays this month of April 2009.

We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your kind donation (Euro50.00) last March 2009. The children of the Friends From Germany were able to pay for their graduation fees and enjoyed their Get Together on March 08, 2009.

Thank you very much from the bottom of our hearts!

Dienstag, 7. April 2009

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Michael!

Congratulations, Michael!

Michael Blando successfully graduated from High School on April 04, 2009. His mother, Mrs. Jocelyn Blando, sent Melk and her Friends from Germany, a Thank You letter, expressing her heartfelt gratefulness for helping her family and Michael for six (6) consecutive years. Her letter was very touching that it made Melk shed tears of joy.

Mrs. Jocelyn Blando is the only one who wrote a Thank You letter to Melk and to her Friends in Germany.

Michael Blando finished High School and he is lucky enough to have friends from Germany who are willing to help him acquire a professional career in life. We wish Michael and his family the best of the years to come.

Keep up the good work, Michael! Go get your dreams!!!

Mittwoch, 1. April 2009

Congratulations, Ryan & Marites!

Ryan and Marites are having their graduation rites on April 2, 2009. Margie has just informed me thru SMS that both are in the Top Ten (10) of their batch and will be receiving recognition during the graduation ceremonies.

We are proud of you, Marites and Ryan. Hopefully, we can still help you both finish your high school education. The project is ending but Melk is hoping to have enough funds for the coming schoolyear.