Monday, February 1, 2016

THE ARMANDO Q. LEYVA PROJECT (PART 1)



THE ARMANDO Q. LEYVA PROJECT (PART 1)




























            On one of my phrases during my final tribute speech for my Grandfather, the “GREAT” ARMANDO Q. LEYVA, I stated in there, that the legacy could only be continued if the eleven Grandchildren were all there, it couldn’t be only one. Because each of the eleven has a unique trait that he/she has inherited which represents a part of our Grandfather. So if the eleven of us are complete, then the whole being of my Grandfather is there…

            My Grandfather is an ordinary being, just like all of us but with an extraordinary soul and heart that is filled with immeasurable love, first for God, second for Family and third for everyone else… Typical for any other human being but unconventional because of his humble works… He is a Man blessed and used by God to help countless of people in so many forms and ways. He has also been a Father figure to numerous of individuals seeking for Parental love and support. And yet, the most astonishing part is, he didn’t even brag about this to anyone, not even to his own Family, not a single soul. His Family didn’t even know about this until he already went to Heaven and people that he has helped started testifying about this God’s humble & true servant… "Because the greatest thing about this humble servant is… He is doing everything not for Man but for GOD... He is just like a Child who wants to put an impact and impress his Creator."

            And with that, He left a legacy so difficult to fill in but had definitely been imprinted and has inspired his eleven Grandchildren to follow his Christian footsteps. I also have once said that my Grandfather gave the richest inheritance to us and that is… He raised his Family infront of God’s eyes…

            So on November 8, 2012, the eleven Grandchildren started to fill in those huge shoes of their beloved Grandfather. They formed a group and named it after their Grandfather’s. They concentrated first on creating the mission, vision and objectives of their group, that they will focus first on the place closest to the heart of their Grandfather and it is in San Carlos City Pangasinan. And that they will prioritize three main groups of whom are the Indigents, Malnourished Children & Elderlies regardless of their health statuses. Another thing is, their group shall co-exist with the Church founded by their Grandfather in 1987 which is the GOSPEL OF CHRIST FELLOWSHIP. Most importantly, monetary funds would only come from the eleven grandchildren’s pockets, as well as from his children. Relatives are also welcome to share materials but only on their free will. Other than that, THE ARMANDO Q. LEYVA PROJECT will not accept any monetary offers outside of their Family tree. Also, there will be atleast three projects per year focusing on one event each for those prioritized groups listed above. So it was on November 28, 2014 that the first ever project begun, it consisted of 100 Indigents from the Barangay PNR and 50 poverty-stricken Families from Basista Pangasinan. In Barangay PNR, we directly immersed ourselves into the village and went to each home that fitted the criteria of an Indigent. We listed their names, took photos of them and gave them stubs as proofs that they were the ones that we have invited for the first ever project. Our purpose is to prevent people who does not fit the criteria of being an Indigent from taking advantage of these things. This is not to discourage them coz’ everybody deserves to receive blessings. However, our charitable body is just starting, so we only have limited resources and sufficient funds to help a specific group of the less fortunate division. So we would want the real “needy” to be taken care of first. And if in the future, with God’s will & favor, that our charitable cause would grow, then we could provide more for the other sectors of the less fortunate.

            On the day of the event, the program was held at Gospel of Christ Fellowship Church San Carlos and it started at 9 in the morning. Pastor Hipolito “Jun” Sabangan shared an inspiring sermon of God’s words to our 100 chosen Indigents, then ten of the student officers coming from the GOSPEL OF CHRIST MONTESSORI SCHOOL assisted us in giving rice porridge as breakfast and in the latter part of our agenda, the student officers handed out the gifts to our Indigents. The purpose of why I wanted the Youth to be involved in this is because I wanted to create an awareness in them. I wanted to instill in them the feeling of fulfillment in giving because they are our next generation. I am already slowly handing over my inheritance from my Grandfather ARMANDO Q. LEYVA to them, our successors. I wanted to show them that there are still people who are sharing love to their Neighbors and these are the Children of God.

            After the Gift Giving, Feeding Program, Medical Mission and Preaching of God’s Words, I just can’t help but burst into tears while witnessing those smiles from the 100 Indigent’s faces, it is just plain priceless. I saw how they felt our love and the love of our Creator. After the first half of Project 1, we proceeded to Basista Pangasinan to witness its second half. The fourth year students of the Gospel of Christ Montessori School shared their blessings such as the Filipino Noodles which is popularly called “Pansit”, cakes & slippers to the 50 deprived Families residing in there. Watching the Youth do these things at their very young age gives me comfort that the World’s Future are in better hands.

            Then lastly, I told everybody that “The true meaning of Religion is valuing your relationship with others and getting along with everyone”.

            The ARMANDO Q. LEYVA PROJECT (PART 1) would like to thank the GCMS (Gospel of Christ Montessori School) Students & Teachers (Gospelistas), Pastor Hipolito “Jun” Sabangan and the Workers of GCF (Gospel of Christ Fellowship) Church San Carlos. May our GOD do wonderful favors to your heart’s desires…

            2 Corinthians 9:7 said “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”.


- Soul Writer


*** This Article is dedicated to the "GREAT" ARMANDO Q. LEYVA. Tatay, I always miss you and I love you so much...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

ARMIEYUSON.COM Season 5 Opening Trailer







            IT'S OFFICIAL! HE'S FINALLY BACK! A ONE OF A KIND AWESOME TRAILER THAT SHOULD NEVER BE MISSED! Watch your Pambansang Manlalakbay ARMIE "Happy Loner Traveller" YUSON explore the farthest edge & most unscathed borders that no man has ever discovered and find out what he has found! Coming Soon...


- Season Opener


*** This Article is dedicated to the "GREAT" ARMANDO Q. LEYVA. Tatay, I always miss you and I love you so much...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

A Traveller’s Reinvented Metro (Manila Bay Sunset Cruise & Ocean Park)




















                We know Manila as the Capital of the Philippines, an overpopulated, toxically polluted and congested traffic Metropolitan where numerous of bad things have already happened and are still happening every single day. From Natural Disasters like Ondoy who stole many lives in just a few hours to regular thieves and other cons doing multiple crimes to People residing within the Metro. You need to have a tough gut to be able to survive in this Chaotically Urbanized Jungle…

                However, Manila is not all that, there has to be something good amidst all the negativities brought about by this place. As I was researching regarding the unique things to do in Manila, not just shopping and night life, I discovered a feel good romantic experience – the one you’ve watched on the television, where the lead actors are having dinner by the candlelight with a perfect view of the Moon and a sensual feel of the Ocean Breeze. I guess you already have an idea with the clues I’m giving… Yes! You got me! A DINNER CRUISE to a YACHT along the Bay of Manila. "For a while, it made me feel like I’m one of those in the movies – Acoustic instruments serenading me, delightful food satiating my tongue’s senses and nature’s miracle quenching my body." What a wonderful and flawless way to pamper yourself in the Metro & release all of your stresses from your daily anxious life…

                So, this is one of the things that you should not miss doing when you are in Metro Manila, most recommended by your Pambansang Manlalakbay Armie “Happy Loner Traveller” Yuson!

                I also recommend “Manila Ocean Park” so that you and your children would realize how huge our impact is on our Underwater World Friends. That every action we take, whether it be tiny or large, would affect their World which is also a part of ours, therefore, in the end would also alter our Ecological System.


                After all, I found out that there are still virtuous, worthy and humane things that you can witness in the Metro despite of all adversities occurring within. And maybe, just maybe, it is GOD’s magnificent will for all of these circumstances to happen so that we would know how to value what is left of us Humans…


- Happy Loner Traveller


*** This Article is dedicated to the "GREAT" ARMANDO Q. LEYVA. Tatay, I always miss you and I love you so much...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Loner Traveller Goes To MALAYSIA (My Truth About Kuala Lumpur)




















                I spent my Christmas Eve alone for the very first time, going back to Kuala Lumpur from Singapore, it’s also what I wanted coz’ I don’t want to celebrate or feel Christmas in any way, that is why I just want to isolate myself from everyone and just allow myself to be alone on this most important Holiday of the Year.

                I got the best seat of the bus again, infront of the bus’s second floor. I had a very wide space where I can just raise both of my feet up high and have that pleasurable comfort, another six hours ride departing from Singapore at ten in the evening and arriving at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia at four in the morning. I went back to my accommodation at Berjaya Times Square Hotel and just slept till’ nine in the morning. My Destinations in Kuala Lumpur were Chinatown – a place where you can buy cheap clothes, accessories, bags and shoes but it’s just the same with our Divisoria in the Philippines, ours is probably cheaper. My next visit is the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, the Largest Aviary Park in the World, not just in Asia! The entrance fee is only 45 Ringgit and I pretty much enjoyed myself there because I got the chance to interact with numerous of Bird Species, most of them were not even in cages, so you see them in flocks wandering around the Park. But the thing that I enjoyed the most is the feeding time held at their Lake, all the Birds, flightless or flying were all rushing to get their food and you will definitely get entertained! My Last Destination in Kuala Lumpur is their Most Prominent Landmark, the Symbol of Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers. My Kuala Lumpur Trip wouldn’t be complete without visiting these Twin Skyscrapers. However, I encountered some problems going there, Taxi Drivers were haggling me and they don’t like using their metered fares instead their giving off contracted prices which is very expensive compared to the metered fares and they even have this sticker written on the side of their car door “This is a metered Taxi, don’t tolerate haggling.” And yet they’re still doing it and the Government of Malaysia is not doing anything about it. Good thing I discovered the KL Monorail, it’s cheaper and faster than Taxi, no traffic at all, I only paid 3.20 Ringgit for a roundtrip to my target station which is “Bukit Nanas”, just 3 stations away from my station of origin “Imbi”. After going down to station “Bukit Nanas”, a short ten minute walk and you’re already there, infront of the Third Tallest Building in the World, the Petronas Twin Towers! "I was amazed with how the building was made, steel structures, beautifully designed in terms of its architecture, you just can’t stop looking at it. You just can’t help but to ask, is this how far us humans have already developed our technology? It was just surreal to my eyes." While walking back to the monorail station, I was just appreciating Kuala Lumpur’s surroundings, getting to know KL a little bit more…

                My third day in KL is just rest time for me, just enjoying Berjaya Times Square’s Hotel, Swimming Pool, Huge Ten-Floored Mall and a Mini Theme Park. Berjaya Times Square is a one stop place for everything you need in a place. Buses to and from Singapore stops here too because it is right in the Central of Kuala Lumpur, the Capital of Malaysia. With regards to their Dishes, Malaysian Cuisine is similar to the Chinese and Indian Specialties, Spices are its main ingredient.

                There are a lot of pros and cons about Kuala Lumpur but if I would honestly describe it? Exactly the same as Manila Philippines but a little more improved compared to it. These two countries have the same flow of traffic and haggling modus of Taxi drivers on their passengers. Although, it is not polluted when it comes to vehicular smoke and garbage compared to Manila.

                Overall, Your Pambansang Manlalakbay Armie “Happy Loner Traveller” Yuson enjoyed Malaysia’s KL Bird Park, Petronas Twin Towers and Berjaya Times Square Hotel… YEBAH!!!


- Happy Loner Traveller


*** This Article is dedicated to the "GREAT" ARMANDO Q. LEYVA. Tatay, I always miss you and I love you so much...