Bulanadi's birthday blowout? Sharing blessings to frontliners, homeless

Norman Lee Benjamin Riego on Apr 27, 2020 03:53 PM
Bulanadi's bday blowout? Sharing blessings to frontliners
(Photos courtesy of Allyn Bulanadi)

Allyn Bulanadi is far from home as he is about to celebrate his 23rd year of existence.

Still, that hasn't stopped him from celebrating his birthday - and celebrating it in the most meaningful manner.

Last Sunday, the member of the Gilas Pilipinas pool handed out packed meals that included beef tapa, pork tonkatsu, rice, and softdrinks to frontliners and homeless persons in Las Pinas.

"Inabot po kasi ako ng lockdown dito so lahat po ng checkpoints ng frontliners, pinuntahan po namin," he said while also adding that he has yet to go back to his hometown in Davao or to his house in Manila.  "Mas lalo rin yung mga homeless (persons), inabutan din po namin ng konting tulong.

Fortunately for Bulanadi, his good friend living in Las Pinas has taken him in and also went with him as they shared his blessings courtesy of savings from playing for Basilan in the MPBL and San Sebastian College-Recoletos in the NCAA. "Sobrang saya at sarap sa pakiramdam na nakatulong po kami kahit konti na walang hinihintay na kapalit," he said.

And for the 6-foot-3 swingman, this was his best blowout yet for his birthday on April 28 - especially considering his own humble beginnings. "Naramdaman ko rin po kasi kung ano talaga yung saktuhan lang yung pera mong pangkain sa isang araw. Minsan, kulang pa nga," he shared.

He then continued, "Alam ko rin po yung pakiramdam na nagtitiis kaya ngayong medyo nabiyayaan na po tayo, binabalik ko lang po kung ano yung binigay sa akin."

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