Thursday, September 22, 2011

Writer's Block: Isang litrong liwanag

This clip has been circulating in Facebook for a couple of weeks now. "Isang litrong liwanag" or "A liter of light" shows how a man from the slums of Sitio Maligaya (literally translated as "Happy Place"), San Vicente in San Pedro, Laguna (Philippines) has managed to help his neighborhood by providing light in their homes using nothing but water and a plastic soda bottle. It's a heartwarming and heart-wrenching story that shows how a little bit of hope makes such a difference to those who have nothing. (A nudge to spoiled momma's boys and girls who think not being able to afford a nice flat of their own is tough.)