Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Free Hugs Campaign


Are you familiar with the FREE HUGS CAMPAIGN? If not, then watch this video.


I'm very proud to say that I finally did it! Free hugs! Here in Singapore! During those times when we were trying to figure out how to make our lives more meaningful, I came up with the idea and shared it with my Australian friend. We both got excited to do it so we started inviting our other friends to join us in this campaign as well. On a Sunday afternoon we stayed infront of Takashimaya in Orchard Road for two hours, held our "FREE HUGS" signages, and started hugging people. Almost all of them were strangers to us.

I must say, it was one of my most memorable and meaningful experience. In this world of social disconnectivity and lack of human contact, it really felt good to reach out to other people and connect with them. In our case, thru hugging. :)

I'm hoping that somehow we were able to brighten the lives of those people whom we hugged, 'coz it brightened ours. :)

Sometimes, a hug is all that we need.









32 comments:

  1. sana meron din nyan dito sa pinas! yipeee! panalo. hahaha. (--,)

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  2. Di ako pwede mag ganyan.malisyoso ako eh hahaha

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  3. very nice! me like it very much! :D

    I'd like to get free hugs too!

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  4. Cooool.. :)
    Pangarap kong makasama sa ganto. Makisali. Ang cute kasi.. Kabod ka na lang aakap. Haha. Ang nice ng idea niyo.

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  5. Si leslie ba yung isa dyan sa pic?

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  6. Ay sayang at di ako nadaan dyan. Syempre ang una kung aakapin yung naka-black shirt (indian ba sya or arabo?)at ikaw siempre. Mukha kang mabango kasi hahaha

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  7. sa mga events sa megamall, may mga taong may ganyang post and signage.

    What if free kiss sabay hug? lols.
    joke lang :p

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  8. that's very nice...kudos to you and your friends.

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  9. cool. meron ako nakita niyang campaign sa UP Diliman. cool ng idea, i thought may organization na humahawak niyan before it becomes actuated..

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  10. Ahhhhh... they say a hug really makes a person feel better. Both the giver and the receiver.

    Did a lot of people ask for hugs? Including children and old people? Must have been something eh.

    Kane

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  11. wow, i like :) galing!!!

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  12. sooooo kewl!!! nice one! :)


    -mac

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  13. Ang astig ng experience na yan! :)

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  14. ayos na diskarte yan ah? pwede b sa pilipinas yan? hehe

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  15. cute! pero parang mahiyain pa ang mga pinoy for that kung dito gagawin sa pinas. :). :)

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  16. awww, what a nice and sweet thing to do! I'm sure you brightened a lot of people's day =)

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. nagcomment na ba ako dito?

    hehe... parang down ang blogger nung dumaan ako ditoo..

    NAKS!
    ang sarap naman ng GIMIK na yan! walang malisha!

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  18. All we need is Hug!

    Gusto ko din magpauso ng ganyan dito sa Pinas hihi :)

    Pwede mag pa full tank? lol.

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  19. wow gasul..parang artista lang oh..eh bakit nung nag meet tayu hindi mo ako nihug? nandidiri? hahaha..joke..

    nice na gawin yan..pero ang problema is if dito gawin yan sa pinas..alam mo naman mga tao dito.maraming malisya..lols

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  20. Awww. I wonder when I would get the courage to do the same thing. :)

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  21. Congrats Idol! Simpleng yakap lang dami mo ng napasaya! Sana meron din nga yan dito sa Pinas! Tapos mga artista ang mgpapayakap ewan ko lang kung hindi yumakap ung mga tao (kidding!) Pero, d best noble project ang gnawa nyo! keep it up!

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  22. Sana meron din nyan dito yung Free Kiss Sabay Hug

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  23. nice! okay ang movement na yan. kaso mahirap gawin yan dito sa pinas. kahit simple lang naman ang mensahe, di maiiwasang lagyan ng duda/malisya ng karaniwang pinoy.
    fyi, nanalo ang video na yun as you tube's most inspirational video. di ko na lang tanda kung anong taon. haha!

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  24. hanep... ! sana mahug din kita. AYOWN

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  25. gusto ko rin nyan! free hugs.

    mukhang madami ka nayakap pre ah! congrats! successful ang free hugs campaign

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  26. nakakawala daw ng pagod sa loob ng isang ang isang hug

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