It's no secret that Ivana Alawi enjoys giving gifts to her family. ICYMI, just last month she surprised her mom with the *cutest* little dog and early this year, she gave her a brand new car. Remember that time when she bought her brother Hash his own lot? So sweet!
Now, in her latest vlog, Ivana shares the love to people in need. As a way to celebrate reaching over 13 million (!!) subscribers on her YouTube channel, she decided to cook food and pack about 1,000 eco bags for donation to the less fortunate in Manila and its nearby provinces. "Pinag-isipan ko siya. Ayoko na sanang mag-celebrate ng engrande o gumastos sa celebration. Kasi mas gusto ko itulong na lang sa mga taong nangangailangan," Ivana explained.
Here's Ivana cooking some adobo. She and her family prepared 10 batches, you guys!
According to Ivana, "Mas maganda talaga ibalik yung blessings. This is my own small way of celebrating a milestone, ang 13 million with you guys, kasama ang aking pamilya. So lahat tayo magce-celebrate." She shared that her donations include the following:
- Packed adobo
- P1,000 in cash
- A pack of face masks
- Vitamin C
- Two cups of Pink Rocket topokki rice cakes
- Two cans of corned sardines
- Two cans of tomato sardines
- A sack of rice
Take a look at these before and after pics of the repacking. It took them two days in total to finish everything! Mama Alawi even said, "Yung pagod, wala lang yun sa lahat ng mapapasaya natin."
"Pagod pero masaya," was how Ivana described her feeling after all the cooking, repacking, and sending out of eco bags. She mentioned that she's very happy she was able to make people smile and feel good. "Lagi kong ibabalik sa inyo 'to. Thank you for watching our videos. This is not just from me. This is from all of us. It's our own small way of giving back for celebrating our 13 million [subscribers]."
Watch the video below and see how Ivana Alawi celebrated reaching over 13 million subscribers on YouTube.
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