You’ll Be Surprised With the Lessons You Can Have Over ‘Lunchtime Chats’
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 13, 2020 12:42am
Art by Dani Elevazo
With the current enhanced community quarantine, we only have limited things we can do. But even though we are required to stay indoors, we can still learn new lessons--whether for practical purposes or personal growth. Pastor James Aiton of Favor Church holds a series of live online sessions called Lunchtime Chats With James.
These sessions feature casual chats with different personalities, including (but not limited to) local artists and athletes. To interest you to tune in, here are some of the lessons you can get over these chats.
Giving Is actually an ‘investment’
Pastor James had a chat with teen celebrity Donny Pangilinan in one of his sessions. In a particular part of their talk, Donny shared how he gave away his 3usd at a time when it was so precious to me. A little after he gave away his money, three of his aunts gave him 10usd each. May this story encourage us to give to the needy, especially in times of pandemic. You know what they say, you’ll reap what you sow.
A ‘hit’ should hit somewhere
If you’re an artist, Gary Valenciano reminds you to not just make music, artworks, or write-ups just for the sake of a content. To quote Mr. Pure Energy, “I don’t want to just sing a song for the sake of having a hit. It’s gonna hit somewhere and that makes it a hit for me.”
Relevant issues can be an inspiration for every artist. Make your work count and try to spread awareness or spark action.
Even the famous have humble beginnings
Before Jaya became the famous “Queen of Soul,” she was a back-up dancer for her mom when she was 10 and started singing on stage at the age of 12. According to what she shared with Pastor James, she had an unconventional childhood but she was certain Jesus was with her. We wouldn’t have a great artist if not for what she’d gone through.
Make the most out of your travel (especially the food)
Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia love to travel and are foodies. Coleen believes once you get the opportunity to a certain place, you should try their delicacy, otherwise the travel would not be complete. It kind of translates to, make the most out of the experience, no matter when and where.
Quality time is important
When we spend a lot of our time with a certain person, there’s this sense of familiarity that causes us to sometimes take that person for granted. Whether you’re married or have a partner, married couple Moira dela Torre and Jason Hernandez remind you to spend some quality time together with your loved ones. Otherwise, you’ll experience what they call “so close yet so far.”
It’s not bad to do something spontaneous at times
Pinoy Big Brother alumni Edward Barber joined the reality show just so he would add something in his resume. He didn’t really believe he would get into PBB, but when he did, he became an instant celebrity. Would you look at how fate works.
There’s always a first time for everything (and you can actually wing it!)
Michele Gumabao looks back on the time when she won Binibining Pilipinas Globe 2018. For the record, she had to learn how to sit, walk, and speak like a beauty queen since that’s her first time to join a beauty pageant. From being a sought after volleyball player, she became someone who represented the country through pageants.’
There are still a lot of sessions and lessons waiting to be watched. Come watch Lunchtime Chats with James and you’ll be entertained and inspired along the way.