This is a continuation of special series of blog posts capturing the experiences and activities of the Sapaula-Carballo family handling the unexpected death of a beloved family member, sparking an unplanned international, trans-Pacific family reunion. This is what we at Money Smart Radio call, “Building the Family Bank”. We will enlighten the celebration of the life of my late uncle, a pillar of the media in print, radio and TV broadcast journalism – Cris “The Voice of Davao City” Sapaula.
It seems that I have been working my team here, a little too hard. They jokingly comment about having no sleep this week! I am so proud of them, however, they are really doing a great job making my life easier. Jong Tulibas, our videographer/editor and Reikko Navarro, web designer/developer has shown me throughout our stay here the typical, hard-working, non-stop-attention-to-detail work ethic that is the staple of the Filipino working class. Special thanks to my team leader here, Jefferson Faudan, who helped put my schedule together in less than days!!
We begin this morning with a radio interview with DJ George Booke on Davao City’s MIX FM 105.9. It was 80s Friday and of course, I had to special request the Michael Jackson music throughout my interview! We talked about how to stretch the budget, make money last longer and value the relationships you have in your life. They were so kind to offer me a great cup of coffee, didn’t realize I was missing my morning cup of joe, thanks guys!