Did you know that Pooh travels a lot? The proof is in his four different collections from practically every corner of the world! In this exclusive tour via Zoom with DJ Jhai Ho, he revealed for the first-time the items he brings home as souvenirs.
Refrigerator magnets are a must have. This collection is the comedian’s favorite out of the four. The entire one side of his refrigerator has been covered completely by magnets. The second set is snow globes. One of his favorites is from Santorini which he visited with Zanjoe Marudo. Surprisingly, even countries without snow have snow globes. You just have to find a good souvenir shop. You can also check at airports.
Another trinket Pooh collects is shot glasses. Although, they are only for display and strictly not for taking shots. He only buys one piece. So, if they break, then he will have to go back to whichever country it came from. The fourth collection is small plates. The Kapamilya star actually started off with towers and other iconic buildings, but not every country has one. So, he shifted to artistic plates.
Some people buy shirts, but Pooh thinks that these are impractical. They are hidden in cabinets and can become worn out after repeated washing. Unlike refrigerator magnets, snow globes, shot glasses, and plates which are displayed.
Unfortunately, because of COVID-19 pandemic, Pooh has been in quarantine since March 13, even before the ECQ was implemented. He wanted to make sure that his health was at its best. The only time he leaves the house is to buy groceries. He can order them in advance via phone call and then pick-up the items the next day. This minimizes contact. Pooh remains active by cleaning and doing other house chores. Meanwhile, he boosts his immunity by eating less meat.
Aside from this, the Banana Sundae cast member has also been busy giving back to frontliners. Through “Food for the Frontliners Project”, he and members of an association of doctors partnered with a catering business to prepare food for frontliners. Not only that, this catering business supports someone with cancer. On top of all this, they have a system to check which hospitals needs the donation. “Kasi minsan may hospital na sa isang lunch time parang anim na food chain ang dumating. Mayroon pang mga individual. Tapos ‘yung ibang hospital walang naibigay. So, ‘yun ‘yung pinupuntahan namin, ‘yun talagang mga liblib,” he stated.
Since Pooh posted about “Food for the Frontliners Project” on Instagram, more people offered to help. They have received almost half a million in cash donation and have helped almost 10 thousand frontliners, including medical staffs, check points guards, barangay personnel and more. He plans to provide detailed updates for transparency.
If you want to collaborate with Pooh in your own relief project, then check out this video to get all the important details! He and DJ Jhai Ho also talked about plans to do after the ECQ and more in this exclusive interview on Hotspot.