If you won Dh1 million, what would you do? We ask Dubai pageant finalists

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If you won Dh1 million what would you do? We ask Dubai pageant finalists

 

DUBAI – What if you won Dh1 million? What would you do with the money?

We asked four finalists of Dubai-based male beauty pageant Ginoong Kabayan how they might spend an unexpected windfall. We also threw in four other fun questions, including who they would give up their seats for at a packed Dubai Metro train.

The round-up included 23-year-old Ahldrick Arvesu, 27-year-old Robert Paulo Matibag, 29-year-old Noel Buyo and 32-year-old Bin Saud Abduhalim.

Here’s what they said in the Q&A.

 

You just found out you won Dh1 million. What would you do with the money?

Ahldrick: That’s tough, but if I become the big winner of an instant Dh1 million, I will start a small business back home for my future and to help my family. I will also put aside some money for my local church and give some to charitable institutions for street children who are addicted to prohibited drugs and elderly people. I will put the rest of the money in my savings account.

Robert: The first thing I will do is to check if it’s legitimate or a scam. If it’s the real deal, then I would spend most of it to help my family in the Philippines and start my own business. The other half would be for the church and hospitals in the Philippines.



Bin Saud: I would remain humble despite the big windfall. I will keep half of the money in the bank or invest in in business. The second half I am going to spend on my family. I will bring them to places where they have never been. I will also donate money to the less fortunate.

Noel: If I found out that I won Dh1 million, I will use it as capital to start a small business. What is good about starting a micro enterprise is that it is not a one-time deal. In case it turns out to be a successful business and expansion is necessary, then I would easily be able to do so and help more people in the process by giving them jobs.

 

If you’re a new addition to the crayon box, what color would you be and why?

Robert: White because it can be mixed with any colour. I can adjust to different environments and different kinds of people.

Ahldrick: Brick red—a warm brownish color that exemplifies who I am as a pure blooded Filipino having a profound love of my history, culture and family. I have a strong personality that matches my identity and anyone can easily bond with me being a simple, kind-hearted guy who is very jolly at the same time.

Bin Saud: I’m crystal blue, which has fun attributes like me. It’s like looking at the deepest ocean where you can feel relaxed.

Noel: I’ll be multi-colored. I think it is important to be unique, different and to be yourself this is why I would choose to be a multi-colored crayon.

 

What do you think about when you’re alone?

Noel: I think about the future: How things will turn out and what I need to do right now to change my future.

Ahldrick: During my quiet moments, I reflect on the good and bad things I have done. It gives me a reason to analyze where I need to improve and what things I need to maintain. It also helps me plan for my future.

Robert: Whenever I am alone, I think about the ways I can use my skills and abilities to help others. As a nurse, I think about how I can serve the community in free health clinics.

Bin Saud: I think of the happy moments with my family back home.

 

You’re at the Dubai Metro and the train is packed. An old lady and a beautiful lady are standing near you. Who would you give up your seat for and why?

Bin Saud: I will let the old lady sit down, of course. Then I will stand beside the beautiful lady and maybe help her carry her things.

Ahldrick: I have a huge respect for the elderly, so I am likely to give up my seat for the old lady as she needs more attention and care. I know the beautiful lady will understand, but to make sure she won’t get upset, I will accompany her during the trip. She will thank me for sure for making her smile.

Robert: I love beautiful girls, but I’d rather give my seat to the old lady because I know the pretty lady can stand alone without assistance.

Noel: The old lady because if she falls it could lead to a severe injury that she might never recover from. If I give her my seat then that can be prevented.

 

Describe the color blue to somebody who is blind.

Ahldrick: Blue for someone who is blind is nothing but a clear dark color. But being blind doesn’t mean he can’t see the beauty or color of life. It’s not about the thing you can see with your naked eyes but it’s all about the beauty and kindness of a person. That’s what the colour blue is all about. Kindness and being true to yourself.

Robert: I will not describe this to them in words. I will bring them near the ocean and ask them to listen to the sounds and tell them that the calmness of the water and the cold breeze is the color blue.

Noel: I would say that blue is a calm soothing color like the sound of the ocean. It represents emotions such as sadness or relaxation.

Bin Saud: I can describe color blue to a blind man by letting him feel the freshness of the air; by allowing him to touch my humble hands, and by hearing me say that all is well when you always put God above everything you do.


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What: Ginoong Kabayan 2017 Talent Night

When: August 19, Saturday, from 7 p.m. to 9: 45 p.m.

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