Popper boy helps beggar-A A +A
Friday, February 8, 2013
A BOY who is usually seen in the city’s public areas continues to amaze passersby with his robotic dance moves and costume.
He is usually seen in Malcolm Square, Session Road, Burnham Park and Melvin Jones along the sidewalks dancing as passersby drop coins in his elongated hat. However, the boy will freeze like a statue when the time for the coins ends.
“Mr. L”, through an exclusive interview with Sun.Star Baguio, said he is doing popping dance in public places to raise funds for his allowance. He added the 50 percent of his collection goes to a beggar in Session road who is a great singer.
This beggar, he revealed, is a good singer and is mostly seen along Session road. “Mr. L” further said he was inspired to help the beggar when he listened to the melodious songs of the vagrant. From then on, he thought of several events to help him until he decided to do popping dance.
Moreover, he said he is performing in public to entertain and find new friends like the kids he met in Malcolm Square. These kids usually help him collect money by personally approaching bystanders and beg for coins. These kids believed the popper boy doesn’t have enough money to buy his food so they keep helping “Mr. L”.
The popper boy, who refused to be identified (saying his name is “Mr. L” only) is an 18-year-old fourth year high school student in a certain school in the city. The boy’s family came from Manila then migrated and resided in Guisad. “Mr. L” revealed his mother is a book keeper of a church while his father is a retired engineer.
Furthermore, he disclosed he learned popping dance through his generous classmate who thought him. He practiced the dance moves for four years.
“Mr. L” said he is willing to pass the knowledge he gained by teaching others to dance the robotic way too. For inquiries, the public may reach him through the reporter of this story.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 09, 2013.