I am such a Star Wars geek. I love everything about this franchise’s mythos. And as an avid fan of this beloved epic movie series, I try not to miss any opportunity to “get my geek on”, so to speak.
Whether it’s trying to be first in line when the movie opens or scouring the mall finding new merchandise to add to my geeky collections, I’m in.
Last December 10, 2016 was no exception.
With bated breath, I awaited the unveiling of the new Rogue One Mural at the Sky Dome of SM North Edsa. Yes, I braved the horrendous traffic and hordes of people to witness this pretty amazing work of art.
For the life of me, when Christmas comes around, I somehow find it really difficult to recall the items that friends and family want. I guess I’m not attentive in that sense, I think? The same goes for birthdays (Thank, God for Facebook reminders!) and, to a certain extent, yes… even names. LOL!
So, here’s the thing… I usually rely heavily on my wife’s suggestions when picking items to give as gifts to special friends and loved ones. But even so, there are many times when we do our Christmas shopping that we find ourselves stumpped, not knowing what particular thing to get. And believe me, once you’ve hit that blank wall, it gets very frustrating. I end up walking aimlessly and wasting precious time in the process.
And, oh! Racking my brain, thinking of gifts that I think friends and family would like, is just one thing. Braving the traffic and the Christmas rush is a whole different level of crazy as well. The swarms of people, banging bodies, and endless walking… it’s like going into battle.
Thankfully, I finally found a sure fire way to solve my dilemma which actually makes me wonder why I didn’t think of it any sooner.
The other day, an LBC Express package delivery addressed to me arrived on our doorstep. I wasn’t expecting anything during that particular day so I was curious to find out what this was.
Upon opening this medium-sized box, I immediately saw a card with my name and my blog’s name on it.
Going through the card, I learned that the package actually came from the wonderful folks of LBC Express! Oh, cool! Looks like they’re playing Santa this holiday season and sending some Christmas love my way in the form of a #SorpresaPadala package filled with goodies and treats!
Truly, traditions are essential in every culture. It creates different experiences for everyone. Take Filipinos, for example… the Christmas season is, no doubt, one of the most celebrated traditions across the county. To my knowledge, the Philippines celebrates Christmas the longest in the world. Malls, establishments and even homes are already adorned with holiday decor and decked out in merry colors as early as September.
But hey… whether it’s the annual Christmas dinner, holiday gift shopping, or getting away and heading off to wonderful destinations, the true meaning of the season is anchored on togetherness. Agree? Some of us may be oceans apart but our love for one another brings everyone closer.
And just because times are changing fast doesn’t mean our old traditions are going away anytime soon. On the contrary, today’s digital lifestyle allows old traditions to be relived and made even more exciting! How? Through the use of technology, of course. By turning these traditions into new ones, using the latest digital trends from Globe and allowing everyone to create new memories for a lifetime with the people who matter the most.
When my wife and I go out to enjoy each other’s company over good food, it doesn’t necessarily mean finding a restaurant where we could both have a significantly heavy meal. Sometimes, finding the right spot with the right ambiance and a couple of snacks is enough.
That’s why when we visited Marco Polo Ortigas fairly recently, it was an absolute delight to discover that their beautiful Connect Lounge offers a wonderful Afternoon Tea selection.
I had an incredible time enjoying the various delightful offerings that accompany this Afternoon Tea at Marco Polo Ortigas… and I’m quite sure you will, too. That’s why I’d like you to check out what you can expect during your own visit to this place.
Every now and then you chance upon a gadget/electronic accessory that is amazingly versatile as it is handsome… a gadget that’s worth every single penny you spent because of how useful and dependable it is. One such device is the Braven BRV-1 Wireless HD Speaker (Speakerphone/Charger). There are countless portable speakers in the market these […]
I love music. Especially music you can bring along. That’s why my iPhone 5 is loaded with all sorts of tracks. I make sure to convert my music tracks to compressed formats with sampling rates and resolutions that, as much as possible, preserves its original lossless (raw) quality. It’s the audiophile in me, I guess. […]
Are you like me who gets easily paranoid when your smartphone’s battery is almost about to run out and the day isn’t over yet? You probably are if you’re as dependent as I am on my phone. Gone are the days of smartphones such as the Nokia 5510 wherein its battery life would seem to […]
Health & Fitness
Have you already tried the new Chili’s Craft Burgers? If you haven’t yet, you’re missing out! These burgers are incredibly delicious as they are filling!
What do you get when you bring together 3 amazing women from different parts of the country known for their culinary skills and expertise? An extravaganza of gastronomic proportions! That is exactly what one can expect during F1 Hotel Manila’s LUZVIMINDA 4: HEIRLOOM RECIPES at F All Day Dining Restaurant from June 10-25, 2016. Luzviminda […]
Remy Martin launched their One Life / Live Them campaign which recognizes today’s multifaceted consumers who should be applauded for their many passions.
Earlier today, I spent quite a while at “H Studio” for the Cookoo Watch photoshoot. [fsg_gallery id=”1″] My wife was kind enough to take tons of pics “behind the scenes” which I’d like to share with all of you. This photoshoot is in preparation for Cookoo’s new campaign very soon. Watch out for the posters! I’m […]
Had my haircut yesterday (long overdue). Off to the gym now for a much needed workout before my pictorial in the afternoon.
My little daughter, Ella, loves YouTube. She loves watching “do-it-yourself” videos, music videos and a ton of clips. She loves it so much that she, together with a couple of her BFFs (Monica & Hannah), decided to put up their own YouTube channel called, “3 Awesome Angels”. Check out their introduction video below… They plan […]
I’ve been to Bohol countless times already. In fact, I’ve probably visited this amazing province 5 times in just the past year (2015) alone. I’ve fallen in love with this place not only for its wonderful beaches and the numerous activities one can enjoy, but also because of the warm, friendly and laid back Boholanos […]
Imagine heading off to the beach for some much needed downtime or happily backpacking around a European countryside. Exciting, right? Now imagine finding out during your trip that your money, card and passport are missing. That’s a very scary thought — and a very real possibility whenever you’re out traveling. Thieves are very cunning and […]
I recently experienced glamping at Nurture Wellness Village in Tagaytay and it turned out to be one of the best staycations I’ve ever had. Find out why.