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.
Great news for all steak lovers and lovers of good food!
I am currently having a Texas Roadhouse Legendary Steak Dinner contest wherein one of you could win an incredible Legendary Steak dinner for two at Texas Roadhouse!
Texas Roadhouse is one of America’s most beloved Steak Houses and is located at the 4/F of Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global Center (BGC).
This awesome restaurant is known for their Hand Cut Steaks, Fall-of-the-Bone Ribs, Freshly Baked Bread, One-of-a-Kind Sides Made-from-Scratch and Legendary Margaritas!
It’s happened to me more than once – I’m in one of my teleserye tapings and some of the scenes that I’m included in are spread out really far apart… or I’m holed up in a vehicle bored out of my wits during a really daunting roadtrip. So, what does one do during these loooong […]
A month after getting an iPad Mini, only now have we actually fitted our device with protective casing. I guess my wife wanted to savor its “commando look” before pimping it up with a much needed cover. Can’t blame us… you know how handsome these Apple gadgets are especially when struttin’ it around in all […]
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Cake! It’s the universal symbol for celebrations and parties. It brings people together and makes for “sweet” memories of friendship and love amongst families and friends. But, not all cakes are created equal. In fact, not all bakeshops are either. A great bakeshop is not measured by how big its facility is or the number […]
Not all fried chickens are created equal. Some deliciously blow your mind and some are just… meh. Fortunately, a quick visit to Hot Star Large Fried Chicken turned out to be a pleasantly huge surprise. You see… most fried chicken joints offer flavorful chicken but just like beauty, pardon the pun, its taste turns out […]
Lack of focus and stress are some of the terrible effects of being hungry while stuck in traffic. Thank God for the Snickers Don’t Drive Hungry initiative!
If food is the way to a man’s heart… then being with my wife has taught me that the way to a woman’s heart (apart from the obvious – diamonds and flowers) is through shoes and bags. But getting my wife a pair of shoes is quite tricky for me. I could never seem to […]
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The diversity in ethnicity, religion and culture in Penang — particularly in George Town — is what makes this place a huge draw to tourists and travelers seeking great tasting offerings. This popular place is undoubtedly every foodie’s wonderland. It’s an incredible place where contasting flavors collide, matched with the amazing ambiance of Chinatown. Here, […]
Have you ever traveled and realized half-way to your destination that you wished you brought along something? Or perhaps forgot an important travel essential? I’m pretty sure it’s happened to the best of us. Well, regardless if you accidentally left something at home that you wished you had with you during your trip, or if […]