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.
Friends and family know how paranoid I get concerning low battery problems on my smartphone, including my other gadgets. That pretty much explains why I carry a ton of power banks in my sling bag every single time I’m away from home. A ton of power banks is in no way an exaggeration. On any […]
Looking for a device that can keep up with your everyday activities but can’t quite decide between a tablet or a laptop? Get both! No. I don’t mean for you to get two separate devices. I meant get both! Still confused? Hahaha! Ok… ok. Get a device that performs perfectly as a tablet and a […]
The little speaker that could. That’s how I would probably describe the Carbon Audio Pocket Speaker. You’d think that something that can easily fit inside your shirt pocket cannot possibly produce sound so rich and full. Not to mention, loud. You’ll notice immediately when you open the Carbon Audio Pocket Speaker that its design is […]
Health & Fitness
The past few weeks have been very taxing for me. A string of events here and there, plus I had to finish a good number of songs on my workstation at home for a couple of clients. All these commitments and important deadlines have cost me much needed sleep. I feared so much that my […]
Summer is just around the corner. Gyms are packed with people getting their bodies ready for the beach and some fun under the sun. Of course, working out and lifting weights are great and all, but there are a couple of things one can additionally do in order to hasten the shedding of fat and […]
Now’s your chance to enjoy the healthy and flavorful dishes of Earth Kitchen and get P200 OFF on your bill using the SEATS app! Know all about it here!
Lovers of food, rejoice! Whatever your craving, Globe Platinum is guaranteed to make your tummies happy with The Gourmand Market – Tints of Autumn!
Contadina, a brand known for its passion to bring only the freshest and best products, has recently partnered with Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson.
I just wanna thank Ibba Rasul Bernardo as well as Tracey Gonzales and the amazing guys of Tenkie Box for sending over the replacement unit for my damaged Otterbox Reflex case for my iPhone 5s. During my tour of Kuala Lumpur last year, I removed my iPhone off of its Otterbox Reflex casing so I […]
People have been going crazy recently and getting so uptight about this much talked about “Fair Use Policy” by telcos. Globe Telecom in particular has been taking a lot of heat because of this widely contested and greatly opposed mobile data regulation. The Globe Fair Use Policy (FUP) For those who aren’t too keen about […]
Had an amazing time earlier at a fairly known restaurant located at the corner of Dela Rosa and Perea St. in Makati City called, Piggy Wiggy. Together with me earlier this afternoon were my wife, Ronnie Henares (my manager), Ida Henares (Tito Ronnie’s amazing wife), Matt Henares (Tito Ronnie and Tita Ida’s son), Roy del […]
Had a quick informal meeting at Burger Company the other night just after my circuit training session at the gym. I figured I could use a good amount of protein right after a grueling “Ultimate Spartacus” workout. I’ve tasted Burger Company‘s amazing burgers before but only thru delivery and take out. It was the first […]
Somerset Alabang Manila is one of those places that immediately make you feel at home whether your getaway is for work or pleasure. A must-visit down south.
There’s no better time to explore the beauty of Taipei than NOW! Philippines AirAsia just announced direct flights to Taipei and exciting promotional fares!
For those who weren’t able to watch my episode of “Weekend Getaway” last Saturday on GMA News TV, here is an excerpt of some of the fun my wife and I had in San Juan, Batangas. The video below shows me and Yen “kungo” hunting… Kungo, which is similar to a coconut crab, is very […]
My wife keeps telling me that I look silly almost every night falling asleep while tinkering with my smartphone. Either, tweeting, editing photos, or playing games in a comfortable position always leaves me feeling sleepy… and more often than not, I end up dozing off. During a taping of my teleserye (“Magdalena”) last week, some […]
It’s hard to explain how one can play with a toy and be scared of it at the same time. Ngayon lang ako nakakita ng taong kinikilabutan sa sariling laruan. Panoorin niyo maglaro ng puppet si Marie Aileen Regina Dreyfus habang sabay na kinikilabutan siya. Hahaha! Ang labo! LOL! :)) Enjoy the short video below…