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!
I love external bluetooth speakers. Especially now that battery consumption using bluetooth has dramatically improved. That being said, I have gone through a couple of external bluetooth speakers already and have enjoyed a good number of them. The latest bluetooth speaker I am reviewing is called the Braven 440.
I’ve been testing out the Urbanears Humlan for quite sometime now. I have to say, I really didn’t know what to expect in terms of performance when I first took this new pair out for a test drive. When I reviewed the Urbanears Kransen a few weeks back, I came out with a fair review […]
“Never judge a book by its cover”… you may have heard this a thousand times. Maybe you’ve come across this wise saying time and again because it always holds true. I have no doubt that this very thought will be the first thing that comes to mind when you meet the “MOVE S Wired” by […]
Health & Fitness
Guys, I wanna share something with all of you… I hope you take the time to read this. Believe me… it’s worth it. I am writing about this because I really want all of you to know about it. I recently underwent a treatment being offered at Contours Advanced Face and Body Sculpting Institute called […]
UPDATE: Alden Richards is now the new brand ambassador of Snow Caps. Read all about it here. ——————– If you think that Glutathione supplements are things that only women take to make themselves whiter, you are sorely mistaken. It is true that Glutathione helps make skin whiter and adds a special glow to one’s appearance… but […]
Those who read my blog and follow me on Instagram and Twitter know that I am a fitness buff and a gym rat. I easily get paranoid when it comes to gaining weight and when I slightly veer off my usual diet. The reason why I am extra cautious and extremely careful not to gain […]
Amacena by Chef Luigi Muhlach is the only reason you need to visit Tagaytay! This restaurant located at One Tagaytay Place Hotel serves outstanding dishes!
If you’re looking to tickle your palate with something incredibly different yet delightful, then head over to Freezer Burn at Bonifacio High Street, BGC.
It’s that time of year again when we all come together to recognize restaurants that stood out and impressed us. It’s time for The Choice 2016! Vote now!
So… I just finished doing an entire 30 minute cardio routine – AT THE CARWASH! How crazy is that?! LOL! The guy cleaning the car was probably wondering what I was doing running around and doing twists and jumps for an entire 30 minutes in the corner of their shop. But hey… hitting two birds […]
Some people wonder how I can have a foodie wife and yet stay physically fit. Quite a number of individuals have already asked me how I manage to hop from one resto to the other with my wife (at times even everyday), eating all sorts of dishes, yet not letting most of the calories show […]
Dear Mr. Bengero… I have made this open letter to you to address all the accusations you have raised against me directly and indirectly through conversations with common friends and acquaintances. As much as I would rather keep quiet and put all this to rest, I am compelled to write this to clear my name. […]
There are cunning thieves and there are stupid ones. Either way, you should still be careful of both kinds. I chanced upon a story from a friend (Vince Golangco of When In Manila) which, according to him, happened just a couple of days ago. I’d like to share it with all of you in hopes […]
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!