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Exciting news, guys!
The SM Store shoppers nationwide are in for a treat as GCash mobile wallet is set to raffle off TEN (10) iPhone X from February to April this year. Yes! 10! OMG!!!
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.
Everytime Christmas comes around, it’s always great to find new ways to share and celebrate the festive season with friends and family.
The Philippines is known to celebrate Christmas the longest compared to other countries in the world. And during this long period, we Filipinos love to get together, eat out, and have a merry time with people we love.
My family similarly loves to find time to be together and bond over good food and fun activities especially during the Yuletide season. So, finding new attractions and great places to dine is always something we take seriously.
A couple of days ago, one of our many simple family getaways to celebrate Christmas time was by heading over to SM by the BAY to check out the various cool establishments and attractions.
We decided to visit SM by the BAY because, for one, the 1.5 Km entertainment complex boasts of having one of the best views of the Manila Bay sunset. Apart from that, the place also offers a vast range of dining and buffet options and a unique park experience that are perfect for friends and family.
With the complex operating from 6AM-2AM and restaurants that are open from 11AM-1AM, SM by the BAY offers non-stop fun all year round. The place is open every day – especially during Christmas and New Year.
I particularly loved how one can easily feel the holiday spirit at SM by the BAY because the place is adorned with Christmas decorations, a 75ft Christmas Tree and festive lights installed along the entire stretch of the complex. In addition, music and fireworks can be enjoyed on Fridays and Saturdays at 7PM. Whee!
Also, SM by the BAY offers a wide variety of mouth-watering food as well as fun and exhilarating amusement rides like the iconic MOA Eye.
I love joining contests and raffle draws… especially when HUGE prizes are up for grabs.
So, it goes without saying that when I heard about the ongoing Watsons Shopping Madness promo, I made it an absolute priority to make Watsons my “go to” destination to purchase our family’s personal necessities and household needs. Of course, my wife was equally excited because she loves these kinds of promos as well.
The Watsons Shopping Madness is being offered to all SM Advantage, SM Prestige, BDO Rewards and Primo Cardholders. I was extra excited to join because I had an SM Prestige Card myself and this was another amazing opportunity for me to put my card to good use. Don’t have any of these cards? Signing up for one is very easy. Get an SM Advantage Card by applying online now.
Wondering what you could win by joining the Watsons Shopping Madness promo? Over Php 2,000,000.00 worth of Shopping Points, Tax Free! Wow! Those amount of points could sure go a long long way and is certainly worth anyone’s time and consideration.
Fireside by Kettle is a new restaurant located inside the SM Mega Fashion Hall at SM Megamall. Just as the name of new establishment says, Fireside is owned and operated by the same wonderful folks of Kettle (one of the hottest food spots inside Shangri-La Plaza’s newest wing).
If you’ve been to Kettle before, you pretty much already have an idea of how incredible the dishes of Fireside are.
Think of Fireside as more of a mature version of Kettle in terms of offerings.
Why is the establishment called, “Fireside”, you may ask? Because, according to them, in a campfire gathering, all the action and fun happens around the fire. All the great stories that are shared as well as good amounts of laughter and bonding happens at the fireside. This restaurant seeks to capture that kind of wonderful experience… where great moments and amazing memories are created.
During my recent visit to this very cool place, I was absolutely excited to try out the dishes that will undoubtedly make Fireside by Kettle another hit with people who love great food. I can’t wait to tell you about ’em!
Let’s get right to it, shall we?
When one door closes, another one opens. Or so they say. Well, in this particular bit of news, the saying indeed holds true.
Two doors have closed, in fact!
Never before have I been so excited about a few stores closing down. Hahaha!
Let me explain why…
I love gadgets! And because tech devices aren’t exactly what you would call affordable, I make it a point to scout for awesome tech deals and amazing discounts that help my budget go further.
And, boy have I discovered the coolest tech SALE which I can’t wait to share with all of you!
SM Supermalls, in partnership with MSI-ECS and PLDT, is giving everyone an exciting opportunity to get the latest gadgets this month with the launch of their biggest tech sale yet. From August 15 to September 15, 2013, shoppers have the chance to grab thrilling discounts and promos on their favorite technology at every SM Cyberzone across the nation.
With the unusually intense and relentless scorching heat this summer, I’m sure everyone would wish to be living at Bikini Bottom, underneath the ocean where we could just cool off, lay back, relax and stay there until the heat wave is over. Unfortunately, we can’t live underwater to escape the sun.
BUT… even if we don’t have gills like fishes do, you and your kids (or nephews and friends) can still visit Bikini Bottom and hang with SpongeBob SquarePants and his awesomely cool friends! YUP! Bikini Bottom has moved to SM North EDSA for the summer! Woohoo!
This awesome event is called “SpongeBob SquarePants – Summer At The North” and all the fun and exclusive string of activities run from April 5 – May 31, 2013.
My kids love SpongeBob SquarePants. It’s something they grew up watching. Maybe they enjoy SpongeBob because he’s quirky and has a lot of funny one-liners. Maybe it’s also because of his weird and annoyingly hilarious laugh!
Well, whatever it may be, SpongeBob SquarePants just clicks with the kids. We have tumblers, towels, and all sort of neat SpongeBob stuff here at home.
And because I know that my kids have not grown tired of this amusing little sea sponge, I am pretty sure that anything I get for them that has “SpongeBob” on it will be an absolute hit – for sure!
That being said… I just found out that a huuuuuge SpongeBob Launch is happening later – 4PM at The Block Atrium, SM North Edsa! This kicks off a string of SpongeBob Squarepants events called “SpongeBob SquarePants – Summer At The North” from April 5 – May 31!