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Taking Gifting to the Next Level

Today is the last day to join Nuffnang’s Merry SM Christmas Blogger Contest and I have finally decided to join it. I have been thinking on what to write for this contest and I have finally found the answer while browsing my old photo albums in my Facebook Page.

You see, I don’t usually post my Christmas Wish List because nobody has been giving into my demands. Nobody really cared to give me something because they think that my Christmas wishes are expensive or maybe they think that I already have it all so they don’t need to give me any Christmas presents. Well, my Christmas Wish List includes a new pair of eye glasses ( I only have one pair and I believe that I need a spare because sometimes I forget to bring them and I cannot read anymore without my eye glasses) , a shoe rack (the one I got from an online shop sucks, it always gets broken and won’t stay in one place), and a leather seat cover for my car (I have been dreaming to buy one but just couldn’t afford it just yet and it’s quite out of my budget).

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The Christmas gift ideas for my loved ones this year are :

  • For my Dad – I want to give him a new shaver, he’s growing his beard and I don’t like it.
  • For my Mom – I want to give her a new pair of slippers, she’s not into shoes and sandals, so I will give her what she wants and needs.
  • For my Fiance – I want to give him Nike train shorts because he needs it more than ever, especially now that they will have their Basketball Game for the Christmas Season.
  • For my Son – I want to give him a new pair of school shoes, the one he is currently using still looks good but I think he outgrew it already.
  • For my Daughter – I want to give her lots of double A and triple A batteries for her electronic toys and dolls.
  • For my brothers – I want to give them new polo shirts to wear for Christmas Eve.

And for the Last Question “How do you plan to give back to others this Christmas?” here is my million dollar answer :

I plan to give back to others this Christmas by joining the activities prepared by our Philippine Army to our Lumad brothers in Bukidnon. It is not a secret that we have many IDPs (Internally Displaced People) in Bukidnon right now because of so many problems that these Lumads are currently facing. There are those who run away from their ancestral land for the reason that armed rebels had attacked them and they decided to flee to save their lives. These people needs help, they don’t have any property, they don’t have a home, they don’t have work, they don’t have anything to eat anymore. They need support, they need medical attention, and they need us more than ever. A little help goes a long way, so I did ask my friends to give what they can, be it used clothing, pre-loved toys from their kids, and food to ease the hunger that our Lumad brothers are currently facing. We will be conducting medical and dental mission because our Philippine Army have doctors and dentists, but we lack medicines, so I am trying to find people who could help us with it. I hope by posting this Gift-Giving idea in my blog post, I could find people who will help in one way or another.

Another way for you to participate in Season of Gifting is through here :  Check out the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign and know how you can take part in the season of “gift-ing” (http://smcares.com.ph/newsevents/?p=993)

I have joined a lot of alternative Christmas Party for our Lumad brothers for the past 2 years and I can say that it was successful and life-changing. A close friend of mine started his Dream and Action Foundation 4 years ago, this year will be the 5th year of gift-giving to our Lumad Brothers in different municipalities here in Bukidnon Province. We gather our old but usable clothes, pre-loved toys, and food that we could share every year to give to our Lumad Brothers during the Christmas Party that we celebrate with them. We also ask some of our family and friends for support so that we can cater more people every year.

Here are some of the photos that we had during the events:

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“For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite (https://www.smsupermalls.com/merrysmchristmas2015) and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/smsupermalls), Twitter (https://twitter.com/smsupermalls), and Instagram (https://instagram.com/smsupermalls/); and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber (http://chats.viber.com/SMsupermalls). Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015.”

Spruce Winner

We went to a Spruce Shop to buy a pair of slippers for my brother because he needed a new one. They got this promo that you can buy one umbrella if you purchase 1500php worth of slippers. I wanted to have two umbrellas so I bought a pair of slippers for myself too. I paid around 3500php for my purchase including the two new umbrellas.

When I get to the counter they asked me to fill up a raffle coupon because they also have a raffle promo, I never really care though because I only want the umbrella, but still I filled up the 2 raffle coupons and went home.

After a month, somebody called me through an unknown number and because I don’t usually answer calls I send them a text message asking who they are and what they want. The person on the other line replied me and told me that they are from Spruce Ph – Valencia Bukidnon branch and that I won in their raffle promo. They called me again and they told me that I indeed won in the recent promo. I was happy and excited because they told me that it was 5000php worth of shopping spree in all their items.

I was hesitant at first though but went I went to their store, together with my mom who is also excited like me, it was indeed TRUE! Yes, I won 5000php worth of Gift Certificates and I was like, OHHHHH YEAHHHH, LUCKY ME!

So these are the GCs that they gave me:

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Of course, I asked my little brother to take a photo of me together with my PRIZE.

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Miss Pangantucan 2013 Bids Goodbye to the Crown

Miss Kor Jeanne Garces was crowned Miss Pangantucan two years ago. And now she finally said goodbye to it. She will forever wear an invisible crown in her head for she will always be one of our Binibining Pangantucan Beauty Queens. This paved the way to some of her achievements in her Beauty Pageant Life.
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Organic Switch! campaign supports safe cosmetics drive

A group of communication professionals and graduate students from the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU) is currently holding a social marketing campaign to increase consumers’ awareness on cosmetics that contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals beyond the limits regarded as safe. The campaign also urges consumers to use organic/organic-based daily personal-care products with safe ingredients.

“We want to empower the general public to make informed decisions on choosing safe, green and organic alternative,” says the group of students under the Master of Development Communication program of the UPOU.

Dubbed as Organic Switch!, the campaign has been launched in support of a growing interest by individuals, organizations such as EcoWaste Coalition, and the government on the health hazard of unsafe cosmetics. It seeks to provide measurable results that can be used in future research and studies on personal-care products with safe active ingredients.

According to the campaign’s website: “Government scientists have ‘identified a group of toxic chemicals known as phthalates in urine of adults, with highest levels in premenopausal women, resulting from inhalation and skin exposure to volatile parent ingredients used extensively as solvents and plasticizers in personal-care and cosmetic (PCC) products,’ according to Dr. Samuel Epstein as quoted in Senate Bill No. 1886 (An Act Establishing the Safe Cosmetics Act).”

Epstein explained that phthalates “induce birth defects, low sperm counts and other reproductive toxicity in experimental animals.”

For more information, visit organicswitch.wordpress.com. Like the Organic Switch! campaignon Facebook at www.facebook.com/OrganicSwitch208 and follow on Twitter @OrganicSwitch.

Join the Organic Switch! online survey and contests and get a chance to win safe and organic/organic-based products from ECHOstore, Human Nature, Lawiswis, Messy Bessy and The Body Shop.

 

Enter our Monthly Beauty Giveaway! Win a Nyx Makeup Artist Kit!

Welcome to our Monthly Beauty Giveaway!

Monthly Beauty Giveaway

I know many of you are beauty junkies so here we are again with another awesome beauty giveaway.

Diva Fabulosa have teamed up with her fabulous friends from Fitness,Fashion Freebies, Fashion.Beauty. Expert. & Stylish Voyager

OPEN Worldwide. Winners outside the the US will get $25 paypal cash. Giveaway will run from September 2, 2013 and will end October 2, 2013, 11:59 PM EST.

Only one first task is mandatory and the rest are optional but hey the more entries you do, the more chances of winning.

Good luck everyone!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received Open WORLDWIDE only. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Diva Fabulosa will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this giveaway. My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.