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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).



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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Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013

Last night was a very GOOD night for all of us because Pangantucan Bukidnon won Miss Tourism 2013. Yes, my cousin, our representative/candidate for the Search for Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 brought home the CROWN and we are so proud of her.

Kor Jeanne Evangelista-Garces was crowned Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 last night with 2 minor awards, Miss Photogenic and Best in Swimsuit attire. The Pageant was held in Folk Art Theater Provincial Tourism of Bukidnon and the place was FULL of people from all over Bukidnon. The event started on time and I am glad I was seated in the front rows.

When the event started, I was so nervous and overwhelmed at the same time. This is the second time I attended a pageant that my cousin has joined. The first time was during the Search for Miss Pangantucan. During the event, my heart pumps so fast because I am very proud for my cousin and nervous for the result. Of course, I want her to WIN the crown and I believe that she could do it but still, there are a lot of things to consider that is why I am really scared for her. But everything WENT WELL, and I want to thank God for a very successful event for all of us.

Let me share some photos during the event here in my post and if you want to see all the photos during the event, you can FIND IT HERE.

Miss Tourism Bukidnon 2013 RESULTS:
Minor Awards:

  • Miss Congeniality – Cabanglasan
  • Miss Photogenic – Pangantucan
  • Best in Casual Wear – Dangcagan
  • Best in Swimsuit – Pangantucan
  • Best in Evening Gown – Maramag

Major Awards:

  • Miss Tourism Bukidnon – Pangantucan
  • 1st Runner Up – Dangcagan
  • 2nd Runner Up – Valencia City
  • 3rd Runner Up – Kibawe


CONGRATULATIONS KOR JEANNE EVANGELISTA-GARCES!!! YOU DESERVE IT!!! You make us all proud!!! Thank you for making Pangantucan Bukidnon WON MISS TOURISM 2013!

The Margarette – Maramag Hotel

There is a new business hotel in Maramag Bukidnon — The Margarette, and because a friend owns it, I checked the place out and I am pleased with what I have seen.

This is the lobby, sorry I must have missed out some other views of the lobby but the lobby is very inviting so I made a quick pose.
This is what their rooms looks like inside (my dear friend hunny obliged to pose for me):
IMG_5616I love hotels/inns that has huge mirrors inside the room, so I love The Margarette for putting this one in here:

This is the hallway and we asked the one who gave us the tour inside the business hotel to take our photos together:
It is not a five-star hotel but I know staying in The Margarette will be comfortable for you and your business partners or family.

Snack Time : KRRAGS

CHOW TIME at KRRAGS! I don’t know why this place was called KRRAGS but I got a feeling that it is an acronym for all the names of the owners or the first letters of the first name of their children.

I am loving their BURGERS. They have chicken burger, pork burger and beef burger and I love all of them! They also serve leche flan, batchoy and shakes!

Me and my friends spend a lot of time talking and eating in KRRAGS.


Their food are not that expensive and even students can afford it! If ever you are in Maramag Bukidnon, visit KRRAGS and try out their Burgers for only 35php.