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A Season of Giving and Sharing

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sacred heart parish christmas display

The anticipated mass on December 1st celebrated the 1st Sunday of Advent. Christmas is here. The priest shared the message of Advent. We prepare for the coming of the Lord. Advent ushers in our preparations for Christmas. More often, we equate the season with material preparations such as Christmas decor, new clothes and other new stuff, gifts and parties. In… Read more »

Here, Kitty Kitty

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hello kitty

SM North EDSA brings back childhood memories and at the same time introduces Hello Kitty to a new generation of kids. The Hello Kitty Christmas Village is on display at The Block, SM North EDSA in Quezon City. Christmas is always a special time to recall childhood memories. Hello Kitty plays a big part in many little girls’ and teenagers’… Read more »

Uniqlo In the North Metro

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my uniqlo shopping bags

Finally, a Uniqlo store opens in northern Metro Manila! I had been waiting since summer for this. My first encounter with Uniqlo was about two years ago when I was in New York City, sightseeing in the SoHo area with my sister. She pointed out to me a Japanese clothing store. With Japanese brands having this reputation of being expensive,… Read more »

Winners for Operation Smile Raffle for A Cause

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OSP campaign raffle winners

About a month ago, I posted a raffle contest for an awareness campaign for the medical missions of Operation Smile Philippines. The contest has now ended… And the winners are……. 1 Bioessence Oxygen facial treatment Gift Certificate goes to… Gigi C. Beleno 1 Bioessence Swedish massage Gift Certificate goes to… Fiona Allana B. Mason Congratulations to Gigi and Fiona! Thanks… Read more »

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s Hello Kitty!

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hello kitty plane

SM North EDSA has a Hello Kitty Christmas theme display this year. I haven’t gone there yet, but maybe this week. I thought of the Hello Kitty airplane I took a photo of a couple of years ago, and I’m sharing it with you above. Would you like to ride on such a cute plane? This is the Hello Kitty… Read more »

Thinking of Atlantic City After Superstorm Sandy

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Two weeks ago, on the last days of October, Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury on the US east coast. Much of the devastation was in the state of New Jersey. I watched the news non-stop for a few days because my sister and her family live in nearby New York City, which was similarly hit. As I saw the pictures… Read more »

Chocoholic Forever

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chocoholic forver

My ultimate comfort food are sweets. On top of the list are chocolates. Instant mood lifters. Chocolates of any kind (really!) to chase the blues away. Milk chocolates, dark chocolates, plain, with nuts, with fruits. I like them all. I don’t discriminate when it comes to chocolates. 😉 While the photos above are of the imported kind which I get… Read more »