The essence of Gift Giving during Christmas

December 15, 2010 No comments »

It is so gratifying for a co-officemate to drop by your desk and greet you a Happy Holidays and hand you a christmas gift. It makes me ponder of how beautiful this people are who thinks beyond themselves and share their blessings to others. The act of generosity is very precious during this season of the year, even how simple the sharing of gifts are, the act gives a smile in one’s face and can also create a ripple, because if you receive something, you feel like you have to share something too.

The spirit of gift giving during christmas for me is to spread your blessings and make the people you love and care fo happy. The word “Christmas” itself is the essence of why we have to give during this very special occasion, because it is with Christmas that Christ himself extend his unconditional love to all of us.

I can party all night, eat and drink all night during this holiday but I wish not to forget that to be generous especially to this very appropriate occasion makes my holiday complete and meaningful.

A happy christmas to everyone.

My Christmas Tree

December 3, 2010 No comments »

Christmas is in the air once again and the thought of it makes me festive and everyday starting the first week of December seems like a busy day always… preparing things for the upcoming parties, scheduling lunch and dinner with friends, shopping for christmas decors, and foods to serve during the occasion and most of all the gift giving.

All these activities are very popular once a year and that is during the Christmas season. Decorations will never be complete without the christmas tree at the corner of the living room where the whole family will gather and exchange each others gifts.

I dream of a 7 ft christmas tree full of christmas balls and different colors and sizes of decorations all over it.  But I think it’s not yet time for me to have it yet, so I settled with our old 4 ft christmas tree which the family used for over 5 years. I know my christmas tree is still beautiful especially with lots of gifts underneath that we can share to everybody.

Hhhmm… Maybe I can also try a live christmas tree someday. :) Merry Christmas!

A black and white theme for christmas party

December 1, 2010 No comments »

When I heard a month ago that the company’s Christmas party theme for this year is “black and white”, I just simply nod and said to myself, it’s very easy to look for an attire then…

But barely two weeks before the occasion, I started to panic because I find it difficult to choose and look for the best black and white attire that I think will fit me best… I shop from one mall to the other… and rummaged almost all the boutiques for almost the whole day and to my surprise, I can’t find any! Until it took me almost 3 days before the party to find the black dress I like, finally. So, it’s not easy after all…

Here are the tips I carried with me while shopping for the best attire that I can think of for a black and white party theme:

  • Choose from the option of having a plain black dress or plain white dress, or combination of the two colors – I settled with a black dress for me to look petite.
  • Look for a modest dress yet elegant
  • Match the fashion jewelry with the dress – if I chose black, so my jewelry should be pearl, or white.
  • Match my bag and shoes
  • Finally, exercise and have fun by hopping from as many fashion boutique destination as possible so you can have lots of options and can even compare prices.

Looking forward for a fun-filled Christmas party!

3rd Kiddie Birthday Party

November 21, 2010 No comments »

Who would expect that a sunny and fair morning up to the mid afternoon will turn the clouds cumulus and pour big rain? And exactly the time that the kiddie party starts, the rain also starts to pour. I start to get panic because the party that I planned for almost a month will not turn exactly how I wanted to have it for the kids. Why? it is because the venue is at our rooftop with only a half portion of it got shaded… and because of the rain the kids are forced to gather only in the shade. But I gradually got calm and composed myself when I found out that despite of the unpredictable weather, the kids are enjoying and participating the games and the programme… thanks to the two clown host that I hired.

I learned a very important lesson from this occasion – and that is to have a Plan B in every event planning. I could have plan it that when it rains, the kids can be transferred indoor immediately or could have set up the whole area with shades.

It turned out to be a successful birthday party after all, because from the look of the kids bringing with them the prizes and abundant goodies and foods, I can say they enjoyed the party. And most of all, the birthday celebrant enjoyed it. :)

Amway Sales Convetion

October 24, 2010 No comments »

I never been into a sales convention before but because of my curiosity plus my good mentor and “upline” treat me to the event, I decided to join them and fly to Manila for a 1 day convention in order to witness and discover the beauty of Amway.

What is Amway anyway? I love how they say it in the convention… “Amway is helping people live better lives.” Create a ripple and attract others to join in helping people live better lives. I believe in this phrase because I feel better including the whole family when we started to maintain Nutrilite vitamins.

I’m introduced to Amway early this year by my Doctor and started to like their Nutrilite vitamins, and I keep on patronizing them up to now… from Nutrilite to Artistry which is their beauty products then to their home care products. I am very open to this kind of business because I believe it is not just networking people but also building friendship and camaraderie between members. And I also believe that Amway is pushing me to do business and be an entrepreneur someday.

Attending the convention makes me want to jump to the top level right away and be awarded, just how those successful people get rewarded and recognized. I’m sure it’s a nice feeling having your own business through Amway, but listening to them in the convention makes me realize it is never easy to be an entrepreneur, but it is possible! Well someday, I maybe one like them creating a ripple, helping more people live better lives… So, I didn’t regret to be in this occasion because aside from building opportunity within me, I also meet new friends and get to know my doctor and “upline” well. I’m proud of her for gradually making it to the top despite of her hectic schedules and she still managed to handle the business part time with flying colors.

The sales convention is successful plus I got to see Paeng Nepomuceno up close in person…

Gab’s 3rd birthday

October 18, 2010 No comments »

he is already happy to have the simple cake and and blow his 3 candles

It’s easy to make little kids happy on their birthday, a 3 year old can already recognize that someone is making him special. They hug you and kiss you when they are happy… such a nice feeling indeed.

And for my only one nephew, I tried my best to make him happy on his 3rd birthday by dropping off my sister’s place after my work even if it takes an hour travel. Toys will make Gab happy so I pick a big toy train for him and of course our presence.

Everytime we celebrate my nephew’s birthday, it also reminds me that my Claire’s birthday is fast approaching and the next couple of weeks will be exciting to me as I love planning and preparing for her birthday. I just can’t help to have all the best for these kids.

Happy Birthday Gab!

busy setting up his toy train...