Monthly Archives: November 2015

Last minute shopping


Barely a month before Christmas day, the kids are a little excited to open up their presents and can’t wait for Christmas Eve to come. I bet you have completed your grocery shopping and your list for gift giving by this time. Not yet? Well, you don’t want to brave the throng of mall shoppers at this hour, do you? Good thing for me I have completed my shopping last week when the crowd is still tolerable. A stay at home mom like me usually has more convenient time to do the shopping unlike our working counterpart.

So if you are a busy mom you might as well do your shopping online especially if you’re beating the last minute rush. Online shopping can also eat a lot of your precious time if you don’t know what you are looking for. You should have a list of gift ideas for Christmas or any important occasion for your family so it would be easier to choose the best gift that suits your loved ones. It would be best if you will have a separate list of Christmas gift ideas for him so any mixed up of gifts will be avoided on the occasion itself. And for your girl pal, I’m sure you know your best friend well for you to forget your Christmas gift ideas for her.

If you still have an office party or family reunion to attend to and you are thinking of sharing a gift with your officemates or siblings, you might like the group gift idea at Shogasm.

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Gift Giving 101 for Kids


In the years that I have been shopping for gifts for my loved ones (family, relatives, and godchildren), I sure learned a lot. I practice them each year and everyone who receives my gifts always end up happy and safe. Here some things I learned.

• Buying gifts for boys are always a little trickier. Browse boys toys ahead of time and consult updated web sites that sell toys to know what is IN. You can also do this for girls.

• List down the ages of the people you will be buying gifts for, specially the children. This is very helpful because it gives you an insight what they may be interested of. Age 0-1 generally likes things that produces sounds and tickles their motor skills. Age 2-3 most of the time likes things that enhance their imagination like cooking set, doctor set, etc. Age 4-7 likes dolls, big cars. Age 8 and up are more of the interactive, techie gadgets.

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Know your candidates and vote wisely

It’s exciting to watch presidential candidates here in the Philippines engage in debate with fellow candidates on national television. The voting public is learning from those discussions giving them the opportunity to choose the right person to vote. Even political chat forum can help the voters understand the stand of their presidential bet on particular issue. We’ll see who among the old and new faces in the political arena can bring “change” to what we have right now.

I admire candidates who actively participate in debates to answer issues thrown at him by his or her rival and have a clear stand on timely issues/problems besetting the country in general. People should be aware that candidates who depend on political gimmickry to be popular or evade issues at some point are those you can’t truly trust or rely in times of emergency. What will become of us when we are faced with another natural or man-made calamity?

How many presidential candidates have promised to uplift the living condition of the poor or provide job to the millions of people seeking a decent way to live? Most of them do at first glance. But how many were able to keep their promise? I hope dear readers that you’ll think several times about the candidates whose name you’ll write on the ballot form. They will shape our childrens’ future and the generation next to them. Do they deserve to be in power? We just hope that this coming election will be peaceful and clean. Vote wisely.