PERSONAL | Taking Gifting to the Next Level

So I sit here now, with Jose Mari Chan’s Christmas in our Heart song serenading through my newly purchased noise cancelling earphones, munching faithfully through one of my favourite kind of breakfasts. By November, I'm in full swing, listening to Christmas music nonstop. Probably too early, but I’m a Christmas Crazy kinda person.

Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love it so much... the lights, the sounds, the smells, the joy and happiness in the air. It's just so wonderful, and i just can't exclaim enough that I LOVE christmas! And above all, Christmastime is a season of gift giving, in memory of the gifts given by the Wise Men to the Christ child and the gift Christ gave us in the Atonement.

With Christmas only a few weeks away, it's so nice to see beautiful window displays and street decorations all around the city. Last week I made a wishlist for myself and some gift ideas for my loved ones and I even completed almost everything on it. In order to avoid the rush, I am planing to do my shopping during the next week.

Here is the Christmas Wish List… just for me!

On the list:
1. Canon D700 - I'm a Nikon user for almost three years now, it might be time to try something new.
2. Flowers - Flowers made my day brighter, it's one of my favorite things in the world.
3. Bicycle - I don't know how to ride a bike but I need this for my photoshoot, with flowers in the front basket. Isn't that cute? Tee-hee.
4. Versace Bright Crystal - I only have a few sprays, I can't get enough of it. I need another bottle.
5. JC Lita Spike - I have one already, but it's overused now. I want a new one.

Here's my gift ideas for my love ones!

On the list:
1. Xbox 360  - For Steven. He loves playing with his cellphone, so that a new Xbox looks like a great alternative.
2. USANA Essentials  - For my Mom.  It was her favorite supplements for her total body health, she needs it more than ever.
3. Polo Sport Perfume -  For my brother Jake. He's obsessed with Polo Sport and wearing it everywhere.
4. Magic Sing - For Stacey. She really loves to sing. She have a beautiful voice. 
5. Leather Jacket - For my brother Adonis. It's one of a safer outfit for a motorcycle rider. 

Excitement is in the air as we anticipate giving and receiving gifts. Gifts come in all sizes and shapes, but it seems that the best gifts are those that can’t be wrapped: love, family, faith, testimony and gifts of service. 

As much as I love giving gifts to myself and to the member of my family, I also love to share all the blessings I received to those who's in needs. I'm generous at heart and my heart breaks a little when I see homeless people on the road, beggars, street children and innocent kids in orphanage because they're longing for love, help, attention and little gifts. 

Here are some of the charity works I've worked before.

So, I plan to give back all the blessings I received to all those in needs. I have joined in to outreach program this time, one is to my ALL (All Ladies League) Family and our chosen charity is the Birthing Home in Antipolo on November 28.  The other one is to my XTRM 1-11 Team and we choose Cornerstone in Antipolo on December 5.

Giving is a good notion, regardless of what your income level is. If you have a strong vision of doing something good to the society, I tell you resources will come all by itself. Nature will start helping you. If you don't want to get involved in any charity organizations but you really wanted to help others. Here are a few things you can do help:

- Keep a few items in your car or bag (shirt, sandwich, fruits, bottled water or anything that ready to hand out if you see someone who needs it.

- Check out the SM Cares Bears of Joy campaign and know how you can take part in the season of “gift-ing”

“For more updates about this year’s “Merry SM Christmas” campaign, visit SM’s official Christmas microsite ( and follow its official social media accounts at Facebook (, Twitter (, and Instagram (; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through Viber ( Shoppers can actively share their holiday merriments inside the SM Supermalls by posting their photos on social media and adding the hashtag #MerrySMChristmas2015 and #SeasonOfGifting.”

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