Last weekend was terrific. I joined family members in doing more shopping for Christmas. Time to share our blessings with more people dear to us!
On Saturday, I was with Mame and my cousin Jun to buy some Christmas presents at Divisoria. Our feet got soaked in the rain getting in and out of 168 Mall but the trip (and the shopping) was worth it.
I tried to resist the urge to shop for myself but my love for lovely necklaces won me over.
The three-layered gold plated necklace was only Php50 while the other three cost Php60 each. Winner na, diba? If you buy them online or in the mall, their prices could easily go from Php300 to Php500.
Later that night, the hubby and I did some Christmas shopping for family and friends at S&R Baclaran (we bought mostly food gifts). The highlight of our S&R trip for me was this…
I’ve always wanted to get a waffle maker (I used to eye the Kyowa round waffle maker at SM Dept. Store!) and so when I chanced upon this Tough Mama appliance at S&R, I knew I had to have it. It’s a waffle maker, sandwich maker, and donut maker in one. Special thanks to my sister Jodie for making my waffle maker dream come true! You see, I used the cash gift she gave me for Christmas for this purchase. Haha.
From S&R, we headed home in Bacoor. The first thing I did upon getting there was place my new succulents on the outdoor table at our tiny veranda. It was a Christmas gift from my kind officemate Kuya Rene who’s a professional florist and owns Mila’s Garden and Flower Shop at QC Circle.
The next day, Sunday, we attended the 5th day of simbang gabi at our neighborhood church.
We would go back to Manila on Sunday afternoon and join the hubby and his family in going to Greenhills Shopping Center (GSC) to buy more gifts and catch the traditional Christmas on Display (COD) show there.
Speaking of GSC, ang saya-saya doon! You wouldn’t believe it but it was only my first time to see the COD. My FIL said the last time he was able to watch it was 20 years ago and that it’s been going for 50+ years already. Judging by that fact, and the crowd’s attendance and appreciation that night, you could say it’s already a Pinoy Christmas tradition in itself.
Four more days and it’s Christmas already! Have a wonderful and merry one, friends! 🙂