Weekend Story: More Christmas Shopping (Divisoria, S&R, and Greenhills)

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.

with the always energetic Mame

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’m gonna make some happy and shiny waffles soon!

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.

hello from my new friends!

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.

group pic

family dinner

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.


capped off our visit to GSC with some bibingka and puto bumbong

Four more days and it’s Christmas already! Have a wonderful and merry one, friends! 🙂

May you choose happiness always,
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20 Replies to “Weekend Story: More Christmas Shopping (Divisoria, S&R, and Greenhills)”

  1. We live so close to Divisoria/168! My mom has been telling me the traffic in the area is horrible. Glad you enjoyed your time there hehe I miss bargain hunting sa DV! 🙂 Merry Christmas, Edel! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Jackie! Merry Christmas, too.

      Ay, super pahirap na ang traffic sa Divi lalo na pag magpaPasko. Pero okay lang, sulit naman ang pamimili namin. Tiyagaan lang talaga! 🙂

  2. Parang ako yung napagod sa pagsa shopping mo sis! hehehe. Nevertheless, masarap ang gantong season kasi you can get to bond more with the people na importante satin. =)

  3. Edel, I think I saw you sa National Bookstore SM Manila last week sa may counter. Tama ba ako? Baka hilo lang ako. Hindi kita malapitan kasi naisip ko, baka ma-wow mali ako. Low Blood ako nun, puyat sobra. so spinning round and round ang mundo ko nun.
    Confession : I threw up pa nga before the mall closed. Buti napilit ko sa toilet cubicle. (sorry kadiri)

    Bet ko yung waffle maker. Multi purpose. Baka pede na din mag-saing ng rice dyan hahahahahahaha joke

    You really love necklaces.. next time alam ko na :p

    1. Diane, ako nga yun! Pinick-up ko kasi yung trodat stamp ng brother ko, mali yung unang gawa kaya binalikan namin ulit after ilang days. Bihirang bihira ako magawi sa National Bookstore, nung time lang na yun after ten years, dahil umiiwas ako sa gastos hahaha. Naku, wawa ka naman, pahinga ka, ’tis the season to rest, hehe.

      Ay korek, panalo yung waffle maker! Masususlit sa akin yun, sa sandwich making pa lng dahil mahilig ako sa tinapay eto 10 lbs. ata na-gain ko last Christmas kakakain ng ham and cheese sandwich hahaha. 🙂

  4. I didn’t do much Christmas shopping this year. I feel so rushed and I’m not ready for Christmas yet. I do miss a good bibingka though. It’s that time of year when I crave for our Filipino Christmas delicacies.

    1. Merry Christmas, Kayni! Nakakamiss ang tunay na bibingka sa province, dito kasi sa Manila may halong flour na yung bibingka, hindi na purong malagkit. 🙂

  5. I’m honestly scared of Divi, as in the last time I went there I was so overwhelmed with how thick the crowd was. But my sister is the opposite, she gets a rush from diving into the crowd. Kalurks.

    But those necklaces are really gorgeous! Makes me rethink my Divi fear tuloy, will try to schedule a visit once the holidays are over.

    1. Don’t be, Jill. Just go with the flow and you’ll surely get the hang of it. Just be careful always and mindful of your belongings. I also suggest dressing up simply so you could shop comfortably. I love those necklaces! Thank you! 🙂

  6. hey kumusta na ang waffle maker mo? sulit ba?
    balak ko din bumili pero conflicted ako between Tough Mama and ung Imarflex. Anything you can share about using a waffle maker? salamat…

    1. Oo sulit sa akin, yung para sa sandwich ang madalas ko gamitin, hehe. Madali linisin tong Tough Mama, tapos yun nga, 3-in-1 pa sya. Wala naman, basta pour mo lang yung mixture, then cook, ayun mukha namang waffle yung kinalabasan. Ang napansin ko lang sa Tough Mama, it takes a longer time to cook the waffles. 🙂

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