If you have a music lover friend or family member, what would you get him/her for Christmas? I can only think of a few things. Why not a personalized CD with a compilation of his/her favorite songs? How about a ticket to a local concert? Or better yet, a gift certificate to some record bar or online music store?
If he/she’s talented and can play a musical instrument, why not gift him/her with a badass guitar from the Gibson launch? There are actually more fun stuff to give them, you just have to think a bit.
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I only have a few godchildren, so few I can count them with just my right hand. It’s a different case with my husband. I think his number of godchildren is directly proportional to his age. Like, seriously. He’s 30+ and his godchildren are 30+, too. I can’t imagine all these kids knocking in our door all at the same time on Christmas Day. For sure, they won’t fit in our tiny house. Haha.
Back to my godchildren, one of them is a girl with special needs. Her name is Jazz and she’s the daughter of my bestfriend Mitch. While chatting with her mom last night, Mitch mentioned to me that Jazz likes singing a lot. She said she’d be in her best mood everytime she would bring out the mic and do videoke sessions with the rest of their family.
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Father’s Day is just around the corner. In our family, we don’t have an elaborate celebration for this occasion. We just greet our father and share a special meal and that’s it. Simple but meaningful.
But then of course, as you grow up, things change. You tend to be more generous and caring. For this Father’s Day, I want to give my father a nice gift. Something functional that he could use for a long time. Since he loves to smoke (his only vice that he can’t quit from), I plan to give him an electronic cigarette or some fuente cigars. Hmmm, I think the former suits him better. And it might just pave the way for him to stop smoking permanently.
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The fiancee and I were done with our birthday trip. We’re glad it turned out to be so much fun. What made it extra special was the fact that it was our first international travel. Now what comes next, at least for me, is the joint birthday celebration of yours truly, my younger sister N and our dad. He’s celebrating his birthday on the 30th and we plan to just eat out somewhere in Makati along with the fiancee’s family on the same day.
I also want to buy presents for my sister and my dad, but I’m still undecided what to give them. My sister N wants a new phone but I can’t afford that at present. Besides, I’m still gonna pay for her capital share for the try-out business she’s starting with her classmates (school requirement). If she were about to get married, a set of wedding night lingerie would be perfect. But she’s still single and currently has no BF yet so that’s out of the question. Perhaps, some fashionable clothes will do?
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Birthdays are always an opportune time to shower our loved ones with attention and love. Different people have different ways of making the birthday celebrant feel extra special on his natal day. While some show their thoughtfulness by throwing a surprise party, others give the coolest birthday gift. In our family, birthdays are celebrated simply and intimately. If we have the funds, we throw a party (not necessarily a surprise one, though) and when there is budget constraints, we just think of the perfect birthday gift.
Today is my sister N’s birthday. She’s now 20 years old. She’s a simple girl with a golden heart. I was thinking of getting her a new watch as birthday present. But then I realized she already have a few watches that she doesn’t even get to wear them all. Now I’m wondering if a funny t-shirt from foulmouthshirts.com would do since she’s also a funny girl and is very easy to please. Hmmm, why not?
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Remember when I said October was such a heavy month for us when it came to celebrations? I wasn’t kidding. In fact, the celebration has officially begun. It’s the fiancé’s birthday today! I wanted to be the first to greet him a happy birthday so I stayed in his room until midnight. We were both tinkering with our laptops and minding our own businesses but when the clock struck 12, I just had to stop to greet him and give him hugs and kisses. Haha.
I can’t believe he’s 32 already (he’s four years my senior). How time flies! I’m happy to know that as he ages, his level of maturity and his sense of responsibility improve, too. He’s been such a loving, caring, nurturing, sweet, kind and patient fiancé to me. I really can’t ask for more. In our relationship, he’s the giver and I’m the taker most of the time. I guess it’s because of our age gap. Nonetheless, we get along very well and we love each other’s families. No counting of shortcomings and misgivings, just sharing pure and faithful love.
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