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Three Unique Bachelor Party Ideas

When it comes to planning the perfect bachelor party, men sometimes need a little bit of guidance. Rather than succumbing to the stereotypical Vegas-style party to celebrate the groom-to-be in your life, try organizing something a little more unique. Here are three ideas that are sure to thrill your guests and jump-start your planning.

Plan a Golf Outing

Golf is the perfect bachelor party activity. The future groom can show off his putting skills while members of his party get to know each other. In addition to spending time on the green, a golf outing allows you to enjoy a delicious lunch, as well as a few drinks. This is the perfect way to ease into a night out on the town later in the day.

Go Hunting

Another great idea for a bachelor party is to plan a hunting trip. By booking through an establishment such as Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge, you will receive accommodation along with expert guidance. They even have staff who can assist with hunting for beginners, for the less experienced hunters in your group. This sort of getaway provides the perfect bachelor party experience for all men.

Enjoy Rest and Relaxation

There is no way you can go wrong with planning time for rest and relaxation. While men like to seem tough and uninterested in being pampered, this is just a facade. The perfect way to end a bachelor party trip is by scheduling some time for everyone to get massages at a local spa. You can even plan time for male pedicures if your groom is interested.

With these ideas in mind, you cannot go wrong when planning your upcoming bachelor party. Step outside of the box and plan something that the future groom in your life won’t soon forget!

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Pasayahan sa Lucena 2018 Schedule of Activities

In few days Lucenahin will once again celebrate Pasayahan sa Lucena 2018. This is a celebration here in Lucena City wherein not only Lucenahin celebrate but nearby places also come to witness our celebration. And it is because the celebration happens every last week of May; many students are still on vacation so you could see crowded people especially at night during the time period.

Before Pasayahan was 3-day celebration from May 28 – 30 in time for the celebration of the feast of St. Ferdinand, Lucena City’s patron saint. As the years go by, it became a week-long celebration. From the first day of celebration, the streets of Quezon Avenue and other conjoining streets are closed for the tiangge. Performances of famous local bands are also held on different areas of the main street, and of course, food and beer are also flooding along the streets. There’s also this very colorful Flores de Mayo, where the members of Quezon Designers’ Association of the Philippines (QDAP) showcase the best of the best of their collection.

The main highlight of the celebration is the Grand Parade or Mardi Gras. It is a parade of huge and colorful floats of the participating companies and organizations, along with street dancing and marching bands. The usual starting point of the parade is at Pacific Mall Lucena going to SM City Lucena. The best float, best in street dance, and best in costume would be given some awards and cash prizes.

Here is the schedule of activities for this year Pasayahan sa Lucena

 

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4 Go-To Gifts for Your Secret Santa at the Office

Secret Santa is a classic party game for the holidays, especially around the office. Everyone puts their name in the proverbial hat, shakes things around, and draws a name. This name is the gift recipient, and the drawer is the Secret Santa. So, shhh—don’t tell. Here are a few go-to gifts for the name you draw at the office for the holidays.

Wax Warmers & Candles in Yummy Scents

Vanilla, lavender, ocean breeze, or fresh-cut grass—all of these are mellow, beautiful scents that most people love. So, make candles and wax warmers your go-to. Or, if you want to go the extra mile, find out that person’s favorite scents and go from there. Track down the kind of scents that will uplift their mood and make them smile.

Trinkets, Classic Collectibles, and Meaningful Keepsakes

Baubles and meaningful knickknacks are always a classic for Secret Santa parties. Why? Because most trinkets are, in some way, collectibles. Do a little research into your gift recipient and find out what they love. Snag a keepsake that evokes positive thoughts. For instance, if your Secret Santa recipient is religious, opt for a guardian angel trinket. If they love jewelry, go for an inexpensive, but beautiful, wholesale gold filled chain. Or, if your Secret Santa recipient is a bookworm, get a classic collectible of a literary must-have.

Office Supplies and Life’s Basic Necessities

Have you ever searched for a pen at your desk only to come up empty-handed? So has everyone else. If you want to steer your gift towards useful, professional, and practical, go with a bundle of must-have office supplies for their desk space. Pens, pencils, staplers, paperclips—whatever you think they need on a daily basis. It’s not the most thoughtful gift sentimental-wise, but those necessities will come in handy.

You Can Never Go Wrong with a Good Gift Card

Gift cards are go-to musts for Secret Santa. Why? Because, more often than not, you don’t personally know the gift recipient. Which means you can do your research extensively and befriend them entirely. Or, you could find out what they like, and get them a gift card to reflect their interests. Plus, if your recipient commonly goes out for meals on their lunch or dinner breaks, restaurant and eatery vouchers are always appreciated.

Unless you’re best friends with your coworkers, Secret Santa is always going to have an edge of awkwardness. However, with the aforementioned go-to gifts, you can take a bit of that edge off and make a better impression on the name you draw.

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Thank You for Everything

So far 2017 New Year’s celebration was the happiest and memorable one for me. All my family gathered together to celebrate Holiday season. My sisters from Paris and Canada together with their family went home here in the Philippines to celebrate Holiday season.  This is not always happen in fact first time we celebrate New Year together. And the first time we got together again after so many years. 

Only few days ago that we celebrated New Year and what I remembered was just happiness. Normally, when I celebrate New Year, is only with my other siblings living here and now that my siblings from Canada and Paris was here to celebrate this special event was really blessing for the whole family.

I am so thankful for my siblings and their family for being so generous. My daughter and I received lots of stuff like clothes, shoes, school supplies, chocolates, cash and a lot more pasalubong and papasko. 

I want to extend my gratitude to my niblings. They were generous as well to my daughter and also my daughter’s grandparents for sending Christmas card and money. My daughter and I appreciate all your kindness. We can’t pay you back especially material thing, my daughter and I just pray that all of you will be guided and blessed by our Almighty God. Thank you again for everything.

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Hello 2018

This time, we are saying goodbye to 2017 and welcome 2018. I must say 2017 has been a good year for me. I didn’t get everything i need but I was happy that the year passed without any big issues.

Talking about 2017, I wish i did write everything so I could share here. Anyway, i guess the most memorable one was celebrating my daughter’s 10th birthday in Singapore. It wouldn’t be possible if not with her grandparents. My daughter is still in minor age so i need to go with her, reason why i was able to see the beautiness and cleanliness of Singapore. I am thankful to them and appreciate everything they are doing to my daughter despite of my relationship to her father.

2017, i reached my 40-year on earth. I thank God for my life and i pray that He will give me long life, double or triple of this number.

Anyway, other than getting 40 and visiting other country, I was happy for everything in 2017. There were good and bad things happened but I was thankful that God was there guiding us and now, we are here welcoming 2018. I welcome the new year with full of hopes and blessings from up above.

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Caroling in the Philippines

Here in the Philippines, one of the Christmas traditions is to do caroling. It starts once the dawn mass begins known as “Misa de Gallo” or “Simbang Gabi.” Carolers mostly children will be on their feet singing Christmas carols from house to house spreading the spirit of the season through songs. They are using handmade instrument using tanzans, empty can, spoon and other materials that can make sound.  Popular songs in caroling are Jingle Bells,  Ang Pasko ay Sumapit, Pasko na Naman and other tagalog Christmas songs. In return carolers receive money from the homeowner. But, not all the houses are kind enough to give money because some are saying “tawad” or it’s like saying forgiveness because the homeowner will not give money to the caroler. Caroling happens only in December so I think we should give money to the carolers because kids are happy even you give them little amount.

Have you experienced caroling when you were a child? I did this in my elementary days together with my cousins and friends. We were happy with the money we got for 9 days of doing caroling and divided equally.

Well, its been raining since the caroling started last Dec 16, I hope kids will drop by in the house and serenade us with Christmas songs. I hope weather will be good because its been raining since day 1 of December plus typhoon.  We hope for a better weather in the coming days because Christmas already in 7 days.

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Christmas Tree for this Year

Christmas once again, time is running so fast. I still remember our celebration last Holiday season. Now it’s the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus once again. As usual here in the Philippines, as early as September we start the celebration by hanging ornaments, christmas songs can be heard everywhere especially on different radio stations and many business establishments already selling items related to Christmas. And as early of September, many are already doing christmas shopping. 

We put our Christmas tree last November 10. My daughter’s 10th birthday but we celebrated her birthday on the 11th of November. Well, i will not talk about my daughter’s celebration maybe in my other blog. Back to our tree, nothing new in fact same as last year. Our Christmas tree has combination of red and gold. We forgot to put Christmas light, we didn’t bother removing the ornaments for two weeks. But Christmas tree wouldn’t be beautiful without sparkling light. So, I removed all the ornaments again and put lights. Good thing, the old one is still in good condition so we didn’t buy one.

So here it is our Christmas tree for this year. I hope we will have a merry merry christmas not only for my family but all over the world.

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Selecting A Personalize Baby Gift

If you’ve been invited to a baby shower but aren’t sure what kind of gift to get, then consider something that is personalized for the baby. There are personalized baby shower gifts that feature the same details as the theme of the nursery or a favorite hobby that the parents enjoy. You can also get something simple that has the initials of the baby or the baby and the parents. Take a look at the invitation to see if there is any kind of special design that the parents are using, such as teddy bears or a sport. There isn’t a rule that dictates exactly what you have to get for a baby shower gift, so try to use your imagination to get something the parents can use and that the baby will enjoy later.

An idea that can be kept on a shelf or in the crib is a stuffed animal. A name, initials or a few details of the birth can be put on the stuffed animal, such as the birth date and weight. If you want to get something that is a bit more personalized than letters, then consider a recording of the mother’s heartbeat that is placed inside the animal. You can also get soothing noises or lullabies if you don’t have access to the mother’s heartbeat.

Another idea is a set of cards that parents can fill out with the date of when the baby sits up for the first time, takes the first steps or celebrates the first birthday. There are numerous designs to choose from, and you can personalize the cards with the name of the baby and the parents. A piggy bank is also a baby shower gift to consider if you want to get something personalized. Picture albums are an option so that the parents can have a record of all of the special moments in the baby’s life. When you begin looking at personalized gifts, think about what the parents might enjoy and what they could use while tying in details of the baby as much as possible with the item you select.

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Hello September

Hello September, time flies. For sure i will be seeing Christmas decors in the mall, selling lanterns in the street and hearing Christmas songs. Here in the Philippines has the longest celebration and it is start when “ber” month comes. I don’t really watch TV shows but if I could, I watch, Its Showtime. It is a noontime show on ABS CBN.  Earlier, in their opening number, the theme was Christmas. They sang different Christmas songs. So, it is really true Christmas here starts when September comes. We are always excited and look forward to holiday celebration but we can’t deny that it’s also means expenses. Oh well, Christmas only happens once a year so we need to embrace it and be happy for we are celebrating this yearly. God is good all the time.

This is my all-time favorite Christmas song, Christmas in our Hearts by Jose Mari Chan. The video is not mine. Thanks to the owner.

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Christmas Tree 2016

Hello December, why time is running so fast? So, unlike the previous years, we set our Christmas tree this year just few days ago. Before we did it right after All Souls Day but this year is different. It is not we don’t feel Christmas yet but I think we are just lazy to do it. Our christmas tree is huge, not sure though if it is 10 feet tall, but ours almost reach the ceiling.     

So, last Dec. 3 we finally set it. Just like last year, the colors were combination of red and gold. We used the old ornaments but we add more balls. My mother bought bigger balls this time. As i said our xmas tree is tall so i think bigger ornaments are better. Last year we put big star on top but for this year we changed it just like what we saw in one of the malls here. 

So this is it, our christmas tree for this year’s Christmas 2016. How about you? Have u set your christmas tree already? I bet the answer is yes. Advance Christmas greetings from my family to yours. May we all have a  merry and joyous Christmas celebration.       

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