It was a once in a lifetime experience to be able to witness such joy in the eyes of the young survivors of #YolandaPH, as they were able to experience their Christmas in Manila. For what would be a 1’st time experience for many of the young infants and children who survived, to witness them as they unwrap there presents genuinely shows that faith in humanity is officially restored.
Nothing could be more priceless than seeing the children smile. Coming from one extreme to the other, these young kids show so much resilience.
The event was held by none other than the Makati Rotary Club as they partnered up with Filipino university UST to bring a fun-filled day in celebration for the Christmas festivities. With so many activities happening left, right and center, parents were able to watch their children once again enjoy fun and games with their friends and family.
All the kids were able to eat with food and deserts available for everyone to indulge. Even the parents were excited to receive gifts. That feeling of importance can mean so much. Nothing beats the spirit and festivities of Christmas.
Once again, a special thank you to the Makati Rotary Club and UST. You have touched many lives during Christmas. To be able to share these images to the public for many others to see, I know will inspire many people including myself to give more rather than to receive. God bless
After feeling so lost and clueless on what to buy this Christmas for my friends and family, I thought all hope was going be lost and I’d have to resort gifts I wouldn’t really appreciate giving them myself. As I didn’t really much of an idea what to buy for my cousins, I wanted to find a store where I could have multiple options to choose from and to help extend my thoughts. A friend had mentioned to me to check out Artwork Philippines, that had recently opened in Trinorma and I have to say, I found a winner.
Having little knowledge of the background of the store, it was my curiosity of the creative interior design that lured me inside to check out more of their products. Seeing as I was looking for gifts for my younger cousins, Artwork PH just so happened to be the ideal store catering to the right target market from ages 12 and above.
From printed tee’s to backpacks, all the way to school supplies, Artwork PH literally has everything in store at a really friendly price. Starting at P150 Artwork PH offers a huge selection of printed tee’s with cool designs you wouldn’t normally see department stores. With so much variety and different patterns and designs to choose from, I ended up hanging around for more than 30 minutes, just finding the right shirt to buy.
I particularly like their backpacks which I thought were pretty fly haha. In fact, I bought the middle one for my cousin which set me back only P870. I know this will be very resourceful when she goes back to school in Australia, especially as she’ll be the only back there with this backpack.
See more photos on the slideshow above.
Overall, I really left the store with a smile on my face because after searching hours spent looking for gifts, it ended up being a sigh of relief. It’s also nice to see Artwork for going against the grain and developing their own styles and trends because I’m going to be honest, I saw a lot of clothes I wish I had bought for myself! Kudos.
Get to know Artwork Philippines by checking out their website http://www.artwork.ph/ and hopefully you might be able to find something in store before it’s not too late!
We’re always trying to find the light that leads us closer
As I take a late night stroll through the stress, I think to myself “when will I get out of this rut? What can I do and how can I improve to make myself better?” It’s always sucks at the start making the first move. It’s only a few steps later down when realize it gets easier. The hard part is actually maintaining that consistency to continue and strive to go beyond your comfort zone.
What am I wearing: Jacket Hoodie from Ben Sherman, Crooks & Castles printed pocket and sleeve t-shirt, Cheap Monday pants, Topman satchel, S/S Supply Goods 5-Panel Cap.
Gotta stay loyal to my S/S Supply Goods friends. Not only are they my close friends, their caps and clothes are so dope.
Crooks & Castles tee. I found this in the new Trilogy Boutique by Glorietta 5. Can’t say no to Crooks, I’ve been diggin’ their style for the longest time now. At an affordable price, I always look forward to my next purchase.
We shot this at Quezon City MRT Station. If you pass-by here often, then of course you’ll know the overpass. I always take the MRT to get around. Most times I can’t stand sitting in traffic as the time goes flies by. I actually enjoy coming up here when it’s dead quiet and I’m alone. It makes me think ahead of time and create a picture as to where I wan’t to be in the next few years. So if you’re reading this and you just so happen to see me in this very spot, feel free to say hello :)
It was a fun filled day for catching up with friends and exploring new scenery. Just a coincidence, we all had the same thought by supporting our friends at the River Island store opening. For what had turned our to be an event I was only passing by, escalated to an afternoon of good company and good vibes.
We had all met by surprise as I originally made movements to the event with Khai, followed by meeting up my dear friends Aran and Michelle (Left side of me in picture above). After exploring new surroundings inside River Island, I soon realized how colossal the store at SM Aura really was. With so many items to choose from, both for boys and girls, you can’t leave without picking at least 2 or 3 pieces you want to take home.
After a few distractions here and there, I finally got around to checking out River Island. It was only until then of course, I saw the only 6ft 4’ basket ball player looking guy, roaming around in the distance and little was I surprised by then it was my good friend Aj Hanson with his partner-in-crime, Liez Estrada. That was the time it called for photo moment!
A huge variety of clothes available it was nice to see a new take on European Street-wear in Manila.
This was one of the few sweaters that caught my eye. It’s definitely something I’ve considered going back for. A nice silhouette print portraying Los Angeles to keep me inspired for the one day when I make it to California.
DJ Nix Dam P!
If it’s one that highlighted my afternoon it was the variety of different styles and textures River Islands accessories had to offer. I ended up having trouble picking out what I wanted to buy but I eventually found a few scarfs that I thought looked awesome for my next winter travels.