Category Archives: Gift Ideas

Flowers from a Long Time Friend

An appreciation post for my college friend and Ninang to my firstborn. We’ve known each other for 34 years now. She always remembers special occasions and would surprise me with gifts.

These roses and a heart balloon were delivered to our doorsteps on my birthday.

Thank you, mare! I appreciate your thoughtfulness and kindness. I should not be surprised if you have been blessed for the things that you do to other people. Congratulations, too, on your recent promotion. You have come a long way from your early years as a young Congress employee. You deserved it, Lanie!

I will see you, friend, when it is safe to travel and gather with friends. 🙂

Not too late a gift

I know it’s a little late to check for a Mother’s Day gift but, I hope to get one for my mom. She will be celebrating her birthday next month. My mom loves to wear pants and a blouse, but I’m thinking of giving her cute dresses for a change. You’ll never see her go out wearing a dress. Besides the fact that she doesn’t own a new one, she said it’s comfortable to move in pants. While I agree with her, I guess it’s about time she adds a dress to her wardrobe. A white long sleeve maxi dress is a good choice for mom. However, the dress that I pick for her will need to get a little seam because my mom is petite. I don’t want her to look like wearing a gown.

Also, mom will be delighted to receive a dress on her 77th birthday, a few weeks from now.

While I’m hunting for a dress right now, I’m looking for an outfit that matches my mood. I saw this v-neck super heavy silk double crepe dress at Kis. This dress is a classic piece that you must add to your wardrobe. You don’t need accessories if you’re wearing something like this because it looks elegant. Even if I can’t travel, I can still wear this outfit while working at home. I have to look presentable in front of the computer while having a meeting with the boss online.

If ever travel ban is lifted, I would most probably hit the beach. You’ll probably catch me wearing not this dress but a flowing chiffon dress (I saw one at Kis) and a hat. And of course, sunblock is on top of the travel must-have to protect us from excessive sun exposure.

Chinese wish paper

A lady friend gave this piece of Chinese wish paper to me a few years ago.  She said I could write a prayer or anything that I wish to have or plan that I want to be realized in the future. Her instruction is to burn the paper after I write all my wishes and scatter its ashes in the air to make my “wishes” come true.

I haven’t written anything on it yet. I want to keep it as a remembrance for now.