Make Gift Giving Hassle-Free with GC Regalo!

I am the type of person who love celebrations, parties and gift-giving, who doesn’t? And I think it’s in our nature as Filipinos to be so generous, thoughtful and self-less. We don’t just give gifts on birthdays and on Christmas Day but we see to it to give gifts in every special occasion.

It doesn’t really matter how much or how fancy the gift is, “It’s the thought that counts”, right? Here are my fool-proof gift ideas for any occasions.

DIY / Customized gifts – I love crafts and making personalized gifts for special occasions like birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. It brings me so much joy when I know they appreciate the effort and creativity I put into each gift. And sometimes you just really can’t find that perfect gift, for that perfect occasion, for the perfect people. The last personalized gift I’ve created was a money holder for my cousin’s wedding.

Plain Tees / Statement Shirts – Safest gift to give is a plain white or black tee because it matches with anything! And if the one you’re giving the gift to loves sense of humor, a shirt from Linya-Linya would be the perfect gift.


Image © LinyaLinya

Starbucks Card – uso naman these days yung “Tara, Kape Tayo!”. My friends would definitely love to receive this since we usually go out and drink coffee to catch up, or right after being so intoxicated after a night out. 😀

Gift Certificate – At the company I work at, employees are given Employee Incentives and Rewards. A few years back, I was able to convert some of my employee points/credits to 3,000 worth of Sodexo Premium Pass/Sodexo Gift Check/Sodexo Gift Certificate. It is one of the common go-to gift, because believe me, you can never go wrong with giving GCs as a gift.  It is so convenient and hassle-free. No more worrying if you’ll be giving them the perfect gift, because more than that, you’ll be giving them the freedom to choose what they like and how they can enjoy your gift. 😉

And now that Christmas is just few months away, are there any fool-proof gift ideas you can share?

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Magsimulang muli

Natakot ako noon mag-simula muli,
iniisip ko kung kaya ko pa bang ngumiti.
Baka ganun talaga kapag sobrang nasaktan ka
Parang gumuho lahat tapos naiwan kang mag-isa.

Yung pakiramdam na siya yung umalis pero ikaw yung nawala.
Yung pag-gising mo bawat umaga lagi ka lang tulala.
Yung mag-hapon kang nakakulong sa kwarto’t nakahiga.
Yung mababalot ng lungkot yung buo mong pagka-tao at maiiyak na lang bigla.

Pero nakakapagod din pala na puro lungkot na lang yung nadadama
Kaya isang araw sabi ko, “teka parang hindi na ito tama”
Ilang buwan yung sinayang ko at napunta lang sa wala.
Sasayangin ko na naman ba?

Unti-unti akong bumangon at pinulot isa-isa
bawat piraso ng puso kong iniwan niya nalang basta
Hindi naman mahalaga kung gaano katagal inabot
ang mahalaga alam kong itong puso ko ganoon pa din kalambot

Kaya naman muli kong binuksan ang aking puso,
alam kong dadating yung panahong mag-mamahal ulit ito.
Ang tanging ipinagdadasal ko,
sana doon na sa tamang tao.

Sa bawat pag-lipas ng mga oras at sandali
Doon ko naisip, wala naman palang mawawala kung magsisimula muli
Totoo na tuloy ang pag-ikot ng mundo
at hindi ito hihinto dahil lang sa iisang tao.

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Happy 1st Anniversary TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program!

TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agency (OTA) in the Philippines, celebrated the first anniversary of its Affiliate Program last June 24, 2017 at Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila in Ortigas Center, Pasig. In addition to celebrating an important milestone, the event was the OTA’s way of thanking its 2,700 blogger affiliates and acknowledging each of their contributions to the success of the said program since it began.

The event, entitled TravelBook.ph Affiliate Program 1st Year Cheer, highlighted and celebrated the many firsts that the Affiliate Program has achieved on its first year.

Anniversary celebratory toast led by TravelBook.ph’s General Manager Takumi Nakazawa, Business Development Manager Pinky Librada and Business Development Officers Pia Bernaldo and Toni Reyes

Present during the event is Affiliate 001 Awardee David Bernabe, owner of Crowd Travel and the very first affiliate to sign up for TravelBook.ph’s Affiliate Program. DIY Travel and Tours was also awarded for being the first affiliate to incur a completed booking through their website. The awards and tokens of appreciation for the affiliates were presented by Ms. Pia Bernaldo and Ms. Toni Reyes of the Affiliate Team, along with Mr. Takumi Nakazawa, General Manager of TravelBook.ph.

From L-R: Event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler and Mon Villaverde of Terrific Traveller, the first guest to unlock the surprise point giveaway given to affiliates.

TravelBook.ph also prepared an audio-visual presentation of their first blogger getaway, where 15 lucky bloggers won an all-expenses-paid trip to the lovely island of Caramoan in Camarines Sur. Two of the bloggers who attended the Caramoan getaway, Me-An Clemente of Yogo and Cream and event host Allan Bobis of The Filipino Rambler, received tokens of appreciation from TravelBook.ph and gift certificates from Trampoline Park.

The attendees also looked back on their first affiliate training, which took place last year. Dianne Rosqueta of Curly Dianne was invited on stage to share her experience and how much the affiliate trainings helped her in optimizing the content of her blog. Afterwards, Ms. Pia Bernaldo of the Affiliate Team expressed her gratitude to the attendees and discussed the future plans of the program for the affiliate bloggers. (more…)

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