“Give thanks. In all circumstances, give thanks. Even when the road ahead looks rough, and the walk feels tough. Today, even for just a while, let us put our worries aside And turn our eyes to the good things in our lives. Today, let’s just be grateful for Togetherness, Friendship, And Love.”
There are so many things we are grateful for this year. As a company, we’re experiencing growth. As individuals, we’re encouraged and challenged to keep up, but as a team, we’re stronger. And we know that we wouldn’t be able to reach the important milestones without the support of everyone around us.
On the 29th of November, we hosted an intimate dinner for our dear friends at GIOI in Jakarta. Before we sat to enjoy the delicious food, we spent some time reminiscing the year with gratitude. In the midst of a sweet ambiance, in between the warm-colored floral decorations, we traded stories about how good this year have been to us and how much we’re grateful for everything that’s happened in the past twelve months. Some moments were funny, some were heartwarming… but nothing escaped our feeling of thankfulness.
We want to thank our friends who tried our services and loved us so much they can’t stop talking about us. Thank you for spending the evening with us. We also want to thank our sponsors, without whom this evening won’t be as memorable. Like we said, we’re surrounded by such supportive and loving people. And isn’t that enough to be thankful for this year?
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Filipinos are known for their long holiday celebration. Many traditions and new ways keep this season alive no matter which city or town you go. You won't run out of things to do (but your budget probably will!) when you celebrate the holidays in the Philippines through these activities:
It's this time of the year when massive pop-up year-end bazaar and sale events happen, so go ahead and take advantage of the markdown madness to complete your Christmas gift list.
How many masses have you attended so far? Get up early or spare an hour so you could attend the mass at night because as they say, completing the 9-day or -night series will make a wish come true.
As soon as the holiday season comes, many parks and tourist attractions open Christmas-themed shows that are perfect for all ages. These Instagram-worthy locations are usually free of charge, making them picturesque and cheery venues to gather with your friends and families.
It has been part of the Filipino tradition to gather in groups and sing either classic or remixed tunes as they go from one house to another. Just as long as you know the lyrics to the in-trend Christmas songs, you'll definitely get those coins, or if you're lucky, you'll receive bills from your kind neighbors!
Many Filipinos love merrymaking, so expect most of your December weekends, and sometimes, weekdays too, to blocked off with schedules of parties. It's also a time to meet the newborns or catch up with the relatives who you haven't spoken to for a long time. Make your reunion party more memorable and let SweetEscape photographers turn your moments into beautiful photographs. Special for this holiday season, get 50% OFF on your 2-hour photo shoot, anywhere in Manila.
The Filipino version of Secret Santa is a more exciting and interesting one because gift-giving is done in small batches. Whether the category's something big, something fluffy, something embarrassing, or something naughty, you'll surely go home with a smile on your face because your friend or officemate could surely find a gift to pull that category or theme off!
For some Filipinos, the holiday season means quality time, without the hassle of preparing feasts or organizing parties. Some simply prefer staying in or booking an accommodation where they could all relax and exchange thoughtful gifts after a hearty meal.
To some who've been looking forward to a unique kind of celebration for the holidays, setting off to another country is an option. School or office breaks give them a chance to explore new places, making their holidays a more memorable one.
In times like these, memories are meant to be saved. Especially if you've waited long enough for your family to be complete this holiday season, don't miss the chance to document those moments — let SweetEscape do it for you.
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