A Perfect Christmas By: Jose Mari Chan (With Lyrics)

this is one of my most favorite christmas songs of all time. it reminds me of my parents when they were still around…my papa has a cassette tape (yeah, that old school!) of all his favorite christmas carols which he would play as early as the first day of december arrives…this will be the fourth year that we will be spending the holidays without my parents, i miss them more each year..how i wish they were able to see my son….it will be a perfect christmas if we can spend it with them…
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A Perfect Christmas By: Jose Mari Chan (With Lyrics)

this is one of my most favorite christmas songs of all time. it reminds me of my parents when they were still around…my papa has a cassette tape (yeah, that old school!) of all his favorite christmas carols which he would play as early as the first day of december arrives…this will be the fourth year that we will be spending the holidays without my parents, i miss them more each year..how i wish they were able to see my son….it will be a perfect christmas if we can spend it with them…
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a bdo junior savings account for jared

i have been planning to open an account for jared since day one but haven’t got the time to visit the nearest bank so i put it on hold for the longest time, but still the top priority in my things to do list. luckily last week, i’ve finally managed to do so. with nothing to do at home, we trekked downtown to pay for the internet bill and open jared’s junior savings account, so that is kinda hitting two birds with one stone. i was originally planning to open at rcbc savings bank since they offer one year insurance to a kid member and his guardian plus they’ve got discount cards to several child-friendly establishments but since we are pressed for time and i am going to bdo anyway, i decided to just open a bank account for him there, too.

the requirements:

  • baby’s birth certificate
  • valid id of guardian (e.g. sss id, postal id, or passport)
  • 1×1 photo of guardian
  • Php 500.00 minimum deposit amount

the welcome letter arrived a few days after. (sorry for the bad pic, my digicam is bailing out on me again!)

another great christmas gift idea if you ask me. teaching our children the value of saving will do them good when they get older. plus it will be added security on your part knowing you will be setting aside a portion of your earnings for your children’s future. as for me, a whole year’s worth of savings goes to my son’s trust, before i  go spending it on holiday splurges!

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mommy moments: give love on christmas day

is it a blessing or a curse that jared is not big enough to tell me what he wants for christmas? i know that these days are numbered and i might as well cherish and relish them while they are here. and though i will have to be creative yet again to find the most suitable gift for my son and hopefully the one he will enjoy the most, i will know by his giggles and by him having a grand time playing with his new toy that i have found the perfect one. 
photos from learning is fun site
i wanted to buy him something educational since we will be starting with his learning activities next year so i got these set of brainy baby board books for him to read, browse and of course, seems to me his most favorite thing to do with his books, chew! and i throw in these nice flash cards for additional learning and fun.
photo from indigo baby

i also wanted to buy him these eco-friendly toy ever since i saw it from indigo baby’s site but this one’s good for kids three years and up so i still have two more years before i can finally purchase it for my son, good for me so i can have more time to save for it.

lovelies from amazon
i also wanted to get him some of these stackable toys. he is beginning to take interest in assembling parts of things and he was using his powder container, cotton buds cup as guinea pigs and i noticed he really digs this activity. 
i still have a few more days to go and a few more trips to the mall so we’ll see, if i see something that catches my eye and my son’s fancy, and if the purse will permit it, i might buy him something else.
and yes, lastly, i vow to give my undivided attention as a gift to my son for the incoming year, i know that mum has been preoccupied with blogging, the home chores and whatnot, and her ever demanding cafeworld game on facebook, but the growing baby needs much more attention in the future and i will be up to the task.
mommy moments
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a sassy new year giveaway!

here’s another lovely giveaway for us to join, sassy chef‘s sassy new year giveaway! i chanced upon this awesome treat while doing my rounds of mommy moments. i particularly love the bangles. other prizes include a very chic maroon maroon velvet glam pouch and products from la senza and bath and body works. hopefully i win!
joining is very easy so you might as well give it a shot. simply head on to sassy chef’s site (or click on her blog badge on my awesome giveaway sidebar) and try your luck!
goodluck everyone!
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