Suitable Gifts for Dads

When do you usually buy gifts for your dad? On his birthday? Christmas? Valentine’s Day? Father’s Day? What gifts do you think are suitable for dads?

For me, I usually find it hard to choose what kind of gift suits best for my father these days. I won’t take the easy road with tie or coffee mug anymore because he already got tons of them! Talk about a personal watch, I already gifted him with that. He dearly loved to wear it because it has his photo with his first grandson (our Hyzyd). Aside from that, my husband already gifted him one of Ellesse’s most luxe of watches.

If that is so, why not opt for something a little different and delve into the world of tech, you may suggest. You know, you’re right. That’s why I searched Lazada Philippines for cool gadget gifts and tech tools. Oh boy, this site got special promotion- electronic mega sale featuring electronic gadgets perfect for all kinds of dads — from DIY Mr. Fix-It Dads to Digital Dads who can’t live without their techie toys, and everyone in between! You can check out Lazada’s Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines for more special promotions!

My dad always work with his desktop especially when class opens because he made books of our preschool ministry. Check out this HP Pavilion 500-214d Desktop PC Windows 8, don’t you think it would be a perfect gift for him, right?

This is indeed a perfect gift but we’ve just reminded that 2 years ago, we gave him HP Pavilion desktop which is still working so well. My dad who’s dearly loved by his children is already gifted with fun gadgets. One of my brothers gave him Blackberry with 3G to keep him connected at home as he is when he’s out for speaking engagements and about on the road. The other one surprised him with Asus Eee Pad. It’s like a small, thin notebook — yet it splits in two to free up the tablet from its keypad.

So, what other cool father’s gifts that my dad doesn’t already have? This is the question I asked myself when I shop online for my father’s Father’s Day gift last week. After a day of scavenging the web for inspirations, these 2 items stood out on me based on the gift criteria I set:

Pepe Jeans Aviator Sunglasses are suitable for frequent traveling men like my father. He’ll travel looking dapper as ever with these sunglasses on. It’s a kind of gift that is practical yet cool.

To match his protective and stylish eye wear, here’s Capelli Cyrus Loafers (Beige) that will make him feel like Ryan Gosling:

With these loafers on, my father can now travel with comfort and style. He’ll look dress-up without feeling stuffy.

I’m glad to find gifts that are mixed with quality, function, and style.

How about you? What gifts do you usually buy for your dad? I would love to hear from you.

I’m Proud to be a Teacher

“The teachers of this country, one may say, have its future in their hands.”
– William James

I became a teacher by accident…that’s what I always thought before. But now I realized , this is the profession where I belong . Since 6 years old, I already entered the arena of teaching. I love to teach my younger brothers what I learned from school. At 8 years old, I already helped my mother doing Sunday School classes. At 9, I started handling Sunday School classes for younger kids. When I’m in high school, I assisted my mother during summer for special reading program designed for elementary students and even high school who had hard time reading. When I’m in college, I accepted tutorial classes every MWF  evenings and Saturdays. Right after college graduation, I took over my mother’s preschool classes while she’s on maternity leave. When she’s fit to go back teaching, I was then accepted as one of the college instructors of my Alma Mater. After 3 years, I moved here in Thailand to expand my teaching experience and capacity. I experienced teaching English as a second language to high school students first. After a year, I moved to another school (my current school) where I’m assigned to Grade 1 and 2. After 2 years, my school decided to introduce English to preschoolers where I’m chosen to teach English to 3-year-old learners. It was a challenging job which I learned to love. This is the reason why I’m still here teaching English in preschool department after almost 7 years! I didn’t get rich materially by teaching but I feel rich and fulfilled knowing that every single time I teach something to someone, it is ingested, something is done with it, and a new human being emerges.

Thank you God for paving the way so that I can answer your calling for me to be one of the teachers. I’m born to teach. I live to teach. My community needs me and my contributions are immeasurable. I’m one of the people that improve our world. I’m a teacher and I’m important:)

Today, we are celebrating Teachers Day here in Thailand.

Happy Teachers Day to all the great teachers in this world!

Birthday Gift Ideas for the Loves of My Life

It’s been a while that I’ve been away from my blogs. I just learned again to enjoy living my life in a real way away from internet connection. I truly enjoy bonding with my family without letting the whole world know where we’ve been to. I enjoy eating in restaurants without interruption of camera and snapshots here and there. I really had pleasant time being detached from my “online” life and be re-attached to my “offline” life.

Now I’m back with my blogging life much wiser and smarter on what to share and how much time I need to spend for each post. I refrain now from accepting sponsored posts, so you’ll expect to read more “honest-to-goodness” and fun posts.

June is jam-packed with birthday celebrations- my hubby, my younger sister and my mother. As a preschool teacher and mom to K-3 son, I can’t seem to shoehorn gift shopping into my hectic work and family schedule. So, I resorted to online shopping. With online shopping, I can do it at night when my son’s already sleeping. I can browse gifts, compare prices and read reviews at the comfort of my home.I wanna share to you what gifts I have chosen for the loves of my life:

1. Hubby’s Gift: Customized Men’s Long Sleeve Baseball T-Shirt from HiCustom.net.

I used to design the shirt the photo of a lion which my hubby captured at Songkhla Zoo. I’m proud of his works and I want him to see it.

2. Mom: Colorblock Shopper Tote from Zalora. My mom’s a preschool teacher and a constant company for my father wherever his speaking engagement leads him. This tote is perfect for her- roomy enough for bearing the work load and casual enough for handling travel mode.

3. Young teen sister. ROMWE Multi-purpose Light-blue Bag. What’s the perfect accessory for a new student in a new high school?
This light-blue backbag, which features sweet wind styling, crossed straps, magnetic decorative on the opening and pockets, with multi-pockets design, a big pocket on front whole two pockets on both of sides, inside with strawstring to tighten up the opening is really cute. It’s not something super flashy, but it’s super pretty and can hold all necessary stuff.