Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blogs and Gifts


Bloggers.
Gifts.
2011.
From Carlo


I remember having silly conversations with Carlo (Supladong Office Boy) on Twitter. He's in Hongkong at that time, and we kept talking about his adventure, about HongKong, about girls and then about presents. I remember telling him that I'd be expecting a "pasalubong" from him once we meet up. I never thought that he'd really buy me something! He gave me a Victoria's Secret body mist and a genuine Hongkong Disneyland picture frame! Booyeah! I love the VS scents and I've always wanted to go to Disneyland. I love everything Disney! So imagine my delight when Carlo handed me his gifts. I was so happy, all I said was "Thank you! Thank you!" over and over.. and over and over and over... Okay. You get the idea. Carlo, thanks so much! You're really the younger brother I never had. I miss you! ♥

Desole Boy

Deebee (Desole Boy or DB, as we fondly call him) gave me this Kapamilya pin. I can vividly remember that night. After leaving EK (Enchanted Kingdom), we searched for a hostel where we could rest our feet. We ended up renting 3 rooms in a motel. It was awkward.. people are looking at us like we're nutjobs or something. But who cares? After resting for a little while, went out to have dinner. Unfortunately, there were no open establishments nearby.. Only a burger stand. So we all had burgers and drinks. After dinner, Deebee and I talked and then, he handed me this pin. It's a limited edition pin. And he gave it to me. How cool is that? Super cool! Thanks so much, DeeBee! :)

Kurog

Oh yeah. Please.. lower your eyebrows. Haha! I know, right? A toothbrush? Really?!? Well, yeah. Really. Kurog (My Name is Kurog) gave me a toothbrush. This one night (during the UBLOG Iloilo Getaway), I decided to spend the night with the bloggers in their hotel room. But I haven't brought my toothbrush with me. Luckily, Kurog had a spare. A brand-new one, of course. He's a lifesaver. I couldn't sleep without brushing my teeth!

Roanne

UBLOG Iloilo Getaway, 1st night. Roanne (Prodigal Daughter's Journey) gave each and every one of us a very nice keychain from Macau. She brought around fifty, I think and there's only 20 of us, bloggers. Uhuh.. I got very lucky to receive 3 keychains. Hehe! Am so greedy. LOL. Well, I gave one to my mom.. gave another to my grandma. And I have this one. Thanks so much, pretty Roanne.

Zen

I got the chance to meet the very witty Zen (Zen Encounters), FINALLY! She's very cute! Very friendly! During the 2nd day in Baguio city, she gave me (and the rest of the gang) a letter keychain. "L" for Leah. That's just so sweet. And then, on the bus station while we're wating for the 10 o'clock bus, she handed me another gift -  a bag. Wow! I was rendered speechless for a moment. I was eyeing this bag at the market earlier that day, and I did wanna buy it. However, I was a hesitant. I was running low on dough, if you know what I mean. So I didn't. So I was surprised when Zenzen handed me the very bag I've wanted to buy. She's a mind-reader! Haha! Awesome! Thanks so much, zenzen! You're a darling! ♥

Bino

I never thought that I could have my very own domain. I had no plans of buying one. I was pretty content with my blog address.. *name.blogspot.com.. It all started on Twitter. Joshua (YOW) and I were only kidding around. We were convincing Bino (Damuhan) to give us both free blog domains. But we were only joking. But this very generous soul gave us what we asked for. Of course, not being a hypocrite.. I was happy. A bit hesitant to accept it, but who am I to say no to a generous gift? It would be an insult. The thought of having my own domain started to sink in when Bino contacted me on Twitter and sent me an email on how to set up the purchased domain. And viola.. ☺ Thank you so much, Bino. I'm definitely loving my blog more because of the gift you gave me. :)

Madz

Baguio City. Novemebr 24-27. I was so excited that I forgot to bring/pack a towel. Of all the things to forget, huh? You can't go on a trip without a towel. Upon arriving at the airport, Madz (Mood Swings) asked me if I had brought a towel for the trip. I answered no. Oh well, there's still time to buy a towel at the mall. We were heading that way, anyway. So. We arrived at the mall, but with the excitement of meeting old friends and meeting new ones, I forgot all about it. But Madz didn't. Thank God, right? I was surprised (and relieved) when she handed me a light purple towel and a bottle of Gatorade she bought. Such a sweet gal, that Madeline. :)


Spongebob key chain - Otep
Tagaytay key chain - Berlim

That key chains are so cute, that my niece Sophia, simply had to have them. Hehe. They're her treasures now, Otep and Berlin. Hope you don't mind. ☺



Thank you for the gift of friendship.


"The greatest treasures are not gold, nor jewels, nor works of art. They cannot be held in your hands. They're held within your heart. For worldly things will fade away as seasons come and go. But the treasure of true friendship will never lose its glow." - Fairy Mary 


43 comments:

  1. Okay, pag nagmeet tayo ibibili kita ng house and lot, okay? charot!!

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  2. It's the thought that counts. No amount of material thing can ever replace the genuine friendship that only few people can give. So sweet of you to blog about it. Hmnnn.. i might give u something too. We have to meet when I get home next year. Deal? :)

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  3. Aww such wonderful gifts! I particularly like the Macau keyring! I'm addicted to buying keychains from every place I visit ya see lol

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  4. ang sosyalero ni akoni... house and lot. hahaha

    ikaw na ang may generous blogger friends. heheh. naks, andaming items :D

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  5. You've gotten some really great things over time :)

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  6. Congrats!:) Share your blessings too!:)lols.. God bless!:)

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  7. wow congrats Leah. your blessed to have them.....

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  8. HAHAHA.... nakakatuwa.... kala ko naiwala mo na yung keychain eh.. hehehe... ok lang yung kung binigay mo sa niece mo... atleast kasama na siya sa mga collection.

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  9. Oh, wow! Daming gifts ah. Bait ka kasi kaya marami kang santa :)

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  10. Wow.. You didn't forget every single detail about it. I'm glad that you appreciate the bag and even the keychain. It was a memorable gala, first eb ko kasi, at kasama ikaw sa mga una kong nakilala. MIssin' you already.. ♥ ♥

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  11. @Akoni Wow! Really? hehehe.. eh di ayos! Kelan uwi mo? lol. Charot! :P

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  12. @Julie. -- I agree. :) Yep, syempre parang pasasalamat na din. :)

    Opkors! Diin ta ma-meet? Pwede man sa Iloilo na lang. Di magkalipat ha.. Pasalubong ko ha. hehehe.. :)

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  13. @Hazel The Macau keyring is pretty cool. I've never been to Macau.. and with the presence of the keyring, I pretend that I already had. lol

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  14. @khantotantra Hihi.. natawa nga rin ako. lol. Thanks, Gelo. Mga simpleng bagay lang yan, pero precious. Ikaw Gelo, gip ko ha.. pag nagkita tayo. hehe! :P

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  15. @Mark I know, right? :D These bloggers and their gifts are pretty cool! :)

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  16. @Sagittarian ahaha! Of course! I will share my blessings, as well. hihi. :D Thanks!

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  17. @cuteberl Hehehe. Thank you. Eh kasi, nilagay ko yun sa bag ko. Eh nakita naman ng pamangkin ko, nagustuhan agad. Nakasabit na yun sa small gala bag nya, kasama ng ibinigya ni Otep. hehe.. :)

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  18. @Nortehanon Weee! Thank you po, Miss N! Ambabait din tlga nila. Dami nilang ibinigay na gifts saken.. :)

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  19. @Zen Zenzen! Of course! hehe.. Tandang-tanda ko.. Wow, I'm glad at napabilang ako sa mga naunang bloggers na iyong nakilala. Thanks, zenzen! I miss you too! ♥

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  20. ay naman, ang cute ng mga gifts.. dapat talaga tini-treasure ang mga bigay, simple man o bongga, it's d thoughts that counts dba? love it!!! anong gusto mong regalo? DM ur address.. hehe!

    natawa ako sa Comment ni anak, Char!

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  21. cute ng mga gifts, esp. disney pic frame. :) eto naman gift ko sayo ms leah:

    one lovely blog award! ^_^

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  22. meron ka din from me kaso paano ko ibibigay kung di ka naman luluwas?! hehehe ipapabigay ko nalang kay madz o bino! hehe

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  23. YOu have the best gift ..

    The gift of friendship you found in them :)

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  24. wow daming nagmamahal syo a, epic yung toothbrush haha!

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  25. The gifts all look beautiful!

    And the quote at the end sums up nicely.

    :)

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  26. i SO love the key chain, girl!

    you may want to check THIS out..

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  27. Wow! Napagkabait ni Bino ah? Lovely virtual friends kasi just today, my blog pal Rovie purchased a blog domain too for my designs site! So happy din ako like you, coz this is the first time that i had my own blog domain. COme see it if you have time.

    Here it is!
    www.ronafundesigns.com

    Congrats to us. An early Christmas gift from our wonderful virtual friends!

    Rona

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  28. wow nakasama ung domain sa gifts :)

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  29. wow generous friends. Hindi lang pala magpapicture sayo ang trip nila kundi regaluhan ka pa.. Ikaw na Ms. leah! haha..

    I love the smell of VS pure seduction.. :) hati tayo. lol!

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  30. @mommy-razz Mommy, seryoso po? heheh.. sige, DM ko sayo address ko. hihihi.. :D

    Yes, small things, simple gifts.. ayos lang. Basta galing sa puso. Naks!

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  31. @Diamond R Paguwi mo kuya Rommel, regaluhan mo din ako ha. hihi..

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  32. @Talinggaw I love the picture frame. heheh. Sa totoo nga, hindi ko pa sya ginagamit.. ayokong madumihan. hahaha! :D

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  33. @iya_khin Yaaaay! sige, pwede din yan. Pabigay na lang ke Bino, Xander or kay Madz. Baka magkita kami dito sa Iloilo sa Feb eh. :D Thanks iya bebe! :))

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  34. @bagotilyo That's so true. The gift of friendship is the BEST! :)

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  35. @McRICH Hihi. Oh divah? Epic talaga.. naalala ko, napapa smile tlaga ako. :D

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  36. @Nas They are indeed, very beautiful gifts. :D Thanks, Nas! The quote is from the Disney movie "Tinkerbell: The Lost Treasure".. :D

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  37. @rona Yes, mabait si Bino. He's really a good friend. :D Yay, congrats to us! heheh. :D

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  38. @Bino Batopkors! It's one of the best gifts! Kita mo, napapadalas ang update ko nang dahil sa ibinigay mong domain. O ha! :D Thank yoU!

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  39. @mayen Hihi. Oo nga eh.. I feel so lucky! :D It's me na talaga. LOL.. :D

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  40. friends are indeed treasures in their own right. the gifts they give are merely bonuses. you're so lucky to have a bunch of wonderful friends! :D

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