Dapat lang we make dad feel loved on Father’s Day!
He is a provider, a hero, and a friend all wrapped into one—he is dad. And there’s no better time to show our dads how much we appreciate them for being the pillar of the family than on a day specially dedicated to all the fathers out there.
Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, encourages us to express our love to our dads with the Dapat Lang advocacy campaign, where it emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole.
CLICHE it may be, but there’s indeed a woman behind the person we are today. And that’s no less than her—our mother. We used to call her nanay, inay, ‘nay, mama, mommy or simply mom. Needless to say, she deserves more than that given the pivotal role she fulfills in rearing us from childhood to adulthood and possibly for the rest of our lives.
Motherhood is a tough 24-hour job, no pay, no day off, sometimes it is unappreciated, but yet resignation is impossible. A mother is a woman created by God to bring love, joy, happiness and care to this world, to every families. I am so glad God has created a woman to be a mother, even though motherhood is a full time job, a mother’s work is never done.
There may be opposing beliefs whether that greater maternal instinct is biologically predetermined or socially imposed, but everyone would agree that a mother is hardwired to love and care about the whole family, especially the children, all the time. For better or worse, it’s always the welfare of everyone at home on top of her priority. No wonder she’s an epitome of a doting human being that touches everybody’s life. So, it’s but right to honor and return all the favors she has done for us. And what a better way to do this than this Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is a time for people to thank their moms for their never-ending sacrifices for the family. After all, they assume different roles round-the-clock just to make our lives comfortable – a chef to prepare our meals every day, a doctor to tend to us when we are sick, a teacher to help us with school work and life problems, a CEO of the household, our protector to make sure we are always safe, and so many more!
In celebration of Mother’s Day, Solane, the leading provider of LPG solutions, reminds everyone to show their love and appreciation to the woman who ceaselessly devotes herself to the family. This occasion is another moment that falls in perfectly with Solane’s Dapat Lang campaign, a program that emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing, for the family, for others and society as a whole.
What is an etiquette? It refers to socially acceptable behavior. It means good behavior which distinguishes human from animals.
At a very young age, you should teach your child how to behave well and how to respond correctly especially to elders. This way, you can be proud to let everyone know that you have raised a good person.
Let me share with you the top social manners that every children should know.
Say PLEASE when asking.
Say THANK YOU when receiving.
Say EXCUSE ME when you have to pass by or if you need to go out/leave an ongoing conversation esp in class or group conversation.
Look IN THE EYES when talking to someone.
LET others to FINISH before you speak.
Shake hands FIRMLY.
Say poor opo, yes ma’am or yes sir when talking to grown ups.
GREET people with “Hi!”, “Hello!”, or “How are you?”.
Say SORRY when you’ve done something wrong.
OPEN DOORS for others or OFFER help.
Teach these things to your children in a nice way and avoid yelling just to let them know what they should do. Why? Yelling silences your message. Speak quietly so children CAN HEAR YOUR WORDS instead of just your voice.
Problems and trials in life are everywhere. Some may have lighter problems than the others but yes, ALL of us are battling with different problems.
Sometimes, we experience problems that seems unbearable that we become too depressed and hopeless. Some are brave enough to fight until the end, and sadly, some give up and commit suicide. I admit that there are a lot of times that I feel to do the latter. It’s REALLY HARD. And as the cliché goes, “No one understands you unless they are in the situation.” TRUE! It may seem so easy to give advice and stuffs but once they are in, it’s the time they feel and realize how hard to manage it.
But what if you are like me? I am the type of person who doesn’t easily tell everyone how I feel or what I’ve been going through. It’s always me and me alone. I feel more secured and comfortable with that. And when all the problems and anger have been filled up, I BURST. That’s the negative part of it. But I still choose to handle it alone.
We all struggle to keep cool and smile in all sorts of situations that are happening to us. And how do we cope up with our crazy emotions when we experience overwhelming problems? I may not be an expert but let me share with you some tips on how can we AT LEAST TRY to deal with our emotions.
SUICIDE will never be an option or a solution. Above all, NEVER forget to PRAY and ask for HIS guidance so that you may surpass all the trials that you encounter.
This was the celebratory pronouncement of Ricky Delgado, Jr., chairman of the executive committee, as he summed up the last five years of ISLA LPG Inc. (ILC), the company behind leading LPG brand Solane, when it recently celebrated its fifth year as the country’s leading liquefied petroleum gas solutions company.
“Solane has only been running for five years but we’ve already done so much. This company is respected for what it does well, and I think that if you look at how far we have come, it’s really because of the same strategy we have kept from the start – reliable, safe, and we take what we say seriously,” said Delgado.
Taking part in the momentous occasion were top executives led by Ruben Domingo, ILC chief executive officer (CEO), Shoichi Watanabe, ISLA Petroleum and Gas (IPG) CEO, Willie Sarmiento, IPG chief finance officer, and Tonito Gonzalez, ILC general manager for sales. Also present were Bobby Kanapi, IPG board member, and executives of ITOCHU – one of the company’s shareholders – including Yuji Fukuda, ITOCHU senior managing executive officer, and Keisuke Oba, ITOCHU Manila general manager.
Awards were also given to the employees who have been part of this milestone. The Team ACE Awards were given to the Bulk and Commercial Team consisting of Marvin Castor, Kaiza Yu, Miguel Estrada, Raph Carbonell, John Cort, Rey Enriquez and headed by Elma Revillame for exceeding the sales target compared to the previous year. The Account Manager of the Year was awarded to Haidee Alverne of the Vismin Team. Further, the Eagle Awards were given to Gigi Indangan, third place, Regie Reyes, second place, and Ricky Estolas, Jr., first place, for their outstanding performances as ILC operations staff.
Yes, it’s 3 days to go until Christmas day and I woke up with full blast energy because today is a BIG day for me. No-no, it’s not my birthday nor anyone from my family… It’s a big day for me because today is my ONE-DAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY. Super redundant? I noticed that, too. Hehe 🙂
After starting my Christmas countdown yesterday (4 days to go ’til Christmas) at my social media accounts, I realized that I am not yet prepared for the coming Christmas day. No gifts for my family yet, no groceries, nothing! Well, yes, except that our Christmas tree is up and the Christmas socks of my kids are already hanging. So, I slept early last night for today’s “big” day.
I woke up fueled up today, ready for an action-packed Christmas shopping. Some quick points to remember when you’re planning to have a full day Christmas shopping:
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – Choose clothes that you’ll feel at ease and relaxed while shopping. You don’t need to wear dresses with very tight belt to look sexy or whatever your motive is. Your goal for this day is to complete your shopping and grocery list, not to flaunt your fashion style or be a ramp model in the middle of the supermarket. For shoes, wear something flat and comfortable, something that won’t be a load for a long day walking around the mall.
Get a list of things that you will buy at the grocery store. Plan your menu ahead. This will help you manage your time better with lesser chance of missing any ingredients.
Make a list also of the people you are going to give gifts. If you can write across their names the gifts you think they would like, the better.
Go out alone or plus one companion who can help you carry things (or be a hero to fall in line at the cashier while you grab the last items from your grocery list. Haha!). DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BRING KIDS. It is of greater percentage that they’ll have tantrums when they get bored.
EAT BEFORE STARTING YOUR GROCERIES.
So, today’s the day!
I started the day at the mall with my groceries. Why? (1) Since it’s already December 22, I assumed that there will be long queues at the cashiers. And I am right. Good thing I already planned my menu and jot down the ingredients. I was able to finish everything in 2 hours. (2) Priorities, food before gifts. I don’t want to spend my money to buy gifts for everyone at first and then sacrifice the food that we’ll eat or even the basic necessities at home. So, whatever’s left from my Christmas shopping budget after doing the groceries, that’ll be the money I will spend for the gifts for my family.
Want to know what are the GOOD DEALS I got for gifts?
Entity – men’s cologne and lotion (Php 149/box)
Fashionable earphones – (Php 149 each) There are also some cute earphones that costs Php 129 each, these doesn’t have mic (pure earphones) and some because they doesn’t have pouch or casing.
Nivea gift pack – lotion, soap, deodorant and facial cream (Php 159)
Flash Cards/Picture Cards – I bought two packs: shapes/colors and fruits/vegetables. (Php 160)
Bath brush/sponge with wood handle – It’s 2-in-1, has long wood handle to reach the back and can be converted to a smaller one for reachable body parts (Php 109)
Glam BB Cream – a good deal which is buy 2 take 1 (Php149 each)
Hurricane – free size shirt (Php 99)
Pentel drawing set – drawing book/coloring book, color pens, oil pastels (Php 149)
There are some of the cheap items I got at the department store. You can really score a lot of good deals out there, just be patient and have plenty of time to roam around. But of course, when it comes to gift giving, it is always the thought that counts. The importance of remembering them, and giving back.
But do you know what’s the most important thing to remember on December 25?