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How to Make Valentine’s Day 2014 Extra Special

Saint Valentine’s Day or what we call, Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14 each year. Lovers all over the world make this day special by giving gifts, sending flowers, sending greeting cards, dining out and being together. This year, we rounded up some special events you can go to and activities you can do on the day of hearts:

Music warms the heart
A Valentine’s concert will be held on February 14, 8pm at the SM Mall of Asia Arena featuring the country’s top singers, Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Let them serenade you and make your Valentine’s Day an event to remember. Click here for more information.

Set your foot on a yacht
Nothing is more romantic than going on a Valentine’s Day cruise. Experience and feel the love with a four-course dinner hosted by RealShip. Hear the violin humming and the piano playing in the background while you cherish the night with your special someone. But hurry! Book now because there are limited spots available.

Wine and dine

As they say, wine and romance go together. Why not wine and dine as the sun sets and reminisce the special moments in your years of togetherness. Sofitel Manila is offering Coucher de Soleil. Choose from their Sunset Bar’s selection of house red or white wine together with delectable canapés. For inquiries and reservations, send an email to or visit their website at

For the coffee lovers
Do you always need to have your caffeine fix? For the coffee lovers out there, Starbucks is giving out rewards. Check out their new Starbucks card. It is a stored value card that you can use to buy anything at their store from coffee, to tumblers and other merchandise. You can give it as a gift to your special someone too. Collect a star every time you make a purchase and you get rewards. Visit their website to know more.

Go on a honeymoon
Honeymoon is not just for newlyweds. Every couple needs to reignite their relationship and their passion for one another. One of the best days to escape is on Valentine’s Day. Go on your dream honeymoon at Pearl Farm Beach Resort, Davao. Aside from the accommodations, enjoy a romantic dinner for two with a bottle of wine. Unwind and relax with their Swedish or Shiatsu body massage. Visit this link for more info.

Cuddle up and watch romantic flicks
Don’t want to get stressed with Valentine’s Day traffic and waiting times in dining establishments? The solution: just stay at home. Prepare a candle-light dinner at the comforts of your home and cuddle up after, as you watch the romantic movie classics like Pretty Woman, Chances Are, Ghost, Titanic and more.

Don’t forget to give the essentials such as Valentine’s Day card, bouquet of flowers and box of chocolates to make your special someone’s Heart’s Day complete.

Low Key Christmas Celebration Ideas

The whole country is mourning for the tragedy that struck our fellowmen in the Visayas region. We cannot comprehend why this is happening but as they say, things always happen for a reason. We only have trust God and hope for the better. This Christmas, let us think of all the victims of the Typhoon Yolanda. Let us sympathize by offering prayers and the Christmas masses to them. Most importantly, let us celebrate Christmas without the glitz and glamour. Let us keep it to the bare minimum and instead share our blessings to our kababayans who are at a loss right now.

Here are some ideas on how to transform your Christmas parties and celebrate Christmas meaningfully and conservatively. All funds that will be saved or generated out of these activities can be donated to Typhoon Yolanda victims:

• Instead of holding your party in a hotel or a posh restaurant, have it in your office if it’s a corporate party or have it in a friend or relative’s home if it’s a family gathering. Opt for a simple catering or have a pot luck.

• Companies can sponsor a concert for a cause. Proceeds from ticket sales can be donated.

• Organize a food stall. You can bake cakes and pastries or sell hotdogs or whatever you think will be a hit to the community. Sales from the food stall can again be sent to charity.

• Within your families and friends, agree that instead of giving gifts to each other, pool your funds together and donate it.

• Instead of holding a party, agree on a day, go together and become volunteers in packing relief goods. There are a lot of agencies right now looking for volunteers for their various aid missions.

• Organize a charity bazaar. Sell your second-hand items and donate the proceeds.

These are just some ideas that can help you tone down your Christmas celebrations. We are sure that you can think of more ways to celebrate simply. However you want to do it, just always think of our fellowmen who badly needs your help. Let us try to erase their tears and put a smile on their faces. Let us give them hope and let them feel that they are loved.