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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

#ChristmasAroundthePH: Kids sent letters to Santa and got their Christmas wish come true at SM Southmall

SM SOUTHMALL

For our 8th Christmas Around the PH blog series, we are here at SM Southmall to witness a Christmas grand event that made our heart melt after we learned that Santa will be here to grant the Christmas wishes of 70+ kids who wrote him  a letter at SM Southmall.

The most heart melting moments is that one of the kids wished for school supplies for her cousin because they now live with no parents to look after them. Its a sad story to hear but its a heart warming moments when kids wish a Christmas gift for other people and not for themselves.

So that's really the spirit of Christmas...bringing joy to others and sharing of blessings.

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We learned that SM Southmall invited all shoppers to participate in sending Letters to Santa when they purchase a PHP 200 pair of Bears of Joy. These bears are from SM Cares, you keep one bear and the other will be donated to their chosen charity.

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Its a month long promo and the culminating event is  here at SM Southmalls' Christmas center piece featuring Winter Forest Christmas

All kids received kids from Santa, but around 10 kids were pre-selected from a draw and got them what they wish for this Christmas.

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Some kids wished for some toys, school supplies, clothes and even bonding time with the family. Santa gave all of it and they are so lucky to received it on the spot at this event in SM Southmall.

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The Mailbox


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Santa Claus is here with his lady Santa helper to help him award the gifts to kids


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Las Pinas Boys Choir performed some Christmas songs at the start of the event

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Its great to meet and see our friend Marybeth Nave as the event host of that day. We lost contact after her Twitter got hacked and now we're back as friends on Facebook.

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Three kids got their wish come true, they were awarded with gift certificates that can be used to buy their gifts. One kid got a PHP5000 GC for National Book Store, then the 2nd kid got a PHP 5000 gc for H&M store and 3rd kid received a PHP5000 GC shopping spree at Toy Kingdom.

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After awarding the grand gift to lucky kids. Santa read the kids' letter and then called them one by one to award them the gift they wished for.

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Kids are so lucky that day!
I can see from their face that they are so happy!
I wish that we can have this in all SM Supermalls branches.


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Group photo op with Santa Claus


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Sympre di kami papahuli.
We want a photo op too with Santa Claus


BEHIND THE SCENES
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My Merry the bear is with me again and we're so happy that the next mall visit is located at the south. We're both southerners and we're happy that our next visit is here at SM Southmall.

Im still having a hang over from our travel from SM City Fairview, but my travel going here to SM Southmall is just 4o minutes away from home.

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After the event, we went here at Contis to eat some snacks.
wow! its been a long time since I ate at Contis. Their Mango Bravo cake is still the best ever!

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When I failed to buy something at Miniso in SM City Fairview because of the long line and short stay in that mall, I finally bought some items for gifts here at Miniso SM Southmall, so I bought 6 items and lined up for almost 30 minutes.

SM Southmall did helped me in my last minute Christmas shopping. I ended my Christmas shopping here at around 10pm.

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I ate my dinner here at Buku Buku Kafe in SM Southmall. I can say that their branch here is the best and most Instagrammish restaurant ever!

Im a fan of their 1st store in Imus, Cavite, but their branch here in SM Southmall is big and every corners and walls has a story tell.

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I ordered a beef rice meal and a yummy pad thai noodles at Buku Buku Kafe.
Im excited to bring my family here on our next visit.


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Great to meet Ms Bernice of SM Aura and Premier mall and also Ms Bambi of SM Southmall.
Expect us to visit SM Aura soon and also go back here at SM Southmall for our food crawl.

Christmas Around the PH blog series is not yet over!
We have more to post here in my blog so stay tuned!

Visit also Ted's blog - www.wazzup.ph and Enzo's blog www.juanmanilaexpress.com for more Christmas Around the PH blog posts

SM Southmall

https://www.facebook.com/smsouthmall/


ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS AROUND THE PH BLOG SERIES
Christmas Around the PH blog series is a project of #EATgetaway blog team of Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland Blog, Ted Claudio of Wazzup PH and Enzo Luna of Juan Manila Express. This blog series project is in partnership with SM Supermalls. The mission for the project is to witness and feature the different Christmas center piece of the branches of SM Supermalls and also get to know how they will celebrate Christmas located in different regions in the Philippines.

BLOG POST
SM CITY TRECE MARTIRES
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-grand-magical.html

SM CITY PAMPANGA
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-nickelodeon.html

SM SEASIDE CEBU CITY
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-glory-of-christmas.html

SM CITY CEBU
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-christmas-village.html

SM CITY DAVAO
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-yule-duel-choir.html

SM LANANG PREMER
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-tunnel-of-lights.html

SM CITY FAIRVIEW
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-3d-video-mapping.html

SM SOUTHMALL
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-kids-sent-letters.html

SM CITY MARIKINA
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2017/01/christmasaroundtheph-final-blog-series.html


#EATGETAWAY VLOG X CHRISTMAS AROUND THE PH


SM CITY TRECE MARTIRES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFTjLkLbAk

SM CITY PAMPANGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFi3jJJz6Yk&t=48s

TRAVEL TO CEBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJhfNHxLEZ0

SM SEASIDE CEBU CITY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lfXMehvCFw

SM CITY CEBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IICnOCTdEos

SM CITY DAVAO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GV29JM-6N0

DAVAO NIGHT MARKET
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBvSUAk8v4&t=534s

SM LANANG PREMIER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqynpMTjjg&t=332s

SM CITY FAIRVIEW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBG49kl-1k&t=145s

SM SOUTHMALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgME9CVXEZQ&t=19s


SM CITY MARIKINA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpXTnyerJDw&t=9s

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Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.
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