Here is my “Lola” from my mother side I do not call her “Lola” but “Nanay”. Nanay would say to me that she prefer to be called Nanay so no one would ever know she’s already old and that she already a grandmother.
We would visit her every week when I was still little. I always sneak in her bedroom and look for loose change of 1-peso coins under her bed. The one peso she has is the old and heavy one during the 80’. She will always ask me if I found one already.
“Oh ano nahanap mo na yung tinago ko? Galingan mo at meron pa ako iba bibigay syo.” – Nanay. I would reply “Nanay, Naubos ko na yata lahat. At dami mo gamit sa kwarto mahirap hanapin”
She will laugh aloud and would give me hint’s where did she hid her 1-peso coin. It is like egg hunting but this one is a peso hunting what I call.
Every visit she always knickknacks for us like candies, chips, cornik, and other stuff. It is not much but hey, a week surprise is something to look forward in any child.
In addition, I would make “kulit” to her to make a cup of chocolate drink. She has this old style houses that has sliding capiz windows. and because she live at second floor we would sit down by window and while drinking our hot Choco we would talk about anything we can think of.
I am just lucky that my son get to be with my Nanay. No more piso, no more Knick-knacks every week she is too old to go out and buy something for my son. It is our turn to care and give whatever she needs.
Yes, our grandparents can be grumpy but hey, they still love us. We should spend more time with them and we never know you will be missing them in the future.
#YOLOLO & #YOLOLA ONLY LIVE ONCE!
Grandparents. They’re the quiet yet amused voice that says yes when our parents say no. They never forget a birthday, even if sometimes, they forget how to spell your name. And for some unfathomable reason, the meals they cook are always the best. Win or lose, they always have a warm smile and comforting hug waiting just for us. Their presence keeps us grounded, because they represent our roots. They remind us of home.
Grandparents have a special place in everyone’s hearts that a day was declared just for them! This September 7, make your grandparents feel loved, the way they’ve done for you all life.
SM Supermalls believes in the value of family, so they’ve lined up special treats and activities that you and your grandparents can enjoy, in honor of their special day:
A family that prays together, stays together. Bring lolo and lola to mass at an SM mall on September 7. There will be a special blessing for grandparents right after the ceremony. Before hitting shops and having fun, say a little prayer, and thank the Lord for putting such loving elders in your life.
For the list of SM Malls that will have a mass for Grand Parents Day, please visit this link:http://bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDay
TREATS ON US
SM Supermalls wants to spoil your grandparents! Bring lolo and lola to any SM mall from August 25 to September 7, because senior citizens will get special gifts and discounts from certain shops, restaurants and the SM Foodcourt.
Specifically on September 7, The SM Store will give senior citizens a 10% discount for a minimum P1,000 single-receipt purchase of any regular-priced item, as long as they present their senior citizen card with their SM Advantage Card. There’s a priority checkout lane to make shopping easier for seniors as well!
SNAPSHOT OF LOVE
From August 25 to September 7, make memories with your grandparents and preserve them through a picture and message on the dedication and photo walls located in SM malls. Pose the grooviest photo of you and your grandparents on Instagram, use the hashtag #YOLOLO #YOLOLA and get the chance to win P5,000 worth of GCs!
RETRO ROCK HITS
On September 7, ask lolo and lola to show you how they used to party! Musicians will be performing 50s and 60s tunes in SM malls for your grandparents’ entertainment. Feel free to dance with them, while they’re still able to!
#YOLOLO and #YOLOLA only live once! So invite your lola, nans, grannies, lolo, grampa, paps, grandads to an amazing day out at the SM mall nearest you because at SM Supermalls, EVERYTHING’S HERE for the love of Lolo and Lola!
To find out more about the SM Supermalls Grandparents Day activities, visit this link: http://bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDay
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