All posts tagged: SM Southmall

Southies’ own Christmas Gardens unveiled

Pandemic or not, we shall celebrate Christmas, won’t we? And, with the restrictions finally easing up, children being welcomed back into shopping malls and other family-friendly places, we appreciate it all the more how SM Supermalls has been putting so much effort into making everyone feel more excited about Christmas, not only with their pledge to give and to care Christmas countdown but also with how they decorate each SM Supermall with a spectacular theme to match. SM Southmall’s Secret Christmas Garden Let’s begin with every southie in the metro’s second home: SM Southmall. SM Southmall is known for its larger-than-life, picturesque Christmas centerpieces that are perfect backgrounds to our holiday photos. This year, however, SM Southmall unveiled their first-ever experiential Christmas centerpiece!  Abundant trees in varying sizes surround the whole display with a pathway leading to and unveiling the mystery of a secret garden. At the heart of the centerpiece is a 35-feet towering Christmas tree adorned with blooms and thousands of sparkling lights with giant elegant reindeer around it. Be transported to a …

Lessons from my pickpocket experience

Just how many times will it take before I come to realize–and bask in the realization–that I need to be less materialistic and I need to be more careful with how I handle money?  Right–handle!  Literally and figuratively. I remember losing my cellphone on that fateful night in the office.  That was the 4th of February.  And it all seemed to come back again earlier this afternoon when I got hit by the fact that I lost my wallet. I was on my way out of the mall, ready to pick up my daughter in school, when I remembered what a friend told me about the nice blouses on sale at Celine.  Sure enough, I found one that I liked easily.  My head was throbbing with pain, and all I could think of was to pay for it and leave the place the soonest possible.  I sure got to the counter after a minute or so of  struggling with women blocking my path.  The store seemed to have cramped in an instant.  The huge woman, …