Meet my Lola Eneng and Lolo Berting. Parents of my dad and the only grandparents I have left.
“Spend time with your elders… While we’re busy growing up, they are growing old.”
I have so many good memories with them and of course untill now, we are still making great memories. With my lola, I can always remember eating delicious dishes because she really is a good cook and everytime that there’s a family gathering, she is the busiest person because she is very hands on from the preparation of ingredients up to the table set-up. Since I was a kid, I was with her when she cooks. She teaches me everything that she knows. She always said “Kapag nagluluto ka, gawin mo nang may pagmamahal kasi isa ‘yan sa dahilan kung bakit sumasarap ang niluluto mong pagkain” That’s the very principle that I remember and apply everytime I cook. My lola became my inspiration when it comes to cooking.
My lolo on the other hand is the silent type but full of wisdom. During the darkest moments of my life, Lolo Berting would hug me and whisper to me “Apo, nandito lang ang lolo ha.” I can really feel the the calmness of his voice and with that alone made me feel fine.
Lolo Berting… Lola Eneng… I LOVE YOU BOTH SO MUCH!!!
I feel so blessed and thankful that God has given us so much grace for letting my grandparents live this long. If only they could stay as long as forever but ofcourse reality wouldn’t allow that. So, If you still have your grand parents, you should take good care of them and cherish every moment with them because we will never know until when they are going to be with us. Never miss a moment to say and make them feel that you love them because just like any other human being #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.
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!
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 know more about the exciting activities at SM Supermalls Grandparents Day please visit http://bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDay