Have you seen that Sunday Ba Ngayon? video on Facebook? Grabe ‘yun. It just leaves you with a lump in your throat.
It is particularly very true for me. I don’t live near my parents and I only get to see them every Sunday (or Saturday), or every other weekend. My mama would sometimes ask me if we’re going to stay the night in the house when we visit them, and I knew that she meant that she wants us to sleep there.
I miss living with my mother. I wish I could stay there for a week and act as if I was that small girl she used to care for.
So anyway, I got invited to the #NationalSuperMomsDayatSM presscon at the Mall of Asia Arena Annex. A few weeks ago, I saw that they were asking interested mommy bloggers to sign up and be part of the event, and I was like, ‘Oh yeah why not?’. I was surprised when I actually got invited haha!
I was the first to arrive at the Executive Lounge on the 11th floor of MAAX, but after a while, the venue was already packed with bloggers and people from the media.
The event was hosted by model and supermom, Honey Obusan-Dy.
They also invited three supermoms — Suzy Entrata-Abrera of Mars and Unang Hirit, Bento mom Nicki Garcia, and singer and hands-on mom Princess Velasco. To our surprise, there was actually a fourth guest. It was Cheridel aka the Elevator Girl of SM Olongapo!
I must admit, I was actually very excited to see her which led to a #twinning selfie. Haha!
The Senior VP for Marketing of SM Malls, Mr. Jonjon San Agustin welcomed and thanked everyone for coming. He discussed all the activities that’s going to happen on Sunday, May 14, in all SM Malls all over the Philippines. For example, there will be a Mom and Baby Fashion show on the 13th at SM BF Paranaque, which is the nearest SM mall to me. There are also dining deals for all moms as well as free flowers! Click here to check the full list of Mother’s Day activities on your favorite SM mall.
I picked some really great advice from these supermoms. Princess said that when she’s with her son Kobe, she tries her best to put down her phone and just look at him, touch him, and give him all her time. She also said that ‘motherhood is messy and sweaty’. Ha! It sure is. I remember the time when Taglet was only a few months old, I can’t even take a bath or comb my hair!
I’m sure that there’s always a nearby SM mall to you, and it’s no different with these four mommies. I mean, I’m here in BF Homes and there’s one nearby, like literally a 10-minute drive. It’s always a go-to mall when we need something — from groceries to a light bulb. It’s so near, convenient, and true to their tag line, they’ve got it all for you. Whenever I feel like I need a break, I just go there, in my shorts and my flip flops. I go to the grocery, bookstore, department store, and almost all the time, I come home with something for my son. Because that’s how moms are haha!
‘I just wing it — my life, my eyeliner, everything!‘, Nicki said before they ended the interview. I think that’s my new favorite quote.
How will you celebrate Mother’s Day? If you still don’t have plans, check out the nearest SM mall to you and take your mom and the whole family. I’m sure you won’t run out of things to do. 😉