Gifts Your Children Secretly Want This Christmas

Sa papalapit na Pasko, hindi natin makakalimutan magbigay ng regalo sa ating mga mahal sa buhay. Sometimes, it’s most difficult to think for gift ideas for your children. You provide them their needs all year round and Christmas is just the time to spoil them a bit. Bilang magulang, syempre ang gusto mo lang naman ay ang mapasaya sila. Dahil diyan, ikaw ang itinuturing na Santa Claus ng mga anak mo.

Choosing a gift for your kids might seem like a hard task, which is why we, at BeamAndGo, are here to help.

Click here for BeamAndGo’s Christmas Offers!

Related: Christmas Gift Ideas: Naka-tipid ka na, napasaya mo pa sila!

Una sa lahat, remember that your children love you no matter what and that gifts are just their to remind them of your unconditional love para sa kanila. Kaya dapat, ang mga regalong ibibigay natin ay ang magkakasya lang sa ating budget. Pangalawa, it’s better to gift practical gifts — ‘yung magagamit nila talaga. Kaya isipin mo muna ang mga hilig nila, bago ka mimili. Pangatlo, alam naming marami kang pwedeng pagpilian, kaya hindi mo maiiwasang malito. Heto ang ilan sa mga gift ideas para kay bunso, kay ate, at kay kuya:

Para kay Bunso

Mga laruan na siguro ang bukambibig ni bunso tuwing Pasko. Siguradong magagalak sila kapag natanggap nila ito. Maraming educational toys we can choose from for our kids from toddlers to pre-teens.

Another practical gift idea would be books and fun school supplies. A short trip to the bookstore nearest you will do the trick! Piliin mo ang librong kinahihiligan na niya or something related to it, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. Kung mahilig naman siya sa art, pwedeng coloring book ang ibigay mo. Magdagdag ka na rin ng fun supplies, like notebooks, pencils, and pens, with pictures ng favorite characters ni bunso!

BeamAndGo also offers Department Store gift certificates para pwede makapamili ng mga supplies, educational toys at iba pa

Para naman maka-download si bunso ng educational games and apps, get him or her a new Kata T mini 3. At dahil maraming features ang tablet na ito, perfect siya hindi lang para kay bunso, para din sa buong pamilya!

Related: Mag-Noche Buena kasama ang pamilya even while you’re abroad

Get a Kata T mini 3 through BeamAndGo and get a 5% discount valid until December 5, 2016. 

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Para kay Ate

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Magandang iregalo kay ate ang isang diary o planner. Here she can write her notes, reminders, and schedule para sa kanyang mga klase o para sa trabaho. You can find these sa bookstores or even get planners for free sa promotions ng iba’t ibang restaurants o coffee shops.

Pwede mo rin bigyan ng bag si ate, where she can place her valuables and her kikay kit. Choose something in her favorite color! Kung meron na siyang paboritong bag, damit na lang o accessories ang ibigay mo sa kanya, something that fits her style.

BeamAndGo Department Store gift certificates are readily available for Ate’s shopping spree!

Para sa mas praktikal na regalong siguradong magagamit ni ate, you can get her our Special Christmas packages at BeamAndGo from Unilab. May 15% discount ka pa, when you purchase now up to December 5, 2016.

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Click here for more BeamAndGo Christmas Packages.

Para kay Kuya

Kung active ang lifestyle ni kuya, magandang regaluhan siya ng bagong shoes or sneakers. You can buy kuya new shoes for running, football, or basketball — ano man ang hilig niya. Of course, pwede mo rin siya bilhan ng casual sneakers for malling and going out with his friends.

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Isang magandang gift idea ang bagong wallet to replace kuya’s old one. Isa ito sa mga bagay na nakakalimutan nating palitan, kapag masyado nang naluma.

Shopping options at department stores, also possible using BeamAndGo Department Store gift certificates!

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You can give kuya his favorite gadgets and accessories. Kung mahilig maglaro si kuya ng computer games, you can even get him a new keyboard, mouse, and headphones. Kasama na rin dito ang Cherry Mobile Pyxis S1 Powerbank para hindi na maubusan si kuya ng battery when he’s out.

May 20% discount ka, if you purchase a Pyxis S1 Powerbank now until December 5, 2016.

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Kadalasan, bagong cellphone ang hinihingi ng ating mga anak tuwing Pasko. Paano kung sabihin namin sayo na ngayong taong, mas affordable na at mas madaling magregalo nito?

Get a new Kata i3L delivered straight to your doorstep, with a 5% discount valid until December 5, 2016! Para kay kuya, kay ate, o kay bunso.

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Tandaan na mas mabuting mamili ng mga regalo habang maaga. This will give you more time to choose the perfect present for each of your loved ones. Habang papalapit nang papalapit ang Pasko, dadami pa ang mamimili sa malls at shopping centers. Kung ayaw mong ma-traffic at makigulo, subukan mong mamili at bumili ng mga regalo online. There are different online shops for your gift needs. Pero bakit ka pa lalayo kung makikita mo naman ito dito sa BeamAndGo, diba?

Fulfill your children’s Christmas wishlists starting today! More gift ideas here. Happy holidays! 

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Mag-Noche Buena kasama ang pamilya even while you’re abroad

When you live far away from your loved ones, any form of communication is vital. Bilang mga OFW, we consider technology as our best friend. Ito kasi ang gamit natin to keep in touch with our loved ones sa ‘Pinas! Gamit na gamit natin ito, especially during the moments we can’t make it back home. Kaya para sa ating mga kababayang OFW na hindi makakauwi sa papalapit na Pasko, don’t worry! Heto ang mga paraan para maka-bonding ang ating mga mahal sa buhay, even when we are miles away:

Mag-chat

If there is no need to make a call, sending a text or chat is the most convenient way to relay your message to your friends and family. Hindi mo din kailangan gumastos ng malaki para mag-text sa mga kaibigan at kapamilya mo! Basta may wifi or data connection ka, makakausap mo sila. Okay ito, especially kung iba ang time-zone ng kausap mo. Kung tulog man siya, siguradong mababasa niya ang message mo pagbukas niya ng kanyang cellphone.

Isang paraan para maging updated sa buhay ng mga kapamilya mo ay ang paggamit ng social media. Kapag friends kayo sa Facebook, Twitter, at Instagram, makikita mo ang mga updates sa buhay nila. Pwede mo pang gamitin ito para maka-chat sila, tulad ni Kassy at ng kanyang mommy. They use social media to keep in touch and maintain constant communication. Kaya nga close pa rin sila, kahit nasa Dubai si mommy at siya ay nasa Pilipinas.

wechat-phoneAside from social media, there are a ton of messaging apps you can choose from. Ilan sa mga ito ay Viber, Line, WeChat, at WhatsApp. Iba-iba sila ng special features pero lahat ng ito ay pwede mong gamitin to chat with your friends and family.

Pero teka muna, may gagamitin na ba ang mga mahal mo sa buhay para maka-chat mo sila? Kung wala pa, you can send a Kata i3L using BeamAndGo as a gift to your loved one this Christmas! Perfect ito to for chatting and mobile browsing. With a 16 GB Storage + 1 GB RAM, you can download your favorite social media and chat apps and see them on the 5-inch IPS super HD display. It has an 8 megapixel front camera and 13 megapixel back camera para makapagsend ka ng pictures sa mga mahal mo sa buhay!

 

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Send a Kata i3L to your loved one today!

Tumawag

Screen Shot 2016-11-17 at 7.47.28 PM.pngPara sa mahaba-habang kwentuhan, itawag mo na lang yan! You can even subscribe to your network’s most affordable IDD promos to call your friends and family. Pero mas madali nang tumawag, basta may internet ka. Most messaging apps already have a voice call feature. Kahit nasaan ka man sa mundo, pwede kang tumawag. Convenient diba?

Syempre, dapat may load ang mga kapamilya mo, para maka-subscribe sila sa iba’t ibang promos ng kanilang networks. Just visit your network’s website or call their hotline to inquire about their different promos. Ang iba pa nga ay may free Facebook at Viber!

Send eLoad using BeamAndGo!

Mag-Video Call

Ang pag-video call na marahil ang pinaka-magandang paraan to keep in touch. 10 years ago, naririnig lang natin ang mga kausap natin using our phones. Ngayon, pwede na rin natin silang makita sa screens gamit ang ating computer, phone, o tablet.

Ngayong Pasko, send a Kata T mini 3 to your family! Sino man sa inyong bahay ay maaaring gumamit nito para makatawag sa iyo:

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Choose between the RAM 1GB + ROM 8GB version or RAM 2GB + ROM 16GB version, kung kailangan niyo ng mas malaking memory. May 3000 mAh battery ito na tatagal kung gagamitin niyo itong pang-video call. Kitang-kita niyo pa ang inyong kausap sa 6.95″ HD display nito at kitang-kita ka din nila dahil may 5 megapixel front camera ito at 8 megapixel back camera.

For other Christmas gift ideas for your parents, click here.

desktop_mainv2Ilan sa mga paboritong video calling apps ay ang Skype, Google Hangouts at Facebook. Kung computer o laptop ang gamit mo, you just have to open the website of your chosen video calling app using your browser, register, and make the call! Ang dali lang! Skype and Google Hangouts are known for their reliability. Facebook, on the other hand, is an all around platform. Besides being a social media platform, magagamit mo ito sa pag-chat at pagtawag. With just a few clicks, makikita mo na ang ngiti ng iyong pamilya habang sinasabi nila na miss ka na nila.

Ano man ang gamitin mo to stay connected with your loved ones, ang importante ay nadadalian kayo sa paggamit nito.  Hindi mo man nakakasama ang inyong pamilya, nakikita at nakaka usap niyo naman sila. These advancements in technology make it easier and cheaper keep in touch.

Now, it’s even easier and cheaper to send love to your family using BeamAndGo! Click here to know more. 

6 Gift Ideas for Mom & Dad: Mga Santa Claus ng Buhay Natin

Lumalamig na ang simoy ng hangin dito sa Pinas. This means Christmas is just around the corner! Dadayo na ang mga carolers, mga inaanak, at mga kaibigan at kapamilya natin para makisama sa kasiyahan ngayong Pasko. Dahil malaking bahagi ang bigayan ng regalo sa panahong ito, we should spend time and thought on what to give our loved ones. By giving practical and affordable gifts, we can show them how special the are nang hindi nabubutas ang ating mga bulsa.

In our previous blog post, we’ve also shared holiday saving tips for you and your family.

Unahin na natin ang dalawa sa pinakamahalagang tao sa ating mga buhay: ang ating mga magulang, ang mga Santa Claus ng buhay natin. ‘Di na natin mabibilang kung ilan at anu-ano ang mga naibigay sa atin ni mommy at daddy. At kahit wala silang hinihinging kapalit sa pagpapalaki at pag-alaga nila sa atin, this Christmas is the perfect time to give back! Here are 6 practical and affordable gift ideas for mom and dad:

1. Christmas Cards

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Christmas is a great opportunity to tell our loved ones how much they mean to us — ‘wag nating palampasin ang pagkakataong ito! Buy a Christmas card from the nearest bookstore or make your own! Ang mahalaga naman ay masabi mo ang gusto mong sabihin. Hindi kailangang mamahalin ang iyong regalo. It’s the perfect time to thank our parents for all they have done for us. Siguradong marami na ang kanilang naisakripisyo para sa atin. No material gift can replace a simple “thank you” and “I love you” written on a card they can keep forever.

This might be the cheapest yet most meaningful gift you can give your parents. Uso na ngayon ang e-mail, texts, at Facebook wall posts, but nothing can compare to an old-fashioned handwritten letter.

2. Bagong Damit

As you grew up, your parents bought you countless clothes. Ngayong Pasko, bumawi naman tayo!

Maong jeans, belt, at shoes, ang ilan sa mga praktikal na regalo para kay daddy. Lagi niyang magagamit ang mga bagay na ito at pwedeng ulit-ulitin. Make sure to choose something with good quality pero affordable pa rin!

Para naman kay mommy, a classic blouse or dress, bag, at sandals. Syempre dapat favorite color niya ang piliin mo!

Instant trip to the department store na yan if you send them BeamAndGo Department Store GCs. Click here.

3. Care Packages

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Minsan nakakalimutan ng ating magulang na alagaan ang sarili nila. They have always been putting us first. Giving them a care package containing different health and wellness products would remind them na hindi nila dapat kalimutan ang sarili nila. We want them to be happy and healthy, ‘di ba?

Some care products you can consider to include are bath essentials, vitamins and health supplements. Pwede kang mamili ng mga paborito nilang ginagamit sa katawan o kung ano sa tingin mo ang magugustuhan nila. There are ready-made packages you can find sa mall. Para mas mapadali ang pagpapadala sa iyo, meron din tayo niyan sa BeamAndGo!

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For more BeamAndGo Special Packages, click here.

4. Pang-exercise

Enough exercise is essential to stay healthy as we grow older. Kaya naman, magandang idea ang bigyan ang ating mga magulang ng regalong makakatulong sa kanilang pag-exercise.

Kay papa, bagong bola ng basketball o jersey. Ok ‘to para yayain niya ulit ang kanyang mga kaibigan para mag-basketball, just like the good old days! Matibay na running shoes o badminton racket naman for mama. Giving your parents these items will give them more reason to exercise and become healthier. Isama mo rin silang magjogging tuwing umaga ngayong Pasko! Presko naman ang hangin kaya maganda itong bonding experience para sa buong family this season.

5. BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs

Syempre hindi natin makakalimutan ang BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs! It’s a practical gift, not just for parents but for anyone. Sila na ang pipili ng kung ano man ang kakailanganin nila, not just for their household. Our BeamAndGo partner merchants have a wide variety of offerings, which range from household items, to food, clothing, at marami pang iba! Ang maganda pa dito, pwede mo siyang ipadala kahit nasaan ka man. Kaya kung hindi ka makakauwi ngayong Pasko, isa ito sa mga maaari mong ibigay sa iyong magulang na madali lang ipadala.

It takes less than 3 minutes to sign up!

Giving BeamAndGo Supermarket GCs is not just a personal gift, but a gift for the whole family. Marami kang pwedeng pagpilian sa ating merchant partners:

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6. Gadgets

Hindi kailangang magpapahuli ang ating mga magulang sa mga uso, kahit sa mga gadgets! Maraming practical and affordable gadgets ang pwede mong ibigay kay mama at papa, tulad ng earphones, powerbanks, gadget cases, tablets and phones. Kailangan nila ito, para mas madali ang pagtawag at pagtext sa kanila.  Your loved ones should always be just a call or text away, especially para sa mga kababayan nating OFW.

Using BeamAndGo, you can send your loved ones affordable gadgets in a few clicks! Pwedeng pagpilian ang Pyxis S1 Powerbank , Kata i3L Smartphone at Kata T Mini 3 Tablet.  Both these gadgets are inclusive of shipping fee at kami na ang bahala mag-deliver sa bahay ng iyong mga magulang.

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This Christmas, show your parents you love them in every way you can!

For more BeamAndGo Christmas Offers, click here.

 

7 Tips when living as an OFW in Singapore

Isa ang Singapore sa mga paboritong out-of-the-country destinations of our fellow Filipinos. This may be a reason why a lot of our OFW kababayans choose to work here. For OFWs in Singapore and all over the world, we at BeamAndGo would like to help you take care of your families.

Send Supermarket GCs to your family in the Philippines!

Tanggalin mo na ito sa list ng inyong proproblemahin while you’re in Singapore! Now, it’s good to learn din about the culture in Singapore, para prepared ka!

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Old habits die hard,” sabi nga nila, especially when these habits are a part of our everyday lives. Maraming pagkakaiba ang Singapore from our motherland, the Philippines. It’s no simple to task to adapt to a completely new environment. Ilan sa mga major differences ng Pilipinas at Singapore ay ang religion, language at culture na nagiging evident sa maliliit na bagay gaya ng habits at interaction ng mga tao. We’ve listed 7 attitudes that you need to adapt to when traveling to Singapore:


1. Be ready to walk, walk, walk.

Sa Singapore,Be ready to walk masipag maglakad ang mga tao! Maaaring ito ay dahil sa kanilang low crime rates at maliis na lugar. Their sidewalks are full of people heading to the nearest MRT station, malls, or establishments. Kung ikukumpara, mas mahal ang pamasahe sa Singapore para makarating sa iba’t ibang lugar kesa sa pamasahe natin dito. Kaya naman ihanda ang sarili sa long and far walks, para na rin maka-exercise ka!

2. Follow the rules.

Follow the rulesThis might seem obvious, but sadly, hindi natin sinusunod ang mga simpleng batas when it’s inconvenient for us. Kaya nga sa Pilipinas, napapansin natin na people skip lines, cut each other off in traffic, or bribe certain government officials. But this is not the case in Singapore. May kasabihan silang, “Singapore is a very fine city,” emphasis on fine. Indeed, Singapore is very strict with its rules and regulations, and even one misstep or mistake can set you back a couple thousand SGD in the form of fines. Kaya naman, whether we are abroad or not, we should always follow the rules and keep our impulses in check.

3. Respect Your Surroundings.

Respect your surroundingsSingapore prides itself as being a very clean city. Whatever you do, don’t just throw or leave your trash wherever, because not only does this earn you a heavy fine, it will also offend the people around you and cause you to be the object of not one too many glares and whispers. Meron pa nga silang CCTV cameras sa ibang public restrooms to check if you flushed the toilet or not!

4. Observe proper etiquette in public places

Check your mannersTulad ng pagbibigay nila ng importance sa kanilang environment, the good people of Singapore are also particular with how they treat each other. Things like not hogging the sidewalk, not blocking the escalator by staying to the right side, letting train passengers alight before boarding, giving your seat away to the disabled, pregnant, and elderly are just a few of the basic manners na kailangang i-practice sa Singapore.

5. No Filipino Time

Being on timeNaku! Isa raw sa mga weakness natin ay ang pagkakaroon ng “Filipino Time”. Do yourself a favor and start timing yourself right, because time really is gold! Everything and everyone in Singapore moves like a precisely timed machine; nothing and nobody will wait for you if you are late! Being late will just damage your reputation, your character, and your mindset.

Para makatulong sa pag-manage ng inyong oras, BeamAndGo is here to help! Send your family supermarket GCs and other care packages with just a few clicks!

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6. Change How You Communicate

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7. Be Self-Sufficient

Be self-sufficientWhether you are an OFW working and living there o turista na namamasyal, importante ang pagiging independent. Ang paglinis, pagluto, paglaba at paghuhas ng pinggan ay ilan lamang sa mga chores na magagamit sa iyong stay abroad. May mga pagkakataon na malayo ka sa iyong pamilya kaya naman importante ang na marunong kang alagaan ang iyong sarili.

Para naman sa iyong pamilya sa Pilipinas, alagaan sila sa pamamagitan ng pag papadala ng BeamAndGo gift certificates na magagamit nila sa kanilang iba’t ibang pangangailangan!

See the list of our partner merchants here!

Culture, beliefs at way of life – hindi maikakaila na marami talagang tayong pinagkaiba hindi lamang sa Singapore ngunit pati narin sa ibang bansa. Pero ang mahalaga ay kaya natin mag adapt sa mga ito habang napapanatili ang Tatak Pilipino!