#TagahatidPasko ng Coke, Part Two
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Still in Tokyo and not stopping myself from drinking Coke, because hey, it’s the holidays.
Before I left Manila, Coke gave me an assignment to give away ten bottles of Coke to special people. Here are the next five:

6) Cleanup Crew
Meet my nurse Wanda. I’ve been hiring nurses to help me at home for several years now—for care after surgery, child birth, or when the kids are sick and I need to get some sleep. Wanda’s been my nurse for a couple of years now. She comes in twice a week for my coffee enema, having been trained at home by Detox Manila. I need my coffee enema due to my history of digestive and colonic problems. While most people can do enema themselves, I need Wanda to do it because I’d be too lazy otherwise.


7) #OOTD Idol
Tito Greg is easily the most stylish one in my Dad’s Thursday Group (lunch club), with the spiffy Prada shoes. Aside from being one of the country’s most respected advertising professionals, Tito Greg is a well-known political adviser. I’m lucky he’s just a call away whenever I’m in some kind of trouble, especial the cyber kind.

Tito Greg

These are very special “Greg” shoes.

Greg shoes

8) Photo Op Peg
Tina Tagle is one of the most honest bloggers I know who has been blogging for as long as I have (more than 15 years). I know, because we both started on blogspot, which sounds so old school. Though she’s already in her 50s, Tina is never lazy to put herself together and post her looks online. This is how she keeps young. I admire her in many ways.


9) Bantay Bae
Meet Albert, my Dad’s Man Friday of maybe three decades. I’m simply amazed that he hasn’t aged. He’s the guy to go to when you want good coffee or ice cream at my Dad’s office. Besides being loyal to my Dad, he takes good care of the Boss, and for that I am very grateful.


10) Ambassador of Good Will
She may be a busy Councilor of Taguig, but my cousin Pammy can be counted on to fill in for Mayor Lani when we need her. I have never seen her in a bad mood and I’m proud of how devoted Pammy is to her job. Like Mayor Lani, I’m sure she’ll go a long way.


#TagahatidPasko ng Coke, Part One
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Happy Holidays from Tokyo!
Just before I left, Coca-Cola sent me a red sack with ten bottles of Coke to share with people who are just nice or help me around. I have lots of favorite people, it’s just hard to get hold of them in hectic, trafficky December.

1) Christmas Cheerleader
Meet my girl Friday, house manager, condo keeper, head cheerleader, and walking happy pill, Rem, who never has a bad day. My friend Penny once said of Rem: “What is she on? Can we bottle that?” I wish I could. Thank you Rem for coming when I need you most, when I’m craving for that grilled sushi or two kilos of Tatang’s lechon, which only tastes good with an ice-cold glass of Coke.


2) Hatid-sundo Hero
Obviously my driver Benji. Ever since our 20-year-driver Mang Seniong retired a couple of years ago, I thought it would be hard to find a good replacement. Benji started as my hubby’s driver, but Jeroen kindly passed him on to me because Benji has a brain and understands instructions, gets things done without asking.


3) Bidang buddy
Keri is my reliable “plus one” every time I have to go to an event and don’t want to be alone. She also makes sure I eat when she’s knows I’m having a really bad week. She will show up at my front door with a bucket of chicken or favorite mocha cake. Best had with a bottle of Coke of course. And she doesn’t leave until she knows I’m OK.


4) #OOTD Idol
Very few people in Manila dress for themselves, meaning, they don’t follow trends, they make her own. I love passing by Paul Smith at Greenbelt 5 to see what Michelle is wearing. She’s the woman behind those trendy fringy shoe accessories. Just look for her at Paul Smith.


5) Helping Hand
Lino is my co-tenant at the NAC Tower. He won’t hesitate to run down to help me during a traffic altercation and is very calm at it. He’s also very nice to my dad, he feels like the brother I never had.


(To be continued)

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Hello! I’m off to Tokyo tomorrow for the holidays. Which means…. I don’t know how often I can post when I’m over there. Because when in Tokyo I am the kids’ yaya. My feet gets seriously tired that all I want to do when I get to the hotel is lie down.
I will try my very best to chronicle our Tokyo trip because I know you guys like that. In the new year I will try my best to be a better blogger.
In the meantime I would like to invite you to share and join my holiday giveaway of fun stuff I’ve collected over the last few months.
There will be five winners who will each get:

1) A witty, extra large fan created by Fan Man, Monchet Olives for Tesoro’s

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2) My favorite “Hi Haters” pouch created by Dog Eared

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3) Best notebook ever: Chuvaness x National Book Store perforated notebook

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4) Uniqlo x Jollibee T-shirt, just because they’re cute

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5) H&M x Star Wars mirror coin purse

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6) Chuvaness x National Bookstore gridded note cards and envelopes

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7) A random reusable eco bag

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8) A Tickles x Chuvaness bag charm

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I know right! It’s all about collabs!

How to join:
1) You must have a Philippine address for shipping.
2) Share this post on Facebook or Twitter by using the links at the end of this post. Or share via Instagram, by creating your own post. Use the hashtag #chuvanessgiveaway
3) Register for the lottery HERE.
4) Promo ends on December 26, 2016. Then five winners will be chosen electronically using
5) Winners will be announced on this blog, via email, text, or social media. Basta, I will contact you.
6) Prizes will be shipped after December 29 (after my trip).

Follow @chuvafinds on Instagram for more of my fun finds.