Empowering Women in Subic: Connected Women Subic Hosts An Innovative Meetup Experience

  Exciting news for the women of Subic!  Get ready for the first Connected Women Meetup of 2023 , happening simultaneously in different municipalities across Zambales and beyond. The Connected Women Subic Meetup will be hosted by Jen Cajucom and co-hosted by Mitch Carvalho and Lynn Singian. It will be held on February 15, 6pm at Kairos House of Blends , located at the ground floor of the Balai Subik building along National Highway, Mangan-Vaca, Subic. And that's not all. Other municipalities in Zambales will also be holding their own meetups, with Myra Concepcion hosting Connected Women Castillejos, Melissa Moscoso for Connected Women San Felipe and April Mora for Connected Women Olongapo. This will be in conjunction with Connected Women's community-led meetups held all over the Philippines and in other countries. Since 2018, Connected Women meetups in Zambales have been hosted by Jen Cajucom and held as a single meetup for the whole province every 6-weeks. This time around, a

How to get rid of unwanted Christmas gifts

It’s difficult knowing what to do with an unwanted Christmas gift: do you ask the person who gave it to you for a receipt and risk coming across as ungrateful, or guiltily throw it in in the trash? Luckily, you don’t have to do either of those things – there are plenty of ways to dispose of presents you don’t like in a way that benefits everyone involved.

One of the most popular options is selling items through sites such as eBay. This gives you the chance to unite your gift with someone who will appreciate it more, while also allowing you to make money that can be spent on something you love. 

In order to ensure you get the best price possible, avoid opening the packaging and explain in the description that your item is an unwanted gift – buyers often like to know why things are being sold. An informative title, thorough description and plenty of photos can also help boost the price. 

If you think that your item could be a collectable – perhaps you received a signed poster or an antique – then it’s important that you have it valued before putting it up for auction, as failing to do so could leave you unwittingly underselling it. Value My Stuff offers quick and easy online valuations.

When it comes to inexpensive items, or if you’re simply feeling in the giving mood, then you might prefer to donate your gift. Charity shops will welcome your unwanted gifts with open arms, and children’s hospitals often happily take toys and books.

Another option is to recycle, repurpose or regift your items. You could send an unwanted mobile phone to a company like Envirofone, turn that ill-fitting T-shirt into a bag or give those unwanted socks to an appreciative grandmother. 

The final option is to swap. This could be with a family member – siblings often find that exchanging gifts works a treat – or with a stranger through an online portal such as Read It Swap It, Posh-swaps.com or FilmCircle.



  1. Personally, anime doesn't appeal to me but I find the costumes cute and very interesting. Nice to see that you support your son's interests :)

  2. I like all the colorful wigs and costumes, they look so cool and fun.

  3. I am not into anime but this could be entertaining for kids.


  4. Mai @ MaiThankfulHeartJanuary 3, 2014 at 5:22 AM

    I love Cosplayers! That's mostly because my kids are such in awe when they see a Cosplayer. What I love about them is their passion for their art. It's great to see young ones get involve in something they love with so much passion.

  5. Just looking for them like dolls, but I don't really dig into it. Children do love them.

  6. totally adorable, anime's are great characters, seems like everything is perfect physically on them.

  7. I'm not into anime but I've heard about it from my sister's children. Nice to see kids get passionate about something that they love.


  8. Nowadays anime are become popular to kids I've known anime because of their hair style and colorful dress.

  9. In a cosplay, a wig is not enough unless there's a character who dresses simply. But in an event like this, they look so colorful and it's a plus if the character and the cosplayer is identical. :)

  10. Great idea for you...and no unwanted gift for me..sad.

  11. Awww! your kids Sis had a blast meeting with their Anime idols :-) I do not have clue about them :-)


  12. Dr. Philip Tan-GatueJanuary 3, 2014 at 10:26 PM

    if your son ever wants to try the classic robot animes of the 1970s, give me a call.

  13. Haha! Looks so fun! Galing naman talaga! I have a half-Japanese niece, for sure she can very much relate to this duper fun kind of day!


  14. I was once a fan of anime back when I was still in elementary but my interests shifted into Korean dramas. Cosplay has been a trend these days and we have this party at school too that we have to dress up and cosplay. It's fun! :)

  15. Give it to since i have nieces who are fond of anime.


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