I am a certified lola and lolo’s girl. I spent half of my life with my grandparents in Lucena City, Quezon province until I finished high school.
My fond memories of Inana (means lola/grandma), who’s a great cook and Amama (means lolo/grandpa), a respectable policeman, was watching movies at Polaris every weekend. Oh, how they love action films! That’s the reason why I am so familiar with movies of Clint Eastwood, Silvester Stallone plus not to mention, Sean Connery. And yes, our very own legendary action star, Fernando Poe, Jr.
Up to now, their classic movies remind me of my Amama, who passed away five years ago due to cancer. Polaris, our favorite moviehouse have long been closed.
We are now taking care of Inana, who turned 80 years old last March. Thanks, God, my Inana is still healthy and could still walk on her own (and even cooks our favorite delicacy). Thanks, God too, Polaris may have been gone, but we now have SM City Lucena, where we watched the recent Stallone’s movie The Expendables…with my Inana.
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.
For the list of SM Malls that will have a mass for Grand Parents Day, please visit this link: http://bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDay
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!
#YOLOLO and #YOLOLA only live once! 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 find out more about the SM Supermalls’ Grandparents Day activities, visit this link: http://bit.ly/SMGrandparentsDay