Have you heard the news? There will be lots of long weekends in November (and we’re excited for the incoming one this weekend)! Are you one of those who go crazy over how to spend your long weekend? Worried that you won’t be able to spend it well, and then end up bored? No worries, we got yah! Here’s a guide on how to ease boredom during long weekends in the Philippines!
#1 Try out a new recipe
It maybe a pastry or a dessert or a main dish, but get busy in the kitchen and start learning! You can check out the Web for ideas you haven’t tried yet. You can also do this with friends or family so you won’t have to be responsible alone for any casualty. (Just kidding!)
To add some spice to your cooking, check out this inspirational book with some #hugot on the sides: Kain Tayo!
#2 Catch up on your reading, series, and movies lists!
Work or school got you stuck on an episode or a chapter? Movie list already overflowing? This is the perfect time to unwind and binge-watch or read! Make sure to stock up on food, storage, and energy for a major marathon!
If you’re single and in the mood for some romantic and feel good reads, check out our Singles Day Sale happening until November 12:
#3 Go out of town on a cheap budget
Go somewhere far from the hustle and bustle of the metro and yet still cheap and requires little travel time. Pay a visit to Tagaytay, Antipolo, and Batangas and get away from the pollution and noise of Manila. There are cheap restaurants and parks where you and your family and friends can relax and have fun.
Pick any of our Traveler Finds from National Book Store Online. Surely, you’ll be hitting the road in no time!
#4 Clean and fix your closet (and have a garage sale!)
We’re all guilty of being a little unruly with our closets and long weekends are the chance to fix ‘em up! Then if you find anything that’s too small for you or you don’t want to wear anymore, give flyers, open up a garage sale in front of your house, and start selling your clothes. Just make sure they’re still wearable and in good condition.
#5 Shop early for Christmas
Christmas is right around the corner and before the holiday rush begins, get a head start by doing your Christmas shopping in advance! Don’t wait till the last minute to go to the mall, shopping centers, Divisoria, or Baclaran because prices tend to go up as the holidays approaches. So to save money, time, and energy, might as well start shopping on long weekends! Don’t forget to log on to National Book Store Online Shop for a hassle-free (traffic-free) early holiday shopping.
Here’s a cool gift idea for your one and only 🙂
#6 Start decorating your home for the holidays!
Christmas decorations may be one of the things you’ll buy when you do Christmas shopping and the long weekends are apt times to start dusting off the Christmas tree and hanging up the lights! Choose a color scheme or theme and make your home Christmas-ready.
#7 Have friends and family over your home
You can do all these activities with your friends and family. There’s nothing better than fun bonding moments to catch up on each other! Or if you prefer it, you can bond over coffee or pizza or movies or series. It doesn’t matter – as long as you guys are together. Aww!
#8 Start up (or revamp) your blog
If you think you don’t have the time to start your dream blog, well now you have it! Decide on a theme and create using free blog creators like WordPress and Weebly. If you want to go high-scale, look for virtual assistants that can assist you. This is also a good time to revamp an existing blog and plan for more interesting features in 2018. It’s going to be a fun and productive weekend!
#9 Go into arts-and-crafts sessions
If you have kids at home, this is the right strategy to keep them from throwing tantrums out of boredom! You can find tons of ideas on sites like Pinterest. Plus, they’re not just fun to make – they’re useful too.
#10 Visit the nearest NBS branch for the Long Weekend Sale!
Yep, that’s right! National Book Store is having a long weekend sale from November 12 to 15! Get as much as 50% discount on selected items! Just in time for the holiday shopping. What are you waiting for? Visit an NBS branch near you. But if you want something more hassle and crowd-free: Open up your shopping carts online. We have CASH-ON-DELIVERY and FREE SHIPPING NATIONWIDE!!!
There you have it, peeps! Bid boredom goodbye on long weekends and start having a fun and productive one!
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