Thank You Day Philippines

October 20 will be our first National Thank You Day, a special celebration designed to promote a gesture now often taken for granted, expressing gratitude by saying “thank you.” A recent Reader’s Digest article lists Manila as one of the ten fifteen least courteous cities in the world, a crying shame. Still, I have reason to believe that their data is not consistent for all Philippine cities, and that there are things we can do make fellow Filipinos more mindful of their actions.

But think about it, when was the last time you said thank you to the ones close to you — your siblings, your parents, your friends? More often, those dear to our hearts are the ones we regrettably take for granted. But you can do something about it.

Popular chocolate–maker Toblerone is spearheading a “thank you movement” by offering a free concert on the same date, October 20, at the SM Mall of Asia. Salindiwa, Reggae Mistress, Mozzie, True Faith, and Cynthia Alexander will be performing, complemented by several exciting activities in the area.

Here’s the best part: You can join the celebrations! The concert is free, but tickets will be monitored to ensure security, and we’re giving away those tickets.

To make this activity a bit more exciting, write a thank you note or something similar on your blog or just somewhere, for the people you should be thankful for. It won’t matter who they are, we’re here to spread love and gratitude. Point us to your entry by leaving a comment and you can have two tickets, for you and your date. Now if you have a creative entry or one of those heavens–will–move type of one–liners, you just might grab some special prizes. Now write that little thank you post, quick and sweet. wink

Ga thank you. smile

22 Responses

  1. @reyna elena: Hahaha, dapat ba solo natin? ;) Actually #3 tayo, tied with Helsinki. Ang taray ng Manila, kahit paano nagta-top pa rin sa kung anong survey/test… Hehehe. Seriously though, medyo nakakahiya. :(

    @alma: Have your tickets ready! Hehehe.

  2. You’re looking at a half-empty glass.

    Manila is the most courteous Asian city. And you got your figure wrong, we’re not among the ten least courteous, we’re among the 15 least courteous.

    Cheer up! :-)

  3. sabi na nga ba e. nawala lang ako sa pinas, wala na ring mabait dyan. hehe. i don’t think that survey is that accurate though. i still think that filipinos are a very courteous and kindhearted people. o masyado lang akong biased kasi feeling ko lahat naman ng tao mabait? go figure.

  4. @alma: Wow bilis ah. :)

    @Eugene: Hahaha, you’re a master at looking at things positively, no matter what. ;)

    @jonas: so feeling mo talaga mabait ka? hehehe.

  5. Uuuy, may “Ga.” Hehe.

    Hi Hana! :)

    Jonas! Musta?

    Ay, di ko pala blog to, di ko pala dapat nire-replyan yung mga nag-reply. Hehe.

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  8. This is how i say thank you to someone who has been with me in a heart-pounding rollercoaster ride of our lifetime….holding my hands and telling me we will make it….together….:D

  9. Mic! haha…um, mag-usap ba tayo dito? text text na lang tayo…nasa cebu pa si markku e…

    gawin naman nating in line sa blog entry…

    thank you mic sa pag-introduce mo ng ‘dynamite place’ kay markku. it’s one of the most memorable places in my life right now. hehe :)

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  11. look somebody straight in the eye (better if ala puss in boots of shrek, you know, the cute nagpapaawa eyes), and make the person feel that you really appreciate what they’ve just done for you. the key to saying thank you is to say it sincerely and gratefully. ;)

  12. I want to say thanks to God for sending someone who had a lips of an angel. Thanks for the person/s who rememered me during my special day yesterday. Ü

  13. Hi,

    You may claim your tickets at Unit 7C 114 Tuscan Bldg (beside UCPB), V.A. Rufino St., Legaspi Village Makati City, 9am to 6pm, Mon – Fri.

    Thanks and see you:)

    Alma

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