Bright watches for brighter futures

18 November 2009

More than anything else, I believe in the power of education. I am lucky to have been born to parents who were able to send me and my siblings to school. I finished with a degree in Mass Communication from the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila), my brother Ken is in first year college taking up Electronics and Communication Engineering in Technological University of the Philippines, and my sister Kyla is in fourth grade in Elementary. Our parents were very supportive and gave us what we need when it comes to our studies (I remember spending more than P4,000 once for a short film we were required to do. I was not earning my own money that time yet so for me, that is expensive.) and we thanked them by making sure we get good grades. I was a very conscientious student back then and I am happy that my siblings are also doing good in their studies.

However, not everyone is born lucky. With the current state of the country and its economy, it is sad fact that education has become much less of a priority, and has now become like a privilege. Families below the poverty line opt to not send their children to school. Children are forced to work just so they can have something to eat for the day. The Department of Education and Commission for Higher Education have suffered the highest budget cuts when public schools lack rooms, desks, proper ventilation and hygienic comfort rooms. Most of all, a majority of teachers now prefer to either work abroad or look for another job or profession so that they can earn more. It is depressing, indeed.

That is why I am thankful for organizations like World Vision. World Vision is a Christian relief organization dedicated to help the Filipino children earn education and overcome poverty, therefore aiding in community development.

From their websiite, "World Vision started in the Philippines in 1957 through three orphanages in Visayas and Mindanao.  In its almost 50 years of existence in the country, it has sent more than 200,000 poor Filipino children to school.  Currently, it assists about 122,000 children in 34 provinces and 22 cities across the country through Child Sponsorship and community-based programs."

Giordano Timewear, a world renowned brand that has brought us stylishly-designed timepieces, has taken the initiative to support World Vision's cause.They have launched the Giordano Brights Collection, a set of hip and vibrant multi-colored watches. Seeing that they are doing their share in brightening the future of the Filipino children, then this collection is very aptly-named, indeed!

For every purchase of any watch from this collection, P100 is donated to World Vision. The organization needs 600php/ month (or 20php/ day) for each child to be ensured a better life, so every purchase really goes a long way.

Here are photos of the watches:

clockwise from left to right: black, black and white, white, yellow, blue, red

     from left to right: hot pink, turquoise

Can you guess which one is my favorite? I think I have added another item to my wish list. :)

And because it's Giordano, we can expect nothing less in terms of quality. These will also make excellent gifts  for your significant other, your bestfriends, or your siblings. And even if you buy it for yourself, it won't make you guilty in any way as you will be buying it for a very good cause; you will be sporting a good-looking watch, at the same time you are giving a child a chance for a better life. How's that for a Christmas cheer that will leave you feeling warm all over? And won't it be good to be reminded of this good cause every time you look at your watch to consult the time? :)

You can start building better futures and get Giordano Brights watches from any Watch Republic outlet or leading department stores nationwide for only P1,790, or you can avail of their ongoing promo and get them for only P1,495 each when you buy two or more. For more information, please visit World Vision and Watch Republic.

*This is not a paid advertisement..

*This is my 18th of 30 posts for the 30-Day Blog Challenge.


  1. what a great initiative by giordano! is yours the pink one!? ;P

  2. pink?????????
    i like the white and yellow ones ^^
    this is such a great cause, kudos to Giordano

  3. I like white... only white... I don't like bright colors, they look like toys.... :S


  4. Oh new theme. :) I like the white one, too. And I actually need a new watch. Will see if I can get away with shopping another BIG thing this month. Haha

    PS: Just tell me when you want a skirt made, by the way.

  5. This reminds of the many many things I should be grateful for. Those watches, by the way, are wonderful gift ideas. Thanks for sharing! :)

  6. I like that that is totally a great cause, we really do need kids to be schooled, they are our future talaga.

    I like the watches especially the yellow one hehe.

  7. I truly believe that education is one of the stepping stones to success. And it is really sad that there are lots of out-of-school youth. :( Giordano is soo generous. If only I could buy one, I would. :)

    I think you're favorite is hot pink :D

    I love your blog page! :)

  8. sweet watches! (and for a good cause too!)

  9. Thank you for your comments, everyone! :)

    Oh Kym I wish I have one, but I don't :D You're right Manju and Tricia, the hot pink watch is my fave! I wish I can have one! :D I also like the white colored watch :)


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