Valentine’s Day is one of the most anticipated holidays for couples all over the world. While it is indeed a beautiful day to celebrate your love for your other half, it is also a day dreaded by Filipino commuters as V-Day is expected to generate heavy traffic throughout the metro.
To be honest, for me I prefer the venue to be somewhere near my place of work due to the heavy traffic especially in this season it will only make me and my partner irate since we would be hungry since I’ll be coming from work and waste precious time on the road rather than just enjoying our sumptuous dinner together as a couple and relaxing as we exchange stories on how our day went by.
Since I still had a meeting after lunch we didn’t veer far from my workplace and just had lunch nearby. Just as I was about to alight the car he paused for a moment and pulled out something from the backseat of his car which turned out to be a large dozen of Ecuadorian red roses and a whole box of milky Ferrero chocolates.
Upon entering the office confines, people were all smiling and cheering me on since I was holding out such a large bouquet. I felt like I just won the pageant that afternoon since in our office most girls with bouquets usually get cheers from their other counterparts since this holiday is mostly dedicated to making the women in our lives feel like a “QUEEN”.
Soon after work, we had dinner at a fancy restaurant which he didn’t tell me about until we were already parked downstairs and the attendant doing the valet parking was already by his side. We had a sumptuous dinner at the Discovery Suites Hotel replete with a romantic serenade playing love songs throughout the night.
It was definitely a night to remember not because of the experience but because we were able to bond and spend some quality time together while feasting on our favorite dishes.
In line with the love month, PayMaya Philippines, the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart’s Voyager Innovations, offered a romantic treat to the busy commuters of the LRT 2.
The sound of the bustling train and the shuffling passengers were replaced by love songs fit for the special occasion. As commuters listen to the beautiful music rendered by the violinist, the dashing executives of PayMaya Philippines and Voyager Innovations surprised the passengers with long-stemmed roses.
The executives also gave some lucky passengers their very own PayMaya card. PayMaya is a reloadable e-wallet that allows consumers to shop for the things they love – including clothes, books, food, and even a ticket to their dream destination – even without a credit card. A variant also doubles as a beep card, which definitely comes in handy for the everyday commuter.
PayMaya can be used online and offline. All they have to do is download the app, register, link the card, and load it up at the nearest 711 with Cliqq Kiosks, Ministop with Touchpay Kiosks, SM Business Centers, Robinson’s Department Stores, UnionBank ATMs, or Smart Padala Centers. They can also opt to load it up via BDO online banking.
PayMaya, which remains to be the no. 1 most downloaded Finance app on the Play Store – Philippines, can also be downloaded on the App Store for free. To start using the app, all the user has to do is register with any Philippine mobile number, fill out basic information, and load up the account using the registered mobile number. For Globe subscribers, users will get an instant virtual Visa card while for Smart, Sun, and TnT users, users will receive the Mastercard version. PayMaya works anywhere Visa or MasterCard is accepted. The physical cards can be purchased at https://paymaya.com/shop/, free of delivery charges nationwide.
PayMaya Philippines is the digital financial services arm of PLDT and Smart’s digital innovation unit, Voyager Innovations.