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A Big Surprise is Landing in the Philippines!

October 17, 2013

I remember how fun it is to eat chips and chocolates with free gift inside its pack. It is always a great memory when thinking of my childhood. What a joy!

Speaking of joy, the popular Kinder Joy is now arriving in the Philippines. I have actually seen a lot of friends posting their surprises with Kinder Joy. I remember I used to just buy it as pasalubong for my niece and nephew whenever I am out for trip.

Now, I only need to go to the local supermarket to get a little surprise. Some fun facts about surprises: Psychologist Norbert Schwarz conducted a classic study where it was found that a small but pleasant surprise, such as finding 10 cents, uplifts a person’s mood. Schwarz repeatedly placed a coin near a copy machine where it can be easily seen. When the subjects who found the coin were surveyed shortly thereafter, their overall satisfaction with life was significantly higher than those who did not find the coin.

While the study was conducted at a time when a coin can buy more than it does today, the basic conclusion is that even a tiny, pleasant surprise can improve one’s disposition.

I heard that a big surprise is coming this weekend –  October 19 & 20, 2013, from 10am to 10pm at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Activity Center. Expect fun-filled activities and awesome surprises on top of yet another big reveal—a special guest who will surely charm Filipino kids and their families.

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