Friday, December 15, 2017


Filipinos enjoy cherishing the times we share with family, friends, and loved ones especially during the holiday season. For the majority, the best memories are created inside the bedroom where family members bond or catch up with each other before they call it a day.

As the oldest of 3 girls, growing up with 2 sisters were fun. Although it wasn't always easy as we are 3 different people with different personalities and interests. So we had our ups and downs, good times and bad times and all sorts, but I am proud to say that we are very fortunate to have a good relationship with each other. We did a lot of things together but what probably made us close is we shared a bedroom together our whole growing up years.

We played in the bedroom, hung out together, watched the Friends series and the 7th heaven marathon during holy week in our room. We listened to music, ate there, had sleepovers with cousins and friends, and also hid in our bedroom when we were going through tough times during our teenage years. It was our refuge. But in saying that, we also argued in the bedroom. We cried, laughed and experienced pain and heart aches in there. Disappointments and triumph, but also emotional and mental growth too. Our room wasn't big but it wasn't small. It was perfect. It was like our own special cave. A place where we shared our fears, our joys and just bonded and grew close together. A safe place for us 3. I guess it's fair to say we grew up in our bedroom and did pretty much everything there and built good memories. Memories that we often miss and will cherish forever.

We stayed in one bedroom together until one of my sisters moved to Australia back in 2005. Our bedroom was never the same without her. When I got married that same year, I moved out too and the bedroom was left to our younger sister. Our bedroom has changed through the years. Walls painted, furnitures moved, and the bed changed. We got rid of some of our old stuff and brought new things in. But one thing stayed the same.. our bedroom is still our bedroom.

Even though I have my own family now,  and my younger sister is living in the US, and my other sister in New Zealand, we always come back to our bedroom when we visit. This time, we're sharing it with our own family and creating new memories.

Giving salute to the importance of family traditions, Uratex, who is celebrating 50 years this 2018 unveiled a Christmas-themed video to celebrate family memories made inside the bedroom, their common area of solitude, and the bed, a central and key witness to that celebration.

Ready your tissue and watch this touching story.


Thank you Uratex for reminding us the importance of family. For reminding us to value and cherish our time spent with our loved ones.

Happy 50th years, Uratex!


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