It was 2005 when I left my hometown Cagayan de Oro City and it was also the last time I saw an SM Mall. Why? Because when I moved to Bacolod City, there was no SM Mall. So, it was quite depressing because I always felt at home with SM. I have worked for them after I graduated from college and practically grew up with them over the years, from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
So when March of 2007 came, I was really ecstatic when SM City Bacolod opened their doors. At last, we can visit the usual SM affiliate stores that my family and I are really fond of, like Ace Hardware, Watsons and Surplus Shop!
Aside from the fact that it is located at the heart of the city, SM City Bacolod was always one ride away from us. If we decide to eat out, we can always go immediately. So, we can’t deny the fact that they have become part of our family. It was always the place where we usually go to celebrate good moments in our life and even to relieve distressing ones. Just to name a few, here are several pictures that were taken over the years. Each has a story to tell.
It was on November 2007, that my son celebrated his fourth birthday. Since we were low in finances at that time, we decided to celebrate the said occasion at SM City Bacolod with the family only. We played at Quantum and then later ate at Red Ribbon to blow his birthday cake. It was a very simple celebration but the whole family was there. It was enough to make my little boy smile!
Then on March 2008, my daughter celebrated her 8th birthday. During that time, I also bought my Kodak EasyShare digital camera at SM Appliance Center. Then after that, the children and I went to the groceries. Inside the grocery store, we took the liberty to test our new digital camera while buying what we need. After that, we ate at Jollibee. It was really an enjoyable moment for us!
And of course, my husband and I have those alone moments too. We always go to SM City Bacolod to spend our time with each other. We usually play at Quantum, and then later eat at any of our favorite fast food chains. If the resources are available, we watch a movie before heading home. Below are some of the pictures I took while dining at Max Restaurant at SM City Bacolod.
To be honest, there were many special moments that SM City Bacolod and my family have share together but we were not able to take pictures all the time especially when my digital camera’s LCD broke. But still, they were great memories that have gone through time and will always be remembered in our hearts. And since my husband and I have already decided to permanently reside here in Bacolod City, I believe that there will be more memories that SM City Bacolod and my family will shape together!