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Here’s my newly- knitted Rosie Hat.  :) #crafts #knitting

Here’s my newly- knitted Rosie Hat. :) #crafts #knitting

Merry Christmas!!! :)

Merry Christmas!!! :)

You did really well my friend. Until next time I see you again… #nogoodbyes #tothestorage #giftwrapart #cleaningtime #vacation

You did really well my friend. Until next time I see you again… #nogoodbyes #tothestorage #giftwrapart #cleaningtime #vacation

To all who believe in my gift wrapping and are willing to drop some $$$ for it, thank you. #gifttomyself #trophy #merrychristmas  #hardwork

To all who believe in my gift wrapping and are willing to drop some $$$ for it, thank you. #gifttomyself #trophy #merrychristmas #hardwork

So it turns out that the first project was more like a job interview. My client came back yesterday and had me wrap 42 more presents. After 12 hours of wrapping, bow making, and tag tying, our living room became a gift wrapping haven. :) #happy #giftwrapart  #giftwrapping  #gift  #presents  #crafts  #crafting  #craftroom #holidays  #christmas #merrychristmas #$$$

So it turns out that the first project was more like a job interview. My client came back yesterday and had me wrap 42 more presents. After 12 hours of wrapping, bow making, and tag tying, our living room became a gift wrapping haven. :) #happy #giftwrapart #giftwrapping #gift #presents #crafts #crafting #craftroom #holidays #christmas #merrychristmas #$$$

A bigger version of my previous work. #gift  #giftwrapping  #presents #holidays #crafts #crafting #flowers #earthtones #burlap #giftwrapart #arts

A bigger version of my previous work. #gift #giftwrapping #presents #holidays #crafts #crafting #flowers #earthtones #burlap #giftwrapart #arts

Flower bows made of #burlap #ribbons from #PaperSource and rhinestone #bling from #MonAmiGabby.

Flower bows made of #burlap #ribbons from #PaperSource and rhinestone #bling from #MonAmiGabby.

Love love love the flower bow! #flowers #bows #gift #giftwrapping #wrapping #holidays  #crafting #arts  #burlap #wiremesh #business

Love love love the flower bow! #flowers #bows #gift #giftwrapping #wrapping #holidays #crafting #arts #burlap #wiremesh #business

It’s a gift wrapping war out there. #giftwrapping #gift #wrapping #allnightlong #holidays #crafts #arts #business

It’s a gift wrapping war out there. #giftwrapping #gift #wrapping #allnightlong #holidays #crafts #arts #business

Wrapped gift for a client in a local boutique shop. #christmas #holidays  #giftwrapping #gift #wrap  #wrapping

Wrapped gift for a client in a local boutique shop. #christmas #holidays #giftwrapping #gift #wrap #wrapping

Gift wrapping for Tommy Hilfiger #giftwrapping  #tommyhilfiger #crafts #gift

Gift wrapping for Tommy Hilfiger #giftwrapping #tommyhilfiger #crafts #gift

Pretty paper, satin ribbon, and silver cord! Love love love my #Scotch scissors, too! #giftwrapping  #gift #wrap #holidays  # TommyHilfiger

Pretty paper, satin ribbon, and silver cord! Love love love my #Scotch scissors, too! #giftwrapping #gift #wrap #holidays # TommyHilfiger

Here’s my newly- knitted Rosie Hat.  :) #crafts #knitting

Here’s my newly- knitted Rosie Hat. :) #crafts #knitting

Merry Christmas!!! :)

Merry Christmas!!! :)

You did really well my friend. Until next time I see you again… #nogoodbyes #tothestorage #giftwrapart #cleaningtime #vacation

You did really well my friend. Until next time I see you again… #nogoodbyes #tothestorage #giftwrapart #cleaningtime #vacation

To all who believe in my gift wrapping and are willing to drop some $$$ for it, thank you. #gifttomyself #trophy #merrychristmas  #hardwork

To all who believe in my gift wrapping and are willing to drop some $$$ for it, thank you. #gifttomyself #trophy #merrychristmas #hardwork

So it turns out that the first project was more like a job interview. My client came back yesterday and had me wrap 42 more presents. After 12 hours of wrapping, bow making, and tag tying, our living room became a gift wrapping haven. :) #happy #giftwrapart  #giftwrapping  #gift  #presents  #crafts  #crafting  #craftroom #holidays  #christmas #merrychristmas #$$$

So it turns out that the first project was more like a job interview. My client came back yesterday and had me wrap 42 more presents. After 12 hours of wrapping, bow making, and tag tying, our living room became a gift wrapping haven. :) #happy #giftwrapart #giftwrapping #gift #presents #crafts #crafting #craftroom #holidays #christmas #merrychristmas #$$$

A bigger version of my previous work. #gift  #giftwrapping  #presents #holidays #crafts #crafting #flowers #earthtones #burlap #giftwrapart #arts

A bigger version of my previous work. #gift #giftwrapping #presents #holidays #crafts #crafting #flowers #earthtones #burlap #giftwrapart #arts

Flower bows made of #burlap #ribbons from #PaperSource and rhinestone #bling from #MonAmiGabby.

Flower bows made of #burlap #ribbons from #PaperSource and rhinestone #bling from #MonAmiGabby.

Love love love the flower bow! #flowers #bows #gift #giftwrapping #wrapping #holidays  #crafting #arts  #burlap #wiremesh #business

Love love love the flower bow! #flowers #bows #gift #giftwrapping #wrapping #holidays #crafting #arts #burlap #wiremesh #business

It’s a gift wrapping war out there. #giftwrapping #gift #wrapping #allnightlong #holidays #crafts #arts #business

It’s a gift wrapping war out there. #giftwrapping #gift #wrapping #allnightlong #holidays #crafts #arts #business

Wrapped gift for a client in a local boutique shop. #christmas #holidays  #giftwrapping #gift #wrap  #wrapping

Wrapped gift for a client in a local boutique shop. #christmas #holidays #giftwrapping #gift #wrap #wrapping

Gift wrapping for Tommy Hilfiger #giftwrapping  #tommyhilfiger #crafts #gift

Gift wrapping for Tommy Hilfiger #giftwrapping #tommyhilfiger #crafts #gift

Pretty paper, satin ribbon, and silver cord! Love love love my #Scotch scissors, too! #giftwrapping  #gift #wrap #holidays  # TommyHilfiger

Pretty paper, satin ribbon, and silver cord! Love love love my #Scotch scissors, too! #giftwrapping #gift #wrap #holidays # TommyHilfiger

About:

When I was a kid, my family and I would go to the malls on Sundays. While my Mama and Ate (tagalog for older sister) would go shopping, my Papa would carry me right next to a gift wrapping booth so I could watch professional gift wrappers make their own bows, cut papers, and wrap presents for shoppers. I enjoyed it so much that I told my parents that when I grow up i didn't want to do anything but wrap gifts.

I moved to the United States in 2003. I was introduced to different kinds of hobbies and interests-- baseball, baseball scorekeeping, ballroom dancing, cooking, paragliding, and traveling. But one thing remained-- my passion for gift wrapping.

From living in San Francisco, I then moved to San Diego to attend school. I received my B.S. in Physiology and Neuroscience from University of California San Diego in 2010. I am currently pursuing a Masters in Forensic Science degree with Specialization in Criminalistics. I am also working on getting into medical school. I am so done with MCAT!!! I am currently employed as a medical assistant in a private Internal Medicine/ Family Practice clinic; I have been working in the medical field for seven years. Amidst my very busy work and academic life, I still find time to enjoy my art-- and build a website about it-- by wrapping empty boxes and volunteering to wrap presents for non-profit organizations.

At 26, I recently won first runner-up in The 2011 Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. There is definitely room for improvement. There are lots of other things that I want to do and accomplish. I have a long way to go to reach my goals. On my way there, I will be making bows and wrapping presents. When I get there, I will still be making loops, twists, pleats, folds, and creases. :)

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