Meet the JCPO Team – Thanksgiving Edition

Written by JCPO | November 26th, 2015

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NAME: Tom
VIBE: Outgoing and fun!
PERSONAL STYLE: Slacks and a long sleeve t-shirt or polo 

Q&A:

WHAT IS THANKSGIVING LIKE FOR YOU?
Thanksgiving is really interesting for me. My girlfriend is a first generation Filipino so holidays with her family is very different then the standard and generic “meat and potatoes” American family holidays I grew up with. Thanksgiving at their home is loaded with Tagalog conversations and a table full of sticky rice, banana leaves, lechon and, last but not least, delicious turon for desert! Oh, and of course, the obligatory after dinner Mahjong matches between the uncles (referred to as Tito’s).

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WHAT TYPE OF IMAGE DO YOU WANT TO GIVE OFF?
I want to give off an image that I am funny, intelligent, amicable and easy going.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO MOST ABOUT THIS THANKSGIVING?
I have to be honest, we are buying our first home together so I am very excited and anxious all at the same time to get settled in so we can maybe host Thanksgiving at our home next year! Lastly, the football game is always on for the cousins to watch. As the sole Eagles fan there, I am usually rooting by my lonesome but there is never trash talk too hard or heavy for me to handle!

WHAT ARE YOUR TOP 5 MUST PACK ITEMS? 

  • My phone! Working in the online world means always having to be connected. It’s feels like a blessing and a curse at times but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
  • This is maybe more of an add on to the above item, but the second must bring item is a charger or travel battery. A dead phone does no one any good.
  • Gum or breath freshener. There is a lot of cheek kissing in a Filipino household so I want my breath to always be fresh and clean. 
  • A heavy coat. Don’t want to be freezing cold if there is outdoor seating. My girlfriend’s family loves the outdoors so patio or deck dining is very commonplace.
  • Last but not least… My glasses! Besides being a stylish accessory, I typically prefer to not be blind as a bat when out and about! Because of this, I love being part of a company that helps countless people so much with improving their gift of sight, something we very often take for granted and one of the countless things I am grateful for this Thanksgiving.

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM JCPENNEY OPTICAL!

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