Monday, December 23, 2013

My Beautiful Sole: Figlia Shoe Design Contest




Are you creatively gifted?

Who would not know the shoe brand Figlia (an Italian word which means "daughter")? I have been a fan of their shoes especially their fierce stilettos since I remember. The brand is known for its best quality and well thought "Classic Chic" designs. For so, they have been grown to succeed as they managed to have its sub brands to cater other categories based on fashion style such as Figliarina, M. Nicole, Sorores, Figlia Couture by Joey Enriquez, Shubizz, and Barbie adult footwear.




Last Thursday, Dec 22nd, I was cordially invited to a Blogger's conference held at Figlia's main office located at Centerpoint Building, Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas Center. It was very pleasing to meet Mr. Joey Enriquez, President of Figlia | Charter Inc. and one of the pioneers that has driven their family business into success. He is humbly modest and very passionate on what he is doing that I think had helped him to prosper.

And as to share this success, the Charter International Inc., is inviting EVERYONE TO JOIN the Figlia's Shoe Design Contest entitled "My Beautiful Sole" . If you are creatively gifted who shares the same passion of designing shoes or alike, I bet you to join and express yourself by designing your own shoes.





Mechanics:

The theme of the shoe design contest is self-expression—My Beautiful Sole. Create a shoe using materials of your choice comply with the theme.



Go to Figlia’s website (www.charterinc.ph) and navigate to the Promos tab for the official entry form. Print the official entry form and accomplish it. Include your name, contact information and documentation with it as well.

Each entry must include the following: 

1)      A sketch studies of your work. 

2)      An actual prototype of your designed shoes (created with any of your selected materials) 

3)      Submit along with the prototype 

(a) JPEG or PNG file of the step- by- step documentation process of the entry construction (with at least 6 photos of the documentation process compiled in 11 x 8.5 inch image size) OR
(b)  MP4 or AVI video documentation (minimum of  2 mins and maximum of 6 mins documentation presentation) burned in a CD. Only one (1) entry per person is allowed. By submitting an entry, contestants acknowledge compliance with these contest rules, guidelines & conditions including all eligibility requirements.

Entries will be judged by Joey Enriquez of Figlia Couture and a special set of celebrity guest judges on *February 14, 2014, 3-5 pm at the SM Atrium, Bridgeway 5th Flr.

A fab-load of prizes including a brand new Wacom design tablet awaits the grand winner and his/ her mentor in creating the entry! Two runners up will also be selected and awarded! A participant can only win once, If a name wins more than once, he/ she gets the price of higher value.



Prizes: 

All winners will be awarded a Starcard Membership from Figlia! That’s 10% off on all Figlia products for a lifetime!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER – (2) brand new Wacom unit [for the entrants and his/ her mentor] worth (Php 20, 800.00), 3K worth of Figlia GCs and a Starcard Membership
1st Runner-up – 2K worth of Figlia GCs, a pair of Figlia shoes and a Starcard Membership
2nd Runner-up – 1k worh of Figlia GCs, a pair of Figlia shoes and a Starcard Membership
3rd Runner-up – 1K worth of Figlia GCs and a Starcard Membership
4th Runner-up – 1k worh of Figlia GCs and a Starcard Membership

Judging Criteria:


Design skills -  creativity with materials used, visual impact, color                                        40%
Construction techniques – materials used, sturdiness, wearability                                       30%
Overall presentation - Figlia factor, appeal, accompanying accessories                               25%
Incorporation of theme                                                                                                                              5%
                                                                                                                                                                          TOTAL     100%


*Winners will be notified via registered mail and phone call. Winners must present any 2 of the following valid ID’s with photo ( i.e. Driver's License, passport, SSS, TIN, NBI clearance).

*Winners may claim their prize at the Figlia Head office (20th flr. Centerpoint bldg, Julia Vargas ave Ortigas, Pasig City).

*Winners must claim prize within 60 days upon announcement, winners will be notified via email and phone call.  Winners who failed to claim prizes within 60 days will be forfeited with prior to DTI- approval.


Entries must be submitted on or before *January 31, 2014 at the Figlia Head Office (20th Flr. Centerpoint Bldg., Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City) or drop in drop boxes located at Figlia branches (Shubizz Greenhills, Shubizz Southmall and Shubizz Fairview).

*All submitted entries are owned by Charter International Inc. 








You may also visit www.charterinc.ph for more details. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Revlon Roaming Limo!

Any plans tonight or this coming weekend?

Funny how some women think that they should only look presentable when there is an occasion or an event where they have to flaunt their selves. Women should know that every single minute of the day is an event when they’ll never know what could happen. Well, doesn't necessarily mean that they must wear heavy cosmetics and dress up something glam all the time. Women could look presentable by being light and simply decent.

I always think that I could bump into someone I know (friends, colleagues, etc.) that I must always be prepared. Feeling beautiful helps me boost my confidence (every woman feels the same.  I must say.)  And that is why I am very conscious on how do I look before stepping out of my room.  I am also very particular in wearing makeups since I go to work every day I like to put on light makeups, just enough to cover up imperfections and blemishes.

The market offers variants of cosmetic brands, there are brands that are widely known yet expensive and there are some that cost less however caters the same quality.

Revlon Cosmetics has been in the forefront of beauty products since 10930’s. As Revlon continuous its innovation and revitalized efforts, it has grown a large number of worldwide markets that features to the company’s success as they leads in the industry.



The Revlon Roaming Limousine is an On-Ground awareness, trial, sampling and selling platform, which targets to engage costumers with personal touch. The activity will be engage in a promo to which a prospected costumer upon purchase of Revlon products will get a chance to experience the Revlon Limo Makeover. The activity will be deployed at strategic areas of high foot traffic (Business Hubs, Universities and Colleges etc.) to allow wider market visibility.



Meet the Revlon's stunning Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists 


Inside the Limousine, while waiting for my turn to be done,
they provided me these fab nail arts/polishes to enjoy killing time.
These were some of the products my make-up artist Ms. Gen Carlos used for my face.

We are very whelmed that we were invited to be part of this event of Revlon Philippines. 

Visit Revlon Philippines facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/revlonproph 





Monday, October 21, 2013

Thirsting for something to say..

I want to write. I want to share. I want to say something. And I don’t know why. Maybe I just need someone to listen. Because I know, I don’t need someone to talk to, I don’t need any retorts, and I don’t need any replies to what I am going to say. I just need an ear to listen.

I was thinking of something to share out on my blog but I can’t think of anything and so I am writing now what I have in mind, I mean spontaneously, as in what is on my mind right now. For those who've figured out the implied meaning, congratulations.

OK, so today, I didn't go to work since I am not feeling really well after spending my last whole Saturday out for events.

Just lying down the whole-day thinking of some random things like work, studies, business etc and it’s not helping me to feel better. Though the “studies” part makes feel enthusiast and excited. But I am not going to blurt out why, “baka maudlot!”. Finding myself very unproductive made me get up from bed, my eyes swept the room trying to look for something to do and I saw my laptop staring at me. And that’s why I am writing now.

Well there are stories I’ve been crying to share out but I guess, sometimes I don’t have to be an open book. I need to be discreet or somewhat mysterious because too much familiarity won't bring me any good.


This post is – wala may masabe lang..

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Get simple yet glamorous on your Saturdate night!

Get simple yet glamorous on your Saturdate! http://polyv.re/GHPIyN



Nowadays, I love wearing solid-color dresses. They make me look very modest yet sophisticated in every way!  Pairing them up with Crystal set of accessories make me more glam! And wearing high heels keeps me in good posture. Anyways, that's it! Keep it simple ladies and look very immaculate on your evening dates :)

Monday, September 30, 2013

Aristocrat’s Newly Born Baby: SM City Dasmariñas Branch Now Open!

The 11th branch of Aristocrat Restaurant has just been opened to touch the hearts of the people of southern Luzon. Last September 8, 2013 I was invited to this fabulous opening event of Aristocrat’s new branch, held at the Upper Ground Floor of the new Annex Wing in SM City Dasmarinas Cavite. 




Mrs. Priscila Reyes Pacheco, The president of Aristocrat, led the ceremony by a ribbon cutting. It was very grand, that there was a band known as Banda Kawayan to play Filipino music to suits the theme of traditional Filipino festival and put the guest to serene mind state. There was also a sumptuous merienda buffet catered of course by Aristocrat. And there were bunches of people also supported the event while the others were just so excited to satisfy their longings. 







This is really a momentous event of Aristocrat as they step forward to another milestone.  Visit Aristorcrat SM City Dasmarinas branch   which also offers wide range of services. For bulk orders and reservations you can contact (046) 424-0000. And for parties and catering, you can call their Main Office at +632-524-7671 to 80 or visit their website at www.aristocrat.com.ph. For delivery, call at +63-894-0000.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Nothing beats the most experienced!

Last Sunday, I was invited to this whole day event of open rice called "Eat's a date event with Aristocrat". A group of bloggers, including me, visited a couple of branches of Aristocrat,this includes the branch in Malate,Manila San Pablo Laguna, and their newly open branch in SM Dasmariñas. 

Our meeting place was set in Aristocrat,Malate where we also had our breakfast. I feel a pang of excitement seeing Aristocrat and with their new façade. I remember when I was a kid and the stretch of Roxas Blvd. was still a partying place at night I used to have dinner with my family in Aristocrat. And I was so impressed on how customers do come and go by then until now.




BREAKFAST

I was supposed to order Beef Tapa for breakfast as usual, but my friend persuade me to try their other best sellers and so I had their Longganisa and Chicken Pork Adobo. It's a combination of 1pc each of chicken/pork adobo and Aristocrat’s Special Longganisa sided with sunny-side-up egg. I paired it with their hot native chocolate drink that complements the salty taste of my main with its sweetness. I must admit that Adobo is one of my favorite Filipino dishes. And there's nothing on its taste that amused me, but its the soft and tender texture that got me. 



Longganisa and Chicken Pork Adobo



Hot Native Chocolate Drink

 LUNCH

We headed to Ultimart San Pablo,Laguna where another branch of Aristocrat is located. For lunch, we had Hototai Soup for appetizer which was really scrumptious by the way,and we had the Aristocrat Classics ( Chicken Barbecue, Boneless Chicken Barbecue, Pork Barbecue, Pork Spareribs Barbecue) plus Lumpiang Shanghai for the main.


Hototai  Soup


Aristocrat Classics ( Chicken Barbecue, Boneless Chicken Barbecue, Pork Barbecue, Pork Spareribs Barbecue)

Lumpiang Shanghai

What can I say? Their barbecue is still the best in town! and it really goes well with their Java rice. They also serve it with their specially packed java sauce, but I like it just the way it is no need for the sauce. It was the first time I have tried their Lumpiang Shanghai, it was equally cooked, the wrapper was not thick as you can taste and fillings at your first bite. Its simultaneously smell of herbs and spices will entice your taste buds that surely will keep you coming back.


THE ARISTOCRAT BAKESHOP


Aristocrat widens their expertise as they also conquer the field on baking.


Taken at the Roxas Boulevard Branch

I really want to highlight this Torta Delos Reyes Sansrival which is named after the family and that by far the best Sansrival I've ever tasted! Nah shit!

That crunch sensation in my every bite, with the white and the milk chocolate that melts in my mouth, the bitter and simultaneously sweet smell of it puts my mood in calm. The lips smacking lite cover of chocolate ganache keeps me coming back.

Just a mouthwatering goodness I can't resist! 

You can visit their website at http://www.aristocratbakeshop.com.ph/index.php then CRAVE MORE!







Thursday, September 5, 2013

Say hello to Mr. Perfect

“His gum dropper shape, genuine beauty and bespoke aura will make you fall in love! They say, only a few sees him perfectly because of its introvert-like attitude. He hides behind these fluffy white smoke and gets out depending on  his mood. And please, do not dare pissed him of, surely, there’s no way you would want to get yourself in trouble.” – introducing Mr. Perfect.

Mt. Mayon, is known because of its perfect cone shape, it'll be found in Legazpi, Albay. You barely see it very vulgar on a regular day visit. But lucky us to see it at its finest perfection! Now.. Say hello to Mr. Perfect! J 

Mt. Mayon, taken at Cagsawa Ruins, Legazpi, Albay


Lovely ladies at this this lovey place :) just so us! 

Cagsawa Ruins Church

Taken,7:00 in the morning. No one's there but us having fun :) :) :)  - thank you Jenny De Vera for this very nice group photo!

I suggest that if you want to see Mt. Mayon in its really good mood, make it in the morning at Cagsawa Ruins. It's just 10-15min away from Legazpi Airport.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Girlfriends: At its finest!

Things maybe different now but my love and care for these girls won’t change. There could be misunderstandings but at the end of the day we know that “stupid things don’t matter but us” and meeting halfway won’t hurt. Not even the tips of our hair!




Last month we had our very first staycation at Intercontinental Hotel, Makati. We intended to stay for just one night but we ended up extending for another night (I think we just can’t get over the fun).  And everything was just PERFECT! :D



Maybe we should do this more often (especially during off peak season LOL!)


I could say that they are the BESTEST GIRLFRIENDS in the world that I couldn't ask for more!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

PLDT HOME Fibr - The Most Powerful Broadband

This very high technology phase is thirsting for worthy and efficient internet connection and so I am, especially when I’m at home.  Getting in touch from work and personal stuffs would probably want me to have a very good internet connection particularly in my field of work and lifestyle.

In touched to that, we have these internet providers that has been studying and seeking some retorts to these essentials to provide subscribers the best they could have and how could they maximize the use of their gadgets/appliances through efficient internet connection.



And yes! Finally, PLDT HOME laid down their cards and stepped forward to another milestone with their Fibr, an ultra-fast broadband with movies-on-demand as it now offers Cignal Digital TV that allows subscribers to relish high definition TV at home using the dedicated Fibr Connection. Fab right?, this is really something I am looking forward to.

Last week, July 31 (just to be exact) PLDT launched their new PLDT HOME Fibr – TheMost Powerful Broadband held at BhuddhaBar Manila located at Pical Place along Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. There were celebrities, bloggers, media and some known individuals attended this event. And it was really cool as the hottest DJ from Hong Kong, DJ Tenshar rocks the floor with her distinct variety mix of music. (Not to mention the overflowing food and drinks).



Forget the fun and back to the topic, Fibr will further solidify PLDT’s market dominance as it works to archive its P38 Billion core income target this year. How to achieve it?  Having 78 Cignal Channels running on Fibr connection, the subscribers would probably fall into this, and it will attract more! It serves clearer, crisper and sharper image and quality for more lifelike viewing experience. As Cignal Digital TV caters 78 digital channels that include 19 in high resolution such as Colours HD (their very own exclusive lifestyle channel), Food Network HD, Fashion TV HD, Star World HD, HBO HD, NBA Premium HD, Nat Geo HD, Cartoon Network HD, and just a like.

Staying at home, bumping your head on the four sides of you room is over! With the new Fibr Connection you could just widen the use of your gadgets/appliances. For Fibr subscribers, they only needs to upgrade to the triple play package that comes with a broadband, landling and Cignal Digital TV. Triple play package can be connected to up to three TV sets.


For non-subscribers, this package of a powerful broadband with hight definition Cignal Digital TV channels could be yours for only P3500 (Fibr starting plan in speeds of up to 8Mbps and the Cignal Digital TV service comes free at higher plans). For inquiries, call FibrHotline at 101-FIBR or logon to their website ( www.pldthome.com/fibr )

Monday, June 24, 2013

TGIM!

Who would not say Thank God it’s Monday?

It’s Monday, and I usually have it as my off from work. My friend Aylin gave me an Eat-all-you-can Dim sum gift certificate for two from Red Lantern which can only be availed during weekdays (11:30-15:00). She gave it to me since she won’t be able to use it because of conflict on her schedule at work. Lucky me to have a Monday off!


Well then, I asked my Aunt Ethel if she can go with me in Solaire Resort and Casino (near Mall of Asia) to have it claimed (of course who would not want to? Lol. She replied.) And I felt buoyant and relieved. So I made reservation for two, timed at 1:00 pm the same day.


As we walked inside, my eyes swept the entire room as their ambiance knocked me out on silence.  I looked at Aunt and I saw her eyes gleaming, as if she’s really impressed with the vibes. Shame on me I didn't take a lot of good photos, which made me wanted to come back (aside from the food I haven’t tasted yet).




Our server Karen was introduced to us by the girl at the front desk who accompanied us to where we should be seated. Their staffs were really accommodating and gracious. Karen gave us the list of options and I tried to read them all but I ended up asking her for their best sellers. Reading them was just a waste of time and effort.


Ordering of food was made easy as you just have to check the box of your desire. The list was categorized into 7 groups which were; SOUP, STEAMED, RICE ROLLS, CONGEE, DEEP FRIED, NOODLES & RICE and DESSERT.

We were not that hungry to have a soup for appetizer instead we went straight to the steamed. 

For the steamed, we got Shrimp dumplings with coriander and water chestnuts (har kau), Steamed Pork Dumpling ‘Siew Mai’, Glutinous rice with chicken and salted egg in lotus leaf (which I didn’t get to take photos of), Steamed Chicken feet with X.O. sauce and Steamed pork ribs with black beans. Everything was really good and perfectly cooked they are a must to try.


We had Shrimp and Parsley from the Rice Rolls, Auntie said it was good but I did not like it. I found it lousy or maybe I just don’t like it saucy.


Their Congee of the day was Chicken and Mushrooms and so we had one.


 I felt sick when I tasted this Congee. Each just actually had a scoop of it and never returns for another.  I bet it’s good together with the steamed pork ribs with black bean (will try that when I get back).

Here’s to my favourite group, Deep Fried.

From the Deep Fried, Karen suggested everything we had. Prawn and cuttlefish with almond flakes and thyme was a mind blowing dish. Who would think that inside of that almond flakes were prawn and cuttlefish? I wouldn’t. Good thing they don’t have the picture of each in the menu because I will surely not get that thing! But, hellya! That was an excellent dish. The oven baked egg tartlets were indulging, it’s not that sweet and it was rightly baked. And the mouth watering Karatifi Roll with avocado was my favourite of them all. IT IS TO DIE FOR! To that was the only dish that I had to order twice (and craving for it right now).   

*Chilled osmanthus flower and wolfberry with Aloe Vera

*Chilled grass jelly with longan

We had Chilled osmanthus flower and wolfberry with Aloe Vera and Chilled grass jelly with longan for dessert both were lip-smacking but I enjoyed having this Aloe Vera jelly in sweet floral syrup more than the grass jelly with longan. Even Auntie felt the same thing.



Personally, I did enjoy the food, the service and the ambiance and would probably go back there soon.

Red Lantern
Solaire Resort and Casino
Entertainment City
(Near SM Mall of Asia) Pasay 

telephone: +632-888-8888

Friday, April 26, 2013

Glimpse of Summer



Beach, sunnies, mini shorts, tank tops, sunblock, flip flops ?  Yes! Summer has yet to come and we want to get ready for it!



Classiore joined the SuperSale Summer Edition 2013 bazaar for the first time that was held last March 1-3, 2013 at the World Trade Center! The girls (Yani, Aylin, Kae, Tin) and I were really excited about this event, because we’ll not just be a bazaar goers but we are joining the bazaar as we are placing a booth for Classiore “YEHEY!”.




One week preparation on this was not a good idea for us have to rushed everything from the supplies to the booth materials, to the schedules and etc!  



 
We went to World Trade Center a night before the first day of bazaar to set up our booth. Seeing others booth was a huge embarrassment to us as we didn't get to buy a tent for our booth and a banner to put at least instead, we only have a small table for our accessories to display, one clothes rack and a chair, and this is how careless were we. We did not expect that it will be that big event for us so “PANIC MODE: ON”.




    
To our surprise,  first day went well as we got to sell a lot of stuffs even our booth was not that pleasing and inviting for people to come yet our persuasiveness does and not to mention our colorful and head turners accessories. We were celebrating like “yeah! We’re rich men!”, but at the back our minds there’s still two more days that we have to last, so pray!






We just got so lucky that we get to buy a tent and we also get to print a banner on our second day to invite more people 





On the last day, we've decided not to buy so much stuff to sell as it was the last day plus a bad weather went along. But I think that was not a good decision since people still came in for the last day of the bazaar not to mind the bad weather.

And yes, finally we made it till the last day of bazaar! We could say that it was a huge success! May we continue to give our customers satisfaction. Ladies, remember that BEAUTY REMAINS IN STYLE.




Thank you so much for your support, until our next bazaar ladies!

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