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Manila Shopaholic + BDJ Power Planner Giveaway @bdjbuzz #ManilaShopaholicXBDJGiveaway

Yeah, well you’d think maybe it’s waaay too late to plan already for the rest of the year but NO, it’s not. It’s never too late to plan. And all you have to do is to start NOW. With that, Manila Shopaholic x BDJ is encouraging you to start planning right now. For the rest of year. It’s actually pretty timely because once June sets in, it’s actually mid-year already! ACK! Time flows by soo fast.

Looking back at the year that passed, I will just give you a quick preview of the things that happened to me.


–         Change the way how my site looks. Was supposed to update it more regularly but got caught up and entangled in work and the business. But it’s all good!

Manila Shopaholic Site Revamp


–         Tried to learn something and gave water coloring a shot. Still not good but hey, well, what do you know. At least I tried something new.

Life After Breakfast Crafternoon

–         Got really involved in party decorating for my niece’s first birthday party and that really opened up my eyes to crafting! I love paper crafts.

Party Decorating

–         Won a contest and got PHP 5,000 shopping spree from Common Thread. Well, I’m one lucky girl!

Won a Contest



–         Got my first ever mini-embossing machine. When I opened it, it really felt like Christmas!

Embossing Machine

–         A TV Personality cleaned my car!

TV Personality Cleaned My Car

–         The TVC Chef of Chowking instagrammed me. Haha. The future Papa Chen!

Chowking Halo Halo

–         Found the beauty of blender bottles and meal replacements (aka too busy to eat!)

Blender Bottle + Meal Replacements


–         Launched Memory Crafters. Although, yes, there is still a lot of work for that but thank God for that and for my courage to actually try to start that.


–         Fell in love with crafting and got to meet the owner of Caboodle Box.

And still more crafting

–         Fell in love with Argan Oil, too.

Argan Oil


–         Got invited still to Make Your Own Havaianas 2014! Thank you Havaianas Philippines!

Make Your Own Havaianas

–         Fell in love with looming!

Rainbow Loom

Actually, I think there’s still a lot more that happened to me during the first part of the year but then that just might bore you to death! So my point, plan. Keep track of new experiences and memories. It’s fun looking back at them and for sure, better to look forward to new ones. I believe that the BDJ Power Planner will truly help you with this!

And because I want to help you guys out to jumpstart the next part of the year, I’m giving away 5 BDJ Power Planner. 3 via my blogand 2 via Instagram. I will give out one BDJ Power Planner per week. So this giveaway will run for a span of 3 weeks. 1 BDJ Power Planner per week for the Blog and 1 BDJ Power Planner per week via Instagram. Just follow Rafflecopter to join the giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

First week of the contest would run from May 19-26 only! Don’t forget the hashtag because I’ll be choosing the winners from there (especially for Instagram). I’ll be announcing the winners on the 27th on my Facebook and Twitter account. Good luck guys!


Manila Shopaholic

P.S. By the way, in case you don’t win this first round, there will be a second and a third round! 😉

Make your Own Havaianas 2011

From ever since its first event, I have always been a fan of the Make Your Own Havaianas (MYOH) Event. This year, the MYOH event is even bigger than ever as Havaianas brings this popular event to a bigger event venue. The event this year will be held at the Rockwell tent. This year’s event’s theme is travelling in your own personal style.

MYOH 2011
MYOH 2011

There are creative pins to watch out for. I’m thinking of going there and creating my own flip flops with the Manila pin.

MYOH Special Pair with these pins!
MYOH Special Pair with these pins!

This event will run from May 12 to May 16. I hope to see you all there!

For more information on the Make your Own Havaianas 2011 event, you can visit: http://myoh.havaianasphilippines.com/


What is Summer to You?

Summer according to Wikipedia is the warmest of the four temperate seasons, between spring and autumn. Here in the Philippines, we don’t really feel the 4 different seasons. It’s just summer and everything else. But after the Christmas holidays, when everyone is back to work or back to school and everything returns to normal, the next thing that everyone prepares for is Summer.

I looked for when summer starts in the Philippines (officially) but it does not say. From what I know, usually, the school year ends in March and that usually marks the beginning of Summer. But for purpose of reference, Spring Equinox is on March 20, 2011 and Summer Solstice is on June 21, 2011.

But, really what is summer for you? For me, when I was young, summer was a time when I was soo free and I had soo much time to do whatever I wanted. When I grew up and graduated from school, summer had a different meaning. Yes, I was more restricted. Yes, I did not have time to do whatever I wanted because I still had a schedule to keep. BUT, it was a time when I could schedule vacations or trips to places that I wanted to see.

This time around, Havaianas defined it differently. Check out their video below and find out what summer is to them…

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Manila Shopaholic’s Pininho Promos Entries and Winners

As promised, we are now posting the winners of the Pininho Promo. First of all, I’d like to thank everyone who joined this contest. All of you guys gave great ideas which made it very difficult for me and Carla (of Pininho Philippines) to decided what the top 5 entries are. So, to give honor and thanks to those people who took their time out to send in entries and adhere to the contest rules. Now, I’d like to share with you the entries of these people:

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