Saturday, October 22, 2016

Meet and Greet Cartoon Network Characters at BGC This Weekend!

To celebrate the new offerings of their Cartoon Network apps, Globe has a fun weekend in store at BGC this weekend - specifically for kids and kids-at-heart who absolutely love Cartoon Network! :)

The new features are being showcased through a fun digital experience at the Globe ICONIC Store at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater in BGC.

Once you enter, you get a chance to fill up one of these 'passports'. If you fill everything up, you get the chance to win a new phone or a cool Cartoon Network loot bag!

Look! Syrena got to meet Gumball and Darwin!

Free Kimy popsicles all day! (Not a good idea for the kiddies, though. :p)

Cool Ben 10 merch on sale!

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The bad-ass stage at the Globe ICONIC store.

Kids get to line up for face painting or body painting.

They can doodle and color whilst there, too!

I love how organised this mini bouncy castle was. :)

Of course, the highlights all happened onstage: 

The Powerpuff Girls have a very cute choreographed segment prepared for everybody.

Even Finn and Jake make an appearance.

And look - Ben 10 is there, too!

Love Cartoon Network? Well, thanks to Globe Telecom, Globe customers can now livestream Cartoon Network and on-demand content on the Cartoon Network Watch and Play app.

Just download the app (it's free!) and unlock various services, including livestreaming Cartoon Network on your devices, playing games, and getting access to full episodes on demand. A unique micro-network called Cartoon Network Anything is now part of the Globe app bundle, as well.

My 6-year-old is definitely a very happy camper now that she can be a hero with Ben 10 and the Omnitrix, rule the Candy Kingdom with Princess Bubblegum, flip out with The Powerpuff Girls and embark on mathematical adventures with Finn and Jake whenever she wants.

Check out how the app works here:

Did I mention there's a 30-day free trial this November? I definitely don't see us deleting the app anytime soon, though. Thanks, Globe, for the awesomeness that both Syrena and I can enjoy! :) Cartoon Network Anything can also be accessed for free via the Globe Switch app.

Don' forget to like Cartoon Network Asia and Globe Telecom on Facebook for more updates and fun stuff! :)

Monday, October 10, 2016

BDJ Fair 2016: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a VIP Pass (It's Only Php200!)

I've been a fan of Belle De Jour (or BDJ) for years now. Through the years, I've come to find that their beauty subscription box is an amazing way to discover new beauty brands and even meet the beauty products of your dreams.

Another great thing about BDJ is their events. I've met many fellow beauty aficionados at their events and learned a lot of tips and tricks from their previous workshops. As such, I cannot wait for the BDJ Fair this Sunday at the SM MOA Music Hall! Here are 5 reasons why I think you should get a VIP pass to the event:

BDJ Fair 2016: 5 Reasons Why You Should Get a VIP Pass

5. It's only Php200.

A ton of activities to enjoy and a bunch of memories to make for only Php200? Yes, please! :D

4. You'll get to learn something!

At BDJ events, Bellas come together to learn, experience, and have fun through different talks, booths, activities and workshops. With a VIP Pass, you get to choose to attend two of the talks from this roster:

You can also avail of a workshop and get a VIP Pass with it - plus access to exclusive VIP booth activities! Find out more here.

3. Meet the new BDJ Planners!

The much-awaited next edition of BDJ Planners will be launched at this event!!! I've used every single BDJ Planner made since their inception and I must say: they are totally worth it. I can't wait to see the new BDJ Power Planner, NAVI, Everything is Possible, Focus Journal and even other BDJ paper products.

You'll even get to customize your planner of choice! :D

2. Get a special loot bag!

Bellas with a VIP Pass will get a special loot bag at the event! :D And who doesn't love discovering new products and getting bang for their buck, right? :)

1. You'll get to help various advocacies.

One of the best parts about the annual BDJ Fair is that, through it, you can help raise funds for the advocacies that BDJ supports. Why not have fun and learn new things while helping out at the same time? :)

The BDJ Team is always on the lookout for ways to empower Filipinas to live life to the fullest. Now on their 11th year and with 60,000 members, BDJ continues to make a difference in the lives of Filipinas by encouraging them to have an unshakeable trust in their hearts to overcome the waves of life and push themselves forward - without fear and without limitations.

Want to join the BDJ Fair this year? :) I'm giving away 5 VIP Passes right here. Just fill up this Rafflecopter form:

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Hoes Over Bros.

This time last year, I didn't really have a lot of friends. I would like to blame this on the guy that I was dating, but I also know that it was a personal choice that I made at the time - a bad one, I must admit.

black aviator sunglasses from Ray-Ban / black Rolling Stones tank top and black floral skirt from Forever 21 / animal print boots from SM Parisian

I was hurt by a guy who ghosted me last year, so when this new guy swooped in and showered me with attention, I decided to forgo having friends and have nothing but him in my life. It's not that I didn't want to hang out with my friends anymore. It's just that he didn't like me hanging out with my friends.

He was the jealous type, so he didn't like it when I went out drinking - forget the fact that I only ever go out drinking with my girls and gay friends. I tried inviting him to go out drinking with us, too; but he also happened to be the socially inept type who couldn't look new people in the eye, let alone hold conversations with them.

I tried hanging out with my friends even though he didn't like it, but that just turned out being a whole lot more trouble than it was worth. There was a lot of screaming, explaining and more screaming, and then I started lying about being in bed getting ready to sleep just to hang out with them… until I got caught and there was more screaming, explaining and more screaming, that I just stopped going out to appease him and keep the waters calm.

My resting bitch face

Fast forward to the day things blew up and I learned that he had been cheating on me for months and there I was… without friends… and no one to talk to. That's when I realised that 'hoes over bros' really should be my mantra.

And so, that's how it has been ever since I started dating Julian. Fortunately, Julian is the sociable type, so I can bring him out with me and introduce him to practically anyone and he'll be able to hold his own.

In fact, I am proud to say that he gets along with my friends just great - so much so that he hangs out with us for hours on end, and the best part is that my friends don't see him as just 'the boyfriend' (you know the kind I mean: the one who's there, but doesn't wanna be there and looks like he just wants to leave).

Why am I talking about this? Why do I think this is important? Well, I've heard so many girl friends tell me they can't hang out because their boyfriends won't let them. Having been there, I just want to say: please don't let your boyfriends dictate your life.

You wanna hang out with your friends? Go hang out with your friends. You wanna dress a certain way? Dress however the heck you want to. Do you enjoy putting on makeup because it makes you feel better about yourself? Pack it on.

Why should you let a man dictate what you do or don't do? If you let your boyfriend control your life now, just imagine what it will be like years from now. Unless, of course, you don't see yourself with this guy in the long term… In which case, what are you even doing with him to begin with?

Remember: at the end of the day, your friends are who you've got. I'm just lucky mine welcomed me back with open arms and willingly worked with me at rebuilding our bonds, even though I ignored them for half a year. Don't let that happen to you. If you don't wanna lose your man, find some sort of compromise. Your life will be much happier if you find the right balance. :)