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SPREAD THE WORD: Relief Drive for the victims of Monsoon Floods

Hello everyone! Sorry for the delay of posts… I’ve been busy with work and well, all this rain which we can’t call a legit typhoon. Anyway, we at Moonleaf are organizing a relief drive over at our Maginhawa branch to gather all your donations for the victims of the monsoon flooding. All donations are welcome – cash, food, waters, clothes, toiletries, etc. Please contact me @Jonver_David, Thysz @thysz, or Tonyo @tonyocruz for coordination, if necessary.

Again, our country is facing a huge challenge, but it is up to us to step up and help our own people. A little help goes a long way and any effort is appreciated. Keep safe everyone :)

P.S. If you’re from the South, and can’t come all the way to the North (obviously) you can drop them off at Binalot (@binalot) Dela Costa branch at Makati. Also, refer to this link for list of relief operations around the country. Thank you very much!

One Bookworm-y Saturday

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It’s been almost two weeks since we held the very first Bookworm Brigade bookswap + bookdrive at Moonleaf Maginhawam, and I am still overwhelmed of what we were able to do – gather books and book lovers and share it with each other. I’m glad that a lot were commending what we did but little did they know that it just really began with a tweet.

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The untold story was Cariza, Jonard and I were just tweeting, actually ranting, how we are out of books and cash and how we want to read more books. We initially thought of swapping books. But then we thought we could bring some more friends over, until the event page was made. Long story cut short, the event grew bigger and next time we know we’re  facing piles and piles of books at Moonleaf Maginhawa. STILL. OVERWHELMING. FOR. ME.

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DSC_0436Goofing around while manning our makeshift nooks :)

DSC_0441Team DGNTY dropped some books as well. Thanksies girls!

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I really promise, we’ll do it longer next time! A lot were tweeting that they weren’t able to drop by because we packed up just before 5pm! It’s because some of us were heading to Makati to Mashable Social Media Day! I really make it a point to head over there to show my support to my friends who organized it.

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When will be the next Bookworm Brigade? I really don’t know. Honestly, if it were up to me, I’d have it monthly. But let’s see where this will lead us. I’m just really glad that people appreciated what we did, and I really think my team deserves pats-on-the-back… and a SPIDER-MAN MOVIE!

Cariza, Jonard, if you’re reading this. Thank you and see you on Saturday for that movie date! Teehee!

STATUS x Moonleaf x Maroon 5

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But before we even start with what went with STATUS Magazine‘s amazing tea party with Moonleaf Tea Shop, meet two of my pretty friends – Thysz and Julianna

DSC_0336Moonleaf’s Wintermelon Milk Tea…

DSC_0338…and STATUS for everyone! ADAM LEVINE ON THE COVER!

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DSC_0342I love the carpeted lounge section in the STATUS HQ! Every office should totally have one IMHO

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I cannot stop spazzing over Adam on the cover!! Best thing evar

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DSC_0349And this bookmark, yaaaaaaaaaaaaay

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And by far the best part of their room (well, aside from the lounge, haha)

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It was really fun hanging out with everyone at the STATUS HQ! What more fun is to have Wintermelon Milk Tea to sweeten this hangout. And there’s Adam Levine at the cover – more than enough!

And playing Rolling in the Deep – Trip to Jerusalem a la STATUS Magazine!

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Thrifted vest-dress, and military boots

Thank you STATUS!
I love you :)

Friday Night High

I seriously loooooooooooooooooove Village Tavern at The Fort! I think it’s one of the best new places in town.

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This smoked bacon flatbread pizza is one of the BEST pizzas I’d ever had!

DSC_0034It’s my first time to meet Nikita Conwi of RX 93.1! Sucha nice lass… anyway, comment/vote for her to be the next I am Meg Style Ambassador!

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After dinner, we went to Centerstage for some booze and songs! AND JACOB KILLED EVERY SONG HE SANG! He’s so good, I wanna tear his vocal chords off! Haha, I wish I took some vids though…

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I miss these people! Been weeks since I last saw them. Get together soon, yes?

Bloggers United 3!

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It was a pleasant welcome to June when our friends over at Bloggers United held their very famous bazaar and all their fans/readers/friends were all too supportive and giddy to have the Grandview Events Place in Makati so packed!!

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And of course, I cannot pass up the opportunity to meet my favorite blogger friends and snag some of their fab clothes – which you will see in my future posts!

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Kookie Buhain

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Karl Leuterio

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Mike Magallanes

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JP Singson

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Paul Jatayna and Willar Mateo

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DSC_1117Kelly Medina, Megann Jabola, Angel Rodriguez, Jacob Gayanelo, Vergil Chua

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Kaye Awatin

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Paul “The PR Guy” Chuapoco

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Thrifted oversized hoodie and military boots, Hang Ten brown shorts and wayfarers 

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I really loved my outfit which is really half ukay, and half sponsored. Hehe. I particularly liked my loose top ’cause I have to go around the metro all day and it really is easy to run around town when you’re wearing something as comfy as this.

Congratulations to Bloggers United for making yet another groundbreaking event spearheaded by the net’s most influential fashion bloggers! We love you!!!

Are you confident enough?

Now these are the few times that I really wish I am a girl!

Yeah it doesn’t mean I’m gay that I want to be a girl. I have my exceptions though – clothes and shoes, all those straight men, and privileges like these. Haha! I’ve been talking to my college best friend, Hanna, that we’ve been thru crazy auditions as BFFs, but we think we cannot this time. How I wish I am a crazy girl right now :P

SO WHY NOT?! Why not go on a crazy week and do something outrageous everyday? Dress up like it’s Halloween (or Born This Way Ball, lolz) everyday. Talk to a complete stranger and sing Call Me Maybe. Walk in a straight line anywhere. Pretend that it’s your birthday. OR WHAT ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF SOMETHING CRAZY? What matters is the adventure you’ll get while doing it!

Rexona asks us, WHY NOT? So maybe Hanna and I will end up auditioning? WATCH OUT :P

Follow these simple steps above to join and have a chance to have the adventure of your lifetime AND take home 500 grand! NOW TELL ME WHY I DO NOT WISH I AM A GIRL RIGHT NOW!

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Last Monday, just right before Independence day, along with some bloggers, we spent dinner at M Cafe with Rexona and Unilever Philippines to discuss this new crazy project. I tell you, the girls behind this were crazy too, I love them!

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And speaking of crazy, I met up with two of my craziest and the bestest friends I’d ever had in college, too! Say hello to Hanna and Ella (who most prolly should join this contest!)

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WHY NOT JOIN NOW! Deadline is on June 17 (THIS. SUNDAY. ALREADY.) To know more about this, like them on Facebook!

Civic Duty Launch Party

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DSC_0470Very inclined to Jerome Lorico’s present collection :)

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DSC_0472This is my favorite pair!

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DSC_0478Another favorite from the Bumgarners

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I love these Tyvec shoes by Civic Duty!

Bloggers United STRIKES 3!

Third time’s the charm for the most anticipated fashion bloggers event in the country!

Bloggers United is staging their third bloggers bazaar this June 2 at the Grandview Events Place to once again gather Manila’s top fashion bloggers in one single venue outside of the World Wide Web. After holding two successful events last year, Bloggers United has easily become one of the most anticipated affairs for both fashion bloggers and readers in the metro.  More than just a bazaar, Bloggers United also partners with charitable groups to use and channel their influence in a positive manner.

Through the overwhelming power of social media and blogs in today’s generation, the previous Bloggers United events have successfully joined forces with top fashion bloggers like Laureen Uy, Camille Co, Kryz Uy and many more to inspire their followers and to raise funds for various beneficiaries,  namely KIDS Foundation and GMA Kapuso Foundation. This time around, the event will benefit Operation Smile Philippines.

The event gets better and better every time! To make Bloggers United 3 even more momentous, top Indonesian fashion blogger Anastasia Siantar of The Brown Platform will also be selling alongside Cebu fashion bloggers and our very own top celebrities Divine Lee & Sarah Meier.

So, if you love blog-reading and blog-hopping, Bloggers United is sure to be the perfect end-of-summer bazaar for you. Not only will you be able to bump elbows with your favorite bloggers at the event, but you will also be able to snag some of their own stylish statement pieces as they open their closets to sell to the public. Stay-up-to-date with the biggest gathering of bloggers by following us on Twitter (twitter.com/bloggers_united) and Facebook (facebook.com/bloggersunitedph), and bookmarking our official webpage (bloggersunited.org).

Bloggers United is in partnership with: 
Operation Smile
Globe Tattoo

Event is co-presented by:
Colgate
Hedgren
Jansport
Canon
Zalora
Raffles
Clear
Pond’s
Hotel Celeste

Official Media Partners:
ETC
Meg
Status Magazine
When in Manila
Gadgets Magazine

In cooperation with:
Kotex
Payless
Nail It
Fashionary
Pinkbox
Coca Cola
Lorys 

Special thanks:
The Closet Goddess
Le Plume
Asian Vogue
Bubbles

Who rocks your [online] world?

Tattoo, the #1 broadband in the Philippines continues this year with its trailblazing recognition of social media celebrities and influencers with the prestigious Tatt Awards, the first-ever awards platform for online personalities who have inspired, led, influenced and sparked changes in the world in a positive way.

Learn how to nominate your online rockstar by watching this guide by Petra Mahalimuyak!

The first-ever Tatt awards held last year gathered and shone the limelight on technophiles, video vamps and passionate advocates of change.

This year, the Council members, led by Globe Tattoo’s Dong “@FierceDong” Ronquillo, include award-winning journalist and ABS-CBN News & Public Affairs social media pioneer Maria Ressa; Filipino singer, comedian, and YouTube sensation Mikey Bustos; TV Personality-columnist and style guru Tim Yap; former music director for the rock station NU107.5 FM and musician Francis Brew; Multi-awarded humor blogger and one of Tatt Awards 2011 winners, The Professional Heckler, Loi Landicho; one of the most sought-after corporate, fashion and advertising photographers in the Philippines, Wig Tysmans; TV Host, Editor, Columnist, Endorser and Actor Raymond Gutierrez; model, host, magazine editor and sports enthusiast Rovilson Fernandez; Commissioner to the National Youth Commission and Outstanding student leader Gio Tingson; and Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) Vice President Pao Peña.

Here are the categories you can choose from! Nominate your best bet NOW!

“This year’s Tatt awards will honor a new batch of digital rockers,” explains Dong Ronquillo, head of the Tattoo Nomadic Broadband Business. “What sets Tatt awards from other web-centric awards is that we look beyond mere statistics and acknowledge individuals who have expressed an opinion, created inspiring works or ignited social change. This is not a mere popularity contest but a recognition of people who used the social media space to share what they are most passionate about and, in the process, created positive influence and stirred action among people,” he adds.

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Some outtakes from the Tatt Awards 2012 launch at Buddha Bar! Had the grandest time with Manila’s tweeps, bloggers, and social media mavens!

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Support your favorite online rock stars who rocked the social media stage as Tattoo opens the curtain once again to give them their well-deserved Tatt awards.

You can start nominating now here! Voting starts June 13, 2012!

Mister x Manila Launch at Greyone Social

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Carved from the mind, made straight into material, Mister brand puts a modernistic spin on classic men’s attire. The inherently stylish, San Francisco born designers engineer their garments to contain quality and comfort, with superior attention to detail and everlasting style.

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Largely manufacturing their clothing in San Francisco gives Mister brand the opportunity to not only enrich it’s community, but the capability to chaperon every garments construction from start to finish. Mister, made for all men, and for every wardrobe.

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Here in the Philippines, Mister is exclusively distributed by Greyone Social at Greenbelt 5. Along with brands like Vans, Hellz Bellz, Dissizit, and couple more of hip-hop-skater feel brands, the addition of Mister in the racks of Greyone Social adds an opposite but welcome complement. I particularly liked the minimalist and basic tees with a subtle diversion to prints. Also the reversible collar in the shirt is an interesting piece.

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A couple of accessories like this wooden bow is also part of the Mister collection at Greyone Social. I like how this is in collaboration with our local designers and manufacturers. Dee Jae Paeste, who designed the absolutely amazing pieces for Mister, is a proud supporter of Postura PH, also. Spot him wearing some indigenous tribal accessories below:

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I was in Greyone Social as well, so I took the chance to spot some items I think y’all would be interested to:

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These shoes are made from paper. But they don’t tear, and are water-proof! Civic Duty sneakers are definitely in my wish list!

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Vans shoes can be also bought in the store! My eyes are on the new high cuts!

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And several other graphic tees are available… You check Greyone Social’s Tumblr for more of these prints!

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One last hurrah for this post: shout out to Greyone Social’s fabulous owner, Ms. Rosario Herrera for personally showing me around, and introducing me to people. She has been a very accommodating host, and it has been a worthwhile trip to Greenbelt, which is a bit far from where I work and live. Well, that’s even aside from Mister’s beautiful collection!

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I thought I’d give ode to the Greyone vibe but I really don’t wanna go all hip-hop ’cause it’s not who I am. This Oxygen top (which fabric btw is perfect for the summer) helped me stick to my own style while deviating for a bit. Added love for this top: I got it for 30% off!!!

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Oxygen oversized long sleeve top, old pair of shorts, Reebok dunks