Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Clothes Buffet Manila -- Shop-all-you-can for 15 minutes!

I'm always writing about eat-all-you-can buffets. This is because I don't really like spending too much on food and I feel I get my money's worth in a buffet. I can choose what I want to eat from up to over a hundred dishes and there's no limit to how much I can consume.

Clothes Buffet Manila
Now imagine the same concept applied to clothes shopping. Yes, you read right. There's a new shopping concept in town and it's called Clothes Buffet Manila. I can sum it up in three phrases: One ziploc bag. 15 minutes. Shop all you can!

Clothes Buffet Manila
Anyhow I was invited to the media preview of Clothes Buffet Manila yesterday. The actual event Clothes Buffet Manila main event is happening in October but this is a sampling of how it's going to be.

Clothes Buffet Manila
It's as easy as 1-2-3. Pick It, Zip It, and Keep it!
  1. Book your schedule. Clothes Buffet Manila's First Season is happening Oct. 17-18, 2014 at Ariato in Il Terrazzo. To make sure you have a shop-all-you-can slot, you need to reserve and pay in advance. You can do so HERE. A Clothes Buffet Manila slot costs P1,999. 
  2. On your chosen day and time, go to the venue 30 minutes early so that you can prepare in peace. Latecomers will not be given extensions.
  3. You will be given one resealable bag to fill. Everything you can fit inside without tearing or damaging the bag is yours to take home. This is provided you are able to securely zip the top of the bag. Damaged bags will be disqualified and you will need to pay P100 for a new bag. No fitting allowed.
  4. You can only have one bag per session, but you can book and pay for multiple sessions if one isn't enough.
  5. After you seal your bag, it will be validated and if it's in accordance with the terms, everything inside is yours to take home.

The First Edition Philippines Starbucks Card!

Starbucks revealed their latest Starbucks Reward Card yesterday evening. If you've been following them on their social networking accounts, you probably know what it is already.

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
It's the First Edition Philippines Starbucks Card featuring our national bird, the Philippine Eagle or Haribon. It's rendered in blue, red, yellow, and white which are the colors of the Philippine Flag.

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
Here's a closer look. This card is exclusive to the Philippine market and will be available at all Starbucks stores staring July 29, 2014. What's more, from July 29 - 31, 2014, customers who activate a Philippine Starbucks Card with least P1,500 will receive a free additional P300 load.

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
The Philippine Starbucks Card also has a matching tumbler. If you buy this tumbler from July 29 - August 31, 2014 using your Philippine Starbucks Card, you're entitled to one free Tall handcrafted beverage.

But wait there's more! August 7, 2014 marks the 1st year anniversary of the Starbucks Card in the Philippines. To celebrate, all handcrafted beverages purchased using a Starbucks Card will be given a free upsize on this day.

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
Yay I got to take home a First Edition Philippines Starbucks Card and Tumbler!

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
The Starbucks Card comes in many different designs. It's the perfect gift because there's one for every occasion plus it's for keeps since it's reloadable.

Philippine Edition Starbucks Card
Upon purchase, the First Edition Philippines Starbucks Card comes with a matching envelope like this one. What do you think? :D

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

5 Things I learned at the Smart Bro Quiz Night!

Okay so last Thursday night, hubby and I headed on over to Skinny Mike's at Bonifacio Global City for the Smart Bro Quiz Night. It was the first Smart event I had ever attended, albeit it wasn't really an event in the strictest sense. There wasn't anything being launched and we didn't really need to blog about it but it was a pretty unusual evening so I'll tell you about it anyway, lol.

Smart Bro Quiz Night
Call time was 7pm but we got to Skinny Mike's at around 8pm because of the horrendous traffic. We were teamed up with the jocks in more ways than one -- DJs Gino, Chico, and Delamar (who arrived much later) and athletes Phil and James Younghusband! The non-jocks were hubby, myself, and Colleen. I'm ganking this photo off Phil's Instagram account. Our team name was TeamPura (Tempura) because we were all hungry and we couldn't really think of one. Bongga I made a guest appearance on Phil, Gino, and Chico's IGs lol.

Amidst munching on the endless platters of food that kept arriving at our table, small talk, and answering the weirdest questions ever, I'm happy to say I learned a few things:

  1. DJs are immortal. They HAVE to go to work even if there's a supertyphoon wreaking havoc in the city. During typhoon Glenda, DJs Chico, Delamar, and Gino reported to work.
  2. There are only 6 days in a year when the Younghusbands don't have to practice. I didn't ask which days, but I'm guessing Christmas, New Year, Good Friday... no idea what the other 3 are.
  3. The Twitter bird's name is Larry. Larry Bird. O_o
  4. Nokia started out as a toilet paper manufacturer.
  5. Clash of Clans is the #1 top-grossing app.
These are just the things I remember off the top of my head.

Now why didn't we get any questions in the music and sports categories? We didn't win but it was pretty fun.

Thank you Smart for adopting me for the night! :)

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Marie France i.Lipo for a sexier you! Win a session worth at least P10k!

I went to check out Marie France's latest slimming treatment a few weeks back. My tummy is the bane of my existence. I swear it's so hard to trim even an inch off it.

Marie France i.Lipo
We had healthy snacks comprised mostly of fresh pressed juices, yogurt, and fruits. We don't want to waste the treatment, do we? Lol!

Marie France i.Lipo
Got to catch up with my lovely friends NJ, Mrs. Martinez, and Bea!

Marie France i.Lipo
Without further ado I was ushered into the treatment room. Marie France Philippines never fails to amaze me with the level of personalization they go into every event. They go out of their way to make you feel like a queen -- no exaggeration!

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