Hershel Supply Co: Well Travelled Launch in Manila

Herschel's well traveled launch invite

Herschel Supply Co unveiled their Well Travelled global campaign in the Philippines and showcased their Fall Collection for 2014 last August 29, 2014 in Makati City.

I’m grateful to have witnessed the event as representative of Habitat for Humanity Philippines, an NGO assisted by Herschel through their recent Typhoon Haiyan relief backpacks.   This initiative helps the ongoing rebuilding homes in the Visayas.  Thanks again to the charming and hardworking Janelle De Leon for the support (and the event invite) ;) XD

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Herschel Supply Co Well Travelled launch in Manila was graced by no other than Primer Group’s Managing Director Mark Chim, Herschel’s Product Manager Michelle Gault, Primer Group’s Vice President Paul Sy, and Herschel’s Co-Founder Jamie Cormack.   Herschel Supply Co in the Philippines is under Primer Group of Companies.

We  were welcomed by a giant puzzle game which was a sure hit during the event! A pouch with three puzzle pieces were given to each guest.  You will receive a Herschel bag as prize if your piece falls on the part of the puzzle board with a logo :D

There were cocktails and canapes for us to enjoy, and of course I wouldn’t miss tasting the coffee rum from Yardstick ! ;)  The venue, for me, was perfect for the event.  I became interested when I learned that they have workshops about coffee making, too.  By the way, the iced coffe rum on the photo was mine!

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“Herschel bags are about telling a story”, I remember these words from Jamie and Michelle during the night.  This photo montage proves the claim, and pretty much explains what the #WellTravelled campaign is about.

The stars of the night, of course, are the 2014 Fall Collection from Herschel Supply Co. Which one of these do you like?

Click here to know where to get these Herschel bags in the Philippines.

Congratulations to the event organizers ;)


From Siam w/ Love:Speed Dating Photos

From Siam with Love, a speed dating night organized by Telu Events last August 9, 2014 was a success!  Congratulations to the Irene, Darika and Maiah (event organizers) for putting up a fun activity. Yes, yes,, i was there.. and here’s my story XD..

Meet the ladies behind Telu: Irene, Darika and Maiah. Cheers!

Meet the ladies behind Telu: Irene, Darika and Maiah. Cheers!

I came in to cover the event for my blog that night not knowing a surprise awaits me – I ended up being one of the speed dating participants!  I wasn’t ‘dressed in a dress’ and was less lady-like as the rest of the girls but of course, you know me… I was game for anything and gave it a shot.   Besides,I am a qualified single who is free to join.  As expected, there are awesome guys (and ladies) I met during the night.  Their identities are a secret .

We are given 5 minutes to talk to each of participants from the opposite gender.  If we ran out of conversation topics there are cards with random questions faced down on our tables which we can pick.  My favorite ones were: “If you were an ice cream flavor, what will you be?” and “What will you do if you one a million  from the lottery.”

15 ladies and 11 gentlemen attended the event

Fifteen ladies and eleven gentlemen attended the event. Everyone was awesome!

Bangkok Cafe at Pearl Drive Ortigas was the perfect venue for the Thai themed event

Bangkok Cafe at Pearl Drive Ortigas was the perfect venue for the Thai themed event

During breaks, Darika will ask trivia questions. Freebies are given away for participants who answer correctly.

During breaks, Darika will ask trivia questions and freebies are given away for participants who answer correctly. Thanks to the sponsors! XD

I am no newbie in speed dating but it seems I haven’t mastered the art of making guys comfortable when we talk yet.  Come on, I didn’t give them a hard time but there are still awkward silent moments with some. I still find 5 minutes too short to arrive at a common interest to discuss.

Oh well, “you can’t please everybody” is a rule that still applies.  However, confidence in who you are is still key.  Everyone has their own “type”, and if love springs from events like this, that is just a BONUS!  By the way, i learned that there was a successful couple from the first batch of speed daters (I attended batch 3). That is good news, right?

A week after the event, I received my matches!  I was excited to know who among the guys I liked are also interested.  Of course, I won’t be gossiping about them here.  One thing in common among the gents is how easily it was to find a shared interest with them.   Haha, the ball is now on their hands!


Organizers with bloggers Jonah Chipeco (Flaring Felicity) and Pepi De Leon of kampeonngpagibig.com/

Organizers with bloggers Jonah Chipeco (Flaring Felicity) and Pepi De Leon of kampeonngpagibig.com/

Keep posted about speed dating events in Manila organized by Telu events through subscribing to teluevents.blogspot.com.  Also visit Pepi De Leon’s blog www.kampeonngpagibig.com

Wham! Burgers and Sausages: New Menu and More

Wham! Burgers & Sausages on its 11th year, introduces an exciting look matched with a menu to satisfy burger lovers appetite for something huge and deliciously new.

The burgers with endearingly huge patty and signature smoky flavor remains the star, but now Wham Burgers and Sausages creation are served on classic chopping boards. The buns get an upgrade too, since it now uses an artisan brioche bun – it has 30% butter which kicks up an almost cake-like taste.

Perfecting the one-third pound pure beef patties at 80% lean and 20% fat, Wham’s burger patties are gently seasoned only with natural flavor enhancers such as salt and black pepper. The time-tested Wham Burger with Cheese (P129), Double Whammy with Cheese (P199), Kapow  (P199), Bronco Burger (P199), and Whammer (P259) still remains the ultimate standard for the best gourmet burgers but the new Sausage Sandwich items will surely make all hearts skip a beat.  

Upgrade to a combo and complement the burger or sandwich with crispy, golden fries for a minimum extra charge. You can also try other side dishes such as Cross Traxx, Onion Rings, Onion Strings, Potato Wedges or Pepper Popper. Kids hankering for a bright red and festive Filipino-style Spaghetti with generous cheese on top will also find the Spaghetti very satisfying for an extra charge of only P20. 

A cozy interior awaits Wham! customers

Aside from the mouth watering menu, a cozy interior awaits Wham! customers

Good news for beer drinkers: a variety of local and imported brands of beer will match your burger craving. From San Mig Pale Pilsen, San Mig Light or Super Dry, to more sophisticated Bavaria is available in Wham Burgers and Sausages stores.Bottomless soda is another thirst-quencher you can order with your meal.

Wham Burgers is located at three branches: Katipunan, SM North Edsa (The Block), and Mall of Asia. For more information, visitwww.whamburgers.com. Follow Social Media Accounts: Wham! Burger on Facebook, WhamBurgersPH on Twitter, and whamburgersph on Instagram.  Check out new website at https://whamburgers.com/. 

Revisiting Intramuros Manila

Revisiting Intramuros Manila is always on my top list when I need to reflect about life and go back to my roots.  I lived here for almost seventeen years thus the walls and streets had my childhood and teen memories.  Though I’m no longer staying in the place,  Intramuros is still one of my most favorite places in the world.

I enjoy going back to Intramuros  whenever I have free time alone, I always take with me either my notebook or sketch pad and fill it with lots of thoughts, doodles and prayers.  Most of the time, I ask for a friend to escort me too.

I’m sharing with you some photos I was able to capture from my camera during my recent visit.  I wrote personal notes in each of them which I hope you can check out, too.

Whenever I meet foreigners or friends from abroad, Intramuros Manila is the first tourist spot in Manila I recommend them to go to.  Note that I posted here only three destinations in Intramuros: Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral and Palacio del Gobernador.  There’s so much more to see like the San Agustin Church, Baluarte de San Diego and my most loved walls of Intramuros.

Source: David Robinson – YouTube

I recommend that you sign-up for the Intramuros Walking Tour packaged for local and international tourists.  Click here to learn more.

If you happened to be going soon, feel free to say hi and send me a comment :)

An Open Letter


How I wish that conversations in relationships could be like this open letter – genuine, transparent, sincere. If the lover and beloved are able to voice out their feelings as they are, then trust will be built. They can almost always work on what is lacking and bring the best out of each other.

Originally posted on The Fickle Heartbeat:

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I loved you. I’m not sure whether I still do, but I’m sure I did at a point, and I did with every fiber of my being. You brought me unexplained happiness that took over me every time I saw you or spoke to you, something that so many others failed to do at the time, but you did perfectly well. It wasn’t just hormones or infatuation or absentmindedness or any other thing, it was love.

I can say I saw you at your best when you said you felt like a rock star. I was also there when you started doubting yourself and revealing your inner demons to me. I see you conquering audiences with your intelligence and wit, and I see you losing your cool to small things. You’re both so strong and so fragile, so human in a way I never thought…

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