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Why you should be happy when people left you in 2013

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Say Goodbye to the old year as we welcome 2014. We met different people in our lives throughout the year, some we thought can stay longer but other chooses to go to the other destination and ignore you completely without any reasons. But seriously, you should be glad why they left you.

1. You can do things that you wanted based on your own perspective. Negative people like them will always contradict your decisions.

2. Learn more opportunities rather than believing with them. You can explore different activities in 2014 and you can still meet new people who share the same passion whether in writing, travel, movies, etc.

3. You will be more independent. You don't need to wait for them to plan for your next weekend hangout. You can freely go out with other friends who are still there for you.

4. No more disappointments, social media wars, etc - Start blocking people who you do not want to follow you in 2014. Rant as much as you wanted but it will be more easier if you unfollow and leave…

Celebrating the true essence of Christmas

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This is the season when all of us celebrate the birth of Christ the King - Jesus. So what is the true meaning of Christmas to each and everyone? Some answered it is the time of giving and forgiving, a time of celebrating oneness with your loved ones and when you share your spirit of love to one another.

That is right. Christmas is not just about material things. We should have reflect and thank God for all the blessings we have received throught the year (specially the Christmas bonus, lol). Let us encourage to love God and help others who are in need.

Christmas, must be remembered its true spirit of giving and sharing. Like the three wise men did when Jesus was born. We have planned so many details throughout the year but the most important thing to remember is to be thankful that we are still celebrating Christmas on earth.

But also it applies this five rules to be happy in order to fulfill the true meaning of Christmas
1. Free your heart from hatred - Forgive.

2. Free your mind from wor…

Merry Christmas!

My little friend, Hello Kitty wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Watch her greetings below :)

Cinemajam - Philippines' first outdoor music and movie festival

You don't have to wait for a 'town fiesta' to watch your favorite local artists or waiting for a giant screen installed outside your home. I really hope that there will be more outdoor activities that will generally promote music and movies in one day!

The event was held in Circuit Event Grounds in Makati last November 30. The place is really huge and ideal for outdoor events like this. I first visited this place during Caracol Festival and I was surprised that the venue is very accessible to everyone (both public and private transportation).

Guests were able to enjoy different outdoor activities like skateboarding, soccer, American football, basketball, wall climbing, kite flying and bunjee jumping courtesy of Crizal Transitions distributed exclusively by Essilor Philippines.

Patronizing our own local music featuring Gracenote, Moonstar 88, Itchyworms, Callalily and Bamboo played the crowd's favorite music ended by a festive music treat set by DJ Ace Ramos.

I really wish …

I want this Hello Philippines - Hello Kitty canvass tote!

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Saw this at Sanrio Japanese Village Facebook page



Support our friends!

In friendship and support of those affected by the typhoon in the Philippines, Sanrio will donate $10 from the sale of each canvas tote to American Red Cross Philippines Typhoon Relief efforts.

Hello Philippines canvas tote $15.
Let me know if you have an idea if this will be available online, whew.

Update: It is once available in Sanrio.com but due to huge demands, it was already sold out. Better call your nearest Sanrio outlet and ask them if they have stocks, whew. I wish I can get mine soon! waaah!

credits: https://www.facebook.com/SanrioJapaneseVillage

Pantone's 2014 Color of the year is...

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Goodbye Emerald, so Purple will reign this 2014 according to Pantone. You'll see 'radiant orchid' colors everywhere from scarves, shirts, skirts, shoes, etc.

You don't need to look like 'Barney' hehe you can just accessorize any purple thing on your Outfit of the Day.

Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, described the hue as “an enchanting harmony of fuchsia, purple and pink undertones" that "inspires confidence and emanates great joy, love and health."
source:
http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21129

Who will win The Voice: Jacquie Lee vs Will Champlin vs Tessane Chin

It's going to be a battle of Team Adam & Team Xtina on tomorrow's grand finale of The Voice. Three of my favorites will battle for the crown: Jacquie Lee vs Will Champlin vs Tessane Chin.

For updates logon to their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/NBCTheVoice

Who's your bet?





My Christmas Wishlist

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I lost my countdown for Christmas. Anyways, have you posted your wishlist or send any of your wishlist to your loved ones? This is going to be more fun because we can actually list what we want in any social networking sites or invite your family and friends to join http://www.elfster.com/ and start 'searching' for a must have.



Here's a sample on how you can PIN the items. First, search it and then add them to your wishlist. Your friends / family members will be notified once you updated your list and then, it's up to them to choose which one to buy :)

I actually wished for some Hello Kitty stuffs, I'm building a new empire here in my new place LOL and some personal accessories like bags, bags and bags! LOL

I haven't started shopping, and I still have few more days to complete the shopping list.

Gadget Review: Powerocksmedia Magicstick @powerocksusa

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[caption id="attachment_8592" align="aligncenter" width="384"] Unboxing![/caption]

I went out of town last weekend and good thing that I brought this Magicstick so I'm ready if ever my Samsung S4's battery run out. It's my first time to travel outside the city via Amtrak and took us 4 hours to reach our destination (Alton, IL).

Magistick is very handy, its compact & stylish color that is easy to carry with you while you're on the go. I don't have a spare battery on my Samsung S4 so this is the best option to bring a power battery charger. Also, my Mom tried it on her new iPhone5S and it's cool that it charges so fast.

[caption id="attachment_8593" align="aligncenter" width="384"] On our way to Alton, IL via Amtrak[/caption]

This amazing Magicstick has a color coding light signals to determine the charge status. Just depress the LED at the end of the Magicstick and you'll see if it's full charge…

Thank You - The Little Things She Needs-Philippines

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I forgot to claim my GC before I left the country so I asked my friend to pick this up at Galleria Branch.
From its store name, The Little Things She Needs has a lot of products to offer to every Filipina. From shoes, bags, accessories --- Everything is a must buy at a very affordable prices.
For your holiday gifts, check their Facebook Page for new feature items - https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleThingsSheNeeds.PH
Happy Shopping & Merry Christmas!

Get the Best Online Freebies

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As a blogger, we often receive these 'freebies' or 'samples' of different products or services so that we can review or share our experience whether these are effective or how we can recommend it to our readers. But how about receiving online freebies?

When we hear the word "FREE," we immediately click the link or read the details posted on our timeline whether it is a free product, free giveaways, free testing, etc! I know it's really time consuming to browse all these free stuffs online but how we can assure ourselves that these are great deals? no hidden fees? no charges? no commitments? then if there are hesitations, we'll stop looking on the page and close it.

How to score these freebies? Here are some of the tips:

If you are a regular subscriber to an online magazine, they might give you free samples of lotions, perfumes, cosmetics and a lot more. Do always check your inbox regularly so that you won't miss the offer. It's a first-come, firs…

Chef Lau’s All Time Favorite Filipino Cuisine with a Twist - Guevarra's

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My friend Aizelle from the Philippines wrote her buffet experience in Guevarra's. I'm glad that they enjoyed my 'early present' which arrived days before they meet (perfect timing!). I grabbed Joan-ji's photos from her Facebook (photos courtesy from Dhar and uploaded from her Facebook, thanks dear!), the dishes are really mouth-watering, lol. I visited Guevarra's during its press launch, and I highly recommend this place to everyone specially those who love to eat and discover new dishes or not so new but with a fusion.

HER STORY:

After receiving our early “Christmas gift” from our very good friend from Chicago, I and three of my girlfriends and a guy friend immediately headed to Chef Laudico Guevarra’s Buffest Restaurant at San Juan to relish the grace of our early “aguinaldo”.

Since it is very accessible from Shaw Boulevard, Edsa, through any public transportation, we arrived at the place in less than 15 minutes through a cab.



For us, it is another one of a kind …

Chicago Toy & Game Weekend #ChiTAGFair @ChicagoToyNGame

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I love to attend games & toy fair (ahem, Toycon!)

Just few more days before Christmas, it is important for us to check the latest toys, gadgets, games and everything that we love to purchase during holiday shopping season.

Last Saturday, I went to Chicago Toy & Game Fair in Navy Pier. An annual public toy fair event here in Chicago. I was able to see variety of toy and game exhibitors and the most great part is -- we can touch, play and enjoy each products.
I've read that the Hall can accommodate 20,000 visitors on two days (Saturday and Sunday).

The event also includes a toy and game themed fashion show wherein it promotes the importance of play and to give recognition for toy and game inventors.

Other highlights includes to meet the Star Wars team and have breakfast with them. As well as an opportunity to meet some Inventors and learn more about their latest 'toys' and 'games.'

As I entered the hall, I saw this Razor's cool Crazy Cart. Kids line up patientl…

The Chicago Museum of Science and Industry

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Located in Hyde Park (Chicago), this museum has a wide variety of educational and interactive exhibits. You'll find out how technology evolves and influenced the history. The Museum has a great features including a huge United Airlines Boeing 727 that you'll see from the Museum's balcony and the transportation model from trains, cars, buses, etc - a miniature Chicago.

Come and see the different areas like The Henry Crown Space Center, feed your brain with information about space. And, watch at giant screen Omnimax Theatre or take a photo with Apollo 8 crew module & an inflatable Moonbase.

There are new attractions each season, so plan your schedule to spend your day at all areas.

You may visit their official website at http://www.msichicago.org/



There are about 10 Museums in Chicago, and hopefully to visit them soon!

The Shedd Aquarium
Museum of Science and Industry
The Art Institute of Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art
National Museum of Mexican Art
Adler Planetarium
The Chicag…