Sunday, June 30, 2013

Giordano Monsters University Fair

Hey Coffeeholics! If you have been following my instagram (follow me! @kai_sensei) and twitter, then you'd see these awesome super fun photo of me and my niece Sofi having a blast!

Bigay na bigay kami ni Sofi dito! hehe!
Yes my dears, that's coz yesterday, we were able to "enroll" 
to the Giordano's Monsters University Fair at Trinoma.

Giordano Philippines is inviting you to get a taste of what it’s like to participate in Monsters University’s Freshman Fair when it opens its wrought iron gates. 

Yes they have mock gates! Nice noh?

Experience being in the world’s best scare university, don Mike Wazikowski’s shoes and attend Giordano’s Monsters University Fair on June 29-30 at the TriNoma Activity Center and July 6-7 at the SM Mega Mall A Showcase Area.  Fun and freebies await you. 
No tuition fee required!  Entrance is free for all!

Take a stroll around the booth area with friends and family.  Participate in various games and activities that will test your brain, brawn and scare-ability.  Win special prizes and display that Monsters University pride!

That's Sofi having her photo taken. 
Us bloggers got a chance to have our own Monsters University ID!
Also the lanyards (ID lace) and baller ID were sooo cool. Feeling student talaga! hihi!

At the Giordano Monsters University Fair, several fun-filled games are in store for you. 
The activity center is divided into several areas. Each area has a specific "course" where you can learn and have fun! So check out this first stop.


Here in the Screamology section, your speed is tested! Test your mental speed with a playtime of 2Fuse at the first gaming station called Screamology. Yeah here, you can scream out your frustration as you try to beat that buzzer beater to get the top score. Combine numbers with similar colored cubes in 60 seconds. I have this game on my android app so I was pretty confident. LOL. Sadly you can't use the boosters.. wahaha. So my highest score was 43,000. T__T boo. 

Fellow blogger Arnie Villanueva (thats her on the left) showed her stuff and easily bagged the top score with a grand total of 80,000 plus. Ang taray! Look at her intense concentration sa game. hehe. Blogger Ana Gonzales on the right is learning the game! Go Ana go!


Are you into sports? Wanna test your athletic ability? THEN you definitely shouldn't miss out trying out THE FIELD OF SCREAMS. This second gaming station allows sports buffs to size up their fitness and agility with XBOX Kinect Sports.  Find out if you can make it into the varsity team or if you need more training.

 Some of the "sports" available where boxing, volleyball, table tennis, group exercise, and probably a whole lot more! I tried out the table tennis. Basically its because its the best sport that I know!
Grabe super fun! It really felt like I was playing the real thing! I found myself making the proper posture and form in table tennis and nakaka "drive" or "smash" pa ko! hehe. Pinagpawisan pa ko nyan take note! haha. I think its an awesome way to exercise. o__o now I want an Xbox Kinect in my home. 

 LOL. Yes that's me "calibrating" for the table tennis game. Super fun coz I WON! BWAHAHAHA! 11 - 7 ang score. YAY! :)

Have a photo taken with Mike Wazowski! 


If you are into music, then the third gaming station called School of Rawr, is perfect for you.  Amp up the volume and explore your musical prowess with Guitar Hero. Compete for the highest score and earn bragging rights as Monsters University’s primo rock star.

Its shopgirl Jen's SOFIA on the drums! :)

And that's me messing up GUITAR HERO. LOL! Grabe all I did was LAUGH so hard and pathetically tried to "play" the guitar in sync with the blinking buttons on the screen. LOL. 
Yes sorry naman. Super fail. I really am not musically inclined - especially with instruments.
Please don't ask me my score. Its not worth mentioning. HAHAHA!


Want a more pensive, subdued setting?  Train your brain with Twinoo at Monster 101, the fair’s fourth gaming booth.  Sit back, and let logic and art come together in this classroom-type station.  Put those thinking caps on and show everybody why it’s cool to be a nerd. 

 I'm a bit competitive by nature but this is Math AND Arts. 
A game where you have to use both mental powers at the same time. KALOKA! But fun! :)

Pahinga muna! hehe. A moment when the TEACHER became a STUDENT. Hehe.
(You do know that I'm a teacher right? Hence the "sensei" on my handle? lol)

Of course besides these areas, there are other cool areas to check out like the 
FREEDOM WALL where you can post a note there. 

 I <3 GIORDANO! Monsters University ROX! Yep that's my note. :)

ALSO, they have a face and body paint area. SUPER COOL! You can have some of the characters from Monsters University painted on you or some other cute and cool stuff.

Fellow blogger Marj had Boo painted on her face. CUTE!

Well me of course I had a PURPLE BUTTERFLY painted on my arm. 
Super cute noh? hihihi!

Me and Sofi showing off our arm tats! (Hello Kitty for Sofi!) Chos! Hehehe!

Conquer the challenges and complete your report card stamps to claim your Monsters University freebie. Exclusive Giordano Monsters University merchandise like printed tees, hoodies and polo shirts will also be available for purchase during the event. 

FEEL THE SCHOOL SPIRIT! :) My Report Card, ID, and Banner!
I heard you can get the ID if you buy Giordano Monsters University Merchandise. :)
Check out the Monsters University collection by Giordano

Will be talking about this more on a separate post.

ANYWAY, the TRINOMA leg is over and done already. :( awww.. IKR.
I heard that they will have a similar event at
SM MEGAMALL A on July 6-7. 
Don't miss out on some Monsters University fun!
So what are you waiting for Coffeeholics? Mark your calendars.
Or better yet, drop by the nearest Giordano branch and check out the merchandise yourself. 
Have an awesome week!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Throwback to BU5

Hey Coffeeholics! Its Throwback Thursday Today!  So let me give you a flashback of one of the awesome events I attended this June which was the Bloggers United 5! Who was there last BU5? :) Ang saya saya noh? I really enjoyed it though at a different perspective naman coz I went there not as a attendee but part of the BU5 staff (wooot! yesh shoutout to BU5 Power Team ni Ana!) I was able to attend the first BU and the third one so I was really happy that I got to participate in this latest installment of Bloggers United spearheaded by Aisa Ipac of Drowning Equilibriums and Ana Gonzales of The Fashionista Commuter. Thanks to them, this huge gathering of awesome social media influencers in fashion + beauty (and more!) was made possible. Now as much as I'd love to talk and talk, I'd rather let my photos speak for me. Coz basically that's what I was doing the whole time during BU5, snapping photos and feeding them to the BU5 insta. So take a look at my raw phots without the IG filters nga lang. hehe. Enjoy!

WARNING. The rest of this post is photo heavy. :) All photos were taken by ME using my Samsung Galaxy S2. At insta, the photos look so much better. Now on the PC it looks blurry. :P Sorry. 

Super Early BU5 Attendees! Wow grabe! And would you believe they were there around 9~ish!
Since I was there early, I was able to get photos before the BU5 Happy Shopper Chaos! :)


Welcome to the BLOGGERS UNITED BAZAAR - The 5th Installment. Bloggers United bazaar is where you can meet all your favorite bloggers! Its a meet, greet, and a shopping experience that any blogger or reader or follower or fasyown fasyown person shouldn't miss out! This is the perfect place to buy that much coveted stuff your fave blogger has at a lower price. From shoes, bags, to clothes, and accessories. It's pretty much a bargain hunter and fasyown shopper haven! Whenever I attend a BU5 event, I make sure that I check out the bags or shoes. 
Sometimes I snag the perfect find at a reasonable price! hehe!

Besides the bloggers, a lot of sponsored brands were there to support this event. Just couldn't help including this favorite photo that I took. Its a SHOE HEAVEN at S&H!!!! Brogues, Boots, and Sneaker Wedges galore! I WANT! hehe. I had to force myself to go away. Lol.
Work mode muna before shopping! hehe.


Kryz Uy made a lot of BU5 attendees very happy with her items and abot kaya price range! 

Maggie Wilson was one of the first blogger that I was able to take a photo of. She was very sweet and accommodating. I'm pretty much sure those who bought from her thought that as well.

Grabe LAUREEN UY's booth was one of the booths that were mobbed. As in chaos! There were literally people (ok gals! LOL!) who ran inside and headed straight to Laureen Uy and Camille Co's booth. :) I was able to snag a pair of awesome wedges (my only major buy at BU5!) at her booth coz we have similar footsize. hehe.


Camille Co's booth had a lot of items. Wasn't able to take photos of the booth with her there coz when she arrived grabe ang daming tao. Dinumog siya at si Laureen Uy! 

Dropped by Marj Sia's booth! She was super ready to meet with everybody even before the gates were open! Next BU, drop by her booth to check out her makeup stash. 

Ana Gonzales had a lot of accessories ready for all the BU5 shoppers! 
I love her flower head wreathes!

Nearly 10 am and the gates will open. Was shocked at the number of people waiting in line!

Bloggers Alyssa Lapid and Danika Rio shared a booth wearing their bright smiles for all BU5 shoppers and attendees!

Sarah Tirona all smiles as well! 
She has lots of interesting pieces in her booth and her shoes are just drool worthy!

Again went out and saw the super looooooooooooooong line!
Grabe! The BU5 Team was pretty happy to see a lot of people coming to the event! Yay!

This year, Bloggers United supported Diksyonaryo Atbp. It was a Donate A Book drive. 
Thanks to everyone who donated and brought books as well.

So while scouting everything outside, I was able to snag a photo of these two very pretty blogger sisters Vern and Verniece Enciso before they went inside the BU5 venue at SMX.

At an earlier post about BU5, I mentioned that one of the bloggers that I met and bought my first pair of H&M boots from BU1 blogger Rosanna Aranaz. She isn't a blogger anymore though. So imagine my surprise when I saw her at BU5 not as a blogger but as part of the team of Style Locale. They were the ones who made this cute map of BU5 for all BU5 attendees. 

Bumped into Paul the PR Guy and Seph Cham!

One of the perks when buying at BU5, you also get dibs on sale items! 
I Love Koi had a Buy 1 Take 1 promo that day. :)

Dani Baretto and some of the accessories she was selling. <3

Cebu bloggers Yves Camingue and Gizelle Faye were super busy that day! They had a lot of clothes! As in bundok bundok ng damit! BU5 shopping at its finest - "digging" and "fishing" for that perfect find. Part of the fun of BU5 shopping!

International blogger Maya Kibbel also attended the event! 

 Clothes and Makeup at Earth's and Lush Angel's booth. 

Krissy also sold clothes in her booth!

Divine Lee had a lot of makeup, stunning clothes, shoes, and accessories! 

Honey with her fierce shoes and bags! It was good to see her again.

Met with Kookie Buhain. I really love her style! I think its all that fierce black in her outfits.. LOL
It was cool talking with her. She tried to convince me to buy this wedge. Na super LIKE ko! 
BUT it was TOO BIG! huhu. I'm a size 6-6.5. Those were around 8-9! huhu. 


Adored these SUPER CUTE and AFFORDABLE accessories by Reese Lansangan!


Goofed up with Aivan Magno and Raleene Cabrera. 
Raleene sang at BU5 if I'm not mistaken. Gorgeous voice!

And that wraps up my Throwback to BU5. 
Many thanks to my cuz and bff SHOPGIRL JEN who convinced me to blog. Haha. Love you te!
My life has become more colorful thanks to blogging. Thanks din sa BU5!

And many thanks of course to Ana and Paxie!
I'm pretty much sure everyone who attended BU5 absolutely enjoyed it. :)

So coffeeholics, were you there at BU5? If not, watch out for the next installment of Bloggers United. Meron ulit nyan this year. YAY! :)