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Friday, 28 March 2014

Have a #JollyBreak, Have a Jollibee Mixins with Kitkat! - Jollibee Mix-ins Bloggers Event

I've been so focused with my budding shop these days that I usually stay up late just to finish orders. At daytime, I shop at different craft stores for materials. The weather is not helping. Although it rains here sometimes, the heat after it is becoming unbearable as summer approaches. At the end of every shopping (walking to at least five different shops, each far away from the other) I feel tired and thirsty and hungry!

Usually, before I go home, I take a short break by eating something to relieve my hunger.

Speaking of breaks, Jollibee just launched a new campaign on making break times more enjoyable. I learned a lot about their new product last week! It was an informative yet fun activity for us ZBloggers who were invited to try the new dessert in the mentioned fast food menu.

Sir DJ Santos, thru ate Kai Grafia, invited us Zamboanga Bloggers to their promotional event last March 18, 2014 at the Jollibee Camins Branch. He was also the one who introduced to us the Jollibee KitKat Mixins and it's 'goodness in every scoop'!

Mr. DJ Santos discussing how breaks can be very rewarding to workaholic students and young adults.
Having break times once in a while while working is good for the body. It gives us a 'time out' from the stressful environment that we have in your workplace

Of course, while taking a time out from all the stress, we usually look for something to munch on and enjoy this break much more.

Having dessert is a great way to relieve stress during break time.
And, if you talk about desserts, why not try Jollibee's newest treat?

Jollibee KitKat Mixins!
Now we can enjoy our break in a whole new level with Jollibee's KitKat Mixins! 
"Crushed KitKat mixed in vanilla soft serve and caramel syrup.
Goodness in every scoop! Only 38PhP per serving."

It was my first time to try the new KitKat mixins and I must say, I was impressed! The dessert presented to us was more 'ice-creamy' than I expected. Compared to previous Jollibee mixins which the chocolate was tiny but whole, I was able to notice that the chocolate bars were crushed well. But when I tried the first scoop, I was able to taste the chocolate and wafer signature of KitKat in it!
(It really tips me off when I don't get the taste that I am expecting in a food. So yeah, the KitKat taste that I was looking forward to to this dessert was a big PLUS!)
The caramel syrup was a beautiful touch to the dessert. It added to the crave that I had after finishing the whole cup. LOL! (Me want moaaar!!)

I was not the only one who enjoyed every scoop of this dessert. Celebrity seatmate Kai Grafia of www.kaigrafia.com was loving her cup of goodness too! You can see it in this photo. :D

After the presentation, Jollibee came out and danced for us! LOL
I know I am not a child anymore but I really love mascots and I always enjoy watching them perform! :)

I had fun with my #JollyBreak with the ZBloggers that day! Top it off with a satisfied appetite with Jollibee KitKat Mixins and fries.

Thank you so much, Mr. Santos for inviting us and introducing Jollibee KitKat Mixins!
I really enjoyed my cup that day and I can't wait to have more of it!

I am looking forward to Jollibee's next bloggers' event!

Friday, 21 March 2014

TEASER: Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time

Hey guys! Just this afternoon, we had a photo shoot with HaruSuika photographer Sheed and 王國民 Wang Guo Min photography. My friend tagged along as a Harajuku fashion girl. <3

Yours truly dressed up as Princess Bubblegum! This plan was really unexpected and this was not included in my 2014 cosplay list. But I had scraps of pink fabric left so I brought them to my new seamstress and she made it into PB's gown! <3

The shoot was cut short because of the unexpected rain. The photographer decided to schedule another shoot on this cosplay in another day. I hope it won't rain by then.

Special guests during the shoot. :)
Adventure Time!

Complete set of photos to be released soon.
Tune in!

Monday, 17 March 2014

GIVEAWAY: Snowflakes in Summer

Hey guys!
So recently, a few wonderful events happened in my life that are worth celebrating for.

First is, my nurse oath taking event that happened last March 10. I took an oath and now I can practice nursing in this country after four years of college. :) Then my shop, Fabric Flowers By Cee just reached its 600 likes milestone. Isn't it wonderful? It's a sign that my accessory shop is gaining a little bit of popularity now. I am getting wonderful feedback from my clients too!

Because of these reasons, I decided to host another giveaway to celebrate! This time, I made the giveaway mechanics simpler than the last one (and fewer too!).

Anyway, here it is:

Fabric Flowers By Cee

Snowflakes in Summer
(A Facebook Giveaway)

Win accessories for your Queen Elsa of Frozen cosplay (or for everyday use)

One winner will win the following items:

~ Elsa Snowflake Clip set

~ White snowflake clip/prop

~ Snowflake Glitter Broach and 
a pair of Snowflake Glitter earrings

To join, follow the 5 mechanics found on the giveaway app:

Giveaway will end on March 27, 2014
Winner will be announced shortly after on this page. 
Giveaway is only open to Philippine-based participants.

good luck!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Happy Birthday to Me! 2013 and 2104

Hey guys! Reviewing my photos, I just realized that I have not posted any photos of last year's birthday party! Overdue birthday post starts now!

Well, it was nothing special really. Just a small celebration with a few friends and family.

The last few months of my senior year in college was such a drag! I was haggard from head to foot fulfilling requirements and completing duty hours in time for graduation. So... forgive my no-upkeep look here! It was my birthday but I did not really prepare my self for the celebration!

HaruSuika Production team on my birthday. :D
Gin, Gel, Aly, Gail and Sheed
My otaku friends went on my birthday!!!! Of course they would. These people would go anywhere for food. and I love them for that. LOL.
Well, we chatted a lot and took selfie photos on the iPad. I totally forgot what we talked about that day but I am sure we had lots of fun doing it.

Thank you for gracing my birthday. :D

Classmates with me puppies!! Poor irvin. :))
Irvin, Rie, Charles and Rhea.
My classmates came too. <3 They attempted to bag my puppies. >_< I still love you guys.

With my cousin, Mikee.
My aunts and cousin came and we celebrated my birthday. I think everybody was busy that night. I can't find any photos during the munch time. :))

Look at some of the goodies that I received that year! <3

Back to the future!
So here are some of the highlights of the celebration:

My birthday last month was a blast! 
A lot has changed over the year and I am more accomplished now. I graduated and passed the Nursing Licensure Exam. Oh yes and I look a little better than last year's birthday party. :))

I love this dress. It has these vintage puffy sleeves and print!
Photo by Gin. She was trying out my new prime lens, the nifty fifty!
Only three of them came. (Gracian, Gin and Sheed)
Aly is now living out of town and Gail has a day job that she can't leave. We are all mature now! :D

 It was a surprise visit! I was not even ready. LOL
I love these people.
Oh yeeyy! Dressed up as the birthday girl nao..
They came and ate and we watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Of course we enjoyed that movie. It was all about food, the topic we are all experts at. ^_^

They went home early because they still had evening classes that day. Thank you for coming, guys! I had fun even though we only bonded for a short time.

Anyway, I got three cakes this year!
Red Ribbon cake, the Hello Kitty cake and custard cake.
I love cakes! <3 yum!

This cake has 'Happy Birthday' in Japanese romanji. ^_^
AAAND my kawaii Hello Kitty cake from a kawaii person. Thank you so much for this! Never thought of receiving a HK cake on my birthday. :D

The nomnoms during my birthday. Ate a lot that night

Thank you so much for the greetings and birthday wishes last month! I really appreciate it.
And thank you for joining my birthday giveaway. I hope you enjoyed it.

A lot can change over a year.
I changed, not only in appearance but deep within I believe I matured a lot in one year.
I have a different outlook in life now. I now have goals and dreams that I want to achieve, and changes that I want to do in my life (changes for the better, like my appearance for example).
In one year, I had a direction, a path that I want to go.
This year, I am hoping the things that I am about to do will bring me closer to the dream that I want to fulfill.
Wish me luck on my journey!

The crazy caterpillar is slowly becoming a beautiful butterfly. :)

Thank you for reading!
Love lots,


Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Photography: Eternal Sunshine

Hey guys! So I think it's time to post the photos from my first photo shoot of the year.
Recently, I joined a friend's team of models and photographers. We call ourselves 'G1 Team', managed by Glenn San Agustin.

Glenn gave me my first assignment and let me choose a model and manage the shoot on my own. This was my first photo shoot with a model that I don't know prior to the shoot. The model and I communicated online about the details of the shoot, her outfit and makeup.

I had a nice time with the model. Her name is MJ and she is a funny girl. She's tall too, and very pretty. She reminds me of a younger Alodia.

Anyway, here's the final set of photos with the title: 'Eternal Sunshine'
A line borrowed from Alexander Pope's 'Eloisa to Abelard'.

MJ Mallari
Photos by: 
Assisted by: 
Pasonanca Park, Pasonanca - Zamboanga City

(Click on the photos to enlarge them)


I announced the winners on my Facebook account a couple days ago. Anyway, here they are!

Already sent out the giveaways. Thank you so much for joining and watch out for more giveaways soon! :)

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