Friday, 3 March 2017

Wrangler True Wanderer 2017

Do you have a heart for traveling? What is the best local place have you visited by far? What is your purpose why you love to roam around and search for the best places in the Philippines? You might be the next Wrangler Philippines Open Road Hero! Being in the clothing industry for years, Wrangler Philippines is continuing their search for the boldest and most passionate adventurers who fulfill their wildest dreams by traveling around the Philippines and sharing their stories to present the beauty of our country. With the continuous success of True Wanderer for the past 2 years, Wrangler Philippines is opening its search not just for bikers, but to all wanderers from different walks of life who have what it takes to be the next Open Road Hero. The competition aims to inspire people to pack up their bags and visit every side of the Philippines.
Now in its third year, the brand will select 20 finalists based on their story and personality. After the selection, they will undergo a 3-day journey to finish 4 different challenges to test their skills and wits as an Open Road Hero. After a series of challenges, they must participate in a photo competition that will be divided into different themes per week. The snapshots will be posted on Wrangler Philippines Facebook page together with a story on why doing great adventures inspire their inner Open Road Hero. One wanderer who stands out among the 20 finalists will be chosen by a panel of Judges and the main man, Jericho Rosales, will win an all-expense-paid trip to Batanes for 2 with Php 100,000 worth of Wrangler gear and will be hailed this year's Open Road Hero.

Traveling enthusiasts who'd like to take their shot must post on the brand's Facebook page a travel photograph captioned with a story on why you should be the next Open Road Hero. Do not forget to tag Wrangler's Facebook page, altogether with the hashtags #TrueWanderer and #Live2Wander. Deadline will be on April 19 with a maximum of 3 entries per person.
After the announcement of the latest search, the label held a fashion show showcasing different sides on how a traveling enthusiast can sport it. Also, the latest brand ambassador, Jericho Rosales made an appearance making the crowd roared. The booth will stay until Sunday in Trinoma Activity Center where people can take a glance of the latest clothing collection and purchase it from there.
If you want to be in the loop of the latest happenings, events, promos or contests, do not forget to check out Wrangler Philippines Facebook page here. Also, do not forget to send in your entries! The next Open Road Hero might be you, so join now! #TrueWanderer #Live2Wander

Friday, 24 February 2017

Uniqlo's 2017 Spring/Summer Collection

Sweater weather will be over in a couple of days, and I know everyone is excited about doing their summer activities. But before hitting the beach or summer camps, are you prepared with your OOTD's? If not then do not fret because Uniqlo Philippines launched its 2017 Spring/Summer Collection last Thursday (February 23, 2017) in Whitespace Manila featuring types of denim and basics that you might want to consider sporting next season.
Airism and Uniqlo Sport clothes are the must-haves before Summer approaches. These sets will be a daily clothing essential on your gym workouts achieving the body you desire or whenever you are engaging in strenuous activities that help you get in shape. The lightness and textures of the clothes enable you to move freely without any restrictions.
The 2 sections that are worth checking out next season will be the Denim and Work Smart clothing. For me, a pair of jeans is life. I can definitely do all my routines without worrying as long as I am wearing pants. Moreover, Uniqlo's denim selections from outerwear to bottoms are definitely worth it for everyone's closet. For young professionals, a set of comfortable, accessible, low maintenance and polished pieces is a good investment. With Uniqlo's latest collection, one can check to see what is in store for them.
Aside from the above-mentioned sections on last Thursday's launch, the label showcased other departments like Ines de la Fressange, UT's, Uniqlo Kids and Baby, and Uniqlo U with different designs to choose from.
The collection is now up on any Uniqlo Philippines' stores nationwide. For more info, you may check their website here or check their social media accounts. If you are about to post an OOTD, do not forget to use the hashtag #LifeWearSS2017Ph :)
Monday, 13 February 2017

5 Reasons why I rarely attend events + a style post!

When I was younger, attending different events was my thing. I was excited that time to meet different bloggers, to chat and get up-close with them. Moreover, freebies or loot bags of whatever items or amount somewhat encouraged me to come too. Until late last year, I have been busy with pursuing my London dreams that I was busy reviewing and processing my papers. Also, on this blog, I just want to set the record straight pertaining to the reasons why I seldom come to the brands' special day or get-together. :)
1. Unbeknownst to some, I started my IELTS review last February 2016. I failed my first attempt on May. Out of my persistence and determination, I made it last September. After an exhausting review for IELTS, I made up my mind and studied my lessons for UK Nursing Board's CBT exam. After a couple of sleepless nights, I achieved a passing score in my first take. Last Saturday, I took my UKVI exam, and I am hoping for a favorable result. Furthermore, as much as I wanted to inject an event on my schedule, I need to prioritize my biggest dream first, and that is to become a Registered Nurse in United Kingdom. :)
2. Second, I hate traffic. Most especially if the event will happen in Mall of Asia, BGC or in Makati, I would rather say no and sleep.
3. Unprofessional PR. I attended a food event before, and I experienced eating nothing (funny, isn't it?). Second, I graced a men's grooming event, and the PR provided mommy items (what the f*ck, right?). There was a lot of encounters that I have experienced before, but right at this moment, I will make sure that I will ask first before coming to an event.
4. Event's proximity to my abode. My friends who know me for years are aware that I have no patience with long travels. If the gathering's venue is accessible to any public vehicles or trains, grab/uber rides, or where my family can pick me up then I will say yes, otherwise, no.
5. The event must be related to my blog's niche. It is quite difficult to produce an article based on the occurrence that is not in line with my website (which is more about men's grooming, styling, and clothing stores opening). I would rather respond that I will not make it than come there and produce a mediocre blog. Also, I always make sure that I am putting my heart whenever I am writing a post, so as people can relate.
With this blog, I hope that there is no one who will ask me again about the causes why I am turning down events lately. :)

Details: Top, Cardigan, Belt, and Pants (Uniqlo Philippines), Watch (William L 1985), and Loafers (Mario d' Boro Shoes)

Photos by my ever supportive ate - Melanie T. Dela Cruz :)
Monday, 23 January 2017

My journey to passing IELTS.

When I was younger, heading to a different nation to work was not part of my plans. One of the main reasons was I am contented with my job. Second, most of my college friends were here in the Philippines. Third, I am not ready yet. When I reached my 2_th birthday (LOL), that was when I realized that staying in the Philippines was not as practical as it can be. Also, I made a promise with my parents that I will send them annually to whatever country they love to travel, and staying here in the Philippines with my current job will not make those dreams happen.
It was around February of last year when I decided to take a chance on taking Academic IELTS. For the benefit of some of my readers, IELTS is an exam where it will measure someone's capacity to listen, read, write and speak using English as a medium of communication. It utilizes different accents depending on the country's location. In the Philippines, since we are used to American accent, the examining body will be using either British, Irish, Scottish or Australian accents on a recording (for listening subtest) to gauge the level of examinee's hearing skills. On reading subtest, there will be 3 long stories with corresponding questions to discern how far one can comprehend. On writing subtest, it is divided into 2; the first part is to interpret a table (or any form of charts), and the second half is to make an essay out of a question. This subtest is limited to 60 minutes (so it is up to you on how you will manage your time). The last subtest is Speaking, one will be assigned to either a Filipino, British, or Australian examiner who will ask one about a series of random questions. 
Going back, it took me 3 attempts before I passed this exam. The reason why it was so difficult to ace this test was due to the level of English standard in our country. It was so high that achieving a mark of 7 in all subtests was never easy. I failed 2 attempts here in the Philippines and decided to try my luck in Vietnam where I got my desired scores. It was in Hanoi that I have learned a lot of lessons. It gave me a lot of memories that made me excited about life and my journey heading to the United Kingdom.
In accordance with the reality, one should read a lot of English newspapers to enhance one's competency. Writing practice is a necessity as it will intensify one's way of thinking. Also, a set of discipline, perseverance, hardwork and prayers is the key to success. From there, the Universe will conspire to one's triumph.
A quick reminder, everything will start with a dream. It is only up to you if you will make your aspirations come true. Fight for your dreams and make it happen. You will thank yourself later! :)

Details: Shirt and Belt (Uniqlo Philippines), Watch (Daniel Wellington), Shorts (Giordano Philippines), and Loafers (Mario D' Boro)

Photos by Ate Lanie