What It Really Means to be Free | Bloggers United 3
I guess it’s a bit too late to greet everyone a Happy Independence day. In fact, I’m way behind schedule for a lot of posts since I’ve been out of the blogging radar for about 3 weeks now so here’s an Independence Day Nail Art to welcome myself back into the blogging world. It is of course, inspired by the Philippine flag.
I’ve been struggling with a lot of personal problems since the beginning of May and I’ve never felt lonelier. I thought that I could escape them by keeping myself extra-busy. But Instead, I got sick to the point that I had fever as high as 39.5 and I couldn’t find the strength to get out of bed. Proof that stress can indeed lead to sickness! :| Good thing I got well before the Supersale Bazaar & Bloggers United 3. I am very thankful to everyone who dropped by our booth to support us. (Grabbed random photos from the internet because I forgot to take photos! @_@)
All the sleepless nights from doing inventory and hours of standing up and entertaining inquiries was all worth it because I got to meet a lot of new and interesting people and of course, our very special readers! I’ve never experienced having a bazaar for 2 consecutive weeks so that really kept me distracted from the problem that I was trying to divert my attention from. And oh, did I mention, I was supposed to be a bridesmaid for a wedding on the same day as BU3? Obviously… I didn’t go. I love BU THIS much. :))
I’m also glad I made a new found becky friend, JP Singson! His family is such an inspiration to mine because we’ve never seen parents as supportive as his. I’m glad our booths were beside each other at the Supersale Bazaar because I would have gone nuts without a becky by my side for 5 days. I am such a fag hag. Haha!! We also found out that our dads knew each other since the 80’s and are both in the car industry. Small world, huh? XD
(word vomit and drama ahead)
After overcoming the busy week and Bloggers United 3, I realized that running away from a problem doesn’t free you from it. I found myself in an empty room with a heavy heart and a rattled mind. I was back to phase 1 and I had to face whatever I had to deal with prior to all the hulabaloo— I had to face my own emotions.
Earlier this year I talked about moving on with my life despite all the unanswered questions and ‘what ifs’ standing in my way. But one can’t just turn away from these things because they’re meant to be dealt with. Just because I act happy and bubbly all the time doesn’t mean I’m okay. And just because I’m single now doesn’t mean I’m free from the past. In fact, I’ve been living with the past for years now and recent events only made it worse so I found myself breaking down after weeks of pretending to be okay.
I know it wasn’t a wise decision to just go AWOL from blogging but it’s what I needed to get my mind off things. Most of the time I just stayed home and had loads of ‘me time’ so I could reflect on my mistakes. I know everything that I’ve been typing here sounds so vague but let’s just say I had to make a choice between reality and morality; the reality of finally getting the answer to my ‘what if’ VS my principles in life.
Aaah I sound so senseless but my point is, in order to be free from everything, you must face your problems because you can run all you want but your problems will always run faster than you. There’s also nothing wrong about taking a little time off because it could be your reset button to life. I’m glad I did because I feel much better now than I did a month ago and I’m ready to take on my backlogs which is a list longer than Rapunzel’s hair. Ow em. XD
My advice to those who are also in the process of healing themselves or recovering from a heartbreak or unrequited love: Stop thinking that he’s the one that got away. Instead, think of yourself as the one who got away.. From all of his mind games and drama. Always be the better person and walk away from someone who doesn’t treat you right. Every girl deserves to be loved and no arrogant a*hole is deserving of ours.
xoxo ;) (for the lack of a better ending)
Supersale Bazaar x Win Tickets to Bloggers United 3!
I’ll be at the Superb Supersale Bazaar at SMX-Mall of Asia from May 23-27, 10am-9pm. Try to go on the first day because I’ll be displaying all the nice clothes, shoes and accessories I got from my recent Hong Kong trip.
*My booth is on the leftmost side of the hall, together with all the other bloggers. :>
Catwalk Cosmetics makeup and hair extensions will also be displayed and everything will have a special marked-down price. So try to go, I promise, it will be worth it! Plus I heard there will be a lot of celebrities since Philippine Fashion Week is also held at SMX. And of course, a lot of my favorite brands will be there too!
If it’s not too much to ask, hope you can like this PHOTO. :>
It’s the time of the year again!!! Bloggers Untied summer edition! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since the 1st installment.. Time flies indeed!! :)
Bloggers United will be on June 2, 2012 at Grandview Events Place in Makati. Entrance fee is P100 only and will be given to charity.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING:
- Theodora Ang + Jasmin Nain
- Deniece Liza + Kathleen Mendoza
- Alexandrine Delfin + Maxeen Delfin
- Jannette Escabarte +1
- Marla Esquivel + Yvette Sales
- Nadine Co + Marian Francisco
- Myla Enriquez + Alex Heussaff
- Kat Valdez + Alex Valdez
Please confirm your attendance by June 1 (Fri) 1pm by emailing me at email@example.com. Your slot will be given to others if you fail to send me an email. Don’t forget to bring any valid ID for the entrance! :)
**MAKEUP WORKSHOP PROMO for BLOGGERS UNITED 3 attendees**
If you want to join our upcoming class this June 23 (Sat) enroll at Bloggers United 3 by giving a downpayment of P1,000 only and you will get a free gift! (Black Cat Charm) and 10% off the enrollment fee when you pay in full on the workshop day so you still have over half a month to save up! :) (Save up to P400+ when you avail of this promo)
The workshop will be exactly like our session with the Enciso sisters. If you plan to register at BU3, send your FULL NAME & E-MAIL ADDRESS to 0917-8929289 so I can list you down because there are limited slots only. See you there!!! :)
Click HERE for more info about our makeup workshop.
Bloggers United: A High Fashion Garage Sale
I’m probably the last of all bloggers to post an entry. Everyone else was so excited to share their experience at the Bloggers United Bazaar because it was such a HUGE success. *kudos to all the organizers & sellers* :>
Held on May 27, 2011, Malayan Plaza Hotel, Ortigas city. Manila’s top fashion bloggers, including the Gondo Girls (http://fb.com/gondogirls) were invited to partake in this special event. It gave us an opportunity to meet colleagues and of course, our beloved readers. <3 As expected, all the sellers were well-dressed and dolled up~ explains my “High Fashion Garage Sale” title. :)) Here are a few photos from my cam & some grabbed from other bloggers.
GG represent: Tricia, Doms, Me & Feanne were present the whole day. Val came in extra-early to set-up our booth. I wasn’t able to help because I err.. sorta overslept. I was too excited the night before that I hardly had any sleep! :| (Photo from http://triciawillgoplaces.tumblr.com)
Majority of the stuff on our table were clothes. I brought along my Catwalk Cosmetics palettes (http://fb.com/cwcosmetics) and a few hair extensions. Thanks to Raleene Cabrera for this photo. Someone needs to teach me how to turn the names into links. I’m a super noob/ dummy at internet stuff. ;_;
Ria Noche ~ First walk-in buyer of my palettes. I gave free eyeshadow makeup demos to random people that day. hee. :>
Finally met Deniece Liza ~ one of the winners of my Suesh & Lay Bare contests. She regularly comments/ tweets on my posts even when I was just a noobie in the internet so I super love her. So glad I was able to talk to her even for a short while.
Doms & Feanne goofing around w/ their Macbooks. Doms was so OC, she had to list down every item sold. Organized entrepreneur at heart!
On the second floor landing.. The Plump Pinays’ booth was the first one I spotted. (Photo above: Danah)
They were selling Plump Pinay merchandise like necklaces and shirts. So cute!! (Photo: Stacey)
Spotted: Earthling Rullan. I met her at a L’Oreal event last year. Nice to see you again, Earth! :)
The sweet girls from Sophie’s Mom gave all bloggers a taste of their ice cream mochi balls. I got cookie dough and it was yum-meh! The outer covering (glutinous rice) is usually tasteless but theirs were sweet~ which is a good thing for me because I love sweets! Will definitely contact them for future events.
My last stop on the second floor was the Close Up booth by the swimming pool. They had a photo booth and gave out a years supply of toothpaste and other Unilever products to the bloggers. *Rejoices* since I’m currently using this toothpaste. I’ll probably have pearly white teeth by the end of the year.
Uyyyy issue. Guess who? :>
With Ashley Ramos. One of the models I worked with at the Fashion Fever event. Which reminds me, I still haven’t posted an entry on that one! x_x
Spotted a group of ICAns. I didn’t even had to ask them which school they came from; I just knew. I’m an ICAn by heart. <3
Pleasant surprise: Bumped into our good friend, Brian Tenorio, Fashyown Extraordinaire. :3
Michelle Lin of Niche.ph also dropped by the GG booth. She also purchased Catwalk Palettes. I look weird in this photo. *awkward smile* We were flashing big smiles 90% of the time because foot traffic was really good and cameras were everywhere. o_o
Thanks for the Catwalk photo Mitzie! :>
I remember someone took a photo of our shoes during closing time. Found his site! (Photo by Jonverdavid)
We wrapped up at around 8:30pm. I couldn’t let the day end without having a photo with these lovely fashionistas! (L-R Camille Co, Kryz Uy, Laureen Uy, Me) Pardon the oily/eww face. Was in a rush to fix everything because our restaurant reservation was about to expire and most of us weren’t able to grab lunch. :s
Last, a photo with the sweet Patricia Prieto. Ohmygosh, we look like high school teeny boppers here!! :))
Photobooth photos grabbed from Doms. http://konichiwear.com
We were goofing around w/ the hair extensions. Hee.
Yeeeeee sweet naman us. 8-)
Again, we’d like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible.To all readers/walk-ins/attendees: Thank you for contributing to charity by simply attending. We were so overwhelmed by the foot traffic because there was never a dull moment throughout the whole day. Wish we could have taken photos with everyone. :3
To the organizers: Congratulations for a successful event. We’re all looking forward to ROUND 2 of Bloggers United. (Shai, Crissey, Val pliz to be present. You were missed!) THANK YOU 1000000x :3
*P.S. I finally made a LOOKBOOK account! http://lookbook.nu/marjsia ~Will post my Bloggers United look soon!
Bloggers United: An Interactive Shopping Affair
Mark the date: May 27, 2011 @ The Lounge (33rd floor), Malayan Plaza Hotel, Ortigas city. Manila’s top fashion bloggers will come together in an event you wouldn’t want to miss!
The Gondo Girls (http://fb.com/gondogirls) will be selling old clothes, shoes, bags and whatnot at the Bloggers united Bazaar. I’ll be bringing a few pieces from The Mane Attraction Wigs (http://fb.com/makeupbymarj/photos) and Catwalk Cosmetics (http://fb.com/cwcosmetics) and will be selling them for a lower price and a percentage of sales will be going to charity! :)
The Mane attraction wigs ~SALE price!
Catwalk Cosmetics ~Special Introductory Price of P1,000 instead of P1,250 (only during the bazaar) You can reserve one as early as now since I will be bringing a few stocks only.
Every purchase also gets you a Free Eyebrow Threading GC from Lay Bare!
I’ll be doing eye makeup demos using my Runway Palette so don’t forget to drop by our booth! :)
The entrance fee is P100 pesos but if you bring in any school supplies for donation, you can get in for P50 only. And all this will go to charity. Yey!! :)
Don’t forget to say hi and introduce yourselves. We’re really excited to meet our readers. Hope to see you all at Bloggers United!! <3