Friday, March 27, 2015 / , , , , , ,

Ditch the shoes and don the season’s trendiest flip-flops because, finally, here comes the sun. Just before long-planned summer escapades get rolling,kick off the season with the world’s favorite brand of flip-flops.On March 27, Havaianas officially welcomes summer nationwide with National Flip-Flops Day. Getready for a whole day of festivities that everyone shouldn’t miss. 

Havaianas promises treats all around from partners who are joining in the celebration. Those who are wearing their Havaianas will get exciting treats like a free meal upsize from Pepper Lunch at Gaisano Mall Davao between 2-5pm. Everyone who posts a photo of these treats using the hashtag #nationalflipflopsdayphgets a chance to win a Havaianas flip-float or a pair of flip-flops. 

The Nail Bar Manis&Pedis located at Unit 105 McPod Bldg., McArthur Highway, Matina (Beside Ateneo Grade school) will also be giving very special freebies to those who come in their HAVAIANAS from March 25-27. These Havaianaticos who walk in will be given FREE Nail Polish (Essie/O.P.I/Orly/Chinaglaze) for every Pedicure and FREE Nail stamps to kids below 7 years old. Plus they get to bring home a limited edition Havaianas item and discount coupons. 

On March 27, it’s more on the selfeet and less on the selfies. Everyone who uploads a creative photo wearing their Havaianas and tags @havaianasphils with the hashtags #nationalflipflopsdayph and #selfeet gets a chance to win a pair of flip-flops. To make it more exciting, Havaianas is inviting companies and school organizations to join the selfeet contest and let their shoes take a leave or a vacation. 

Exciting treats also await customers who will visit All Flip-Flops Abreeza, All Flip-Flops SM Ecoland and the Martish Store Bajada.Some of the in-store festivities include free Lulu DK jewelry tattoos and free ice cream to beat the heat. Make sure to get there once doors open because early birds with a minimum purchase of one Havaianas pair will receive a complimentary summer essential from Beach Hut. 

Just for this festive event, a promo on the Original style, an adaptation of the very first Havaianas design, is offered. To top it all off, all items, are given a 20% discount at selected participating retailers. On March 27, Havaianas makes sure that everyone goes home a winner. 

Ring in the summer right and celebrate National Flip-Flops Day. Starting March 27, it’s all about the flip-flops as Havaianas officially welcomes the season of sunshine and kicks off the most exciting adventures.

The New Fujifilm X-A2

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / , , , , , ,

If there's one thing I want for my upcoming birthday, then it's probably the new Fujifilm X-A2 mirrorless digital camera. This camera is the recent addition of Fujifilm Philippines to its X-series line, as part of the entry-level compact system cameras. Compact yet powerful. 

  • 16MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • ISO range of 100 - 25600
  • full HD 1080P video at 30 frames per second 
  • Multi-target AF mode 
  • kit comes with a Fujinon XC 16-50mm f/3.5 II or XC 50-230mm f/4.5 II lens
  • come in three available colors: Black, Brown and White

One thing that the X-A2 differs from its predecessor camera, the X-A1, is the LCD screen which can be titled up to 175 degrees, making it one of the best cameras currently available in the market specially designed for those who love taking endless selfies and groupies. People who are crazy with selfies are assured of great image quality since this camera also has a portrait enhancer that makes the skin looks smoother and brighter. Lakas maka-achieve ng #GGSS  (gandang-ganda sa sarili) levels!

Dear You

Thursday, February 12, 2015 / , , , , ,

Dear You,

How’s life treating you lately? I’ve seen you both in your happy and ugly days, but these past few days seemed to be rough for you. I may not know the exact details of your struggles, but I can see and feel your pain, and rest assured, someone up there knows every bit and parcel of it and He is turning everything for your own good.

He loves you, really. More than anyone did and more than anyone can. And He has always been faithful to you. You just got to change your perspective and see yourself in His loving eyes. He knows your worth better than anyone. In fact, He gave up His own son in order for you to be saved and to receive an eternal life.

He loves you enough to always turn your pain into gain. Consider these past few days to be a great turning point in your life.  It was great to see you running to Him and surrendering everything in your struggle, but remain steadfast in your commitment to Him no matter how events will be turned. As what they all say, everything happens for a reason. This time, maybe you really need to learn and grow away from your old stubborn and selfish self. I believe you can do that and I look forward to that.

People may come and go in our lives, but there are others who always choose to stay because I do believe, that is what and where God wants them to be. Everything in this world has already been decided. In fact, even before you were born, God has already written the story of your life in His books. Welcome every single day with an expectant faith.  Even if you find it hard to grasp why things happen but eventually, you will. And when God takes anything away from you, let them go, He truly has something better in store. You’ve been there before and you’ve seen and experienced how He worked to save you from something not meant for you. Remember, what is meant for you will definitely not miss you and whatever misses you is truly not meant for you. But when God allows you another chance, keep it and treasure it will all your might and heart. Constantly seek for His guidance and assistance to protect and nurture it with all your life. Only when you ask for His grace will you be able to do things that are beyond your human capacity.

Be strong, my dear. Most lessons in life are really learned the hard way. But trust that you are not alone at this point in your life. Continue to give your love, even at times, the love you give away ends up unrequited. Don’t be disappointed, but instead, sing praises of thanksgiving and glorify Him that you can still enjoy what you already have. God knows the desires of your heart, and He will give it to you, when He thinks it is best for you. Be patient, everything has its own perfect timing. Most importantly, grow in His love. Allow Him to hold your heart in this period of waiting. Learn from all these challenges. Change may not be evident immediately but when you learn to start that much-needed change within the corners of your heart, that growth will be visible without you knowing it. When you think that you can only handle so much, entrust everything to Him in total surrender, for He will delightfully step in to do what you can’t do.  

Hold on to Him, God definitely knows best. And He loves you so much to give it to you in His perfect time.

Have faith in God,
You, only better