Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bloggers Fest 2011

Thunderbird Resorts-Rizal hosted this fun-filled event last April 16th. Meet-up venue for 200 registered bloggers was at Salcedo Village in Makati, were two buses awaited and brought us to Thunderbird Resorts Rizal.

Upon arrival at 11AM, loot bags containing a 100-worth Fiesta Casino voucher, notepads, pen and flyers were given at the registration area. Baicapture photo booth was also there at Thunderbird Resorts' Event Center.

The program opened with the awarding of the winning Thunderbird Resorts Extraordinary Video entries which best depicts “What Makes You Extraordinary?” question and garnered the most votes online that ran from March 1-25, 2011.

The Grand Prize Winner took home 100,000 cash prize and Vacation Getaway, while the Five Most Voted Videos received Consolation Prizes of 10,000 Thunderbird Resorts Gift Certificates, 5000 Cash Prize and Enjoy Philippines cards. The panel of judges that included Anton Diaz of, videographer Bob Nicolas, Prof. Patrick Campos of the UP Film Institute and Thunderbird Resorts Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Felbin Soto selected the winning entry out of the 58 videos.

We were treated to a lunch buffet shortly and then co-bloggers were asked to do give tutorials and share experiences on Blogging 101, Personal Blogging, Photo Blogging, SEO, DNS and Domains, Overcoming Writer’s Block and Blog Security.

Kudos to Azrael Colladilla and Thunderbird Resort, in partnership with, Nuffnang, Enjoy Philippines, Baicapture, SolidHosting.PH, Dependable Printing, Perfect Renders and Manila Bloggers Network for making this successful feat!

It was my first time to join a Bloggers Fest and I have to say that I'm glad I did! It was an awesome learning experience and I wouldn't pass up another one for the world!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Purple Pieces 1st Anniversary Giveaway

Purple Pieces is holding a giveaway to celebrate her first anniversary this April 22nd!

Three of her lucky followers will get to pick one of the following prizes -

Goodie Bag #1: Midnight Crush
Avon Smooth Mineral Eyeshadow in Mocha Goddess
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara in Black
Dr. Jart Green Label BB Cream (Water Fuse – Most Moist)
ELF Candy Shop Lip Gloss in Cherry Bomb
ELF Natural Radiance Blusher in Flushed
Maybelline Fruity Jelly Lip Gloss in Wild Cherry
Nichido Color Intense Eye Pencil in Vivid Turquoise
Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow in Go Army

Goodie Bag #2: Hair Passion
FIX Professional Sooo Polished Shine Wax with Olive Oil
Human Heart Nature Moisturizing Shampoo and Body Wash with Aloe Vera, Egg White & Mandarin
Sunsilk Co-Creations Smooth & Manageable Hair Recovery Treatment
Loreal Total Repair 5 Deep Repairing Mask
Purederm Nourishing Repair Hair Mask in Chamomile
Purederm Vital Radiance Hair Mask in Honey
Strip It! Hair Removal Sugaring Mini Kit

Goodie Bag #3: Nails Romance
Elianto Nail Polish in Glitter Bronze
Elianto Nail Polish in Neon Purple
Elianto Nail Polish in Yellow
Etude House Rich Butter Hand Mask
Etude House Dear Darling Nails in BlingBling bl009
Etude House Nail Art Pen in White
Etude House Code B Nail Art Pen in Black
Purederm Deep Moisture Hand Mask in Almond
Skinfood Nail Polish in Juice Tox Nail 5

Post your answer to the question: “If you were to color the world with just one color, what would it be and why?

Join in before April 22, 2011 for a chance to win

My Doom of the Broom Tale

Getting rid of dust is a tedious task! No matter how many times I use the broom and dustpan to keep the flooring clean, it keeps on coming back. I have an asthmatic toddler at home so I put a little more effort cleaning my home.

Mind you, it's not just dust crap that builds up! A closer look at the mess will reveal pollen, plant fibers, pet dander, dust mite carcasses, dust mite feces, bits of spider web, and even more! These dust mites prove to be fatal to asthmatic individuals because of their role in allergic disease. They trigger allergic reactions present with symptoms such as respiratory congestion, wheezing, and even severe shortness of breath. Dust mites cause people and pets to suffer from conjunctivitis, allergies, asthma, hay fever, skin conditions such as eczema, and other problems. And they do multiply rapidly like bunnies!

Moreover, dust is a major source for PBDEs (Polybrominated diphenyl ether) that can cause cancer and alter human development. Based on research on laboratory animals, PBDEs contain as bioaccumulants that have toxic effects on both the liver and the thyroid, which in turn, cause endocrine disruptions that can lead to neurodevelopmental disorders in offsprings.

I take this issue as a serious matter and resolve to make some simple changes in my life to keep the house dust under control. It is time to say goodbye to my old broom!

I am ditching my broom in favor of a powerful Electrolux Dynamica vacuum cleaner that make easy work of cleaning my floors and reducing dust accumulation in my home environment. A dusty home is not a healthy home. I am taking a proactive stand to stop dust build-up and keeping every nook and cranny clean! I am getting rid of dust in my house and keeping the illness-causing dust mites and PBDEs at bay for a healthy lifestyle!

I need change. I want to start the Doom of the Broom. I need help!
This is my official entry to the Electrolux Doom of the Broom Bloggers Contest

counting on my lucky stars to win a pair of Somnio Mission Control running shoes

I want to own a pair of Somnio Mission Control running shoes! These "Custom Fit" running shoes founded on the principle that running shoes should adapt to the invididual runner, offer infinite possibilities of customization for a more personal fit!

Running is something I would like to do. My friends say that it is a great way to get the exercise the body to keep it healthy. And I want ultimate comfort and protection in a running shoe before I hit the roads! I need a well-designed, lightweight custom-made pairs that will make my running more enjoyable.

Our feet contain more bones than any other body parts. As such, feet are prone to environmental hazards such as sharp rocks and hot ground, which durable shoes can protect against. Moreover, a good-fit and comfortable running shoes provide an extra strength and will definitely help me become a successful runner with less foot injuries.

My right foot is more dominant than the left and so my right and left foot will have different needs when it comes to running. With Somnio's designer shoes, I need not worry about ill-fitted running shoes slipping on the heel. Calluses and blisters caused by tight shoes will be a thing of the past as well.

Somnio is a latin word meaning "to dream." By keeping runners healthy and on the road longer, they are helping dreams come true. Somnio offers 11,644 possible combinations for every pair based on the runner’s biomechanics to find that perfect fit for pain-free running without a trip to the podiatrist.

Visit Unbox and Unbox Facebook Page to get more information on how you could win a pair of Somnio Mission Control running shoes (valued at P7,000+).
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