23 March 2012

Summer + More at Mövenpick

It's more fun in mactan.
Soak up the moment and make the most out of summer at Mövenpick Resort and Spa Cebu. For a limited time only, have more summer fun with discounted rates on room accommodation and more complimentary amenities with our Summer + More Room Sale.

Experience more of summer with great complimentary add-ons, such as a 30-minute treatment at Spa Del Mar with a choice of head and shoulders or foot massage, a sunset island cruise, nightly Movies by the Beach with drinks and chips, use of non-motorized aqua sports facilities, and use of the Fitness Center with state-of-the art equipment. With Summer + More, guests can also get one free for every buffet purchased for Vanilla Beach Café, and receive a room voucher for 50% off your first night on your next stay.

Enjoy all of these exciting offers when you stay in a Deluxe Room for only Php 6,000 nett, a One-Bedroom Suite for Php 7,000 nett or a Two-Bedroom Suite for Php 12,000 nett. Rates include accommodation in our well-appointed guest rooms and buffet breakfast at Vanilla Beach Café.

Purchase room vouchers and enjoy Summer + More at the Mövenpick booth on Level 1, Paseo Marina in Ayala Center Cebu on March 31 and April 1. For inquiries, please call 492-7777.

22 March 2012

2012 Checklist

I tend to procrastinate and "forget" things. So I'm posting the new 2012 Checklist on this blog as a reminder.  The 2012 Checklist is a combo of the 2011 and 2012 Belle de Jour Checklist plus my own stuff I need to do before the year ends. The edited list is divided into different sections: Self, Friends, Love, Culture, Fashion, Wellness/Fitness and Nature/Environment.

I'm crossing my fingers that I will accomplish some, if not most, of the goals listed below before the year ends. 

1. go to one place you've always wanted to go but never been
2. celebrate your birthday and make growing older special
3. once a month, have a date with yourself
4. be generous this year
5. give something away every time you get something new (I've bartered some of my dress and top for new ones with a friend. Thanks Mommy Nine!)

6. rekindle ties with a friend you lost touch with
7. phone a friend just because you miss him/her
8. write a snail mail to a friend
9. make a friend's birthday extra special
10. do something nice for someone who will never find out
11. be a member of the audience in a TV show
12. go to Oslob for the whale-shark-watching

13. plan a really special date
14. get to know your beautiful stranger
15. tell someone you love him/her

16. travel solo
17. set foot in a different region
18. watch a foreign language movie
19. watch a sports game live

20. edit your wardrobe at least once, keeping only the things you love to wear
21. never repeat outfits for an entire month
22. try one trend and wear it with ease
23. go for a 30-day Postura challenge
24. own a pair of high heels (I have Michelley/Cookie to thank for this.)

25. go to the gym (In progress.)
26. if you're a smoker, quit, if you aren't, keep it that way (I don't smoke, thank you.)
27. try wind-surfing
28. treat yourself to a spa retreat (I had a foot massage early this week at Spa Del Mar.)
29. lose the last 10 pounds
30. spend one evening a week without watching TV or using a PC
31. use the stairs instead of the elevators (When you work in a hotel that has 22 floors, you will get the hang of using the stairs to save time.)

32. make it a habit to bring your own shopping bag (I always do especially if I'm shopping for my stocks to sell online.)
33. on a clear day, go outside and lie on the grass
34. pick up someone else's trash
35. climb a mountain

My 2011 BDJ Checklist

In every Belle de Jour Planner, there is always the "2011 BDJ Checklist". Looking back, out of 100 things to dare/try/do, I only checked 20 items. Boo. Sad to say, due to my constant traveling last year and always on GGB (gulo-gulong buhay) mode, I didn't put much thought to accomplishing all those stuff (it's just too plenty of them to try!). There are also stuff that are so mundane that it doesn't deserve to be part of the checklist but..well..it's here anyway).

Anyhoo, let me enumerate the things I've done so far:

1. Be an extra in a film. (During one of the Russian Travel Agency's shoot, I was asked to pose as an extra--'til now, I still can't find the copy of the video posted in YouTube.com)
2. Learn how to take a compliment. (Filipinos have the tendency to ignore a compliment. It took me a long time to get the hang of just saying "Thank you!")
3. Sleep under the stars. (I tried glamping twice in Bluewater Sumilon. Check out my article in zerothreetwo.com here.)
4. Learn how to complain effectively--and do it! (2 years ago, I solved customer problems. Now, it's "payback" time.)
5. Spend a whole day reading a great novel. (I spent an entire day reading a really good ebook.)
6. Find a job you love. (I love all my jobs.)
7. Become an early riser. (Who wouldn't be an early riser when you have a job that starts early in the morning?)
8. Be eco-conscious. (Whenever there's still room in my bag, I usually ask the cashier not to place my purchase/s in plastic bags.)
9. Go whale-watching. (During one of my trips to Sumilon Island, we saw a whale-shark--butanding--who immediately disappeared.)
10. Learn to forgive. (I always do.)
11. Have a garage sale to clean out your old, but still useful, stuff. (Yep. Some are still up for sale, check out my online store Katie's Porch on Facebook. View the link here.)
12. Win a contest. (I won 2 tickets to the Libera concert last year. Thanks to zerothreetwo.com)
13. Travel to a new destination. (Umm..let's see, I've been to Sumilon Island thrice, Sugod [Cebu] and Panglao Island)
14. Meet an author, actor or singer that you really like. (I met celebrities though, Miss J of America's Next Top Model judge, hosted KC Montero a dinner at Bluewater Maribago and met National Artist BenCab in person.)
15. Learn something new to cook. (My experiments on my own version of cheese omelet was finally successful!)
16. Try a new shade of lipstick or lip gloss. (I love Lip Ice sheer color which has a strawberry tint--which I can only find in Watsons.)
17. Treat your family out to eat--just because. (Just my folks.)
18. Start a diary, or a blog. (I've got a blogspot and tumblr.)
19. Schedule a visit to your doctor for a checkup. (Does seeing my cousin doctor on family gatherings count? Aside from him, I have yearly checkups with my dermatologist.)
20. Learn how to sew a button onto clothing. (I bought this pretty top for a gift and I have to change the whole set of buttons to new ones.)

New stuff that I did within the year 2011: Did 2 radio commercal voice-overs and became part of the "Supercat 32 Crew" during the opening of Bluewater Panglao.

I will be posting my 2012 Checklist soon--a combo of 2011, 2012 BDJ Checklist and some things that I need to try.

12 March 2012

Wear FitFlop. Rule the World.

Fitfloppers: getting ready to show that women run the world

Last Sunday, March 11, SM City Cebu and Fitflop celebrated International Women's Month by attracting the female population all over the metropolis for the first "Fitflop Walkathon" at the SM Northwing parking lot.

FitFlop aims to promote good health and camaraderie among its Cebuana fans. The 30-minute fun walk around mall premises encourages women to take the healthy route by engaging in regular walking exercises.

Every pair of FitFlop purchased at SM City Cebu entitles the customer to free registration for the "FitFlop Walkathon". The first 250 registrants will get an exclusive FitFlop red shirt for free. On top of that, FitFloppers (as the walkathon participants called themselves) will also receive an exclusive Bounce Back Discount of 15% on their next FitFlop purchase (valid until April 30, 2012).

A portion of every FitFlop footwear purchased will be donated by FitFlop Philippines to the I Can Serve Foundation, a partner foundation of SM Malls.

This event was made possible by SM City Cebu and FitFlop Philippines.


FitFlop is located at 2nd level, SM City Cebu Northwing. For more information on FitFlop Philippines, “like” their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FitFlopPhilippines 

01 March 2012

FitFlop Walkathon: get a workout while you walk

For the ladies who love to be fit this summer, this is your chance to shape-up in style. In celebration to the International Woman's Month this March, SM City Cebu and FitFlop will join the female population for the first "FitFlop Walkathon" on March 11, 2012 at 6AM at the SM Northwing parking lot.

The 30-minute fun walk around mall premises promote wellness and encourages FitFlop-clad women to "get a workout while you walk".

How to join:
1. For every pair purchased in FitFlop SM City Cebu branch, you are entitled to a FREE REGISTRATION. Part of the amount purchased for a pair of FitFlop will go to SM City Cebu's partner foundation: "I can Serve Foundation"
2. The first 250 who register early they can get a FREE FitFlop red shirt, first come first serve basis only.

Registration started last February 27 and will end on March 9. Registration booth is located at SM FitFlop store.

The FitFlop Walkathon is organized by SM City Cebu and co-presented by FitFlop.