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Mompreneur MeetUp at The Crib

Inviting all active and aspiring Mompreneurs! The next Mompreneur MeetUp is going to be this Saturday, June 28, from 9 am to 12 noon at The Crib, Fun Ranch in Pasig.

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With no less than Success Coach, Jackie Caniza as the workshop speaker/facilitator, this Business By Design workshop aims to provide interested mompreneurs the necessary know hows when it comes to designing one’s own business according to target goals and needs.

Based on the book, Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur, this is designed specifically to teach momprenuers, business owners, and teams, how to view their business through a one-page framework that captures all the critical components of a business model. Workshop fee is 800 but free for all past attendees and Mommy Mundo Passport Holders.

To register and for more information, text 09176272425 or clike the link here. Hurry as slots run out!:)

World Education Exhibition 2013

I have been teaching in an exclusive private school for girls for the past 8 years now, and I have witnessed countless time how our students would aim and work hard to make it big on top universities abroad. Having the financial means and capacity to turn this dream into a reality, their parents don’t think twice in sending them abroad in the hope that this will pave the way for a bright future for them.

I mean who wouldn’t wish that for their children right.  I dream of the same thing for my daughter.  And I am sure most of  you are too.  So in case you are wondering how to go about the process of choosing the right school and the right course abroad for your children, IDP Philippines can help you on that.  Since 1984, IDP Philippines has been the trusted name for students looking for education overseas.  It is an accredited IELTS test provider and has been the leading test centre in the Philippines for the past 20 years.

Just in case your wondering, International English Language Testing System (IELTS) which is made up of  four parts ­— Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing – determines the applicant’s level of English proficiency and is one of  the important requirements of colleges and universities abroad, particularly those in Australia, New Zealand, UK, Canada and the US.  Aside from  the IELTS, IDP  has also been providing counselling sessions and knowledge-based program where they match students with the right courses and institutions.

Since its establishment in Manila in 1985 up to the present, it has been sending thousands of students abroad.  It even opened an office in CEBU in 2008 to support the growing market in the Visayas and Mindanao.

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As IDP continues to  bring students closer to their dream of studying abroad in an easy and organized manner, it is set to hold another World Education Exhibition on Nov. 16, at the Marriott Hotel in Cebu and Nov. 17-18 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Manila. The event offers free admission, free seminar and free consultation to participants of the event.

For parents who wish to send their children abroad, this is a good opportunity for you to scout for schools for your children and study the best they have to offer. The representatives of  different Universities from countries like New Zealand, Australia and Canada will be at the expo to talk about their learning institutions and curriculum offerings.

If you wish to attend the World Education Exhibition, you may register at  info.manila@idp.com, or info.cebu@idp.com

 

 

Woodrose Bodega Sale 2013

Following the success of last year’s ‘Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale,’ Paref Woodrose is opening it’s doors once again and inviting everyone to do their early christmas shopping here.

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This year’s Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale promises to be more exciting with new additions on the list of  product line ups available on sale. Aside from the usual apparels, accessories,  and linens, shoppers can also score great deals on kitchenwares, glasswares, hotel-restaurant equipments and many more. Paticipating merchants include popular brands such as 101 New York, XOXO, Toy Kingdom, Imarflex, Claire’s, Popstar, and Krispy Kreme, among others.

The Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale will be from November 13 to 16, 2013 (Wednesday to Saturday) at the Woodrose Promenade.  This is a fundraising project for the benefit of the Friends of Woodrose Scholarship Program.

 

 

Fitflop Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Blancnotes was lucky to be part of the Grand Launch of  Fitflop’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last March 2.

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(With Katie Neiman, Fitflop UK’s PR Manager and Mr. Ian Ebron, a fellow guest at the Fitflop Launch)

The collection boasts of  fun and flirty details such as crystals, swirls,  studs, and flowers that are guaranteed to prettify your feet and make them shimmer and sparkle under the bright summer sun (or starry summer night). They come in stylish and functional designs (straps, slips on, and sling backs) that give nothing but utter comfort. They are set out in sophisticated earth tones such as gold, pewter, and tan as well as in in yummy summer colors like grape, hibiscus, and maple sugar.

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These super fab feet candies are available  at  Fitflop stores in SM Mall of Asia, SM City Cebu, SM Baguio, SM Pampanga, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, and SM North Ed-sa-Annex.  What are you waiting for, fit and check these babies out because you’ll never know, you might walk away with your very own summer paradise in your hands…or errr in a box.:)

Just Released: Streetfood Tycoon For Android

I just got a word from Streetfood Tycoon developer himself, Erick Garayblas of Kuyi Mobile, that the most popular tycoon game in iOS is now available on Android.  Android users can now virtually enjoy selling a variety of the world’s most popular streetfood–french fries, kwe-kwek, squidball, corndog–and become the next Streetfood Tycoon.

This comes as a good news to parents who recently purchased affordable tablets that run on Android for their children. Now children can enjoy playing this game that will teach them how to earn, spend, and save at the same time on their Android devices.

Like its iOS counterpart, the Android version is fully loaded with awesome features such as full-color high resolution cartoon graphics and dozens of unlock and upgrade features. My daughter tried playing the game on her android tablet and according to her it runs on the same speed if not faster than the one we downloaded in our iOS device. Plus she enjoyed having the new celebrity customers buy off her food cart.:)

So Android users out there, what are you waiting for, download the game now at the Google Play Store and be the next Streetfood Tycoon!

NOTE: Kuyi Mobile  is working hard to ensure that Streetfood Tycoon runs on as many Android devices as possible. If it does not run on yours, please drop them an email at http://www.kuyimobile.com/support.php.

 

 

Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale at Paref Woodrose School

Don’t forget to check out Friends of Woodrose Foundation’s Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale next week at Paref Woodrose School, Alabang especially if you are within the area. Get a chance to score great deals from international brands like XOXO, 101 New York and many more!

This Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale is for the benefit of the Friends of Woodrose Foundation’ scholarship fund. See you there!

Blancnotes Turns 1

” In the end, maybe its wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices.” –Eat, Pray, Love

And that’s all I have to say as Blancnotes turns 1. One big THANK YOU. To you my dear readers, sponsors, and friends, thank you. Without your full support, Blancnotes will not be where it is right now.

This website is a dream come true. It ‘s everything that I wished for and hope for. My main goal when I started this was to make this little space a source of happiness and inspiration. I would like to think that I was able to achieve that goal on Blacnotes’ first year given its strong and steady following now. I won’t complicate things anymore, you can expect the same things from Blancnotes this year and maybe some.  I will continue to feature people, places, events, product reviews and giveaways, causes, and advocacies close to my heart that would incite you to think and do something. I will continue to share here things that will touch your heart or make you smile.

There are actually two persons behind Blancnotes. Me, the owner and writer and Mr. Marlon Cruz, Blancnotes’ website developer and SEO manager. I would like to virtually (as oppose to personally) thank Kuya  Marlon for keeping Blancnotes on its toes. I only know how to write, he’s the one who makes sure that Blancnotes is running without glitches.:)

Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I hope you will continue to stick around as I have a couple of surprises in store for you especially on this anniversary month.;)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinkee Tan’s “The Power of Mindset”

It’s been two months since my husband died and I have been asked  countless times by concerned friends and people I know how I have been holding up so far. Usually I get that odd look of surprise (or even wonder) when I appeared to be pretty much okay inspite of what happened.  I can’t say I blame them, I know that the thought of being a widow at a young age of 34 with an 11 year old kid at that is really heartbreaking.

Well, all I can say is that there are good days and there are bad days. But you see, I can cry my heart out, mop around all day, and completely shut the whole world  out since I have the perfect excuse, I am grieving, but then I always end up thinking so where does this leaves me? Where does this leaves my daughter?  Life has dealt me a big blow, one that had me reeling in utter pain, shock, and fright. I get that, but then I was also given a choice, that is to let myself drown in self despair or bravely face the world and try to move on. I choose the latter. If there’s one thing I learned from my father which my husband had made me see as well, my thoughts direct my actions.  So if you ask me what gets me through each day following the loss of my husband, it’s the way I programmed my mind. Everyday, I try hard to see the good out of this situation,  believe that help, blessings and opportunities will come, and feel God’s loving presence through my family and friends who have never left my side.

You will probably be the first one to say that it is easier said than done, believe me I more than agree with you as I struggle with it every single day, but having experienced such tragedy, I can only say that it’s the only way I can face each day without loosing my mind. It has made dealing with this loss much easier to bear.

Having the proper mindset is no mean feat that is why we need all the help we can get if we want to make it work for us. Reading self-help books such as The Secret and The Magic by Rhonda Byrnes, and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin in my case have helped a lot, but still there’s nothing like hearing it straight out from people who have spent a great deal of their career sharing how it has worked well in their lives.

Great news is, Chinkee Tan, the much celebrated inspirational and motivational speaker, is due to have another life-changing and exclusive event this year entitled “The Power of Mindset” We can all benefit from this experience. Here, Mr. Chinkee Tan will make us understand where our negative thoughts come from and how we can overcome and transform them into positive actions. He will describe how we can control our emotions and reprogram the way we think, feel, and act. He will teach us how we can turn tragedy into opportunity and replace the old worn out beliefs that we have acquired with new thought provoking ones which will help alter and change our mindset in a healthy and wealthy way.

He will be joined by no less than another motivational guru himself, Mr. Francis Kong. This much awaited event will be happening on November 14 from 8 am to 5 pm at The Victory (4th Level V-Mall Greenhills, San Juan). Tickets to this event ranges from Gold 2800 PhP, Silver 2100 PhP, Bronze 1400 PhP. Not bad considering that two of the most sought after inspirational and motivational speakers will give us a hand in programming our mindsets.

To register to this event, follow these simple steps:

  1. Follow this link (CLICK HERE) and you will be directed to Chinkee Tan’s facebook page.
  2. You will see the Power of Mindset Tab, click the Add to Cart found just below it.
  3. You will be directed to C-Tech Trading site where you can indicate the number of tickets you would like to get and the total amount of your purchase.
  4. When done, click CHECKOUT.
  5. You will be directed to the payment tab where you can choose how you would like to pay. There are two options: Option 1 is payment via 7/11 or M Lhuillier Stores (there’s a 25 pesos pay cash charge for this) and Option 2 is via your Cash Sense account.
  6. Then, fill out the customer info sheet. When done, click next. You will then be given a reference number which you will present to the cashier at any 7 Eleven or M Lhuillier branch. In the case of cash sense, you will be receiving a SMS instructing you how you can complete the payment.
  7. Receipt will be issued upon payment.

If you want to own your thoughts and use this to your advantage, do not miss this chance to listen to these great masters as they show you how you can make positive changes in your life given the proper mindset.  See you there!

To get the latest updates on this event, follow Mr.Chinkee Tan on twitter too.

Sulit Clique: A Bloggers Affair

I have been shying away from blogging events these past two months following the death of my husband. I was aware though that at some point I had to put a stop to this self imposed seclusion because one, it isn’t doing me any good and two, my husband would have wanted to see me enjoy life the same way as when he was alive.  Besides, if there is someone who is very supportive of my blogging career, it was my husband.

Anyway, last week I received an email invitation from sulit.com for their first ever Bloggers Affair. Having been a fan of Sulit for years now and having followed their success story, I decided that this invitation was just too good to pass up and so I went.

And well, true to Sulit’s catchy tagline, I say the 1st Sulit Bloggers Affair can be aptly described as Hanap. Usap. Deal too.

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It was an intimate gathering as only about 2o plus bloggers were present. Ms. Meanne, Sulit’s Marketing Head,  revealed during our small chitchat  that even from the start they wanted it to be  just a small gathering  so bloggers and the people from Sulit will really have that chance of getting to know each other. They personally looked (Hanap) for bloggers who would fit the Sulit Clique. And I had to say this as well, lahat ng hanap mo sa isang super fun bloggers party, Sulit provided—perfect venue, excellent food, good company, exciting games, raffles and giveaways!

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Food was delish!

These cupakes from CUPCAKELAB are yummy too!

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The thing that made this an extra nice event for me is the fact that the people from Sulit really went out of their way to welcome us, from Sulit’s top man himself, Mr. RJ David who table hopped and exchanged pleasantries and stories with the bloggers, to Rachelle, the SEO copywriter who sent out the invitation and called us for confirmation. The young and dynamic Sulit marketing team made it a point to drop by our table to personally introduce themselves, check if we’re comfortable or need anything, and basically to share their own personal journey with Sulit.  The event also gave me a chance to finally meet and chat with some of the bloggers I know only in a virtual level. It was really nice to finally match their faces with their web names.

Mr. RJ David (Founder and CEO of Sulit.com.ph)

Ms. MeAnne Bundalian (Business Development, Sales, and Marketing Head

Ms. Jeanne Magboo, Communications and PR Supervisor

Ms. Jelly Viktor, our host

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The night of course ended with us striking a deal to fully support Sulit. Who wouldn’t when you know that theirs is a classic success story worthy of dethroning Michael Zuckerberg’s the Social Network in the box office if put in film. If you haven’t heard the story yet, I will share it to you one of this day, I need a clean note page for that. Like I always say I am sucker for Pinoy success stories, I am a big supporter and advocate of Pinoy brands. To me, Sulit’s success is unparalleled because it has managed to build the brand in such a way that it will still come out unique and truly Pinoy. Hearing the top man himself, RJ David sharing that initially they ventured abroad too but decided to close down the international arm so the company can fully concentrate its efforts in improving and strenthening its local operations made me admire the man and the company tenfolds more. His goal ever since was to make the company flourish in the Philippines and be recognized globally as a Pinoy brand. Sulit does have a clear vision, and I say its 20/20 because as it is climbing up the success ladder it is not loosing sight of its Pinoy identity. So for me, supporting Sulit all the way is a done deal. I am now a proud member of the  Sulit Clique.

I will end this post on a personal note. A week before my husband died he gave my daughter the tablet that he promised her for her graduation in March. When he saw me sulking because that was not part of our plan and budget, he told me “Wag ka magalala this year bibigyan din kita, iPad naman.” Then he died a week after. Who would have thought that among the 20 or so bloggers present in that event I would be the lucky one to win the grand prize that night.  The iPad 2.  Call it luck, chance, fate, whatever but to me its my husband’s way of keeping his promise. If you ask me to describe Sulit’s 1st Bloggers Event, I’ll definitely say it was Sulit na Sulit!

To know more about Sulit.com’s great deals and offers visit their official web page HERE.

Friends of Woodrose’s Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale

So have you started shopping for Christmas? This is that time of the year when we troop to different malls, outlet stores, and bazaars and shop to our hearts content.  I am sure by this time, you have already marked the red letter dates in your calendar.

Well for people living in the south, you have another set of dates to mark as Paref Woodorose School is opening its door to early christmas shoppers this Nov. 14-18. The Friends of Woodrose Foundation has organized a Pre-Christmas Bodega Sale where you can score great deals from international brands like Canadian Linens, XOXO, 101 New York, Toys R Us and many more.

So before hitting the mall or checking out different bazaars do drop by the Friends of Woodose Bodega Sale first. Not only will you satisfy the inner shopping goddess inside you but you will also able to help fulfill the FOW’s mission of  providing scholarships to bright and promising young girls.

For more updates regarding the much awaited Friends of Woodrose Pre-Christmas Bodega sale, check out Paref Woodrose School’s official website here.

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