The Chiq Republiq 2015 Experience

Backlogs! Too many stuff on my plate as of late, so forgive me.

Anyhoo, last June 20, I dropped by the SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 event in Trinoma. It was said to be a celebration of womanhood wherein there were booths and free activities for all the ladies that day.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Chiq Republiq 2015, held last June 20 in Trinoma’s Activity Center

At the registration booth, I was given a bracelet wherein I can participate in 4 of their activities and have a picture taken at the photobooth.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Some of the participating booths during the event. There were games and lots of freebies.

Chiq Republiq 2015

One of the activities that the ladies lined up for: free makeover!

Chiq Republiq 2015

Some booths offered free consultation, like this one that held free bone health check.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Fitness First also held free consultations for weight and overall health.

I wanted to get that makeover at least (hehe!) but since I arrived already in the afternoon, there were a lot of ladies in line. That time, the crew was servicing Registrant #50 or so. If I signed up, I would have been, like, #184. So skip that.

I should’ve had that free back massage, though.

There were also contests wherein lucky ladies got some freebies from the sponsors, as well as talks and demos from participating booths.

Chiq Republiq 2015

Just some of the lucky ladies who one prizes from the event’s sponsors.

I guess I should’ve gone earlier in the day so I could have enjoyed more. But given that I was kinda in a rush since we left the little one at home that day (she had colds then), I just went to booths that have fairly easy activities, like Flawless that had a mini-golf game, and watched the fitness demo from the guys from Fitness First.

But I’m pretty sure a lot of ladies had fun with the activities there. I mean, free makeover or nail art or even the massage? At least that was a day of pampering for many (for men, too!).

The SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 was presented by SkyLife of SkyCable Philippines.

New Cherry Mobile brand CUBIX to be sold exclusively at Lazada PH

Wanting to get a new phone but don’t have time to go out shopping? Let Lazada Philippines help you with that. The country’s one-stop online shopping destination houses the best mobile brands in the market, and now they’re introducing a new brand that will surely be a hit among today’s crowd: Cherry Mobile CUBIX.

Cherry Mobile CUBIX

Cherry Mobile CUBIX, in black and gold

CUBIX is the first exclusive online brand of Cosmic Technologies, Inc., the creator of Cherry Mobile. This new smartphone has powerful features like:

  • 5-inch HD On Cell Display
  • Android KitKat
  • 1.4 GHz Octacore Processor
  • 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM
  • 13 MP rear (main) camera and 5 MP front camera

You may think that such a quality phone would cost a fortune, but the Cherry Mobile CUBIX is made affordable to cater to the growing number of people searching for that bang-for-your-buck mobile phone.

The great news is, you can buy the CUBIX phone at Lazada Philippines. Cosmic Technologies has partnered with Lazada for exclusively retailing CUBIX to the website’s customers with the aim of increasing its target market, especially those looking to buy their next phones.

Cherry Mobile CUBIX Lazada

Cherry Mobile CUBIX will be exclusively sold at

Check out Lazada Philippines this Friday, June 26, 2015 at 12 noon to get a glimpse at the Cherry Mobile CUBIX. It will be sold on the site that day for just PHP4,490. Now that’s quite a steal for a chic and powerful smartphone. But you have to be quick, because it will be sold in limited quantities on that day. So be the first to have the CUBIX on June 26!

Visit or its Facebook page at for more updates on the latest on its catalog.

SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015 this Saturday at Trinoma

Calling all ladies! Be part of an exciting event where we celebrate our womanhood — SkyCable’s Chiq Republiq 2015!

SkyCable Chiq Republiq 2015

Chiq Republiq 2015

There will be free pampering and makeover sessions, plus booths on beauty, wellness, fashion, and lifestyle that you can check out. It’s going to be a fun-filled event for every woman of every age, so make sure to drop by — bring your friends along, too!

SkyCable Chiq Republic 2015 happens this Saturday, June 20, at Trinoma Activity Center from 10 am to 8 pm. This event is presented by SkyLife of SkyCable Philippines.

For more information, visit the SkyCable Chiq Republiq Facebook page.

Sip ‘n Go with Starbucks Philippines’ new Frappuccinos

Summer hasn’t ended at Starbucks Philippines, as it launches 2 new Frappuccino Blended Beverages that will surely cool you down. Presenting the Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly and Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino.

Starbucks Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly Frappuccino

The Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly Frappuccino: featuring layers of dark roast coffee jelly, cool blended coffee Frappuccino, and caramel syrup. It’s topped with espresso whipped cream, finely ground coffee sprinkles, and caramel drizzle.

Starbucks Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino

The Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccino Blended Beverage: Cream Frappuccino with strawberry sauce, layered with biscuit crunch, and topped with cheese whipped cream, berry drizzle, and biscuit pieces.

For coffee lovers, the Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly is definitely for you, as it is has layers of coffee jelly, Coffee Frappuccino, and espresso whipped cream. It’s made more delicious with caramel syrup in the frap base, and coffee sprinkles and caramel drizzles on top.

If you’re craving for something caffeine-free, the Cream Frap-based Strawberry Cheesecake is what you should order. With strawberry sauce, cheese whipped cream, and biscuit pieces, it’s like sipping a liquid version of the cheesecake pastry.

Both the Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly and Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccinos are available at a Starbucks store near you from today until July 27, 2015. Prices start at PHP 175.

As an added treat Starbucks has a promo for its 2 new beverages: Get FREE DOUBLE UPSIZE on the Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly and Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccinos when you buy them from 2 to 4 PM on June 17 and 24. This offer is limited to a maximum of 4 purchased feature drinks per transaction. In case both the featured drinks are not available, you can redeem this offer with any Frappuccino Blended Beverage. So mark your calendars, guys!

Head to a Starbucks store near you and have a taste of the Caramel Triple Coffee Jelly and Strawberry Cheesecake Frappuccinos!

First Day High (and low)

A rundown of adventures for Zee’s first day of school, which happened today:

– Didn’t wake up to the sound of the alarm. Guess staying up late to see who won at Your Face Sounds Familiar did it. Good thing my sister woke me up. That was 4 AM.

– I filed for remote work schedule this week, to help my daughter adjust to the first day of school. We enrolled her to a different school this year, so we knew there would be challenges that came with the new environment. I knew she would need my support.

– Came in early in school, about 45 minutes before the start of the class. Zee told me to stay. I told her I’ll just be outside the gates, because the school did not allow parents inside the school premises during class time.

– I kinda lied about being just outside the gates. I went home (the school is just a short distance from where I live) because I had to work. My parents took care of Baby Ayla.

– Before going home, I got to meet some parents. One had a daughter in Zee’s class as well. Luckily, she’s also in the school service that will take my daughter home after class. Another mom had a Grade 5 daughter in the same school, and that particular mom vouched for the school. She said her kids who went/are going there had/have good foundations in academics and values. That really made me happy — I believe hubby and I enrolled Zee in a good school.

– Zee’s class ends around 2 PM. I went back to school around 1:30 PM. Was with other parents, making short chitchat. When the guard signaled the dismissal of the Grade 1 pupils, some of the other moms and I went inside. And, just as Zee’s lola has suspected, she looked like she just cried. Which she did, because she got upset that she couldn’t find me in the school premises.

– We finally got to meet the school service driver. Hubby got to talk to him last week but he didn’t come by our house over the weekend so that my daughter could meet him. His name is Ulysses, but we can call him Jhong. Uh, okay.

– While checking her things upon arriving home, I found out that Zee barely touched her lunch. That was probably the time she cried because I wasn’t in school. Her snacks were gone, so I assumed she ate them.

– Checked her notebooks and books. No homework yet. Much to be desired about her handwriting, though (we’ll get there soon). And there’s an invitation to a classmate’s birthday party this Friday. I take it as my daughter’s opportunity to befriend her classmates, and mine to be friends with the parents, too. Hehe!

– The students have to bring the books and notebooks daily to school. Goodness, I feel like they’re ants, carrying 10 times more than their body weight. Poor children.

Ah well, I’m pretty sure the school adventures don’t stop here.

At least Zee and I survived the first day of school. Hopefully things get better in the coming days.