Monday, April 30, 2012

Uniqlo is coming to the Philippines!

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If you have already visited Mall of Asia (MOA) for these past few months, you may have noticed several stores undergoing renovations. Many of these shops were even relocated from one place to another within the mall. This is to give way to some larger stores coming their way. I've seen Forever21 starting its way to the spots formerly occupied by Our Home and Toy Kingdom. Imagine, these two pretty huge stores were combined to accommodate Forever21. I could already imagine several girls flocking into the store on its first day.

Another store that is coming to MOA is Uniqlo (which will be located at 2nd level of main mall). Uniqlo is a store that sells both menswear and womenswear at very affordable prices. This is going to be the very first branch to open in Manila. I used to shop in Uniqlo when I was in Japan and Hong Kong. I have bought several wardrobe essentials there. The quality of the goods are impressive and given at a reasonable price. When I first learned about the new branch that is coming to MOA, I couldn't help but feel excited. I am definitely going to that store to buy more of my wardrobe essentials.

While I was strolling in the main mall of MOA yesterday, I was approached by one of the Uniqlo staffs scattered outside the still-under-construction store. They were having this marketing campaign with Facebook as their platform. So the staff asked me to log in to my account as I was ushered to one of their iPad stations. I was then prompted to vote for my favorite T-Shirts or UT that was shown in their Facebook app. A person could only vote twice within 24 hours, and a chance to win a T-Shirt on the spot. What's more is that when the T-Shirt you've voted received the highest number of votes at the end of the campaign, you get a chance to win a trip to Japan for two! Too bad I didn't win anything yesterday.

Now, I'm at home trying my luck again. I had more chance to look closely at the T-Shirts. I think what Uniqlo did is a great marketing strategy. The voting system allows users to look at the wonderful designs of their products. I am already tempted to buy some of those shirts if I didn't win a shirt. I can't wait for its grand opening at June 15, 2012.

To learn more about the products, visit their website:

Like their Facebook page and vote for your favorite UT for a chance to win a shirt and a trip for Japan for two.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tagged: 11 Questions about Myself

Photo by Valerie Everett | Flickr
Good day to everyone! A few days ago, I was tagged by my Blogger friend Judy to answer some questions about myself. Here are my answers:

1.How long have you been blogging?
I started my online writing venture on Hubpages a year ago, and a few months after, I tried Blogger. It was around September of last year that I decided to focus more on Blogger.

2. Are you a procrastinator or do you take care of things right away?
Yes I procrastinate things and I'm not proud of it. I just often see time as very flexible so I always end up not doing things within the time frame.

3. If you have siblings, are you close?
I have an identical twin who I am very close to. We are inseparable and we share a lot of common interests. She is my lifetime best friend.

4. What's the best thing about your job? the worst?
My job pays better compared to the average salary, but it is boring.

5. If you had $1,000 to spend on anything you wanted, what would you buy?
I would spend it on a vacation with my family.

6. How long has it been since you visited your hometown?
I never left my hometown and am still residing here.

7. Have you decorated for Easter/Spring? please share pictures.

8. Do you sleep with a fan on?
Sometimes, when I forget to turn it off. Usually, I turn on the air-con while sleeping, not the fan. A fan wouldn't be enough to keep me cool during the hot summer.

9. The beach or the mountains?
Mountains. I love trees and the sight of them is very soothing.

10. If you had to choose only one which would you pick: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or blogging?
I am torn between Facebook and blogging. Facebook has allowed me to communicate with my old friends who I am unable to meet regularly. On the other hand, blogging has taught me a lot of things and I have met a lot of interesting bloggers/writers through this experience.

11. When shopping, do you use coupons or shop around for the best deal?
Unfortunately in our country, we don't have coupons for shopping, if not rarely. But I am very avid to the rewards system for credit card holders. Through this system I was able to avail many items on a discounted price.

Now, I am going to tag some blogger friends to answer the questions above! I hope that those who get tagged would enjoy answering these questions as much as I did. Happy blogging!

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