Friday, January 26, 2018

The 2018 Belle de Jour Power Planner

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Hi everyone! The first month of the year is almost coming to an end. Have you decided on a planner yet? What do prefer? Formal? Artsy? Minimalist? Whatever you choose, it should reflect your personality so that you won't forget to write on it everyday.

For me and my hobbies, I always go for the Belle de Jour Power Planner. It has been a part of my life for eight years now. Year after year, it just improves. I always like the concept art and the contents. Not only that, being part of the Bella community has led me to meet a lot of people who became my friends, too.

So dearies... lemme present the gorgeous 2018 Belle de Jour Power Planner!

The 2018 Belle de Jour Power Planner

Yep, it goes with a coupon booklet, magnetic bookmark, and a sticker sheet! Sweet! The theme for this year is the Boho look. I love it! All the feathers, frilly dresses, dreamcatchers... The concept this year is awesome. 

Love how front and back cover are connected like that

I had mine personalized with my name. (^-^)/

Here are my favorite pages...

This page is empowering, right? :)

I always think about purpose and meaning in my life.

Of course, we all loooove the coupons! Wheee~

Here are the rest of the pages, real quick! Oh, they're fabulous!

This planner is so beautiful! It inspires me to be beautiful, too. So, have you decided to make BDJ your planner for 2018? (^-^)

Be beautiful, dearies :)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

The 2018 Starbucks Planner

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The acquisition of the Starbucks planner is something of a challenge to us. Getting the stickers (convincing friends to give up theirs if you have to!), gulping all the drinks (not to mention the calories), and making time for a store visit are the things you have to do. Yep. It's a quest, and only the successful is rewarded by this thing of beauty. 

 The 2018 Starbucks planner.
This planner is commemorative of their 20th anniversary in the Philippines. The design is exquisite and the leather cover makes it all worth the eighteen cups of coffee! The package comes with a calendar, a ruler, and an inactive Starbucks card.

All the goodies that come with it.

The original cover is great, too!
The message is heartwarming... awwww~

The insides are full of colors. The personal info page is just the beginning of this artistic themed journey. The monthly pages are uniquely designed, too. Take a look... 

Page one is already colorful :)

January is all about yellows

August page divider is my favorite

The daily planner pages... yep, it's horizontal

Of course, it wouldn't all be complete without the coupons! Yay! 

Year-round coupons

With that being said, lemme take you too a brief journey inside the 2018 Starbucks planner... 

Oh hey, if you activate the aforementioned Starbucks card this January, you can get the chance to win a year's worth of free drinks! Whee~ Yep, already on it...

Every year, I get the Starbucks planner. You know, it's nice to have something to remind me to get my life together. Hahaha~ Just like most of us, my life is nowhere near organized, too. However, it has been hard to let go of something that has become a tradition to me. Do you like the Starbucks planner, too? :) 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cosplay Mania 2016

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Okay, the date might confuse you. But yeah... I'm writing about Cosplay Mania 2016. When I was writing my blog post for Cosplay Mania 2017, I found out that I had the 2016 one in the drafts with only three paragraphs. Life became so hard for me and coping up was the priority. Eventually, I moved on until I forgot about it. 

So here I am making up for lost time. Yeah... life is still as crazy as ever but I just can't let go of something unfinished. I will share with you the photos and whatever memory I had from last year's event. It was a huge difference from this 2017. Yep, there was a queue, but it won't take you hours. The crowd was bearable to say the least. 

Cosplay Mania 2016 happened on the month of October. It was probably the only cosplay event I went to for that year. Yep, I'm not kidding when I say that life gave me a lot of challenges. It was held at SMX Convention Center. I went there only on Day 2, as my schedule permitted. It was nice to see myself surrounded with colorful costumes and geeky stuff again. Wheee~

I got the gold ticket!

There were activity and merchant booths. The first booths that I went to were the NHK booth where they gave Domo-kun prizes and the Green Tea Kitkat booth for a free photobooth and samples. Freebies galore! 

Domo-kun stuff from the NHK booth

My Kitkat green tea and photo. Cute cosplayer!

My gold ticket enabled me to access the performance stage. And oh, here are my real time Instagram posts about it. Told you I had a few evidence of my time there. Hahaha~ It was a nice opportunity to be able to take photos of the the guest international cosplayers. Oh~ And my crush Kaname was there! Hihihi~ Here I am getting all kilig again. \(^_^)/

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 But I kept my focus and took videos of a few performances on stage...

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Of course, as usual, I opted to take photos of cosplayers in the event. I recognized a few foreign cosplayers there, like @phildukemaggio and the Wolverine cosplayer (which I also saw last STGCC in Singapore). I took photos of cosplayers inside the halls, as there were still space to move about. However, the lighting outside was better for taking photos... makes my life easier... hehehe...

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Logan cosplay

Angemon cosplay

Harley Quinn cosplay

Batman cosplay

Rick Flag cosplay

Enchantress cosplay

Katana cosplay

Princess Serenity (Sailormoon) cosplay

Suicide Squad cosplay

Alien vs. Predator cosplay

Noctis cosplay

Sailormoon cosplay

Spark (Pokemon Go) cosplay

My cosplay idol, Jin, was there too. I bought a Big Hero 6 print and she signed it. Wheee~ Happy kid~

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The event is not complete without toys. I didn't join in making Gundams. I just took photos of the few Gundam toys on display at the Gunpla booth.

Toys, cosplay, and seeing my cosplay idols made up my Cosplay Mania 2016. Yep, you can read between the lines that I had one great time! Got a lot of loot, too... Wheee~~

My cosmania 2016 haul

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