#GlobexWanderland2016

In 2013, Wanderland was founded and I got the chance to experience this indie festival, headlined by Temper Trap & Neon Trees, whose songs I first heard as soundtracks in TV shows that i watch. I really loved the experience and musical/artistic immersion in that event.I missed last year x Kid Cudi (ugh!!) but now, the annual music and arts festival, Wanderland is gearing up for another musical fete with this year’s anticipated line-up of international and local talents – see below. Together with the leader in digital lifestyle, Globe, on March 5, 2016, Saturday, at the Globe Circuit Events Grounds, festival aficionados are in for tons of special treats as they experience the excitement of the Globe Galaxy.

A photo of my Redecorated blogging space with some #Over stickers. What you think? ? PS. Im so excited for #wanderland2016 ?

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Enter the Globe Galaxy

Globe Galaxy takes Wanderland 2016 to the next level through its interactive activities, and games that everyone can explore and enjoy. The digital lifestyle is brought to life with this all-in-one interactive hub made up of 7 planets – Zero Gravity, Lifestyle Odyssey, Movie Planetarium, Space Race, Astro Rocks, GCash Vortex, and The Transporter

On Zero Gravity, guests can defy gravity on the trampoline and shoot the coolest videos ready to upload on YouTube and upload their GIF photos on Instagram; Lifestyle Odyssey lets one take OOTDs and discover new content from Globe such as the latest fitness app K-Fit; the Movie Planetarium then challenges one’s movie knowledge with fun quizzes to win premium items; Space Race and Astro Rocks provides a fun way of learning about mobile games and Spotify hacks as well as a chance to take the mic and sing your heart out with the Digital Rockeoke Barkada challenge ; the GCash Vortex allows guests to go cashless with the use of the GCash App; and lastly, The Transporter planet lets you update your Grab app.

“Together with the latest advancements we have achieved on mobile, part of our mission at Globe is to bring these to life through events like Wanderland. Music and arts is such an integral part of the lifestyle of today’s youth. It allows them to express themselves and inspires them to explore. Through our partnership with Karpos Multimedia for the annual Wanderland Festival, we are given the opportunity to bring our customers closer to what they love the most. The winning line-up of artists this year is really something to look forward to,” shares Globe Senior Vice President for Consumer Mobile Marketing, Issa Cabreira. (press release)

Wanderland #OOTD

It’s really nice to dress up in festivals and take OOTD’s so i’ve been doing some shopping! I also like that Globe and Wanderland has a special partnership with leading online fashion site, ZALORA (my first time to try this app/site), where  on-trend pieces are curated for the festival vibe.

Guys and girls can choose from the different collections of ZALORA, Factorie, Velvet, Something Borrowed, Rubi and 2401 by visiting http://zlrph.com/GLOBEWanderer. For a minimum spend of P500, customers will get a 15% discount by using the code: WANDERER.

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My #GlobeWanderland loots!

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My Zalora experience has been pretty much very good – they arrive on time and I really like the on-site experience – quick, detailed, easy. Here’s my top picks from the Globe x Wanderland collection and wore the top in this cover photo! Likey!!

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Festival Playlist

To get into that festival spirit, Globe has also put together a catch-up Spotify playlist to make sure you can sing together with the artists as they take over the Wanderland stage. From Bon Iver’s laidback tunes to Death Cab for Cutie’s hits, the #GlobeWanderland2016 playlist on Spotify should be on repeat this whole week.

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Been a pro user of Spotify (follow me =) and it makes it so much easier to study and rekindle love for music of artists prior to the concert and share it with others.

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Death Cab for Cutie!

 

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Listening to Cheats’ Summer track. i just love this band – see my post about Saab and Cheats here!

Wanderland 2016 is a festival by Karpos Multimedia and presented by the #1 mobile brand, Globe. The annual Wanderland festival bring is anticipated international indie bands alongside homegrown indie acts on the same stage to cater to a diaspora of music tastes. This year, guests can look forward to winning performances from two stellar headliners: alternative rock legend Death Cab For Cutie and Manila first-timer Bon Iver. They are joined by Kiwi electronic group The Naked And Famous; Australian indie pop band San Cisco; and other international acts including electronic duo Panama; Blackbird Blackbird; Chad Valley and Commandeur. Talented Filipino artists will also take over Wanderland with Crwn + Jess Connelly, Curtismith, Cheats, Jensen And The Flips, and the Wanderband 2016 victor: Oh, Flamingo!

Wanderland has truly curated a loyal following, making it the premier music festival in the Philippines. Stay tuned in my IG, blog and Snapchat for features of this event at Globe Circuit Makati.

To know more about how you can get tickets to Wanderland visit http://wanderlandfestival.com/. To learn more about Globe and its latest portfolio of products and services visit www.globe.com.ph.

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Walk The Journey

The philosophy behind the title is what Johnnie Walker now champions, as presented during “The Way I Walk,” a media launch event recently held by the brand at The Eye at Green Sun, Makati. “The Way I Walk” unveiled Johnnie Walker’s latest Joy Will Take You Further campaign, and introduced the faces behind the movement to press members as well as VIP guests.

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I got really attracted to this event because well, one,  Scotch Whiskey is my favorite drink at night and two, I was intrigued by the campaign which I got to know more.

At the event,a duo of proud Filipinos have recently jumped on board a new global campaign from top Scotch Whisky brand Johnnie Walker to champion joy as the key to meaningful progress, joining a global roster of other extraordinary people from all walks of life. Mountaineer Romi Garduce, and musician, actress, and blogger Saab Magalona are among a growing number of people who epitomise a way of thinking that challenges the conventional wisdom that success leads to happiness. Instead, these remarkable personalities celebrate the fact that happiness actually helps people achieve more.

Among the list of “extraordinaries” are Formula One World Champion and McLaren Honda driver Jenson Button, award-winning actor Jude Law, and American alternative rock band OK Go; whose understanding of success and progress aligns with the results from a growing body of scientific research into the power of happiness.

The more familiar set of ambassadors which evidently practice this philosophy is the band Cheats, some band members of which I’ve known since college. Ever since I heard them in 2014, I have loved their originality, passion (as artists and Pinoy’s too) and creativity.

@cheatsph 🙂 #fan #latergram #raybanpupil

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JW also shared some facts about this philosophy. Dr Matt Killingsworth, a US-based psychologist and scientist who studies human happiness, acted as a consultant for the campaign. He said: “People sometimes think of happiness as a far-off, distant prize only to be won by their years of hard work or when they achieve conventional markers of success, like a higher income or a bigger house. But there is a growing body of evidence that enjoying happiness along the way makes success more likely.” Commenting on the campaign launch Diageo Philippines General Manager Jon Good said: “As a brand Johnnie Walker has always stood for progress—it’s been the story of our whisky since our founder John Walker started it all nearly 200 years ago. What two centuries of experience have taught us is that progress doesn’t have to be an endless uphill journey—we can enjoy the steps we take and the more happiness we find in them the more likely we are to achieve our goal. Evidence is confirming a conviction that sits at the heart of our brand: Joy Will Take You Further.”    Personally:

And it’s nice to just be with people who see happiness as such. I got the chance again to listen to Cheats’ new and iconic songs, like Summer which you’re hearing now via Soundcloud.

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Dj Toons who’s a talented batchmate too!!

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Congratulations on your continued success, Cheats! They recently launched their album few weeks before, and both packaging and content were amazing!

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Saab Magalona

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Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador Romi Garduce, Diageo Philippines General Manager Jon Good, Johnnie Walker Brand Ambassador Saab Magalona

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With Saab and Candy of CheatsPH

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I just also was so happy for Saab’s success, happiness and love (recently got married!!). She has been a great friend ever since college/Dollhouse and when I started my own blog which she supported. I consider her as one of my blogger idols, and also as a music icon (me as a music lover lang hehe). She’s so creative, smart and focused on what she does and loves which you’ll get to know more in her video below. I really like how she built her own identity and market too, based on what she is, and what she really wants to do in her life. That’s really how we should all do it! =)

Congratulations on everything, Saab!!

The other JW night last quarter 3 is filled with music and flavor through The Journey with Johnnie Walker at Valkyrie at The Palace, a multi-sensorial party showcasing select variants of the Johnnie Walker brand. Recognizing life and its many twists and turns, the Johnnie Walker event invited guests to embark on a flavorful journey as they navigated through the clubbing mecca’s twists and turns to learn more about Johnnie Walker Red, Black, and Gold Label Reserve.

For the one-night affair, Valkyrie became home to the partying scene’s hippest DJs. DJs Mars Miranda, Callum David, David Ardiente, and Kat DJ took turns in unleashing beats from different areas in Valkyrie, creating a moving party experience like no other, while Johnnie Walker Red Label, Black Label, and Gold Label Reserve each had rooms that treated guests to different surprises throughout the night.

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Went with fellow blogger Raiza Poquiz who’s being toured here by JW model, Aldwin Go

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I toured the The Johnnie Walker Red Label Room which was witness to a lively mixology class hosted by Diageo Reserve World Class 2013 Philippine Bartender of the Year AK Roxas, who demonstrated the different ways (Hello, chemistry skills!!) to enjoy Johnnie Walker Red Label, the Pioneer Blend.

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Maxene Magalona and Saab Magalona

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The Red Label Room

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With Raiza Poquiz and Mark Advincula

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Meanwhile, the Johnnie Walker Black Label Room generated curiosity among guests as they peered at the great black leather chair and awaited the reveal of Azkals hunk Anton Del Rosario, who personified the iconic brand’s Striding Man for the night. Guests also enjoyed a quick mentoring session care of Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 Bartender of the Year Joma Rivera, who delivered the complete Johnnie Walker Black Label experience with smoke and wood, elements unique to the Iconic Blend.

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Lastly, the Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve room was ground to a whisky mentoring session hosted by Erwan Heussaff and Diageo Reserve World Class 2015 Philippine Bartender of the Year Kenneth Bandivas. The session was as educational as it was lively, showcasing the great flavors of Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve.

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“The idea behind this event is to really unify the labels, particularly Red, Black, and Gold Reserve under the Johnnie Walker banner,” shares Cesar Gangoso, Customer Marketing Director of Diageo Philippines. “We want to create experiences unique to each brand, but we also want these experiences to be representative of the iconic heritage from where they come.”

Here are two amazing nights I had with Johnnie Walker and here’s to wishing continued journey and happiness for all of us.

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#LiveinLevisPH

More than 140 years after inventing the blue jean, one thing is clear: Levi’s clothes are loved by the people who wear them-from presidents to movie stars, farmers to fashion icons, entrepreneurs to the every man. Last month, a campaign was launched to aim to capture the spirit of the iconic brand that has always been an embodiment of the events of its time.

At the heart of the new campaign is the celebration of real-life “Live in Levi’s®” moments –from first dates and first-borns to rodeo sand road trips and everyday in between. Featuring the new fall 2014 collection, the campaign highlights the Levi’s® 511™ Slim jean for men and the Levi’s® Revel™ jeans for women, in addition to reimagined iconic products such as the 501® jean, western shirt and Trucker jacket. The new line honors the spirit, attention to detail and craftsmanship of the much-loved original.

But also, Levi’s and jeans users (like me!!) were able to customize denim items at the event to further express the campaign, with local stars and icons gracing the event and /or playing their music.

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I got the chance to customize my Levi’s pairs (I wear all the time for meetings and workshops because they’re really comfortable for me – I am really a jeans person!!). It’s really nice to know how all these distressing, patching and cutting of jeans are done because they take time, craft and effort!

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Jim and Saab of Cheats, who also played at the event,  naming their band jackets

It was also a series of days with music and OPM icons that I adore and wanted to see perform live.

Definitely a night of rakenrol with them and got to hear also their fun Levi’s stories when they were younger!

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