Could real life be happening faster than the digital world? Just this first quarter of the year, I’ve traveled four times to Japan, once to Thailand, and spent multiple weekends at Tali Beach in Batangas.
Between all these trips, I have attended more than a few events and product launches while squeezing in Zumba classes with Robby Nee, Bikram yoga sessions with Ollay Aninion at Bikram Yoga Manila, and Kundalini yoga and Gong Bath healings with Urban Energy healer Rosan Cruz at Rebel Yoga Manila.
Breathe! It was tiring just to write all that down.
I still feel energized, though, because I love what I do and find passion in everything. Being fully present in every moment, I can’t even do social media posts while I’m at an event. All that has to be done in the wee hours.
This week was a classic whirlwind. Fresh from my latest Tokyo trip with my “twin” Vina Francisco, I attended the special jewelry exhibit of Lucy Torres-Gomez with Jul B. Dizon Jewellery. The beautiful collection of dainty floral designs with gems was almost sold out.
Jewelry designer Candy Dizon toured me around the display at Spices at The Peninsula Manila.
Wilcon Depot promo
The same day was the launch of Wilcon Depot’s latest shopping offer, “Wilcon Win Your Dream Ride Promo.” The country’s leading home improvement and construction supply retailer launched its promo at the Makati Shangri-La, with industry and media partners in attendance.
Wilcon always aims to find ways to make the home shopping experience more enjoyable and amazing, and the new promo will surely achieve that on its April 1-June 30 run.
Up for raffle are six brand-new Toyota Fortuners. Every P5,000 worth of online or in-store purchases generates one electronic raffle entry for shoppers.
Wilcon Depot has a wide range of high-quality product categories, from tiles and sanitary wares to plumbing, tools and hardware. It also has paints and automotive items, building materials, doors, mouldings, houseware, electrical items, and yes, even furniture, outdoor living, appliances and home interiors.
Rose Ong, the dynamic and driven chief operating officer of Wilcon, told me that the new promo is a way of thanking Wilcon’s most loyal customers all over the country. The promo is balanced, so that winners will come from all regions, including Metro Manila, North Luzon, South Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao.
Lorraine Belo-Cincochan, Wilcon president and CEO, says the company wants to elevate its customers’ experience by bringing in the biggest and best promos. She recognizes customer loyalty as a key brand strength and works tirelessly to reinforce that.
Check out the new digital Wilcon store, www.wilcon.com.ph.
New kicks from Fila
Another exciting event was the launch of the Fila Crossover, including new S/S 2019 sneaker offerings. The crowd that filled the Fila shop at Uptown Mall was an interesting mix of the brand’s friends, celebrities, music artists and influencers.
Fila made a unique stage setup, with the stage encircled with hanging lights and set up to display the new designs, including the Crossover, Ravagement 2000, Barricade XT 97 Low, Ray Run and Phyton 99.
It also marked the release of the much-anticipated Fila Heritage collection from Korea and a capsule collection from Fila Japan.
The crowd, which included Fila’s influencers known for their passion for shoes, lifestyle and streetstyle, stopped by the Fila store and took pictures of themselves trying on these new designs. The artists of Midas Music & Entertainment, featuring DJ Katsy Lee, Raf Davis, Kent MNL, Sachzna Laparan, and all the other DJs, with special appearances by Droppout, Young JV, Rhyne, JP Bacallan and Emmanuelle Vera, expressed their love for the brand by performing at the event.
The Fila Prime Party was also an opportunity for Cris Albert, CEO and owner of Fila Philippines, to announce the upcoming launch of the Fila Disruptor II Premium, and a new collaboration with Melissa Shoes.
For more updates, follow Fila on its social media accounts and www.fila.com.ph.
Themed launches with costumes are my favorite events. I really enjoyed the launch of the newest limited-edition blend of Johnnie Walker, the White Walker. The premium scotch collaborated with HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Season 8 for its new blend.
For the local launch, Johnnie Walker collaborated with Tim Yap, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Sam YG, Patty Tiu, Myrrh Lao To and Nico Bolzico to host an epic party with complete thematic settings and a grand reveal.
With the “Game of Thrones” final season about to start, I’m super excited to plan our 25th wedding anniversary with the same theme as GOT, but with an African twist. Hmm, that will be an epic mash-up.
If this past week was dizzying, the coming one will be even more. On April 6, Assumption Batch ’79 invites all to its fundraiser, “Ruby Carnavale,” at Wildflour Restaurant, Rockwell, G/F, Rockwell 8, Plaza Drive, Makati City.
The music and dancing start at 9 p.m., so come and celebrate with them. For tickets, call Cynthia, tel. 09178106419.