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Happy 7th Anniversary Flair Candy!

Posted by on May 6, 2015 in Announcements, Career, Life, Personal

No script. Just love <3


No script. Just love. Thank you <3 Happy 7 Years Flair Candy! #BlogAnniversary

Posted by FlairCandy on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

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Flair Music Festivals: 1 World Music Festival Singapore

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Announcements, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events, Featured, Music, Singapore, Travel

If you’re heading early to this year’s Signapore Grand Prix, then prepare your body and soul for an inviting festival!  This year, 1 World Music Festival is going to happen on the 20th and 21st of September 2013.  This is going to happen during the Grand Prix Season in Singapore.

I wouldn’t beat around the bush and just share with you the list of performers for the upcoming festival.

  • Cobra Starship
  • Far East Movement
  • Tinie Tempah
  • Iggy Azalea
  • Orbital
  • Infected Mushroom
  • Yuna
  • Cosmic Gate
  • Kim Kat
  • Pendulum DJ Set + Verse
  • Miguel Migs
  • Sub Focus
  • Taboo (from the black eyed peas)
  • The Cataracs


Pledging state-of-the-art visuals and projections, intense choreographies by world class performers, pyrotechnics and interactive elements, the 1 World Music Festival will fuse the very best facets of music and dance into a perfect musical experience for its cosmopolitan audience. The Festival will bring in both the biggest names in music entertainment and the most exciting emerging talents as well. From Iggy Azalea’s rapping genius and Tinie Tempah’s breakthrough style to Yuna’s poignant melodies, these are the most addictive of musical styles and will hold audiences in absolute thrall.  The freshest musical innovations and its irresistible beats are set to meld with the visual delight of dancing light shows. DJs will spin the night out with sensational rhythms to move an invigorated crowd. If there is one show to attend this year, make this it.


Date: 20th & 21st September 2013

Time: 6pm till late

Venue: Marina Barrage

Details and ticketing at www.1worldfest.com.

Purchase now for early bird offers.

Festival Website: www.1worldfest.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/1WorldMusicFestival
Twitter: @1WorldFest
Tumblr: 1worldfest.tumblr.com
Instagram: @1WorldFest
Blog: blog.1worldmusicfestival.com

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Happy 5th Anniversary to FlairCandy.com!

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Announcements, Career, Featured, Life, Personal

It’s been a great year so far 🙂 Actually, every year keeps getting better and better compared to the previous ones.  I hope it continues to follow this pattern for the many years to come.

Quite frankly, I’ve been busy with online and offline things.  I’m transitioning to a new job, moving houses, blogging, tending to my heart (lol) and many other things.  Everyday, is a great day to fulfill a dream, and to follow my heart’s beat.

I’m writing this at the restaurant Balcony of my hotel in Boracay.  Don’t be envious, you don’t know how much hard work I put in to make my dreams possible.  Sometimes I don’t get to sleep enough, had to make crazy hard decisions, prioritize and sacrifice a few things to get the things that I want and need in my life.  Yesterday, I only had 1 hr sleep in 2 straight days.  yeah.  It’s because I’m at “work-from-gala” mode.

I’m just happy that today, May 1 Labor Day, is a holiday and i get to relax for real 🙂  And it’s my blog’s anniversary!


I just want to thank all my friends, loved ones, family and partners for making this a happy journey!

– My mom and my family (for all the support – financial and emotional)

– My Nyok friends (Mica, Jehz, Winston, Ada, Maki, Cai)

– Special mention to Jehz for still hosting my site for after 5 years

Mica and Jehz

– Special mention to Mica for being my partner in crime (figuratively speaking) for keeping my secrets and sharing with me yours

Mica and me in Singapore

– To the surfing jugettes (seriously we need to change our name) how about “Salty Sisters” (it’s a real surfer term) Angela and Kristel <3 you gaiz are love .. and the rest of the Boracay team Arthur, Brian, Dell, Mark, Joel, Julius, Ada, Krissca and to the one who didn’t go with us Tere.

– To my best friends in high school (Angh and Andrea) and college (Charm, Roxy and Irene)

– To the PHL 360 family for the unforgettable adventure!

– To NUFFNANG team for all the support with this blog, for giving me lots of opportunities, for the parties – to a great partnership!

– To Smart family – who has been my mobile broadband connection for years and years.  I cannot work from gala without you… and also to the people behind Smart for always inviting me to your cool events

– To the Easy Pha-max Wheatgrass team for keeping me healthy (otherwise, I’d be sickly with my daily activities)

– To doc Yanny of Aesthetic Science

– To Digits Trading, Mel and Jeff for giving me gadgets to review

– To Air Asia for inviting me to explore the world

with Tony Fernandez CEO of Air Asia

– To Agoda.com for letting me stay in places while exploring the world

– To Vivere Salon and Nailaholics for my beauty needs

– To the Viviamo girls for the Belle de Jour organizers and BDJ boxes

– To the Jewelmer family for sharing my passion with the seas and being beautiful inside and out.

– To the Vaseline company and people behind it.

– To Expedia family (Yoshke and Jas)

– To Sofitel, Spiral and Vietura family <3

– To TV5 family, I have learned a lot and will continue to help (Ram, Leng, Sheena, Carlo, Ms. Sheila and of course the rest – too many to mention guys you know who you are)

– To Roxy PH for the awesome swim and sportswear

– To the Polecats family, for giving me the best medecine for depression and quarter-life crisis

from zero flexibility and strength – to this!

– To my pole mates – stay sexy!

– To Big Shift studios for letting me experience how it is to join a Pole competition

– To all my blog’s partners

– Last but not the least, to all my READERS — seriously, what would I do without you guys…  Thank you for participating in my contests, for commenting, for reaching out via email, for asking advice from me in terms of gadgets, health & fitness, travel, photography, love and life.  Thank you for reaching out to me when you feel I am in my lowest of low… you keep this blog’s heart beating… *emotional happy tears*

and to everyone who has held my hand, for the good things and the bad things and the many random things!  For keeping this life interesting.  Crazy, fun, but responsible.


Did I miss anyone? This brain of mine is not perfect 😛  But  if I did forget, let me know if I do, I’ll make it up to you.


Life is all about giving and receiving 🙂 Give love, receive love.  Give happiness, receive happiness.  Give, what you want to receive.  Love is such a beautiful thing <3  Love gives meaning to life.  Thank you friends!




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ASEAN Blogger Festival 2013, Reinventing the Spirit of Cultural Heritage

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Announcements, blogging, Uncategorized

I’m so excited for the bloggers of Southeast Asia!  This year, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launches the ASEAN Blogger Festival 2013 on May 10-12, 2013 in Central Java Indonesia.  Bloggers and social media practitioners from the Southeast Asia region will be on touch base with everone in the beautiful Solo City.

The theme: “Reinventing the Spirit of Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia”


If you are participating in this event, or want to follow updates, please use the hashtag #ABF2013


Participants get to join seminars on ASEAN Cultural Heritage Linkage and ASEAN Tourism, various workshops tackling online intiatives that impact positive social change (such as online business and advocacy), and enlightening discourse regarding social media development including but not limited to the role of social media in the ASEAN integration process and the ASEAN Blogger Community Plan of Action.


Why do I want to Join this Event

In the year 2008, my life changed.  It was the time I started blogging.  Back then, I didn’t know a lot of bloggers and I didn’t have a mentor.  I just blindly opened an account on blogspot, wrote about the things that intrest me and then it’s all history.

My influences were mainly from bloggers in the US and Malysia.  Malaysia’s blogging community was big at that time and I built really close knits with Malaysian bloggers who I actually traveled with eventually.

Bloggers from Malaysia taking me around Melaka on one of my personal trips


In turn I also took them around beautiful Philippines 🙂


and in 2014, I am traveling with the to Hanoi!!!

The power of blogging: brings neighbors closer 😉


What Influential?

I think every blogger in the world is influential.  The internet stream reaches everyone in the world and one hit on that “publish” button and you get to influence the world!

Blogging is such an influential tool and for 5 years of doing this, I would also say that blogging is something constant in my life.  Something I would never give up.  

I get letters from readers reaching out to me from various topics: thanking me, asking questions about career, love, and a whole other things!  It’s overwhelming but blogging can affect other people’s lives.

I myself have been influenced by other bloggers.

It’s really great to get to know bloggers from other countries, especially in our ASEAN region.  What do I get out of reaching out to other bloggers in this region?  A whole lot:

  • I would realize that we may speak different languages, but some words are similar
  • We are both different but similar at the same time
  • There are a lot of similarities culture and values wise
  • There are also a lot of notable differences that are really interesting and essential to understanding another country’s culture
  • With all this in mind, we get to help each other make blogging and our ASEAN community grow
  • Share the beauty of each other’s country, and maybe help each other discover each other’s home

Now why do I want to participate in this event again?

I want to be more effecient and effective in delivering change to our communities.  By being a part of the ASEAN Blogger Festival, I would get to hear from different speakers and bloggers and learn from their experiences.  I want to actively be a part of this movement.


Looking ahead:  ASEAN Community goals for 2015

This would be also an insight I would gain when I get in touch with other bloggers and social media practitioners in the region.  It would be great to come together again and update each other on what’s new with the cyber world.  In 2 years, you never know what happens, if there are other influential social media tools that would change the cyber scene again.

We can learn from our current status and discuss further ways to improve, and even go beyond what we already have today.



Bloggers from the Philippines

Maybe the Philippines can also host an ASEAN blogging convention?



Say Hello to my friend Aseanita


Photo taken in Jakarta, at the AirAsia ASEAN hub


Aseanita is the digital girl of AirAsia – big sponsor of the ASEAN Blogger Festival.


I have been an avid fan of AirAsia – as a customer and as an online partner.

Like me, AirAsia believes in the power of blogging, social media and other online activities that affect our offline lives.


If you want to know more about the culture in AirAsia, you can check out my interview with a very important person – the CEO of AirAsia

Interview with Tony Fernandez



Follow Aseanita, TWEET her 🙂 She would love to hear from you 


Also, for updates on the ASEAN Blogger Festival, please use the hashtag #ABF2013

I’m so excited!
and I’m looking forward to experience this!

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Open Malls on Holy Week 2013 MRT LRT Schedule Philippines (Official)

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in Announcements

Where are you staying for Holy Week?  If you’re staying just within Metro Manila, then you would be interested in what malls open or what time the lrt and mrt operates during holy week.

I feel bad because I don’t have any plans for Holy Week yet… anyway, I don’t see any announcement yet on mall’s schedule during the Holy Week or mrt and lrt schedules but here’s what I think would happen based on last year’s Holy Week.



MRT and LRT Holy Week Schedule in Manila (official, confirmed by MRT LRT Spokesperson)

– no MRT and LRT (Holy Thursday) – (Easter Sunday) for maintenance works



– on Holy Wednesday: (this is my estimate based on last year’s info)

LRT last trip at 8 pm for Line 1’s Baclaran and Rooseveltstations; and Line 2’s Santolan and Recto stations.

MRT last trip at 10pm from North Ave. station and 10:30 from Taft Ave. station

– on Monday, MRT and LRT resumes at 5am



Shopping hours and Mall Schedule during Holy Week (unofficial, my estimate based on last year’s info)

– SM Malls: CLOSED on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.  Except for SM Baguio which will remain open from 10am – 10pm on both days.  Some shops and restaurants by the SM Mall of Asia Veranda and the bay area will remain open.

– Malls closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday (opens on Saturday)

Glorietta, Greenbelt, Market! Market!, Trinoma

Note: this is not inclusive of all malls.

– Bonifacio High Street, The Fort is usually open on Holy Thursday and Good Friday (some select stores).


NOTE: It is best to call the mall first before going.


Or just have a staycation at home, watch movies… or drive to the nearest beach… 😉




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Cirque Mother Africa in Manila Newport Performing Arts Theatre

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012 in Announcements, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Events

Here’s one thing you can look forward to this summer!

Be dazzled by Cirque Mother (Circus Mama) Africa when it rolls into town on April 19th – 22nd presented by Establish Events in cooperation with Media Central.

Philippine audiences are familiar with Cirque Du Soleil but this time, they will be challenged and mesmerized by the sights and sounds of Africa. This innovative two hour show, which combines African music, dance and performance, pulsates with the heartbeat of Africa and the combined talents of 40 artists from nine African countries, including Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Benin, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.

Preview April

It’s a show that’s unlike any other.  And while some of my friends travel to watch different places worldwide, you don’t have to spend that much to experience this because it’s coming here to Manila!

Check out this video:

Cirque Mother Africa


Although the artists come from all parts of the African continent, on stage, they fuse into a single family whose cheerfulness and passion immediately capture the audience. And they are versatile performers! Each of the outstanding artists is a dancer, singer or musician and quite often a combination of all three.The troupe performed in sold out shows in Germany, Italy, Romania, Russia, Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Spain.

The circus show, with a cast of 45 performers, started in Tanzania in October 2006. A world premiere in Germany in December 2006 followed and “ Mama Africa – Circus of Joy” was born. T he show toured to sell-out crowds, playing to more than 300,000 people in small cities and towns in Germany. Since then, this circus production has grown and the 2011/12 production is an anniversary programme which will feature some of the best acts from the past four to five years as well as new ones.

Tickets are affordable at:

  • VIP PhP 6,095.00
  • C1  PhP 5,090.00
  • C2  PhP 4,065.00
  • C3  PhP 3,025.00
  • C4  PhP 1,500.00

You can also avail of discounts, find out here to know more.

Book your tickets now via TICKETWORLD.

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Schedule of Malls During Holy Week in Manila 2012

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 in Announcements, Philippines, Travel

MRT and LRT Holy Week Schedule in Manila

– no MRT and LRT on April 5 (Holy Thursday) – April 8 (Easter Sunday)

– on Holy Wednesday

LRT last trip at 8 pm for Line 1’s Baclaran and Rooseveltstations; and Line 2’s Santolan and Recto stations.

MRT last trip at 10pm from North Ave. station and 10:30 from Taft Ave. station

– on Monday, April 9 Araw ng Kagitingan: MRT and LRT resumes at 5am


Shopping hours

– SM Malls: CLOSED on Holy Thursday and Good Friday.  Except for SM Baguio which will remain open from 10am – 10pm on both days.  Some shops and restaurants by the SM Mall of Asia Veranda and the bay area will remain open.

– Malls closed on Holy Thursday and Good Friday (opens on Saturday)

Glorietta, Greenbelt, Market! Market!, Trinoma

Note: this is not inclusive of all malls.

Bonifacio High Street, The Fort is usually open on Holy Thursday and Good Friday (some select stores).


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President for Happiness of Coca-Cola’s first decree: Free Flowing Happiness

Posted by on Feb 8, 2012 in Announcements, Featured, Food

Since Coca-Cola is celebrating its 100 years, they appointed a President for Happiness!  

It is non other than fun and quirky – Caloy!  His task is to give Happiness to Filipinos!  Tough job? Maybe, but bringing happiness to a whole lot of people is very rewarding.

With this he declared his first decree: Free flowing happiness to Filipinos!  To serve Happiness by giving away FREE COKE throughout the Philippines!

Free Coke at 7/11

SPOTTED:  Free Coke banners along 7/11 branches inviting everyone to go inside and grab their FREE COKE!

Last Saturday, February 4, I was driving along that road from Pandacan to Kalentong when I spotted a noticeable red banner up at 7/11 and the words said “Claim your free Coca-Cola” so I dropped by to get my own drink!  I was parched because it was very hot at that time and I was working on a weekend!  I actually worked ’til 10 pm.  I would naturally complain but hey, the Free Coke made me smile 🙂

That made me happy, I mean c’mon it’s rare to get things for Free!

What could he be up to next?  Do you have suggestions?

Do you want share the happiness?

Check out Caloy’s Facebook and Twitter below and find out what he’s up to!

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/PresidentforHappiness

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/Coke_HappyPrez


*This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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President for Happiness of Coca-Cola Wants to Make You Happy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Announcements, Featured

Hello everyone!  It’s been a crazy hectic week for me at work and my tweets are bombarded with updates about my job.  But, I’m happy because it is a job I love doing.  Almost every day, I chill with different local (and international *wink*)  actors and actresses and though sometimes we come home late from the set, my day is fulfilled.

It’s fun being with different kinds of people, get to know them and actually involve myself with the “entertainment” industry.  And our main goal is to give entertainment to everyone, to make you guys happy Smile

With that, I want to share more happiness your way and I just have the greatest news for you all!


Coca-Cola just appointed Caloy as their President for Happiness!



What does the President of Happiness do?  Well, it’s his task to share happiness to Filipinos.  Know more about Happyologist Caloy in this video.

He needs to implement programs that will tickle your happy bones!  But how does he do it?  He’s planning on showering the Philippines with Coke from a helicopter @_@ But that’s a crazy idea!  But who knows, he has several more ideas up his sleeve and maybe you can suggest cool ideas yourself?

Do you want share the happiness?

Check out Caloy’s Facebook and Twitter below and find out what he’s up to!

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/PresidentforHappiness

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/#!/Coke_HappyPrez

*This post is sponsored by Coca-Cola.

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Sale Alert: Bree bags Renovation Sale ALL at 50% Off

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Announcements, Promos, Tech Chic

Just because Christmas have passed doesn’t mean that the big sales are over. If you didn’t quite finish your holiday shopping, or if you just love that feeling of getting a good deal, Bree is having a Renovation Sale this coming January 12 – 19. All items at 50% off.

The famous German brand Bree offers both classic and modern designs, and has won numerous design awards including International Leathergoods Award 2009, Ok! Style Award 2010 and other various international awards. Using top quality material, Bree bags are practical, attractive and durable. Bree’s range of products includes business and leisure bags with all necessary accessories (wallets, change purses, etc.), and a complete travel collection.

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Philippine Holidays 2012 – Plan Your Vacation Ahead

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Announcements, Featured, Philippines, Pilipinas, Travel

Hello travel-hungry folks!  Work is work, but when there are holidays, it’s time to travel!  Plan your leaves and vacations early and base it on the Philippine Holidays 2012 Calendar below :

Check out my friends and partner’s holiday deals from time to time:

  • AdvenTours from AirPhil Express. You can also visit their Facebook page for any questions.
  • Buyanihan deals for  Holiday, travel, beach, spa, health & wellness and hotel packages 🙂
AirPhil Express promo seat sale 2012
Also thanking FlairCandy.com partners and sponsors for a great 2011.  New Year 2012, bring it on!

Philippine Holidays 2012 Calendar

Philippine Holiday Calendar 2012
Philippine Holidays 2012 Calendar

*calendar courtesy of portalseven.com

The following regular holidays and special days for the year 2012 shall be observed in the country:

A. Regular Holidays
New Year’s Day – January 1 (Sunday)
Holy Week 2012
Maundy Thursday – April 5
Good Friday – April 6
Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Monday)
Labor Day – May 1 (Tuesday)
Independence Day – June 12 (Tuesday)
National Heroes Day – August 27 (Last Monday of August)
Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Friday)
Christmas Day – December 25 (Tuesday)
Rizal Day – December 30 (Sunday)

B. Special (Non-Working) Days
Chinese New Year – January 23 (Monday)
Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Tuesday)
All Saints Day – November 1 (Thursday)
Additional special (non-working) day – November 2 (Friday)
Last Day of the Year – December 31 (Monday)

C. Special Holiday (for all schools)
EDSA Revolution Anniversary – February 25 (Saturday)

Notes :

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2012, the Chinese nationals all over the world will celebrate Spring Festival, popularly known as the Chinese New Year, which is one of the most revered and festive events celebrated not only in China but also in the Philippines by both Chinese Filipinos and ordinary Filipinos as well; and the joint celebration is a manifestation of our solidarity with our Chinese Filipino brethren who have been part of our lives in many respects as a country and as a people; 23 January 2012 may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest

WHEREAS, Friday, 2 November 2012, falling between Thursday, 1 November 2012 (All Saints Day) and Saturday, has been traditionally declared a special (non-working) day throughout the country

WHEREAS, to give full opportunity to our people to properly observe All Saints Day with all its religious fervor which invariably requires them to travel to and from different regions in the country, Friday, 2 November 2012, may be declared as a special (non-working) day without detriment to public interest

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Open the Box Promo at Beyond The Box One Rockwell

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Announcements, Promos, Tech Chic

Crack open the box and get more than what you pay for at Beyond The Box One Rockwell, the newest Apple Premium Reseller in town as they launch their flagship store! For every minimum purchase of P1,000 of any item each customer will get a loot box containing instant giveaways and the thrill is in the mystery of what you’ll get. The boxes might include a variety of items such as headphones, cases, chargers, or even an iPod! The promo is only going to run for two days, December 10 and 11, so hurry on down to the store because it’s only limited to a total of 100 boxes!

More at www.facebook.com/beyondthebox.ph

*Promo Disclaimer*

“This Promo is not applicable in conjunction to any other discount or promo offers.”

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Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 Sneak Peek of Renesmee Cullen

Posted by on Nov 18, 2011 in Announcements, Celebrities, Entertainment and Lifestyle, Movies & TV

twilight saga breaking dawn

This is the short review for Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 that I shared on Rotten Tomatoes:

Just watched the advanced screening, thanks to Mellow 94.7!  I don’t know why it’s rotten in rotten tomatoes but overall, I enjoyed the movie.  Maybe because I wasn’t expecting too much – it still had that cute giddy moments… the only thing I don’t like is the dialogue – which was so cheesy (as like the book) but the story is great for me… a lot of chaos in the family… I think it’s a must-see, just so that you won’t be left out with the hype and know what everyone is talking about… oh, and the new character (spoilers alert) is pretty – I can’t wait to see more of her in part 2.


Sorry Twilight haters, I enjoyed the movie!  I am not a Twihard fan but I read 3 books and I read it at that time to cope up with a heartbreak – and everything in that book was so relatable to my experience before (LOL).  For me, Twilight is a great story but it really has cheesy dialogues that they also adapted in the movie.  Although, some dialogues are a bit witty and funny too.

Enough of the review and on to more stuff in store for the Twilight Saga Universe.

Anyway, I think one of the stars you need to look out for is 10-year old Mackenzie Foy.  She will be Bella and Edward’s daughter.  This girl is already a model at her age for big brands like Polo, Ralph Lauren and others.

I am not sure if Mackenzie Foy is also that girl who played Renesmee’s future flashforward towards the end – that girl was really pretty but she looked more mature than a 10 year old.  Will you find out for me please?  I looked at IMDB and so far, Mackenzie Foy was the one officially named there.


She actually reminds me of the young Lana Lang from Smallville.  She looks a lot like Kristine Kreuk too.


Anyway, I don’t want to give too much details and spoilers but I’m so excited to see part 2.  Breaking Dawn is the only book I haven’t read yet from the Twilight saga so I don’t know what’s going to happen next.  Until then, I will wait… Or probably get that book and read it.  We’ll see 🙂

Here are more photos of Mackenzie Foy / Renesmee Cullen

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Own It! Secure Delsey Travel Bags Up for Grabs!

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Announcements, Bags, Contests, Travel

Remember this?

the Delsey Travel bag could be yours!  You’d get a new one of course!

Check out my previous post about Delsey bag and the perils of having an unsecured luggage here:



Now if you want one for yourself, all you have to do is share this video:

check this poster for more details!

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