Love has come our way even weeks after Valentine’s day and it no longer comes in the form of hearts but in the shape of a very big X!
Nokia announced at the Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Spain yesterday that in addition to providing Android support to extend its reach, it has a new lineup of affordable yet cutting-edge phones like the Nokia Asha 230, the Nokia 220 and the series of phones I’m giving you the deets on today, the Nokia X, XL and X+
The Nokia X series delivers you not just the best, but the best of all worlds…
What do I mean? Take a look for yourself!
At a price having the maximum range of the three in the X series at 109 Euros, you can see how one can be soooo tempted. Well, some temptations are worth giving in to. What are you waiting for? Order one now or maybe grab all three if you’d like!
To know more, visit www.nokia.com.ph
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February 12 was a day of new things for me… the first being was that I had a FULL physical done for our company’s annual physical exam… to spare my readers from the nasty details, let’s just say the feeling of violation was not as I had expected….
This day, however, also brought me one of my greatest firsts! I can now finally say that I am an official public speaker as well! Oppa!!! I have the plaque to prove it haha!
Amazing what God can give you if you only trust in His will instead of your own.
February 9, I received an e-mail from a representative of FEU asking if I could be a guest speaker. Siyempre, my first reaction was, siguro wala na ibang makuha kaya pinagtiyagaan ako. haha pero I know naman na very sincere sila. Kasi they’d never invite me naman if they didn’t see anything in me. I’ve never been the most confident person and that’s why I always doubt the opportunities that knock on my door as things that are meant to always be somebody else’s.
But, after all, God gave me an opportunity to share and inspire the next generation (parang ang tanda ko na talaga lol) kaya I said yes.
With only three days to prepare, plus night-shift in the office, plus taking care of my mom who just had a recent heart attack, plus this and that, plus remembering right after accepting the invitation that I also had a physical exam the same day… I became super nervous. I asked myself if I had made a mistake…
Apparently not! FEU Manila was super awesome! I was invited by the Tourism Management department and they were very hospitable!
At one time, I was telling my friend, VIP na VIP talaga oh, look, we have four escorts papunta sa venue… sosyal! I’ve never felt so special. Kaya super thank you Tourism Management students and faculty!
Anyways, enough with the drama and on to the event!
The event was titled Classique: A style for every story!
It was held in their mini-auditorium at the law building.
Here are the photos:
As we waited with great anticipation and as I wait nervously for the students, I tried my best to go over my slides again because I know whoever the second speaker was, she would be awesome (did some research ahead of time). I was panicky, to say the least, because years ago, I froze on stage during a declamation contest. OF COURSE I DID NOT WANT A REPEAT OF THAT!
Students preparing the equipment they would be using.
I miss my I.T. days of requesting for overhead projectors and stalling by walking slow and pretending to not know much about putting the cable on the projector para madelay ang class (you did not learn that from me ha! lol)
Selfie-selfie din pag may time (Please send me to rehab for saying this too often. I am a victim of this addiction!)
Vijay Facebooking before anything else to help calm the nerves kahit di naman siya speaker. LOL.
So, the program started and we were met by the two very generic-sounding hosts! Generally not good if you’re hosting, but it’s very forgivable because they were just too entertaining with their adlibs! I know she is Cheska and the guy I know as Gene since my friend from college recognized him… plus I zoomed in on his name tag lol.
What’s more entertaining is their smiles. It’s undeniably genuine!
Then the event manager, Ms. Karol Buhain, also a student from FEU Manila gave her opening remarks. I kinda wanted her to just keep on talking because it meant I had more time to shake the jitters off my system. The speech was short though :(
Anyway, moment finally came for me to speak.
I was actually supposed to start with a giveaway but decided that since I only had 20 minutes, I would just skip it for here on my blog… that was before I knew the next speaker would give away so much. Nagsink ako sa seat ko big time! haha. Anyways, there…
… I didn’t freeze, but I stuttered a lot and talked too fast. When I ran the presentation through kasi, I timed myself at 30 minutes. So, I had to talk fast to get the crucial parts in!
I decided to talk about style basics and wardrobe essentials.
For the guys, here’s the rundown again:
- White button-down
- Shirt (V-neck for guys with thicker frames)
- Dress Shoes
- Classic Suit (Preferably dark gray or dark blue)
- Cardigan (Preferably with a thicker fabric)
- Watch (one with a big clock face)
For the ladies:
- Little red dress
- Little black dress
- Day dress
- Black pumps
- French-cuffed dress shirt
- Black pants
For the second part, I wanted to focus in on another basic, which is that no matter what we wear, it is a contribution to the world because it is a translation of who we are. By wearing what we wear and by letting people see how we wear it, we can only hope to put ourselves out there and really just try to inspire people because what we wear is a culmination of culture, classification, financial stature, social class, politics and a whole bunch of things!
After the presentation, I was given a chance to have some Q&A. It was an electrifying five minutes for me even though I had only four questions mostly the questions asked of me was preference-based.
Like this guy, he asked me what color would suit the shade and color of his skin. I was so nervous I forgot a few points. I said “black” because it complements every skin color… but of course, no one wants to wear black and neutrals all the time, diba?
Personally kasi, I like bright colors, particularly neon sa darker skin shades, more on the yellows, greens and reds. Blues naman sa lighter skin tones and greens also. Though, generally, may guideline to help you start choosing, but I suggest you experiment din. Color is preferential kasi…
So, here’s the tip:
Check if you are warm or cool-toned. Check your veins to see if your veins are blue or green under natural light. If it is blue, you are most likely cool-toned. If it is green, you are most likely to be warm-toned.
For people who are warm-toned, grab some oranges, bronzes, golds, peaches, browns, reds and earthy greens.
For people who are cool-toned, go for colors that are in the shades of jewels such as emerald green, royal blues, rosy pinks, silvers, plums.
I was also asked about what looks good when you’re growing a beard and a mustache…
I always say facial hair gives you more flexibility as it gives you edge, but if you are working front-line jobs, you can’t afford it as you have to encourage a perception of cleanliness. But if you do have facial hair, you can still pull off the basics and rock statement pieces even more!
I was also asked by this guy how I know what to wear for certain occasions. I told him it’s always better to overdress than underdress. If you are, however, one of the people that do not bring cars or do not like big bags, it’s always safe to mix a blazer, with a v-neck and dark slim-fit pants. The pants give you the illusion of having dressy pants on.
I also said to another person who asked me what to wear that is considered fashionable if it’s just a regular day… I told him jeans and tees. It’s the most basic, but it’s the most effective. Fold your pants up and wear boat shoes or tuck it inside boots. It’s the safest way to go.
Spotted these two while I was answering questions aaaaannddd quite funny, ang chismoso ko talaga, parang may something ohhhh! hahaha. Happy Valentine’s! lol.
After the Q&A, I was awarded my plaque! Heavyyyyy! My first time receiving a plaque for speaking!
After that, we were serenaded by Joanne? Joanna? Something like that. But don’t let her good looks fool you! She can sing a mean serving of Titanium and Chinito! One of the best I’ve heard!
See? Even the hosts agree. No words necessary. All you need are smiles.
After that, people started setting up this big make-up station… you can imagine my jaws dropping… I got so down kasi my presentation was so simple… At the same time, I got excited because I was just too eager to see what I could learn! The speaker was Ms. Hazel Gonzales or better known in the industry as Ms. H!
See this pretty young woman? very beautiful as she was… her makeup actually just made her best features pop!
Make-up isn’t really for me because of course, hello? Guy here! but somehow, I was also curious… So here’s what I learned… If you’re asked if your skin is oily, don’t assume it is just because one portion is oily… instead, check the section of your jaw if it is oily… if it is not and only your T-zone (forehead and nose area) is oily, that means you are combination…al? Combination or combinational haha.
Also learned that the perfect face shape is oblong or was it oval? Also, the perfect shape of the eyebrow is arched when it reaches the bone at the side of the forehead. Woohoo! Who knew girls would do so much with their faces every single day. I still admire women who wear less make up pero respect din for those who do!
Ms. H was so funny and witty and super approachable. See on the picture below how she made everyone laugh! A very effective speaker indeed!
After Ms. H finished with her presentation, she was also presented her plaque and token of appreciation (very delicious teacakes!!!!)
After that, we were escorted to their function hall. We met Ms. Mich there and the associate dean, Mr. Alcaide. They told us the building was not functional except for when there are events there! Delicious foooooood!
We were actually served food by their students. Very wonderful and professional. I’ve been to many events and they are really up to par with the big league events.
Me with Ms. H. Super friendly and bubbly! So, so nice! It was nice meeting you, Ms. H! I look like a super fan beside an artista!
Ms. H, by the way, is putting up a school that specializes in make up and photography. So, watch out for that. Her current studio is located at G/F Torre Venezia Suites, Sct. Santiago cor. Timog Avenue, Quezon City 1103 for your bridal make up and general make up needs!
Also met their cool prof! Sir Dominique who, I must say, is well-loved by his students!
Thank you FEU Tourism management Faculty and students for having me! It was a great experience for me and I hope you learned also as much as I’ve learned from you guys too!
Anyways, as promised… GIVEAWAY!!!!