Monday, 24 November 2014

It Starts With a Single Cup: CBTL The Giving Journal

Last Thursday, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf held a media launch for the 2015 Giving Journal at its branch in 26th St. Bistro, NET Lima Building, BGC. 
I super love their interiors.
Upon arriving, we were tasked to make wire bookmarks of words to inspire us to make next year the BEST YEAR ever!
The very obedient student that I am concentrately doing my wire art. 
It was really hard to perfect one!
Every year, in the months leading up to Christmas, CBTL releases its coveted Giving Journal around a holiday campaign benefiting the Real Life Foundation, and every year, the company makes it a goal to create something better than the last, constantly evolving the journal to share the company's passion for GIVING, SHARING, and COMMUNITY.
Quite simply, what CBTL wants to do is inspire its community to follow their passions, nourish and grow their talents, never stop learning, and foster more meaningful relationships. "The concept is very simple- it's about reminding people that they can make a huge difference in their own and other people's lives by growing to become the best version of themselves- to realize that their lives are brimming with opportunities to share and then prompt them to give back," says Walden Chu, CEO of CBTL in the Philippines.
For 2015, the theme of the Giving Journal is to provide the inspiration to create OVERFLOWS in one's life. CBTL desires for all of us to thrive and live in abundance when it comes to developing personal fulfilment and growth, strong relationships, and a joyful spirituality. To give to others, one must first have something to give, and the Giving Journal empowers us to become the best versions of ourselves.
As we look forward to 2015, CBTL sincerely prays that the Giving Journal can help all of us brew our best year, and that we will always be moved to love, give, and serve.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Bianca Goes to South Africa

Hi guys! As promised, I'll bring South Africa closer to you by narrating my #SmartMakingMEGA adventure through this blog. But before that, I guess a lot of you are wondering how I was able to get this once in a lifetime opportunity. So here's the story behind this unexpected amazing gift...

UP's the first one to implement the academic shift and because of this, we had a 4-month break before going back to school for the Academic Year 2014-2015. You might think that I had the most relaxing vacation but that wasn't actually the case. I spent the first 2 and a half months doing an internship and another month taking up a class for the midyear school year (something similar to a summer semester) to avoid overloading for my senior year. All throughout the break, I was also preparing for a marketing competition that's why when I realized that I had only less than a month left before school starts once again, I decided I needed a vacation. I booked a flight to Taiwan and was ready to go until one day...

Monday, 15 September 2014

OOTD for #SmartMakingMega Launch

Thank you so much Status Salon for my hair and make-up. People loved my look! Like them on Facebook and follow them on Instagram to know more about the services that they offer :)