Seattle’s Best Coffee “Me and My Travelling SBC” Facebook Photo Contest!

Hollywood, California

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The Great Wall of China. Beijing, China.

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Bohol, Philippines

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All these locations have one thing in common, no there isn’t a hidden man in a stripey jumper, spectacles and a bonnet strategically hidden for you to find. What they do have in common is that you could be visiting any one of them for free! All you have to do is join Seattle’s Best Coffee’s “Me and My Travelling SBC” Facebook Photo Contest! You can either take a photo and enter, or vote for which you think is the best photo to join!

So what are you waiting for? Click the photo below to join!

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More info down below through these links.

http://www.facebook.com/seattlesbestcoffeephilippines

https://apps.facebook.com/my-traveling-sbc

Uniqlo | Fall and Winter + UNDERCOVER

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Uniqlo presented their new range of fall and winter clothing the other day. Sure, we don’t really have “winter” but that has never stopped us filipinos from wearing darker color palettes and thicker clothing come the ‘ber months not to mention being up to date on the latest styles.

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Chris Tiu, striking a pose in the latest in the Heattech range of Uniqlo.

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Not to be outdone, Parokya ni Edgar’s Chito Miranda showed us his modeling prowess as well while donning an ULD (ultra light down) jacket.

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Complete with backshot! Some may think that this jacket looks overly warm and heavy but is practically weightless when worn, and may be more suitable for our warmer climates.

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Chito initiated this boxing match style pose which amused the audience and press people.

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Uniqlo Philippines’ COO Katsumi Kubota explaining the new product range’s colors, style, and plans for expansion.

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Looks like a pretty serious fellow, but his speech was funny as it was informative. He kept it light as this was an afternoon event. I also expressed my excitement for the UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo line coming here when he was introduced to me.

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Bianca Roque hosted the show skillfully, and seemed to impart a Japanese vibe that day.

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Some snacks were prepared which I didn’t touch (honest!) I did however partake in the pandan and lemongrass iced tea which was really refreshing.

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Larger knits which I’m a fan of, as they exude a sort of outdoor appeal (even if you’re just stuck in an office with overly aggressive airconditioning)

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I liked how the displays showed the “raw” materials, lending to the quality feel of the range.

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Merino wool and knits to layer or to even wear alone.

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Last and certainly not the least, the UNDERCOVER for Uniqlo line. Only a few shirts were on display but there are jackets, shirts, and other accessories from the Jun Takahashi collaboration with the brand in store already. I was pretty excited for this collection coming to our shores as they are pretty hard to get anywhere, with jackets popping up on online auction sites at inflated prices.

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Uniqlo is at the 2nd level of Mall of Asia.

Music Video | The Sunshine Underground

An old time favorite song of mine. “Borders” by The Sunshine Underground expresses the plight and frustration of somebody trying to have a relationship with somebody who keeps shutting him out because of her bad experiences with love and trying to avoid getting hurt again. This is a song many can relate to I think. Enjoy!

From me to you.

-V

Win Win 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2s!

Do you know anyone whose life you want to make better? Recently, Divine and I helped out a really inspiring, and aspiring fashion blogger, Aaron Castro.

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Check out how Divine and I helped make Aaron’s blogging life better with the help of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. It was pretty fun, we spent some time together and also took photos with and of Aaron. He was really game and made for a really good subject. Really nice kid.

Now how does helping out a friend sound? Make your friend’s life better by joining the “Life Is Better With You” promo! Just share why, and how exactly will your friend’s life be better with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and get a chance to score a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 for you and your friend!

Join the promo ->

1. Click the link above, or here -> 

2. Tell us how your friend’s life can be so much better with a SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB.

3a. Tweet to me (@victorbasa) “Just joined #lifegetsbetter coz i wanna win two #galaxytab2 thru https://victorbasa.net/

3b. You can also go to my FB page http://www.facebook.com/victorbasaOFFICIAL, and look for the status #Galaxytab2 then just put under comments this ”Just joined #lifegetsbetter coz i wanna win two #galaxytab2 thru https://victorbasa.net/

Best of luck!

Blazer and Boots | Place du March Saint-Honore

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H&M cotton blazer, 7 For All Mankind shirt, Cheap Monday slacks, SM Accessories belt (Php249.75), Red Wing boots

While on vacation, limited wardrobe choices can be a good thing because you sometimes accidentally put together clothes that you normally wouldn’t. It makes one think of practicality and appropriateness when dressing up, and also checking the day’s climate.

In less than predictable weather, an unlined cotton blazer is a good piece to have when the wind decides to pick up in speed and/or if you’re suddenly cold in just a shirt. Also, when the temperature rises you can still be comfortable and not sweat buckets trying to look presentable. A pop of color care of SM Accessories’ belt goes well with cotton trousers that are a relaxed and lightweight alternative to jeans, and are ridiculously easy to match. The sturdy Red Wing boots on the other hand can take a beating through rain, cobblestones, and in the unlikely situation, snow.

V Spotted | Skatedad

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Been seeing a lot of denim jackets, tougher than a blazer and less look at me than a leather jacket. Apparently also good for skateboarding. Color combo I wouldn’t have done myself, but this somehow works. Or maybe just being on a board gives one extra “steez”

I’m watching you too.

-V