Thursday, August 16, 2018

The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair will be held from August 22 to 26 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

Since it was first launched as the brand for national domestic trade fairs in 2013, the yearly stagings of Sikat Pinoy fairs have gained a loyal following among Metro Manila consumers as well as institutional buyers who eagerly look forward to discovering the best products from the regions.

In the five-year period from 2013 to 2017, the Sikat Pinoy fairs have attracted nearly half-a-million visitors and generated almost P400 million in retail sales as well as booked and negotiated orders.
Sustaining the renewed focus on the One Town, One Product (OTOP) priority stimulus program, the 2018 edition of the Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair will showcase OTOP Next Generation products such as gifts, houseware and decor, fashion accessories and wearables, furniture, specialty food, and health and wellness products. Highlighting the products of about 250 MSMEs representing the best products from 16 regions of the country, these will be offered for retail sales to consumers and will also be available for order-taking from institutional and corporate buyers.

Green, organic, eco-friendly, fair trade compliant, and halal-certified products will also be given their own special area, in response to the growing demand for sustainable consumer products.

 To serve the needs of MSMEs to access reliable sources of good quality and affordable materials, a section will be devoted to supply chain solutions featuring: (1) raw materials such as yarns, threads, buttons, dyes, zippers, fibers and textiles; (2) intermediate goods like packaging materials, boxes, baskets, ribbons, straws, etc.; and (3) equipment and tools to improve productivity.

The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry through the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in cooperation with the DTI’s Regional and Provincial Offices. It is one of the key programs to promote efficient marketing and distribution of local products and services; to expand and strengthen linkages among MSMEs through information exchanges and market matching; and to create awareness of domestic marketing opportunities for new projects, new technologies, and investments.

The 2018 Sikat Pinoy National Trade Fair is open during mall hours from August 22 to 26. Admission is free.

For more information, please call DTI-BDTP at + 63 (2) 751-3223, or email  “Like” or “Follow” SikatPinoyFairs on social media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram—for regular updates.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Ever wondered how some people are able to live their dream lives? How are they able to achieve their goals and live fulfilled lives?

Join us on Aug 30, 2018 (Thursday) as we uncover what these successful people do to turn their dreams to reality, as we will be having the 3rd run of the signature workshop that will dig deep into your dreams and give you the hope that "Dreams do come true."

On the third run of this wonderful event, you will expect new portions in the program that will definitely make you fired up and be all out in crushing your goals.

After having two successful workshops in the south, it will be brought closer to the North as promised. So you better get the opportunity to join this upcoming event. 

Sponsored by GreatWork Business Campus and BPI Securities, together with South Snippets and Jass Online Solutions, this event will be held at GreatWork Business Campus - 3F Ben Lor IT Center, 1184 Quezon Avenue, Brgy Paligsahan, QC from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. 

Since we really want you to be part of this upcoming event, we will be giving you a P100.00 discount by just using TFW100 as the code when registering on the link I will be providing.

To give you an overview of how this event affected past participants on the previous workshops, here are some of them, sharing how this changed their lives:

If you are interested, you may register on this link and make sure to not miss this awesome event where you will learn many things that we can apply to our lives to achieve our goals.

Thank you and we are excited to see you at our workshop! For additional inquiry, you may partner up with us through the following: 
Facebook: The Fulfilled Women 
Facebook Group: The Fulfilled Women Community

Friday, August 3, 2018

I know some of you might wonder what inspired and pushed me to do a personal blogging site. Well, as a matter of fact, I also wonder a times!

It all started when I and my friends started to render our internship with a personal blogger who already established a name in the online media industry. At first, it was just an idea for me to create a blog since I had a hard time thinking what the blog would contain and my free time was very limited since I was a graduating Journalism student back then.

Moving on, I decided to create a blog site using the free hosting site "WordPress" and then moved to "Blogspot" later on. I started writing book reviews because I am very fond of reading books, novels specifically. It was followed by articles about the events I was covering during my internship days. 

It was a big turn around when blogging became my passion after I graduated, because back then, I only considered it as a pastime. There were times I used to spend most of my time writing blogs, consuming couple of hours customizing the layout of my site, and looking for ways to improve it further. And that time when I finally got a dotcom (.com) domain, I was the happiest girl on earth, because, finally, I had the chance to have my own URL!

Creating and having your own personal blog site is bit of a challenge, honestly. That  is why I have come up with this blog article to help you guys, in the best way that I can, when it comes to setting up your personal blog site. 

Here are some tips that may help you in the future: 

1. Know what exactly what you want your blog site to contain.

Having the theme of the blog is one of the most challenging part I had. I really don't know where I want my site to revolve, so I have decided to make a blog where I can write whatever I want and have a freestyle-themed blog site. As you can see, I have book reviews, personal travel experiences, events I joined, and press releases. 

If you consider having a broad scope like mine, I highly suggest to make sure that it will be organized properly on your blogs, especially on the navigation part on the home of your site. 

2. Don't force yourself to write when you are in the mood for writing. 

Every one of us has the most convenient time when it comes to writing. As for myself, I like to write during wee hours or when I just feel to. You don't have to force something to come out your mind and to write when you are not in the mood. Why? Because you tend to be writing something just for the sake of having your blog up to date, rather than writing something to express yourself and letting people know about it. 

3. Experiment on your blog site.

Tweaking is the key! Being experimental on the blogs when it comes to the layout and design is really a good habit. You will not know what you are capable of when you don't try it at all. As I've mentioned earlier, I used to dedicate most of my hours experimenting on the look of my blog site. I never knew I would learn basic codes tweaking (themes), editing raw photos (for articles), and exploring deeper settings of Blogspot to improve the appearance of my site. All learned just by myself. 

You, as well, may learn something that you thought you can't do on your own. You just have to believe in yourself. 

4. Never be afraid to share your online articles through your Social Media accounts.

I know that there will be times when you will feel shy posting your own work to your personal accounts such as Facebook and Twitter because you are afraid that your friends might see to it as a thing for them to judge you. Well, the purpose of blogging is to express, regardless of what other people will say. 

Let them know about what you write and bear in mind that there will always be criticism everywhere, you just need to handle it accordingly. Don't be afraid to ask for comments and suggestions for your work or for your blog site in general. There will always be room for improvements, and getting it from your friends is a good start to know where specifically can you do the enhancement. 

5. Join media events or any gatherings that may help you meet people with the same interest as yours. 

Lastly, meet people who loves blogging too. You will learn a lot from them and they are all friendly. As a beginner myself, I joined groups for bloggers on Facebook and there I found helpful tips that,  indeed, helped me in creating mine. 

There are also gatherings organized by media partners or fellow bloggers where you can meet a wide variety of bloggers and online influencers. You can take advantage of these events to help you get along with the people with the same interest as yours and who knows, one event may be the start of your blog's great shot. 

If you reached this part of my article, I really thank you for taking some time to read my hope-it-was-helpful blog. It means a lot to me. If you are planning to create your own blog, go! Don't be afraid to take risk. You will never know where your blog site can bring you until you start building it.

If you are a blogger, you may also share below some tips for people who are thinking of starting their own blog sites. If you are one of them, you may also comment below any question or feedback and I will be glad to respond to them. Have a great day! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

All of us must have a sense of necessity when it comes to personal kikay kits. I must admit that I have been addicted in bringing things to make sure that I will look as presentable as possible. Knowing that meeting people in our daily lives is inevitable, we must simply ensure that we will be as decent at its finest.

Stop with the introductory part as I am very much eager to show you what's honestly inside my kit. Just to set proper expectations, I am not using those extravagant product. These are my usual "kaek-ekan" for my everyday work and occasional hangouts. 

1. Maybelline Fit Me Stick Foundation and Matte Poreless Powder 

Having an oily skin has always been my problem since high school days and I find it hard to look for a foundation that will last. That is why I have both products mentioned above. Stick Foundation doesn't last long for me, that is why I need to use a powder to cover the oiliness from time to time. 

2. Bare Body Lip Scrub, Eyebag Cream and Vaseline Lip Therapy

Chapped lips moment is really a curse, that is why I always make sure to bring a lip balm or something close. This lip therapy is actually a gift from a close friend, as well the as the Lip Scrub and Eyebag Cream. Lucky I have some sponsors for these amazing products! (Thanks, guys! XOXO) 

3. Dear Darling Tint and Lip and Cheek Stain Alive

As usual, I didn't buy them for myself, rather a gift from close ones again. I am not an avid fan of lip tints that is why I don't normally buy them whenever I go to malls. These tints I have now are the one I use as blush as, for me, they last longer than normal power blushes. 

4. Eye Liner

I happen to forget the brand of the eye liner that I have been using for a month already. Yes, I use this one for my everyday look as I am that girl who's literally not into having the most perfect #KilayGoals. But, yeah, this works for me. Most definitely! 


5. Liquid Lipsticks

And this has been my latest pleasure now. Whenever I pass along make up stations inside the malls, I can't help but to swatch and test them on my hand. I just feel that even you don't have anything on your face, as long as you have your lipstick on, you can survive a day. I know many of you can relate! 

And that sums up what's inside my everyday kit. I know it seemed mostly plain and common belongings, but they are definitely my company during works, hangouts and special gatherings, or whenever I want to channel out the inner girl in me. :)