Thursday, October 20, 2016

BDJ Powerplanner 2017 and Other BDJ Paper Products

A sneak peak of the Belle De Jour 2017 PowerPlanner and other exciting BDJ paper products!

The BDJ 2017 Power Planner entitled "Trust Your Heart To Overcome The Waves", this is for the woman who aims to overcome challenges and conquer fears. ( Php598-Php680 )

Discover your reason for getting up in the morning - Ikigai -

  • Get Things Done with time management principle-based layout
  • Make The Year Exciting with challenges from the checklist, list of goals, dream boards and more

  • Stay Fit and Healthy with the health checklist and menstrual tracker pages
  • Monitor Your Income and Track Your Expenses with the bills and cash flow tracker pages

  • Over Php40,000 worth of coupons
  • 192 full-color smyth-sewn pages
  • Exclusive gray leather cover

  • Expandable back pocket
  • Stickers to mark special dates
  • 5.85 x 8,25 inches

Navigate through life with Navi 2017 ( Php598 )

  • Plot Out Your Schedule - Have monopoly of your week. Sketch, write and collect your experiences. Satisfy your curiosity and have them all documented so you can look back and realize how much life has to offer.

  • Clear Your Route - Keep track of the important things and plan out your ventures - places to go, things to try out, people to meet. Scribble away!

  • Explore The World - Learn not only about new places you can explore to, but also learn how to be a tourist in your own country - change your perspective and be surprised at the new things you can discover.

Maximize Your Focus Journal 2017 ( Php 450 )
  • Practice - Handle your thoughts with ease through suggestions presented through a witty play on typography each month. Apply these to your daily activities to cultivate a habit that will help you 

  • Express - Write your thoughts in the weekly layout designed to maximize each page's space to accommodate your own thoughts, schedules and notes.

  • Reflect-  on each month's suggested activities and typographies to figure out which practices work better for you

Reverse-Flip Desktop Calendar. A desk planner with a unique reverse-flip feature that will help your weekly plan, task, list and important notes in a glance.

Desk calendars are usually ubiquitous, big, bulky and mundane, but Viviamo!, Inc.’s latest Undated Calendar Pad is anything but boring! Pretty to look at, the Calendar Pad features tear-off sheets and an overall clean design with an inspiring message.

A new convenient tool from Viviamo!, Inc., the BDJ Daybook, and its 3 versions, Expense, Travel and Fitness, serve as handy reminders for users to log their expenses, travel checklists, and fitness plans on a daily basis.

You're in for a big surprise! Get all these and more at a whooping 20% off! Hurry for a limited time only.  Shop online HERE

Monday, October 17, 2016

BDJ Fair 2016: Rise Above The Waves; Launch of Belle De Jour Power Planner 2017

There's more to BDJ that meets the eye, this annual BDJ Fair is an event where funds are raised for various advocacies. This year, the recipient of the funds goes to:

Grace To Be Born, Inc. - a temporary shelter for the unwed pregnant mothers and an orphanage for children born there.

Magbassa kita Foundation - the LIPAD project of MKFI and USAID to empower non-literates in Muslim Communities.

Despite the gloomy weather, BDJ literally rise above the waves at the BDJ Powerplanner Launch held last Oct 16, 2016 at SM Mall of Asia, Music Hall.

Bellas came together to lear, experience, and have fun through various talks, booths, activities and creative workshops.

The much awaited launch of the next edition BDJ 2017 Power Planner and other BDJ paper products. Free onsite-customization was also offered.

Bellas with VIP Passes were treated to exclusive activities. Learn to ride the waves with this awesome Surf Rider!

Jump and fly with the Bungee Jump! Go on, stretch your hands and soar! Rise above and see the beauty of things on birds eye view. 

Tons of exciting booths to win exciting prizes! Think Mrs. Fields, Serenitea, Keds, Chef Tony's...

...Goldilocks, Browhaus Strip, Red Mango, Celeteque, Lynelle, Vedette, Ace Water Spa...

Check out this cutesy mini ball-pit from Jergens!

BDJ is made especially for the pinay fashionista achiever - the modern day renaissance woman who dares to achieve her goals, lives her dream life and makes a difference in her community, while doing everything in great style.

Maxene Magalona shares how to overcome low self-esteem and highlight one's natural beauty.

Nanette Medved-Po looked absolutely stunning and divine in her pristine white dress. She's like an angel from above giving HOPE in a bottle. Kudos to her desire to uplift the status of public school education. A woman of substance. 

The BDJ Team is always on the lookout for ways to empower Filipinas to live life to the fullest. Empowering Filipinas for a decade, BDJ has evolved into a tight-knit community of planner users who love to interact and engage with each other. Currently, BDJ is 60,000-member strong.

Now on its 11th year, BDJ continues to make a difference in the lives of Filipinas by encouraging them to have an unshakeable trust in their hearts to overcome the waves of life and push themselves forwards - without fear and limitations.

Get the latest news and update from these official accounts:
Instagram: BDJBuzz

Friday, October 7, 2016

BDJ FAIR 2016: Rise Above The Waves + Give-Away VIP Passes & BDJ Planner 2017

Now on its 11th year, BDJ continues to make a difference in the lives of Filipinas by encouraging hem to have an unshakeable trust in their hearts to overcome the waves of life and push themselves forward -- without fear, and without limitations.  

Join BDJ on October 16 at SM MOA Music Hall as they launch the much coveted 11th edition of the BDJ Power Planner 2017 at the biggest annual fund raising event for various charities and advocacies-- the 8th BDJ Fair: Rise Above the Waves.

Help out and have fun! 
Avail the BDJ Fair VIP Pass for only Php200

5 Benefits of the VIP Pass

  • Attend two (2) talks of your choice
  • Get access to special activity booths
  • Pay it forward to a chosen charity
  • Customize you 2017 BDJ Planner
  • Receive a special lootbag

Choose 2 Talks From an Exciting line-up:

1:00PM Pushing Yourself Further
Katrina Gumabao shows us the obstacles in getting fit and finding motivation to continue.

2:05PM Empowering Yourself to Succeed
Abbygale Arenas-De Leon speaks about confidence and attitude as the key to success.

3:10PM Spreading Hope A Bottle At a Time
Nanette Medved-Po shares how her passions allow her to be an advocate of hope in the community.

4:15 PM Embracing Flawless Beauty
Maxene Magalona shares how to vercome low self-esteem and highlight your natural beauty.

5:20PM Inspiring Happiness Within
Kate Alvarez shares how she overcame depression and live a life of hope.

6:25PM Heading Out and Making An Impact
Bea Constantino reveals how to overcome beauty and fashion glitches.

Unleash The Inner Crafter in You!
Avail a workshop inclusive of one workshop kit and a VIP Pass-- customize your BDJ Planner, take home a special lootbag, and get access to exclusive VIP booth activities.

Flower Sketching Workshop with Alessa Lanot
Familiarize yourself with floral and botanical structures to help you draw better, Participants will create botanical motifs that will be turned into printed artworks and mantra boards.
Workshop Price: Php1,500

Mandala Painting Workshop with Amos Manlangit
This Mandala activity is self-reflective. It allows your hand to create art based on your emotions having the potential to change how we see ourselves and our life's purpose.
Workshop price: Php1500

Ikigai Project Goal Setting for 2017 with Darlyn Sandra Ty
Understand and develop your reason for being. Maximize your planner to help you discover your true potential and make 2017 your best year yet!
Workshop price: Php1500

Papercut Stenciling Workshop with Mansy Abesamis
Learn how to make intricate papercut stencils. Participants can convert them into lovely cards or into a framed masterpiece to brighten up any space.
Workshop price: Php1500

Get the latest news and update from these official accounts:
Instagram: BDJBuzz

I'm giving away 5 Free VIP Passes to the #BDJFair2016 to be held on SM MOA, Music Hall on Oct 16. One of the 5 winners will receive her own BDJ 2017 Planner #riseabovethewaves to be picked up on the fair.

1. Follow @BDJBuzz on IG
2. Comment with your IG name HERE

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dotonbori's Glico Man and Ichiran Ramen

My original preference was to stay at Dotonbori Hotel so that Dotonbori, Osaka's kitchen will just a stone throw away. Little did I know that Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade was just right next to Dotonbori and luckily just a steps away from Hotel Mystays Shinsaibashi.

Takoyaki, arguably ze best well known Osaka fast food. It's a wheat flour-based batter cooked in a special molded pan typically filled with minced or diced octopus, tempura scraps, pickled ginger and green onion. Sauce is similar to worcestershire with mayonnaise added then sprinkled with green laver and dried bonito shavings.

Distinctly known as a Foodie Destination, Dotonbori at night is lit by hundreds of neon lights and mechanized signs including the famous Glico Running Man sign and Kani Doraku crab sign.

This is Ichiran. Dotonbori's best Tonkotsu ramen (also referred to as Hakata-style ramen) It was a rainy night and we battled the long queue to partake in this consistently good, local staple. Open 24/7.

Marshalls attending the line was handing out these flyers for our ramen preference. Good thing there was an english form.

Next was payment at the Vendo machine. 790 JPY for a steaming hot bowl. You can do add-ons (rice, seaweed flakes, egg..etc) to your liking.

Eating here is an experience in itself! A ramen joint! Single serve counters. How cool can that be? Had to wait for 3 simultaneous vacant counters, typical pinoy norm to be eating together.

Hands down... the best ramen! Clean-tasting, rich soup with the softest pork ever. The green onions and garlic over-all complemented the dish. A feast for my palate.

With cool, clean pure water on each counter (free-of-charge)

This street runs parallel to the Dotonbori Canal

Another 24/7 establishment is Don Quijote (Don-ki) for tax-free pasalubong shopping. Think Kitkat matcha, green tea latte, Nissin seafood cup noodles...etc. 

Other notable pasalubong items from Kansai Airport, Tokyo Banana and Royce Chocolates

My shopping haul. All consumed as of this writing and dreaming of more!